Posts Tagged ‘black & white’

get your spring on

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Looking to add a little something special to your Easter tablescape?  Nothing could be easier or better suited for spring décor than fresh flowers.  Yellow, in particular, can be a remarkably powerful color for spring – especially after a dreadfully gray or snowy winter.  Aside from the color alone, the beauty and fragrance of fresh flowers are guaranteed to make anyone smile.

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color me rad

Monday, July 6th, 2015

…  or sweet…  or tranquil…  or sophisticated…  or cheerful…  or sporty…  (felt like I was naming off Spice Girls or the 7 Dwarfs for a second there…)

Summer is an awesome time to paint.  But when contemplating the options feels a bit like counting stars in the night sky, it’s no wonder that many are overwhelmed with the thought of it.   Regardless of whether you love or hate to paint, color can have a remarkable affect on us – not just psychologically but physiologically.

Few people realize that color affects our mood, our appetite, even how well we are able to concentrate or relax in a space.  Literally, color can make or break a room.   Need I also mention that 1 in 10 men are also color blind?

Because color can be so complicated, and because I know the difference the right color can make, a color consultation is one of my favorite services I offer.  I love being able to work with someone for what could be as little as an hour, and be able to provide them with peace of mind and confidence that they will love their color selection.

Is there a painting project on your To Do list this summer?  Call or write today to schedule your consultation.



captivating kitchens

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

As we continue our tour of sensational spaces, we move from the mudroom to the kitchen.  This is one of the most important rooms in your home – not just for daily function and family time, but as a major selling point for your house.

Essential characteristics for a successful space:  durable/easy to clean materials, an efficient work triangle, and several layers of effective lighting.  Other details to consider include quality cabinetry, abundant storage opportunities, desk area for bill paying or homework, and well-suited for conversation/entertaining.

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here’s what’s hot – episode 5

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Last but not least, metal is also trending strongly these days.   Another classic element to design, metal is great for adding variety, sophistication, and a touch of sparkle to a space.  Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, but be mindful that different finishes may support or conflict with the character or vibe of a room.

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too cute

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

For the last several months I have been busy with a very special project.   In this situation, we are updating the old farmhouse my client grew up in.  First on the To Do List:  redesign the bedrooms for two little girls (ages 9 and 7).   This was a fun and unique opportunity for me to play in the world of COOL and CUTE.  Here are couple snapshots for your viewing pleasure.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!  The 2nd floor hall and dual stairways received a major transformation as well.  Stay tuned for more images to follow.

at last

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Some projects are small, some projects are large.   Some projects are fast, some projects take years.   

As you will recall from previous posts (here and here), I have had the fortunate opportunity to participate in the Endicott Hotel renovation for the last year or so.  At long last, our chapter has closed on this project and the happy tenants have moved in.

The images below capture the large unit (blues/green), the smaller unit (reds/orange), and the common areas we furnished/staged.


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Another hot trend you’ll see in 2013 is black and white.  Don’t be fooled – this palette is not as boring as it sounds.  Black and white can be glamorous, sophisticated, classic, modern, and easily adaptable by changing your accent color.  But nevermind me, I’ll let the images speak for themselves…

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

This right here is super snuggly weather.  And for super snuggly weather, you need super snuggly stuff.  Check out these super snuggly shots :)

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it was a dark and stormy night

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

… Sorry.  No scary stories here.  I’m a bit of a light weight when it comes to scary stuff, actually – always have been.  On the other hand, I’m a regular badass when it comes to design.  Here are some dark and stormy spaces in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

With the onset of snuggly weather, I thought I might offer a bit of toasty fireplace inspiration.   Aren’t these delightful?


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