February 26, 2009
Why do the Italians have such an innate sense of style? What is it about the light in Italy that makes the Tuscan landscape appear as if it were a painting? Why is an Italian leather shoe undeniably the most perfect shoe made? Why is a red Ferrari completely irresistible? Why is it you never get a headache drinking Italian wine in Italy? Why is Italian cuisine so wonderfully delicious you never tire of it? Why are Italian operas the most famous operas written and performed all over the world? Why do the Italians consistently design the most beautiful cars, ceramics, clothing, handbags, shoes, furniture and lighting?
When I traveled to Italy in 2007 with…
February 7, 2009
It seems everyone is trying to find the BBD (Bigger, Better Deal) these days. Consequently, I decided to put together two living room/family room design schemes using brand new furnishings that are affordable.
By: Charisse Marie Colbert, CMC Design Studio…READ MORE
February 4, 2009
“A room without red is like a woman without lipstick.” I heard this statement more times than I care to mention from a teacher I had in interior design school. Since I have quoted it here, obviously the statement made a lasting impression. The color red is associated with passion, love, blood, luck, fire, heat, anger and power. You cannot help but react to seeing the color red, which is why it is used so often in advertising, fast cars, stop signs and red ink. It is considered good luck to paint a front door red. Restaurants use the color…READ MORE
February 1, 2009
The soft pastel color of peach is a soothing and warm color. Punctuate the color with a matte cream color and you will create a sophisticated boudoir. The cream and peach color combination reminds me of the frozen treat of vanilla ice cream covered in frozen orange ice called creamsicles. The color peach pairs well with deeper colors of terra cotta and spice. To make a space more masculine when using peach add deeper browns and umber in your wood tones. When working with this color look to nature to see the many shades illustrated in apricots, quince blossoms, pomegranates,…READ MORE