All posts tagged: Decorating with Yellow

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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. …

Spring Staging and Redesign Decorating Tips

  Today I hauled out a desk I’ve had since college and painted it white.  I’m getting ready for our new home in DC.  The to do list that I’ve been staring at suddenly doesn’t have me beat anymore.  I’m ready for some change.  Sunshine and warm weather do that after a long, long winter.  I’m ready to tackle some projects and ready for action–says the sedentary girl sitting on the couch with her laptop with a cup of coffee and the Today show…  I’m currently living in a house that is up for sale.  Last June I was living in a different house that was up for sale.  Golly, it would be awesome if I can spend every spring prepping for buyers.  Not to brag, but I sort of kind of a little bit always have a nice house.  I follow my own advice.  At least I do.  My kids, not so much. EVERY single house I stage the owners always say the same thing—I wish we had made these changes earlier so WE …

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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 …

Yellow. The Happiest Color. Or Decorating with Yellow.

    Home Office www.madebygirl.blogspot.com Family Room by Tiburon Interior Designers & Decorators Jerry Jacobs Design, Inc. Living Room by Chilliwack Interior Designers & Decorators Maria Killam Family Room by Owings Mills Interior Designers & Decorators JBM DESIGNS LLC Landscape by Wayland Landscape Architects & Designers a Blade of Grass Beach Style Entry by Los Altos Interior Designers & Decorators Viscusi Elson Interior Design – Gina Viscusi Elson Home Office by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Jeffers Design Group Kitchen JAS Design-Build Seattle via Houzz Craftsman Exterior by Austin General Contractors Avenue B Development  Kitchen by Los Gatos Architects & Designers Louie Leu Architect, Inc. Landscape by Seattle Architects & Designers Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects Kitchen by San Francisco Media & Bloggers California Home + Design Traditional Kitchen by Pittsburgh Interior Designers & Decorators alisha gwen interior design Bathroom by Athens Photographers Corynne Pless Mediterranean Entry by San Rafael Interior Designers & Decorators Jane Ellison Interior design by Melanie Turner www.melanieturnerinteriors.com/ Rustic Kitchen by Vancouver General Contractors Oakwood Projects Ltd. Atlanta Photographers Erica George Dines …