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October 12, 2017

Pantone Picks the Hot Colors for Fall 2017

When changing out your décor this season, embrace Pantone’s picks for the hot colors this fall. Besides choosing the Color of the Year, Pantone shares their shades of the upcoming season, based on trends from New York Fashion Week. While, the colors are chosen to enhance wardrobe trends, the forecasted picks will also find their way into your home décor. The 10-hottest colors for fall vary from pastel neutrals to saturated jewel tones. This color palette for Fall 2017 leans more to warmth, they’re more comforting and welcoming for the season. Pantone also chose a few standout shades including a pale pink, a refreshing green, and a bright blue that pair well with autumn’s classic shades you’d see driving through New England. Pantone described the colors in a statement as all are “earthy tones with a twist.”    Below are the 10-shades from Pantone’s fall 2017 report and how you […]
October 9, 2017

[Shop the Look] Neutral Halloween Decor Ideas + House Tour

This year I’ve scratched the traditional Halloween decor to opt for a more neutral color scheme that’s inspired by a dark, mysterious author. Edgar Allan Poe, one of the founding authors of horror, terrified audiences worldwide with his works: The Raven and The Masque of the Red Death.  Not only does this neutral theme compliment my current style, but I can reuse a few key accessories already in the room to complete the look.  The decor is mostly limited to our entryway, living room and eat-in kitchen, since those are the main areas of the home where we spend most of our time. I’m loving the way it turned out! Our fireplace mantle, shelving unit and other tabletop surfaces have a mixture of old and new Halloween decor displayed in various neutrals, textures to create a dimensional masterpiece Poe would be proud of. Refresh Old Decor Go through your Halloween decor to determine what […]
September 29, 2017

So, What Blue Works Well With Cheetos?

OMG, if you missed Thursday night’s premiere of “Will & Grace” then you missed a half hour of laughs at the White House’s expense. The iconic television show took a massive stab at President Donald Trump and the tense political climate on its first episode. Now, this isn’t a post to review the rebooted show or create a political divide — rather Debra Messing’s character Grace Adler who is an Interior Designer, had a few clever lines as she took the job to redecorate the Oval Office. As she tried to pick colors to match the new curtains: “Karen, hand me that curtain swatch. I need to make sure it works with his coloring. (Holds up a Cheetos bag.) Yep, that’s the one.” Grace was trying to match the perfect blue with the coloring of Cheetos.  Which made me think, what are some blues that work well with this bold color?     I […]
September 21, 2017

Shop the Look: Embracing Fall Home Decor Under $150 + Floral Container Video

When the air starts to turn crisp and the leaves begin to change, it is time to think seriously about autumn decor. From your curb appeal to your living room there are so many ways to decorate for fall. The season arrives this Friday, just in time to add a fall decor project or two on your weekend to-do list.  Decorating this time of year can feel a bit overwhelming because there are so many variations of iconic elements that can be used to set the scene. Do you decorate for Halloween with skeletons, witches and zombies first, then Thanksgiving with pilgrims and indians– maybe it’s both at the same time? Or do you choose to just focus on the seasonal aspect of autumn using classics like cornstalks, pumpkins, leaves and pinecones.  Whichever you choose, it’s important to stick to a theme. Exercise restraint when putting together your fall decor because imagery […]
September 18, 2017

Architecture and Design Style Guide to Sell Your Home Quickly

Did you know there is nearly 100 architectural styles to choose from when building a property? Every home has a unique style sometimes combining two or more of these styles together with renovations and extension projects added to the property over the years.  It’s important to know the architectural style of your home to help determine how to decorate the inside of the space properly– so it will be attractive to the current buyer, if even the property was built centuries ago.  Some architectural styles are more on trend now than others. Usually homes that linger on the market longer look dated. I recently visited a home (pictured above) on North Shore Long Island, the property was in a prominent area and the price tag was hefty, but the home was built back in the 1980’s featuring the popular contemporary style of decades past. While this isn’t the ideal architectural […]