Pop of Color: How-To Paint a Door

May 5, 2014

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I'm still working on my boys room. It's almost done, but it's probably been the longest room makeover in history (well maybe not, I think that was the master bedroom which I am happy to say is complete - well 95% complete).  Even though I want to call this latest makeover DONE, a room often does AND should take time to create and come together. The transformation of a space is like a 1000 piece puzzle, it takes time and patience to get all the pieces just right and often, it's the final stretch that takes the longest.  And that's okay. As I am rounding up the room finishing up the final … [Read more...]

Inspiring + Vibrant Craft Room Reveal

July 29, 2013

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It's been a while since I gave you an update on the mega craft room & office space that I've been working on for a local client.  The room is 98% complete minus a few wall decor pieces.  Aside from that, the space is looking dynamite, so I thought I'd give you a tour. If you remember way-way back around March, I first shared the details of the space, along with the 'before' pics & the Creative Vision Board. Before > Creative Vision Board> After > The space will be used for the clients new business, Creative Nest, a new informational craft blog that … [Read more...]

Top Paint Picks for Navy Blue Walls

June 28, 2012

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Yesterday I shared my Royal Blue Revelation and how I've been introducing this new-found hue into my home. I'm kinda psyched because not only is this color going to be an accent seen in accessories, but I plan on painting the front room a dark navy.  Yesterday I left you at the point of me knee-deep in color decisions, and today I'm sharing the final color choice, plus my Top Color Picks for Navy Blue Walls. I've always had a thing for black spaces - they're bold, dramatic, and striking - but I'm loving the navy hue just as much (and maybe even better)!  I've gathered some inspirational … [Read more...]

My Favorite Colors for Spring 2012

April 5, 2012

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Whether painting or adding a few new accessories or furniture, color is important to bring life into any space. Now that the long, drear days of winter are over, Spring is the perfect time of year to paint those beige walls and/or take a risk by buying that bright orange or yellow platter or vase that you've had your eye on for months!  You can never go wrong with a splash of color. My two favorite go-to paint lines are Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.  Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of other paint lines that I use and feel are a good quality, but there is just something … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel with Shades of Turquoise

March 27, 2012

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Last week here in Upstate NY, the weather was amazing and I soaked up every bit of sun I could get. Now it's a little chillier, but Spring and Summer will be here before ya know it! In the midst of the gorgeous weather, I took some time to put together my new Spring Mantel. Over the past few months, I have been introducing more cooler colors than the warmer colors that I've lived with for many years. So my latest mantel creation has a whole lotta turquoise, which is a beautiful and dynamic compliment to the burnt orange focal wall. Here it is... What do you think? Turquoise is … [Read more...]

How Color Affects Our Life and World

February 8, 2012

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The colors that surround us directly and indirectly affect the way we think, the way we respond, and the mood that we're in.  As red hues can evoke a strong and striking response, yellows can be calming and cheerful. I found this Infograph on Pinterest and thought it was so interesting and helpful to understand how color affects our everyday life, and sometimes without us even realizing. Pin It  Via It's so interesting to me how businesses choice specific colors to evoke a certain mood or feeling?  Here is another very thought provoking Infograph about how colors affect our … [Read more...]

5 Bold Black Spaces

September 30, 2011

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Everyone knows that the classic black dress is a staple for any woman.  We wear black all the time, so why don't we incorporate it into our Interiors? Black, sometimes thought of as a drear or depressing color, can actually be used in a dramatic and sophisticated way to create a stunning space with depth and intrigue.  Just like the classic black dress, accessories in lighter or bold accent colors can be layered on top to finish the look! The trend of using black throughout interior spaces has been around for a few years, but I still think people are intimidated by this fierce and … [Read more...]

Spring has Sprung: Yellow Inspiration

April 13, 2011

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The windows are open, The birds are chirping, The daffodils are blooming... I think I can say, with delight, that Spring has officially Sprung (finally! ...Pux Phil was completely wrong on this years spring arrival prediction!) .  The last few days have been amazing, and even though the snow is not completely gone (from my yard), I think it will be very soon!   That being said, let's soak up the sun, and be inspired by some hints of yellow to add to your decor.  Whether it be a little or a lot, yellow is so cheery! Isn't it??  It truly brightens up the day. ENJOY! Yellow paired … [Read more...]

Styling your Bookshelves to Create a Dazzling Display

February 21, 2011

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Bookshelves, whether built-in or free standing, are a great way to fill a bare wall, give height to a room, and create a wall of art using a combination of books and accessories. No matter your budget, well-styled bookshelves can be the focal point of your space and make a true statement. Update your boring bookshelves into a dazzling display Showcase your passions. Display pieces that interest you and that you're passionate about.  Your hobbies should shine through in your space. Books aren't the only thing for bookcases. Along with your books, fill your shelves with accessories, … [Read more...]