Do Your Fabrics Have Color Charisma?

Like a movie star! When you walk into a room people notice you. You have that look that people like to see and you really just stand out in a crowd. It’s called charisma. Few people have it but we all would like to have it.

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A Color Expert Hunts for Hues at High Point and Finds A New Color Trend

The verdict is in! I went, I looked, I found and now I have the color results of my High Point Market trip for April 2014.

This was a very interesting trip to High Point. I go in like a bull in a China shop and hunt for the hues that stand out and see where the next color progression will be. I must admit that I’m glad that blue, purple, pink and gray has taken the back burner. It was still present just not shouting very loudly.

So guess what I found?

Is it pink? Is it purple? Blue? Green? Neutral? Come see what I found and I’ll tell you why my finds may be different than the finds of one of the Style Spotters. This is why I wanted to get this post out quickly before the results came in from the Style Spotters. Did they see what I saw? Time will tell!

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How To Choose Forever Colors for Your Home When Your Home is HUGE!

I was driving around town the other day and drove by the Firethorne community in Marvin which is just 5 miles down the road from my house in Wesley Chapel. I always loved looking at the McMansions there and admired the beautiful landscaping, the architectural features of some homes and the gable roofs are amazing.

Then I stopped for a moment and wondered why don’t I have any clients in this community? I have clients all over South Charlotte in just about every community expect Firethorne and Longview. Why is that? I then put 2 + 2 together and figured it out.

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Color 101 • What Are the Must Have Colors For the Home?

“I need wall color for my home and don’t know which colors to choose!” Sound familiar?  You’re not alone. So many people are getting ready to paint their home now that the Spring Home Improvement season is just about here, they are left with the dreaded choice of decided what colors to use for their home and figuring out how to do it.

How do we go about choosing color for our home? Well there are literally dozens of ways to go about this from reading about your choices online to going to going to the closest paint store and hoping for the best. 

Take a look at this chart and see which colors are most popular in the home then I’ll show you colors that you really should think about as a new and innovative choice.

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Are Home Libraries A Thing Of The Past?

When I was growing up, my parents had a living room that had one wall entirely shelved with books – wall to wall and ceiling to floor. I am not a book reader because somehow I always wind up face down and fast asleep just five pages in. However, give me my iPad or magazine and I can read for days.

Anyway, back to the books. I always love to looks at the books, smells them and just admire how impressive they looked in a room. I was wondering, are the library room days over? Do newer homes still have impressive libraries or have they become a thing of the past?

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The BEST Coastal Colors for Your Home!

Coastal colors are just so perfect for the home! Want these beautiful hues in your home? Do you have some favorite coastal colors you’d like to share? Add them to the list!

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coastal colors to the  listy.ly list or just see what they are!

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Blue, Teal and Gold Color Palette

I’m always hunting for a unique color palette. I’m a little tired of the blue-gray color trend that’s out there now and am in search for something that has a little more kick.

I took this picture during my last visit at Rug and Home and they have some beautiful, colorful finds there! It’ll take me many posts to show you the unique combinations that I think you’ll like. Meanwhile, here is one that shows the popular dark blue mixed in with a teal and gold. STOP! I know you just made face at the gold but don’t do that! Look how pretty everything looks together and adding cream accents to the house will really make this color palette pop.

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The Colors of Restoration Hardware

I think we all have seen the beautiful paint colors at Restoration Hardware right? They are just a perfect blend of color and just a little bit of gray to make them smokey and very sexy. They really have a very distinctive color palette and I can spot of their colors a mile away. Here are some of my favorites.

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Shore Collection

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Slate Collection

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Flint Collection

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Silver Sage Collection

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Choosing Contemporary Color For a Bungalow In Dilworth Charlotte

When we think of the Bungalow home we certainly don’t or shouldn’t have contemporary colors come to mind. This just goes to show you that you never know what a client wants when we get together to talk about color for their home.

Recently I had a client in Historic Dilworth in Charlotte. It was a cute Bungalow style home on the outside and a very contemporary, custom design on the inside.

The home is still going under renovations so I don’t have any pictures yet but I wanted to share the color palette I chose for this client. They wanted mostly neutrals with some accent colors to coordinate with their kitchen backsplash. Here’s what I did:

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Bring the Colors of the Ocean to your Table

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I just love this carafe! This is of course from my favorite store, Crate&Barrel. It’s the Riviera Short Carafe Decanters from the Paola Navone line.

Spring is right around the corner and pretty soon you’ll be switching your Winter color palette over to the Spring/Summer hues. Have a coastal home? This is the perfect look for that. The colors of the ocean, Mediterranean skies, and bubble from the sea – it’s all here!

Get the look on your wall with Holiday Turquoise by Sherwin-Williams paint. Add a touch of white for trim and of course the trending Indigo for drama. It’s a pretty one!

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