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The Surprising Reason Why I Choose Paint Color FIRST

When designing interior spaces, I typically choose paint color first. If you work in the field of design, you may have been taught to do the exact opposite. I know, I know. That’s what they teach in design school. You start with art or fabric or rug, then choose a wall color from one of […]

Storybook Girl’s Room Makeover

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wanted to move into the room at the end of the hall, far away from her older sister.  In this room, she would read and dream and play Legos to her heart’s content.   The room once belonged to her father, Mr. Man, who decided to […]

The Green I Would Have Chosen Instead – Benjamin Moore's 2015 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore announced their 2015 Color of the Year, Guilford Green HC-116.  It’s a perfectly nice color, and it certainly has it’s place – but not as Color of the Year.  Let me tell you why not.   When I think about a paint color that’s dubbed “Color of the Year,” I assume it would […]

Paint Color Trends 2014 – Color Experts Weigh In

My article on 2014 Paint Color Trends just hit the newsstand in Everyday Home magazine, woohoo! When the editor asked me to write the article back in the fall, I decided to share not only my predictions, but also those of some other color experts whose work I admire.   Everyday Home Magazine   While […]

The Antidote to the Sofa Loveseat Combination

It’s probably no surprise that I contemplate interiors more than most.  It’s as important to me how a room feels as how it looks, and I’m always trying to understand why it makes me feel a certain way.     I have often spoke about how much I dislike the  sofa – loveseat combination because […]

Light and Happy Living Room Reveal

I’m sure I’m not the only one, right?  I change up my furniture, art, and accessory arrangement in my living room at least every six months or so.  I like things to stay fresh, which means tweaking from time to time. Or you could just call it a serial furniture rearranging disorder. Whatever. This is […]

What’s the Complexion of Your Home?

The bulk of what I do is Paint Color Consultations.  Something just hit me the other day and made me kinda laugh out loud (sitting by myself like a psycho).  As many neutral paint colors that I specify for clients’ homes, I have NEVER used a neutral paint color in my own homes.     […]

Serial Furniture Rearranging & Other Disorders

As many of you know, I switched out my living room and dining room a few months ago and enjoyed a change of scenery in my home.  As the holidays approach, I decided I wanted enjoy the fireplace (sans books – see here what I’m talking about) so I switched them back.        […]

Add a Little Something to Your Ceiling

If you have a hanging light fixture, you need to consider a ceiling medallion.  It may be just what you need to add a little something architectural to your ceiling – to create a finished look.  Particularly if you have a chandelier with crystals.  I painted mine out the same color as my trim and […]

Who Said That You Have to Paint Trim White?

What color should you paint your trim?  White is easy (except when you go to choose between 240 white options, all with different undertones).  But don’t you ever wish for something different – something to add some punch and personality to your rooms?  Why not paint the trim in a COLOR?  You could paint the […]