All posts tagged: Decorating with Color


7 Tips for Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder

The days being shorter, colder temperatures, less (or no) sunlight and you have the recipe for what many experience as the blahs, seasonal funk, winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  SAD is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year–despite the lack of sunlight with these tips: 1. A Light Box.  Light therapy is thought to affect brain chemicals linked to mood, easing SAD symptoms. Using a light therapy box may also help with other types of depression, sleep disorders and other conditions. A light box mimics outdoor light. Researchers believe this type of light causes a chemical change in the brain that lifts your mood and eases other symptoms of SAD. Most people use light boxes for a minimum of 30 minutes each morning. …


Life’s Too Short To Live In A Boring House

     London Interior Designers & Decorators Avocado Sweets Interior Design Studio  Corona Artists & Artisans Allison Cosmos San Francisco Photographers Anthony Lindsey Photography Bathroom by Boston Interior Designers & Decorators Kotzen Interiors, LLP  Santa Ana Paint & Wall Coverings BEHR®  Menlo Park Photographers Janet Paik  Patio by Athens Photographers Finch Photo Living Room by Seattle Photographers Kimberley Bryan Bar by Melbourne Interior Designers & Decorators STUDIOMINT


2015 Pantone Color of the Year-Marsala

  The new trending color for 2015 is Marsala. Pantone Color of the Year 2015— You can click on that link and the nice people over at The Pantone Color Institute can tell you A LOT about “Marsala”.  I’ll just say that it is a reddish-brown, earthy, and kind of neutral color (it can go with a lot) and makes me think of chicken. Like this post?  Try these:  Red is My Muse…Or Decorating with RED,  Yellow the Happiest Color…Or Decorating with YELLOW,  Color of the Year-Radiant Orchid…Or Decorating with PURPLE Joy to You Everyone! Jen        

Jennifer Farlin

National Gallery of Art. Color Inspirations.

Yes.  I love The National Gallery of Art. I, also, love posing like the art.  Hard to tell which is Degas’ Little Dancer and which is me, isn’t it???  It’s a joyous thing to go mid-week with friends.  It was quiet, uncrowded, and none of the guards were asking me to remove my children from the sculptures. I get so excited and inspired about all the colors—and then I start building rooms in my head….         (Love this new blog I found Mix and Chic Interiors!  Check it out.)   OUTTAKES:

Kate Spade NY

How To Not Screw Up Paint Colors

I get asked all the time really specific questions about paint colors. “I have an open floor plan, with this color floor, and this color furniture, and the pillows are this color—-so what color should I paint the bathroom?” I really don’t know.  I’m not in your house.  But I can tell you what NOT to do. IF you are super challenged with these type of things then here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts. If you are Candace Olsen or Nate Berkus (read Professionals or someone with a great eye for design) then you can disregard this post and do what you want…you’ll figure out a way to make it all work. Otherwise. If you want a yellow room, don’t pick a yellow. Do pick a white with a tint of yellow.  Same goes with all the other colors.  Blue? Pick a white with a hint of blue.   How do you do this?  Go to Lowes or Home Depot and pick up one of the “Whites” pamphlets. There’s like 70 “Whites” all …

Decorating Trends 2014. What’s In…What’s Out.

  My Pop loves newspapers.  He sends me articles from all over on decorating.  I got a laugh over a few recently as they are proclaiming what’s in and what’s out. Ikat prints are OUT.  My pillows are out.  Ikat is no good.  And I quote Designer Sheldon Harte:  “You know it’s over when it’s showing up on paper plates in CVS.” My Mom’s macrame she made in the 70’s? 60’s? is IN.  I bet she is beaming as she reads this.   Woodland creatures are OUT.  Oh thank God.  I hated the damn owls.  No more blinky owls, foxes or timid deer. Of course what if it is made out of macrame?  Does it become IN again?  I really hope not.   All white kitchens are OUT. Kitchen by South Hamilton Interior Designers & Decorators SLC Interiors I do NOT agree.  This is just lovely. Dark blue and charcoal is In. Living Room by Berkeley Interior Designers & Decorators Urban Orchard Interiors Faux painted walls are OUT. Wallpaper is IN.  Remember my post about Why …

Orange You Glad its 2014? Or Decorating Inspirations with Orange.

Bathroom by Big Sky Architects & Designers Dan Joseph Architects Entry by Oakton Interior Designers & Decorators Lauren Liess Interiors Kitchen by Fairfax Station Design-Build Firms Kingston Design Remodeling  Kitchen by Little Rock General Contractors Bret Franks Construction, Inc. Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators ABCD Design LLC Bedroom by New York Interior Designers & Decorators J+G Deisgn LLC Entry by San Francisco Architects & Designers BAR Architects Kitchen by Oakville Photographers Arnal Photography Entry by Weston Interior Designers & Decorators Katie Rosenfeld Design Kitchen by Princeton Design-Build Firms Lasley Brahaney Architecture + Construction  Kids by Franklin Lakes Interior Designers & Decorators Sheree Goodman Design, Inc.- Allied ASID Family Room Kitchen by Seattle Interior Designers & Decorators Zinc Interior Concepts Kitchen by Birmingham Architects & Designers Erdreich Architecture, P.C. Bathroom Decorated By Holly Becker And Joanna Copestick

Decorating with COLOR!

Staircase by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder It’s the week of not quite Christmas being over and not yet New Year’s.  It’s the week of a little bit of chaos and mess and festive fun. Here’s a bit of exuberance and joy contained inside four walls. Bedroom by Mineral Wells Architects & Designers Amy Hopkins Designs Kitchen by Weston Interior Designers & Decorators Katie Rosenfeld Design Living Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators betsy burnham Living Room by Austin Photographers Robert K. Chambers Landscape by Carrollton Landscape Architects & Designers Harold Leidner Landscape Architects  Home Office by Bala Cynwyd Design-Build Firms Design Manifest  Kitchen by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Martha O’Hara Interiors  Entry by Athens Photographers Corynne Pless Bedroom by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder Dining Room by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder Bedroom by Atlanta Architects & Designers Historical Concepts Bedroom by Southampton Interior Designers & Decorators Design House Farmhouse Media Room by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder Living Room by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design Entry by Tacoma Interior …