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THE COLORS OF FALL – MOSS, MAROON AND STONE

FALL is my favorite season…and WHILE IT SEEMS to come later and later each year –  our mornings have JUST started being consistently crisp and cool and “sweater weather” is here! BEAUTIFUL GLORIOUS FALL! This fall is no different than others…the usual colors abound – REDS, MAROON AND BURGUNDY,   OLIVES AND MOSSY GREENS … ..and… Read More THE COLORS OF FALL – MOSS, MAROON AND STONE

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DO YOUR OWN THING – HOUSE BEAUTIFUL – KATIE UKROPS -AND PINK!

HAVE YOU SEEN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF HOUSE BEAUTIFUL? THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF HOUSE BEAUTIFUL IS ON NEWS-STANDS AND IN MAILBOXES EVERYWHERE!  WHEN I saw this issue at the Grocery store…I had to buy it on the spot (even though I SOMEHOW HAVE TWO subscriptions to House Beautiful!!) . BUT, I could not wait to… Read More DO YOUR OWN THING – HOUSE BEAUTIFUL – KATIE UKROPS -AND PINK!

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COLOR OF THE WEEK – CORAL – PEACH – APRICOT

WITHOUT CRACKING A PAGE…I PREDICT THAT CORAL…WILL BE RAISING IT’S PEACHY PINK  LITTLE HAND AND ASK POLITELY TO BE HEARD THIS SPRING AND SUMMER…WHY? I DON’T KNOW, I JUST FEEL IT! I FEEL PEACHY! I love CORAL / PEACH / APRICOT – as  accent colorS…in combination with Grays, GREENS and Navy. The Inside of my… Read More COLOR OF THE WEEK – CORAL – PEACH – APRICOT

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COLOR ON TREND – DEEP MOSSY OLIVE GREEN

Perhaps it is because I have lived long enough…. …..enough to get the sense of what colors have not been around for a while and are due for a reappearance…But even BEFORE I saw that DARK MOSS  was all over the runway at the FALL 2016 Fashion Week…I predicted it would be making a comeback…or… Read More COLOR ON TREND – DEEP MOSSY OLIVE GREEN

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2016 PANTONE COLOR (S) OF THE YEAR – SERENITY AND ROSE QUARTZ

WHAT IS THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR???? “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. OR – WE COULD JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO 1994!!!!! For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose… Read More 2016 PANTONE COLOR (S) OF THE YEAR – SERENITY AND ROSE QUARTZ

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MONDAY MAKEOVER – DECORATING WITH POPS OF PINK

Decorating is not brain surgery…but it is also NOT always easy. All the choices…money being spent…possible directions to go. When at a loss…or floundering…or when decisional paralysis has set in…pause…take a deep breath and ask yourself…one question… What is my favorite color? This can be a good starting place. then go to Pinterest, or Houzz, House… Read More MONDAY MAKEOVER – DECORATING WITH POPS OF PINK

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THE 2016 PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

I LOVE COLOR AND THE WALLS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE HAVE REFLECTED MY SEARCH…NOT FOR THE PERFECT COLOR..BUT THE PERFECT BALANCE OF COLOR. THEY HAVE ALSO FOLLOWED OUR FAMILY THROUGHOUT THE MANY PASSAGES. FROM LITTLE GIRL PINKS AND BABY BOY BLUES TO A MORE SUBTLE BACKDROP TO ALL OF THE COLOR IN MY ARTWORK… Read More THE 2016 PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

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