ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018

 

PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018

 

What comes to mind when we think of Ultra-Violet, or the color purple? The late Prince, Barney the dinosaur, fantasy, and serenity are some things that I think of. I’m just looking around my own home and I can’t find anything in this trending shade.

Although ultra-violet is the color… Read more »


Design Trends 2017

I always watch for the latest design trends, because in decorating, it’s wise to be ahead of the curve. You want your decor to look chic and fresh and not go “out of style”. When making large purchases, the smart thing to do is to buy timeless furnishings, as they do not become quickly outdated. Generally I’ll use trendy accent pieces and accessories, so it is much easier and less expensive to update your… Read more »


Pantone Color of the Year 2017- Greenery

 

Greenery / Pantone 15-0343

 

 

 I love this shade and I often refer to it as Apple Green. When I redecorated my family room a few years ago this is the color I wanted to incorporate, as it’s a pretty shade that can be treated as a neutral. Think of plants in your room. The vibrant color of leaves can mix with anything and add life and a… Read more »


A Pairing of Colors, Pantone Color of the Year

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919

For the first time ever, Pantone chose a blending of two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year. Why did they do this? I can think of two reasons. One is to be provocative, the other is to convey harmony and balance. In these times of uncertainty, with the daily stresses we all experience,… Read more »


DIY & Quotes to Live By

It has been 20 years since Deco Wrap DIY cornices aired on QVC, the largest home shopping channel in the country. I was reflecting on the early days. I was young and eager to get my product to market but there were many obstacles and disappointments along the way. If it was not for our persistence, and for my wonderful husband and business partner, I would not be where I am today. “I will persist until I succeed.”-Read more »


Fall Pots and Holiday Decorating

Since I’m always concentrating on window treatments and interior decorating, it’s refreshing to focus on the exterior for a change. It’s late September and I haven’t redone my front pots for the Fall. I’m still hanging on to the remnants of my summer flowers, what’s left after the deer have dined upon them! I am trying to decide what new idea to implement, as I never do anything the same way twice. That would be too… Read more »


Fall Refresh

I love the fall. The air has a crisp feel and the smell of the Autumnal outdoors gives me a happy feeling. If your family is like ours, for much of the summer we have the windows closed and the air conditioning on because it’s just too hot and humid. Now that fall is here, I love opening the windows to let the cool air circulate and refresh the house naturally. I was… Read more »