5/29/14

LIGHT NEUTRALS

If you are looking for something to lighten and brighten a room,
try a light neutral.

5/28/14

FINE DINING

A formal dining room in a home is the perfect excuse to get a little 
dramatic
Drama in the form of furnishings,
lighting
architecture
color
OR ALL OF THE ABOVE

5/26/14

EXPLORING COLOR: TAUPE

Taupe is often mistaken for other shades of brown.  A true taupe has no visible red undertone.  It is a cool brown - leaning a little to the blue or lavender side of brown without the traces of yellow or orange you will find in a warm brown or a chocolate.

It is usually grayed down a little - like a Weimaraner.  In fact as dogs go, Weims are true taupe - even  referred to at times as gray ghosts because of their taupe hues and light eyes

5/22/14

MAKE MY ROOM LOOK LIKE THIS!


Introducing a new service....
MAKE MY ROOM LOOK LIKE THIS...!



I collect photos of beautiful living spaces... they inspire me
Sometimes I find one that is just exactly how I want a room to look.
Or pretty darn close.

THE COLOR YOU CRAVE: GRAY

Choosing a color you are going to live with for a while is intimidating
Especially facing hundreds of tiny squares of color
at your local paint store
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Throw into the mix lighting, undertones and the fact that the color you see on your computer screen can be completely different than the one you bring home...

5/19/14

GARDEN TOUR


I love Spring in Southern California.
Actually, I love Spring anywhere.  
I also love gardens, green, flowers, outdoors, outdoor living spaces... you get the picture...
So when my bfs decided to take advantage of one of the Spring garden tours in the area
I grabbed my camera 

We invaded gardens from Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Mission Viejo areas

5/16/14

KITCHEN TRENDS


I'm a little kitchen obsessed right now.
I'm starting my own remodel, and a couple for clients as well...


So, be prepared to drool a little,
(but hopefully not on your keyboard)
and immerse yourself in some truly beautiful kitchens…

5/15/14

NO EXCUSE FOR BORING WALLS


With the abundance of good quality prints both online and in shops 
and our own digital cameras and easy to use editing tools, 
there is no reason for boring walls

NONE

5/14/14

WHAT APPEALS TO YOU? DESIGN STYLE


 We are often drawn to a photo of a room in a magazine or online
without really knowing why
Something about it appeals to you
you may not realize exactly what it is until you look at the room more closely.

5/13/14

WORKING IN COLOR COUNTRY - HOW PERFECT IS THAT?

I just returned from working with clients in St. George, Utah.

ST. GEORGE, was always a town we 'passed through' 
or stopped to gas up on the way from California to visit family in Salt Lake.
I am not a fan of the desert, 
but our glimpse of the town was limited to the gas station with the easiest freeway access.
Mostly it was hot.
Like a furnace.

5/12/14

CHOOSING COLOR TO GO WITH EXISTING DECOR



When we finally get around to updating our homes, 
we usually start with a fresh coat of paint.  



Normally this requires finding a current paint color that will still go with our existing upholstery or drapes, while still giving us the updated fresh look we want.

5/9/14

STARTING WITH A BLANK SLATE

YIKES... 
I'M SOOO BEHIND ON ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS!!
I'm decorating for clients in Utah again this weekend and   
looking over my emails trying to catch up on answers !  

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5/6/14

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT WALL COLOR.... FEATURING REVERE PEWTER

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I'm especially excited to talk about choosing wall color today, 
because I just repainted my living, dining and entry - with the PERFECT wall color.

5/5/14

A VISION FOR CHANGE

I LOVE before and after shots.
I'm always amazed what can be accomplished with a little paint and elbow grease 
Country Living
and a little vision

5/4/14

FAVORITE VIGNETTE PINS FROM PINTEREST -

 FAVORITE RE-PINS FROM MY PINTEREST BOARDS

I love to see what pins turn out to be favorites on my Pinterest boards.
Sometimes its surprising, but its always interesting

Here are the favorite pins from my board
they are in order of popularity, but there isn't really a lot of room inbetween -
 all are very close.

#1 
bookshelf arrangement
Palette of blues, greens, gold and cream

TRAVELS IN UTAH - ZION NATIONAL PARK AND PARK CITY

THE SKIES GO ON FOREVER
I just spent a week in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
I had clients to see in Utah
so I also took the opportunity to visit my son, James 
and my mom.

5/2/14

SOPHISTICATED, CALM, SOOTHING COLOR FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIM



Hi Claudine, 
Okay one question will be hard but here goes. 
We live one block from the beach in Queens, NY, which is great, but Hurricane Sandy did a lot of damage to our home and neighborhood.

WHAT DID YOU MISS?

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