Neutral Color Schemes

July 14, 2014

Try using neutral colors as the starting point for any color scheme. Create a neutral room by mixing natural colors such as khaki, mocha brown, celadon green, smoky blue, with ivory, beige and palomino. To ensure the room isn’t monotonous

Create a Salon Wall of Art

July 10, 2014

The term salon wall dates back to the 18th century in France when artists and thinkers of the time met in large rooms (salons) with soaring ceilings. The walls were covered in art. You can create your own salon wall …

Achromatic Color Scheme

July 8, 2014

There is nothing more sophisticated, stylish and chic than a living space in all neutral colors or an achromatic color scheme which means without color. This design is my fantasy of a Paris apartment with influences from Spain, Greece and …

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July from Lillie, Mario and friends

OB-Forest Picnic


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Fuchsia & Chartreuse

June 26, 2014

Fuchsia is a vibrant purple-red color named after the fuchsia flower. The color is also known as magenta which is the color of the crown chakra  Fuchsia is fun, joyous and happy. Often seen as the color in an Indian …

Chippendale Inspired

June 5, 2014

No I don’t mean the male dancers! Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779)  was an 18th century English furniture designer and cabinetmaker whose design inspiration came from Chinese influences known as Chinoiserie. His furniture catalog The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director …

A Flower is the Smile of God

May 5, 2014

This is my entry in Lori & Kelli’s Inside-Out Design Contest on Olioboard.

Go here to vote.

A flower is the smile of God. The fragrance is His hidden presence.  Paramahansa Yogananda

A Flower is a Smile of God

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Glam Gray

May 1, 2014

Check out the latest line of bedding from Eastern Accents in neutrals and shades of gray. When I saw the collection name, I fondly thought of Eliza Doolittle reciting . . .  in Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever

Remember Your Mother

April 30, 2014

Ten years ago this year was the last Mother’s Day I spent with my mother. She was dying of a brain tumor and I knew in my heart it would be the last one we spent together. I did everything …

Easter Cookies 2014

April 19, 2014

Somehow I managed to procrastinate until the day before Easter to make my cookies. This year I only made two different styles: a baby chic and a floral bouquet of forget me nots.

Easter Cookies 2014 by Charisse