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...]

Roadside Restoration: Distressed Turquoise Chair

January 6, 2012

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I've got a few design clients that I am working on projects for right now, and one happens to be a good friend of mine.  Her style is traditional-eclectic and it has been enjoyable to introduce some unique elements into her space.  The latest part of her home that we've been transforming is her master bedroom.  Upon choosing a sunshine yellow for the walls and a floral patterned rug with bursts of color, I made the suggestion of introducing elements of turquoise!  A chair was a must for the space, and with my radar-alert always turned on, I actually found one on the side of the road.  Remember … [Read more...]

Totally Loving Turquoise

July 27, 2011

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I have a bit of an obsession with turquoise.  It doesn't really mesh well with the colors of my interior (boo), yet I was able to sneak a bit of it in my home during the reno to the kids bath (yay)!  It's such a fresh, bold, and engaging color that can be striking or subtle depending on it's use and collaboration with other hues. Yes, it was last year's Pantone Color of the Year, but I think it's still a HOT - HOT - HOT color, especially for summer!   Turquoise:  a slightly greenish tone of light blue based on the gem turquoise. The term comes from the French for Turkish. Pops … [Read more...]