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5/24/12

FINDING PERFECT COLOR

SOMETIMES THE PERFECT COLOR ISN'T FOUND IN A PAINT STORE

sometimes its the perfect neutral palette found in the downy feathers of a tiny chickadee
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or the soft green of vintage glass

5/18/12

CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOR


ITS A QUESTION OF COLOR.....
LEGENDARY GRAY - DUNN EDWARDS
Your Nest Design
Remember to balance your grays with lots of white, warm woods, a touch of black and some reflection - chrome, silver, mirror.  Gray makes other colors look great, but gray on its own can be a little depressing.  Give it a little lift and it will do the same for you.

5/10/12

NAILED IT!


THE HUMBLE NAILHEAD ISN'T SO HUMBLE ANYMORE
Nailhead trim has undergone a transformation of late -
from the occasional accent on leather and sometimes upholstered furniture -
 it has become a design element - 

a finishing touch like jewelry finishes a beautiful gown
the humble nailhead isn't very humble anymore...

5/8/12

CURB APPEAL

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION?


ROAD TRIP...
to see my 95 year old amazing mother
who has been ill with pneumonia...

Skies were threatening thunderstorms as we left California
 but we soon left it behind and headed for the wide open skies of Utah

5/7/12

HOW TO PAINT KITCHEN CABINETS

AND COLOR HELP

In the 90's everyone had oak cabinets.  They all looked the same.  
Oak still hasn't regained its popularity.
If you crack open a magazine, 9 out of 10 kitchens will have painted cabinets.
Mostly white
If you haven't made the jump to painted cabinets - this post may be exactly what you need for a fresh new kitchen of your own....

5/6/12

APOLOGIES...

AND DESIGN QUESTIONS ANSWERED

First, apologies to my readers with questions awaiting answers - I am extremely delayed in replying - but I have good reason.  Family illness has taken my time and attention.  It's been a very emotional couple of months but we are hanging in there!

Here are some questions from my awesome readers: (you know I love you - right?)
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