Friday, December 28, 2012

A color palette you can live with...

Man, oh man, do I love the holidays. Egg nog, family, beautiful trees, and the best music. They do however, take a lot out of you, so today I have a short and sweet post for you, about something I get asked about a lot....or maybe just twice....and actually I have a very brief introduction to the subject and a link to a better post...
It's no secret, that I love using color in home design. You may say I'm a color addict. However, if you look through my "Our Home" pictures, there are not that many colors going on in my home. The problem is, like most women, I get bored easily. Picking a color palette in your home, that will stick, is difficult. Because of this, I always recommend going mostly neutral in your bigger purchases (furniture), and keeping your color story in the accessories. Accessories, are generally less expensive, and interchangeable when the mood strikes. If you really want that bright colored sofa (I have literally had dreams about a gorgeous peacock blue sofa before), make sure the color is classic and will stand the test of time for you. 
and now thanks to Pinterest, I will also have dreams, about all of these rooms, especially that yellow couch...
Look around you. Look through your closet and see what colors are most evident. Obviously, if you like to put it on your body all the time, you won't mind looking at it in your living room for a few years. Look at the colors of your favorite art work. Good art work isn't cheap, if you spent the money on it, you probably love the colors. The colors of your business card (if you had them printed yourself, obviously), the color of your car, the color of your dog...okay now I'm just reaching, but you get the idea.
I cannot tell you how often I hear from people around me (and even clients), that they don't know what colors they like...hmmm, well...what colors DO you like?
So I'm going to wrap this up by sending you to a much more experienced (and genius) stylist who covered this topic in much better/more detail...Go here, and check out Emily Henderson's ideas on this topic. I'm off to take a hot bath and drink a bottle glass of wine...Hope everyone had a magical Christmas...peace out.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We're busy celebrating the holiday with our family, but wanted to take a moment to wish you a Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
Okay, so this is quite obviously not our home, but the house from one of my favorite Christmas movies ever, Christmas Vacation.