Like Peas and Carrots

As soon as I earned my first paycheck, I started to buy clothes in green and purple. In hindsight, I think it was a reaction to wearing a school uniform that consisted of brown, cream, mustard and red; it literally took me about 20 years before I would wear any of my school colors again. So, green and purple became my automatic favorites; in fact, I think I spent most of the late 80’s wearing purple and green sweater’s over leggings (well, that, and an over-sized graphic t-sh

I want what she’s having… (Color without Commitment)

One thing I get asked all the time is, “What color should I use on my walls?” This is often followed by, “Well, I want a color, but….”. Although many of us have a constant love affair with color, rooms really can be just as beautiful without opening massive buckets of paint. Often, we think that we should use color because of what we hear, and see. Conventional design theories say that everyone should have color, and if you don’t have it, you’re missing out. (Rarely do you se

Walls – Pick a Color….any Color

One thing I get asked, time and time again, is how to pick a new color for a room. Many of us watch design shows, and are often told that everyone “should” have color on their wall. The theory being, that color makes the furniture and accessories “pop”, it brings a room together, and it kind of says that we are not afraid to take a decorating risk. We all covet a room that feels warm and welcoming, and often, the room that we admire in the photograph has more color than we wo

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