Color Harmony for Your Home

There are few things more gratifying than creating a more livable and enjoyable home. Client comments like “The colors are perfect!”;  “I never could have done this without you!”;  “The house is so much happier now!” really make me happy!   The funny thing about paint color is that we don’t always know when it is wrong, but most certainly know when it is right!     If you are reading this, chances are that you are contemplating changing your paint colors in the near future. The perfect colors for your home are just a few hours away when you work with Color … [Read more...]

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How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Home

As we wind down 2013 I thought I would share a great Houzz article about how we live in our homes. It pretty much sums up my personal take on what to think about if you are considering altering your home lifestyle and how we can improve our quality of life yet still have ample beauty and abundance. As the author states, "My wish is for all of us to improve our relationships with our homes."  I hope that I can work with you to this end in the upcoming year, creating color harmony for you in your home. So here it is in its entirety, enjoy! Written by Bud Dietrich, AIA An Architect's Wish … [Read more...]

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Radiant Orchid for 2014

Did you know that every year colors are selected to represent that year? Paint companies like Benjamin Moore make their own selections and Pantone, the premier global authority on color has just announced the 2014 Color of the Year. TaDa!    Radiant Orchid is Pantone's pick. Yes, it is kind of purple. And you will be seeing it a lot in the coming months in home decor and fashion and most likely painted surfaces. Actually, while we were not looking it has been creeping into our lives very quietly. Walk into any department store and you will begin to notice the prevalence of this very … [Read more...]

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Color for All Seasons

Thanksgiving is behind us and December is under way and in my neck of the woods that makes for pretty dreary surroundings. Take into consideration that for many of us winter equals a gray landscape that lasts too many months, it’s no wonder that we crave sunny days and bright skies. One way to combat the winter doldrums-you guessed it- is with color! That is why whether I am working with a client in December or July I take climate and lighting into consideration. Not that any of us can afford to re-paint every season (who would want to anyway?), but we need to consider how color looks in … [Read more...]

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