Posts Tagged ‘red’

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.



nice to meet you Marsala

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Wondering what’s on trend for this year?   Let me introduce you to Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015.  Marsala is a deep, earthy red that is sure to please.  Not only is this color gorgeous with a variety of skin tones, making it an instant sensation in beauty and fashion, but a rich, sophisticated color that will add warmth and elegance to any home or interior.   Unlike other trending colors of the past (sorry Orchid 18-3224, you just didn’t cut it for me…), Marsala is an easy-to-live-with trend that is sure to become a classic.

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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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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.

oh Chester

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Be still my heart.  I have a MAJOR thing for Chesterfield sofas.  They are classic, sophisticated, textural, versatile, awesome, fantastic, wonderfulness.  Seriously.  I can barely think.  This is a problem.

Of course you don’t have to take my word for it.  See for yourself!

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Neutral Living Room



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a neutral notion

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

(I’ve got to laugh).  Originally this post was going to feature bold oranges, reds, and golds – all the beautiful colors of the season, right?  But then I looked outside my window and realized – you missed peak season kiddo…  So, while this post may not feature the breadth of color that was originally planned, I still think these warm tonal spaces are quite delicious just the same.



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Love affair

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I’ve had a love affair with Bentwood chairs for years now.  They are classic and elegant, but can be fun and playful too.  I’d say they fit into just about any style of decor.

(Thank you Thonet!)


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Fine Dining

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Since Thanksgiving is just a hop, skip and a jump around the corner, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to look at some lovely dining spaces.  Feast your eyes on these beauties!  (Get it?!  Feast?  hahahaha….  silly me). 


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Super cute!

Monday, February 28th, 2011

As a woman in her early 30s, it should come as no surprise that many of my friends/  acquaintances are taking the next step in adulthood and becoming parents.   Very exciting! 

One benefit to working with a designer, is having a friend to see you through life’s many changes.  A relationship that may start with a nursery can develop into finishing off the basement to create a playroom, or adding a bathroom to manage a house full of teenagers.   

Here’s a super cute kid’s room I just whipped up :)




Come and get your color

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Now a couple months into another NH winter and I’m ready for color.  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to play with these firey hues.  Enjoy!





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