Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year 2016

22 November 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

Introducing Shadow, [2117-30] a member of the aubergine family. This color is dramatic and bold, and it exudes self-confidence. Quite the contrast from last year’s choice of Simply White. It is one of 23 colors in the expansive Benjamin Moore 2017 palette. photos courtesy of benjamin moore   “It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.”         […]

24 October 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Fall Color Forecast From Pantone – Cool

According to the Pantone Color Institute, color trends are taking on well-defined, gender-neutral, and nontraditional tones this fall.  Pantone has released a single color forecast for both men and women and whether in fashion or for the home, their choices are lush and smart.  Blue, yellow and reddish-browns are the dominant story—all in an effort to achieve calmness and bring in stability and confidence. “Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish […]

20 October 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Fall Color Forecast From Pantone – Warm

In this post, we have warm colors from the 2016 Pantone Fall Color Report and although there are ten colors that complete this palette, today we will focus on three.  I have chosen bold colors this year. PANTONE As in the last post, the images below feature fabrics and wallcoverings from Duralee and Robert Allen.   * * * * YELLOW An uplifting color, this subdued hue will tend to go brown as opposed to green in the bright versions.  Mustard yellow gives the room a welcoming and comforting feel […]
Melanie Turner Interiors' livingroom

29 August 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Art In The Home

The use of ‘art therapy’ as a profession began in English-speaking and European countries in the mid-20th century and published accounts of that work describe the influence of the aesthetics in psychiatry, psychoanalysis, rehabilitation, early childhood education, and art education.  Art Therapists use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. But we don’t have to be an Art Therapist to know that being surrounded […]
Lauren Jacobsen Livingroom Design

28 July 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

A Salute To The Independent Spirit

I’d like to stir up your creative juices by sharing a few things that spark mine.   When something catches my eye, I find it exciting and motivating.  From the avant-garde to the conventional, one of the best parts of my job is experiencing the work of others. In previous months, we have looked at things in the natural world that continually inspire me but, for the sake of this blog entry, it is the inspirational work of other artists that I will share with you today.  Incorporating the incredible work of other craftsman—from […]