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TIPS for Choosing Exterior Paint Color Palettes

TIPS for Choosing Exterior Paint Color Palettes

| May 31, 2016 | Reply

Warm weather signals the time to paint your home’s exterior and tend to decks and other outside items needing attention. In our busy world, people want to come home to an inviting, warm, comfortable and safe retreat that reflects their style. As with interiors, a carefully chosen color palette can enrich your quality of life […]

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New Life for 90s Boulder Home

New Life for 90s Boulder Home

| May 24, 2016 | Reply

When working with new clients, I usually send them a “Client Color Questionnaire” to gauge their interests, vision and ‘color tolerance level’. I have a lot of good information before I’ve walked through their front door. These clients are an active, eclectic and fun-loving professional couple. World travelers, they have collected richly colored art and […]

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Dental Office Vision Comes to Life.

Dental Office Vision Comes to Life.

| May 9, 2016 | Reply

The good news: the move was an opportunity to create the warm, inviting dental office Dr. Jana Ikeda had always envisioned, from the ground up. The ‘bad’ news: time and effort taken from a busy Boulder practice. So many decisions to make, working with the architect and building contractor. But the end result was well […]

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Interior Lighting: 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

Interior Lighting: 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

| February 17, 2016 | Reply

Thanks to Modern Floor Lamps.net for the basis of this important post on things to consider when selecting lighting for your home or work place. Gorgeous wall color, art and furnishings suffer when lighting design is neglected. ______________________________________________     “All home lighting needs are the same.” False. Every home is different. Luckily, there are […]

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Tips: Thinking About Interior Color

Tips: Thinking About Interior Color

| February 10, 2016 | Reply

Beyond Beige: Tips for Enlivening Your Living Spaces with Color Ready to make a shift in your home’s wall color palette? Whether changing one room or the entire interior, I find these tips useful tools when beginning the color conversation with my clients. They help clarify their vision and facilitate a productive selection process, finishing […]

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Spring Has Sprung: 8 Budget-wise Tips to Rejuvenate Your Home

Spring Has Sprung: 8 Budget-wise Tips to Rejuvenate Your Home

| March 9, 2015 | Reply

Beyond Spring Cleaning Spring has sprung. Great time to take a good look around your home. Do you have a space in mind that needs some fresh energy? Below are some useful tips to get you going that won’t break the bank. Environmentally friendly, too. 1) Decide- what’s working? What’s not working? What changes might […]

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Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014

Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014

| August 29, 2014 | Reply

        Light is changing. Evenings are cooler. Kids are back in school. Fall must be on its way. We think of color differently in the fall. We choose different colors to wear. White pants and shoes tend to head to the back of the closet. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone […]

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Hardwired for Color

Hardwired for Color

| March 25, 2014 | Reply

Artist and neuroscientist Bevil Conway explores the fascinating perceptual and emotional connections between our brains and color, as described in this article by Eric Jaffe. (Co.Design website). As most artists and designers know, color choices matter, affecting  mood, productivity, attention and energy. Color is relational; the same color is perceived differently when seen adjacent to […]

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Color Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

Color Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

| March 5, 2014 | Reply

(Originally posted on May 12, 2011) I’ve just finished working with a client, transplanted from the Bay area, who wanted to paint her kitchen the color of the beloved bridge. We chose Sherwin Williams “Roycroft Adobe” which seems to capture the warm, glowing essence of the rusty red orange. She’s delighted with it. I think […]

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Thinking outside the box: color, materials and space planning

Thinking outside the box: color, materials and space planning

| February 13, 2014 | Reply

Of the design blogs I subscribe to, Design Milk Daily Digest, is one of my favorites, always presenting the cutting edge in design and designers with zest and ZAP! I’m reposting the entry showing the Canadian Bicom Communications PR  agency’s newly redesigned office space, done by Jean de Lessard. (Posted by Caroline Williamson, Interior Design). […]

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