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 […]

4 July 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Choosing A Table Lamp With Style And Functionality

Lamps are critical to good interior design and they often support the ‘wow factor’ in a room because they can be ornate, structural, simple, modern, eclectic, you name it—there is a lamp for every style. They are a necessity but not just for looks but for function as well, which makes choosing more difficult.  This post will focus on table lamps. They provide not only decorative but functional needs as well, such as accent and task lighting and they can be part of your “layered lighting” design for the room. […]
choosing paint color

18 May 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Choosing Interior Paint Color in Your Design

New paint may be just what is needed to spruce up a room, so let’s do a primer on testing and selecting color for interior walls.  As you may know, light and surrounding colors have the greatest effect on our perception of color.  xx For example, notice the shift in color when placed on different backgrounds; The yellow is affected by the surrounding color. It is bright when put on a blue contrasting background and is more subdued on the green. xx You will also want to remember that your color samples […]