How to Create A Maine Cottage Dining Room

How to Create A Maine Cottage Dining Room

When the folks at Maine Cottage asked me to put together a room using their furnishings and accessories, I began the room’s concept  with a COLOR SCHEME.  Imagine that!  You knew I’d start with that, didn’t you? At the Maine Cottage website, you can...
Rearranging Your Rooms and Re-imagining Your Color Scheme

Rearranging Your Rooms and Re-imagining Your Color Scheme

Not many people can see past the way the way they’ve been using their rooms, even though that may not be working for them anymore.  And if they have an obvious color scheme, they may be overwhelmed with the idea of updating – does that mean they have to...

How to Master the Mismatched Dining Room

I’m not much for “matching.”  Matched dining sets are safe, and safe is boring.  It’s much more interesting to mix and blend your furnishings and fabrics to create a welcoming and unique dining room. The Decorologist   My client had just moved...
The Color You Should You NEVER Paint Your Dining Room!

The Color You Should You NEVER Paint Your Dining Room!

I was recently working on a color palette for a home, and the homeowner made the comment:  “Well, I know I can’t do blue in a dining room.  That’s what my mother always told me.”  Have you ever heard you can’t do blue in a dining room? ...

Purples, Lavenders, and Blues

Call me narrow-minded, but I wasn't sure what to think when I first started seeing the pairing of purple with blue.  I used to think you had to stick to one shade in a range of colors:  red, pink, or orange – but never two or three of those...