The renovations are going at full speed and we have only three weeks left to the move in date. I apologize for the intermittent blog posts, but sometimes things get overwhelming and I’m working late in to the night and the blog falls behind. (If you read Swedish follow my daily renovation blog for SwedishRenovation update and color inspiration!
(Here is WEEK # 1 – in case you missed it) I spent a lot of time thinking about the TV room wall color without coming to a final conclusion. Since there are a lot of us who use this house, I suddenly felt concerned that the male part of the family would hate toOne Room Challenge – Week #2
If you want an inviting comfortable home, nothing perhaps is more important than picking the right color scheme. Finding the right paint colors for your home is a source of great frustration to many. It’s the question I get asked the most, so I thought I would take you through the process I use when I pick a color scheme for an entire home or a color for a room.
I’m revamping our Swedish house this month, and needed a new color for our TV room, so I will use my home as a guide. Here is a process I use to come up with a color scheme.HOW TO PICK A PAINT COLOR SCHEME FOR YOUR HOME
My favorite subject…color combinations. Perhaps you’re doing some decorating this weekend. Here’s another great color mix if you are feeling a little daring… Great for a guest bedroom look. Picture by Mehreen Qudosi Nature’s perfect mix right outside my door. Hot Pink and Emerald Lucky Bedding. Emerald walls hot pink headboard. Image by Mehreen Qudosi.Great color mix -Hot Pink & Emerald
What is the first design element you see when you enter a room? The first thing I notice is the mix of colors. Then I see the rest. So of course when I design a room I always start our deciding on a color scheme. That becomes the backbone and inspiration to everything else. SoGreat Color MIX – Pale Pink & Chartreuse
What color should I paint the room? And what colors work together? Those are the two questions I probably get more than any other by my design clients, blog readers and friends. Picking two main colors that create the main theme for the room is the best way to start a design. That gives youGreat Color MIX – Cobalt & Coral
If you have followed this blog for a while you might be familiar with my line “Life is too Short for White walls”. Well ironically, or perhaps to test myself (?) the bungalow rental we are in for the next few months has…yes…only WHITE walls. After living with a kaleidoscope of colors in our old house it felt at first refreshing with stark white walls. But walking through our Virginia house (soon no longer ours…) via Skype yesterday and seeing all the pretty colors – I suddenly felt deprived! Sorry but I really love color!
But looking around there are some cheerful spaces out there created with an all white backdrop. For all renters out there, or white-wall-lovers-but-want-a touch-of-color-people, here are some ways to add color to your space..Living with White walls AND Color
I wanted to share a fun article on LiveLikeYou and my design firm in the new issue of Benjamin Moore’s online magazine Nuance. I’m a big fan of Benjamin Moore paints, and color plays a big part in my life, so it was really fun to be profiled and answer some really great design questions.Thank You Benjamin Moore!
These colors have been on my mind lately. Can’t get enough of them. Working on some girl’s rooms in a few homes, and it’s amazing how girls all ages are drawn to pink, coral and orange.
Why is that?PEACH + PINK + ORANGE
Coffee!! School mornings are back! Okay here are two simple no brainer makeovers that I swear by. The most SIMPLE yet powerful transformations. First one…. PAINT A DRESSER WITH GOOD BONES A BOLD HIGH GLOSS RED AND SPRAY PAINT THE HARDWARE CHROME. (Kelly green, black or peacock blue work great too!) Okay not really anythingTwo Simple makeovers to do at home