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Picky friend or relative? Person that already has everything? Just at a loss of what to give? We’ve all been there. Everyone can use decorating help – men, women, your grandma…just imagine how surprised and excited they would be to get decorating help from a pro.
Give the gift of design, and your loved one will have a gift that gives back to them all year long.
The graphic is called a “Colorgraphical” and you can find it on her website at Swatch Right. Lori developed the Swatch Right system to enable easier paint sample testing.
Lori’s a well-known and respected color strategist who uses colorimetry (see Wikipedia definition) to specify architectural color for the built environment.
She’s also the brains and expert behind “Camp Chroma“. Camp Chroma is a color course for those who use color in their profession or business, and it’s also for anyone who wants to learn about how color works, and the science and history behind it.
Okay back to Maritime Blue. The name is seaworthy, don’t you think? I think the name is, because of the word “maritime”. However, this blue doesn’t remind me necessarily of the sea or an ocean because it’s too dark, (personal opinion here).
It does remind me of a lake. A smooth, tranquil lake up in the mountains surrounded by pine trees. Barely noticeable ripples on the surface from the fish swimming below, or the dragonflies dipping in for a swift drink of the cool water. Ahhh yes, that’s it. But I’m drifting off to dream here. I think you can see my vision.
No matter what you picture when you gaze upon this color, remember that you can play with it in your space, whether it be your bedroom, a den, or even your workspace.
Go bold and paint the whole room, or be demure and use subtle hints of this blue in your accent decor.
The Florida Room is a common sight in homes where the weather is warm most of the year.
Also known as a sun room, solarium, garden room, sun parlor, sun porch, patio room, garden conservatory, or winter garden, these rooms are usually attached the to main structure of a home and enclosed to keep the occupants protected from the weather.
Even if you don’t have a luxury home, your screened in sun room or porch will do. Just make sure that you incorporate elements of décor that make you comfortable, and stay true to your style and taste.
Here are some tips on making your “Florida Room” comfortable and cozy during the winter season:
use comfortable furniture that will look good during the warm months as well as during the cooler months
make sure there’s plenty of seating for the whole family and guests that may drop by
tables and stools are a must-have to sit your décor on, as well as drinks, magazines and board games
make sure you have plenty of lighting – even though in these types of rooms there’ll usually be plenty of light from the windows, you may want to entertain or cozy up when it’s raining at night time
use various textiles and fabrics in your décor; throws, pillows, rugs, and even wall hangings can liven up the room with color, texture and pattern. This will keep your room from feeling like a mausoleum
Bring in a lot of flowers and plants to give you the feeling that you’re still connected to nature even though you’re inside on a gloomy day
Don’t forget your pets – go ahead and bring in their beds and toys to keep them occupied and so they have a soft place to curl up. This way they can still be included in family time
Artwork and other décor items can personalize your Florida Room and make it feel like an extension of your main house. Don’t be afraid to bring in that crazy, colorful piece to hang on the wall as a focal point
Wallpaper is another way to add dimension and interest to the room, too
If you have a smaller room, use mirrors and mirrored furniture to bounce the light around and give the feeling of a larger space
Not only an accomplished interior designer and artist, April is well-versed in color theory, space planning, furniture and decor selection, and also deals with the retail aspects of design, as well as her own private clients.
This gives her the unique position of being able to explain this “trend” phenomenon in plain English so we all can understand.
So yesterday was my one year wedding anniversary. I probably should have written about my wedding dress before now but life has been a whirlwind of changes & adjustments.
I met Craig a long time ago. At this point it would be around ten years now. There aren’t many people who know the story of how we met or how he came into my life much like a knight in shining armor rescuing a damsel in distress…but he really did in a sense & even fought off some dragons for me.
Because this blog centers around my creating I am not going to tell that story though. What I know is that I we are together for a reason.
When we were dating & talking about getting married there were a lot of things we weren’t sure we could reconcile between work schedules, economic pressures, exes & some family member’s, so that we could have a traditional…
This article from Lori Sawaya at The Land of Color explains why the paint color you bought at the store may look different once you get it home, to the job site, or wherever you’re going to be using it.