The Popularity of Blue in Home Decor

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Well it’s official.  According to an article published by Netscape Home & Living, global market research has revealed that blue is the most popular color in the world.  To many this revelation should come as no surprise since blue in … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 home fashions

The Fall 2012 seasonal color palette features a bounty of harvest shades.  Spring’s almost neon brights are now transformed into muted tones that are inspired by nature.  Rich shades in cinnamon, amethyst, olive and spice have become neutralized taking on … Continue reading

Decorating with Faux Finish Effects

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Last April, Home and Hearth Magazine Online featured a post about using trompe l’oeil art to create a more expressive home decor.  Trompe l’oeil, loosely translated, means “to fool the eye.”  Relative to interior design, trompe l’oeil means to fool … Continue reading

Powerful color schemes: Red, black and white

The combination of red, black and white is widely known as a powerful color scheme.  In Asian culture, red is traditionally used as a symbol of good luck, happiness and joy hence red is often selected for festive occasions like … Continue reading

Best decorating ideas for home office design

Best decorating ideas for home office design

When thinking of the best decorating ideas for home office design, special consideration should be given to furniture selection, comfortable positioning and the room’s overall color scheme. According to the Better Homes and Gardens handbook entitled “Color with confidence: your … Continue reading

British Inspired Home Fashions

British Inspired Home Decor

Once again, London is calling.  Having celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and now the London 2012 Summer Olympics which are scheduled from July 27 to August 12 in the United Kingdom, Britain is taking center stage. In celebration of these events, ABC News anchor Katie … Continue reading

5 Easy Steps for Creating Grand Floral Arrangements

5 Steps for Creating Grand Floral Arrangements

In the spirit of the summer season, many home fashion magazines are featuring beautiful garden issues that showcase absolutely fabulous floral arrangements.  There is still enough time left to create a dreamy summer oasis for your home since garden centers currently … Continue reading

Celebrate Independent Living

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BBQ Invitations, Patriotic Vintage July 4th, Memorial Day, Welcome… etsy.com Resort islandbeachgear.com Chairs Patio furniture sears.ca USA Flag Pillow zazzle.com Folding Chair sears.com Picnic Time Metro Uno Insulated Picnic Basket and 3-pc. Flatware Set kohls.com American Flag Paper Dessert Plates … Continue reading

Pleasing Color Schemes: Yellow, grey, white and taupe

Popular color schemes that please include yellow, grey white and taupe. Perhaps it is because this palette combines neutral tones and a crisp, contrasting bright with white. This popular color scheme is so refreshing to the eye because it adds … Continue reading