Room by Better Homes and Gardens
When the first tiny chrocus’ pop their heads out among the grass you know that it’s time for Spring decorating. Adding an uplifting color or a flowery print to a room can help this theme emerge and bloom. There are so many great colors and patterns to choose from. I went hunting and this is what I found.
Textile Collection by House Beautiful
Fashion week in New York has just passed and all fingers point to denim. A standard American statement since the days of the beetles, denim is once again in the spotlight as a chic dressing option. On a more genenrous note, Aeropostale, a junior store in the USA has just collected a whopping 624,893 pairs of jeans for humane causes such as the Haiti earth quake victims through their “Jeans for teens” program.
Adorning a home with denim is something of a statement and when it comes down to it, this down-home fabric makes for a durable decorating solution. Blue is a popular color choice and there are many ways to incorporate it into your decor. The blue kitchen below by House Beautiful is a successful example of how to work with this element.
Bold is beautiful, so don’t be afraid to go bold. making a statement with color is as easy as 1,2,3. Bright, strong colors go well with so many decorating choices. Brights are a given when decorating a teens room, there are even furniture lines designed especially with this trend in mind. Check out this bright fuchsia chair from Jonathan Adler’s new juniors collection.
Color psychology, color language, color etc… call it what you like, the bottom line is that color is a powerful tool that adds energy to whatever you place it on. The color experience is with us everyday and by choosing colors that you like you can enhance that ten fold in your home. Color encompasses all that surrounds us, Mother nature is one of it’s greatest contributors. Here is a list of the energy that each color possesses. Surrounding yourself with these colors can change your life.
Red Adirondack Bench by Loll Designs
With winter on the way out, it’s time to entertain the thought of outdoor furniture. My dream is the Adirondack chair and bench ensemble and now I have found a product that fits the bill. Recycled outdoor furniture by Loll Designs is absolutely fabulous and good looking too.
We live in a “pattern saturated world”, one that allows us to pick and choose, mix and match and add a bit of personality to every room. Patterns are alive in so many formats. from wallpaper to textured floor coverings the world is our oyster when it comes to adding pattern to our homes.
Photo by Better Homes & Gardens
I call them “Hallmark Holidays”( like the card company) and this is a big one for the color RED. Valentines Day is not just for chocolates and roses, you can bring some of that LOVE energy into your home by decorating with red. Sweet images like hearts and flying cherubs are one route to take, but there are so many other great ways to use this fiery color in a rooms decor.
Although I’m somewhere in between being a neat freak and a pack rat when it comes to my workspace, I loved Tammy’s post on the subject the other day. At work, when I’m buried under 10 different projects and suddenly I can’t find anything for all of the files and paperwork spread around me, I have to take some time, get everything in order and restart.
At home, my office is a literal dumping ground for everything, like the four bottles of nail polish I rounded up while cleaning off my desk today (seriously). But I have a system here too, from the rolling shelves packed with art supplies to the storage shelves with colored bins, and I know where everything is located. Also? There’s still plenty of floor space for the dog to stretch out while I’m in here, so everyone’s happy.
But one of my favorite organizing systems is the one I use for everything house related. When we bought our home in the summer of 2006, we knew there would lots of painting, fixing, buying and planning, and I wanted a place to keep everything organized amid the chaos that is first-time home buying. The system? A colorful, well-put-together binder set from Russell+Hazel.