Come Meet Me! Donna Frasca, Intuitive Color Expert and Virtual Designer

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog, Decorating by Donna. I do things a bit different than most Designers. Here, I specialize in Virtual Color palettes and Design Boards for the home. I also tap into colors that “feel” good, you know, the Holistic approach to color! Come make your home not only look good but feel good as well right from the comfort of your home.

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Bad Staging: Put The Seat Down!

Quick post here. Seriously, I can’t believe that I saw this on a real estate sight “staged.” This was actually one of the better pictures, the other ones looked like the family still lived in the home. There was clutter all over the home, beds barely made, paint color that even I cringed at and the easiest thing to fix, a toilet seat that was up. Come on people!

Bad Staging!

It’s a minor detail when you consider that this bathroom will need to be repainted but please, put the seat down!


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Coral Is A Great Color To Wear and To Have In The Home

Sometimes I give my paint brushes a rest (yes I am an Artist too) and pick up the camera. I actually have two amazing cameras I should really start using them!

Anyway, as my mind always races and see color everywhere I go, a camera is good to have to capture a thought or color that I just love. Here, you see shades of coral. Coral is one of my favorite colors to wear because it looks great on just about every skin tone.


Coral Cone Flower

Coral looks great both as a color to wear and to have in the home.

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Is Cloud White A Good Color For The Home?

Do we really want pure white in the home? I know softer whites such as Cloud White by Benjamin Moore bring a coziness into the home that can be felt on many levels. What can Cloud White do for your home?

Cloud white by Benjamin Moore is a great color choice for trim

Cloud white is not too white and not too yellow, it’s just right to warm up the feeling in your home.

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What Color Grout Should I Use?

Ever really think about grout color? I’ll tell you this, years ago I had a 16×16 tile with a dark brown grout and it looked amazing. It actually became the design feature of the room. I also had tile in my present home which I’m glad to say the tile is gone, was a 12×12 standard light tile with light grout. What a nightmare!!!!

IF and only IF I ever HAVE to have tile in my home again, dark grout is the way to go. I know it depends on the color of the tile but also consider the darker colors not just the neutrals.

Consider using a darker grout

There are many other colors available for your grout other than just off white. Consider color.


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Color Quickie: Can Color Cure Breast Cancer?

I’m going to be creating more of these short video clips called Color Quickies. Hope you enjoy!

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How Can I Create A Calm Space In My Home?

Everyone has a different definition of calm. I think we can all agree that anything that is calming brings us tranquility and ease on some level. We can get to these levels by the visuals that we bring into our home. What visuals? Color of course but also certain textures, scents and all the emotions that tie it in. This is the start of creating calm in the home.

How Can I Create A Calm Space In My Home?

It’s all about color, texture and visuals. By adding these elements to your home, you can easily bring in calmness to your home.

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How To Tie In The Colors Of Your Home With Flooring

When it comes to choosing flooring in your home, color plays a HUGE roll here as well. Here I’m going to show you what I chose for my home and this was not an easy process.

The floor color in a room ties it all in

How does a color expert choose flooring for her home? Carefully!

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What Color Heals Grief?

Ever connect colors to feelings? If you’re a regular reader on my blog you’ll know that yes, color and feelings go hand in hand. What about getting really specific with feelings such as grief? Does grief have a color if so, what does it look like?

Healing With Color - Color Cures

Does GRIEF have a color? It sure does! This is what grief looks like to me. Come see what colors I chose to “heal” it.

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Best Nursery Colors For Baby Development

Back in the day the color for nurseries was pretty standard with pink, blue, yellow or green when technology didn’t allow us to know the gender of our love bundle. Today, we do have the means to know the sex of our baby yet the color trends are very, how should I say, neutral.

What color should a nursery be?

How did nurseries go from pink, blue or yellow to white?

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Which Gray Should I Choose For My Home? 5 Tips That Will Help You Choose The Right One

The gray trend is definitely on its way out but there are still some homes that are staged in this very precarious color for the home. Here are a few tips to think about IF and only IF you need to choose gray for your home.

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