You Can Fool Mother Nature!

“Mother nature plays tricks with our eyes every day! but I have a few tricks of my own!”

We all have experienced crazy color phenomenon with vision and things certainly are not always as they appear to be. You might look at a color swatch in the paint store and be convinced it’s yellow because it looks like yellow and it’s named yellow so therefore it must be yellow. But you take that can of yellow can of paint home and as you start painting you can’t help but think that you got the wrong color! Your wall is green! Well, yes and no. It’s still the same yellow you selected, it’s just that there are many other factors that influenced the way the color appears in its final home. A trained color consultant almost never picks color straight from a deck because it looks like the right color. They pick a color that will change and morph into the correct color when all other conditions are taken into consideration. So, here’s a few tricks of the trade that professionals use to get color right every time. Continue reading

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Whispering Spring Color

Don’t you love Spring? Longer days, warmer temperatures, and flowers everywhere like a Disney movie where the animals sing and the flowers talk? I think that’s winter fatigue talking but we can still get a head start on feeling spring-like! So I’m on my annual search for perfect spring colors and fun projects to make everything fresh and bright. We can start with one or two of these;

Paint a room (Or even 1 wall)

Creamy Life

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The Next Generation of Countertops

kitchenFamilyCircle54First you should know I’m not a cookie cutter type of gal. I don’t want my home to look like every other home on the block. Same colors, same tile floors, same countertops and even the same cabinets. No, not for me. I much prefer dynamic design and personality…my personality, not contractors choice! So I’m always on the hunt for materials and colors, new or old, that can be incorporated into a very personal design for myself as well as my clients. This brings me to the subject of countertops and the element that is perhaps the most cookie cutter of all? Granite. Continue reading

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