Thursday, July 28, 2011

Your Color Questionairre

Bohdan Gernaga calls it tapping into his clients inner rainbow. I refer to it as discovering a client's color personality. Color self assessment will tell you a lot. Consider the following: How does the room make you feel? Would you like to change how you feel about that room? How do you use the room? What do you want this room to say to guests in your home? Do you have any furnishings or fabrics you want to put in the room?
Your answers will help you determine your color personality. That is a good guideline to refer to when you are making a decorating decision.
Fall 2011 color forecast will be out soon. Stay tuned.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Design for your Community

How about a little design work "outside the box"? As I look around at a lot of residential communities (mine included), the entrances and signs have become ragged, weatherworn and overgrown. I have a design plan in mine for the ones in my neighborhood that will transform the entrances into something all of us can enjoy. How about you? Does your neighborhood entrance need a little sprucing up? Need a new sign? Lighting? I am thinking that I can use some solar lights there for illumination- no power bill for that type of lighting. Here is the before pic and the after pic will follow when the weather is better( 100 degrees today) and we can get to the work. Let's share pics and ideas!

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Best Fabric For Your Home- By Far!

I just finished reading a blog about the beautiful variety of indoor/outdoor fabrics in the market and I just love them! If they are meant to stand up to the elements of summer weather, then imagine how good they would be for indoor use where fabrics get a lot of wear and tear and use by the whole family. I am currently designing a sunroom on the river that sees a lot of family traffic, wet swimsuits, and fruity thirst-quenching drinks. We are covering the dining table benches and the furniture in that room in an indoor/outdoor fabric for easy maintanence and less worry and more summer fun and enjoyment. Pictures will follow when the room is complete.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Create a Custom Ceiling Fan

This is just about the time that the original ceiling fans that I purchased for my home are starting to look dated. I could have replaced them I suppose but instead chose to try a little "recycling design". The blades were wood look with a cane insert from the 1980's. So we took them off the fan, turned them over and painted them a glossy black for our master bedroom. Voila! Instant class!
The blades from my kitchen fan got a coat of red paint to complement the red and blue/white toile scheme. See picture:!/pages/Creatively-Yours-Interior-Design/110651859738
That was just painting them. Think marbelized paint, decorative finishes, tole painting and more.