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Coral and gray

Coral and gray

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design | 3 comments

I bought some coral-colored parrot tulips the other day. As I watched them change from bright orange on the first day to faded apricot at the end of their life, I was reminded of how amazing coral can look in an interior scheme. It’s been a sadly neglected hue in the past few years, but recently I’ve spotted a few rooms that combine coral with...

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Girl Power

Girl Power

Posted by on Mar 21, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Personal | 10 comments

My brother-in-law and his wife became the proud parents of a little girl this week (their first baby). So, in honor of the occasion, this post is devoted to all things girly in interior design: it celebrates baby pink and bubblegum pink, frills and flounces, feminine shapes and floral patterns. And, why not, I say?! Besides, what better way to usher in the...

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The power of purple

The power of purple

Posted by on Jan 31, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 12 comments

Purple is supposed to be one of the hot colors of 2010 – and, as such, has been the center of some discussion in the blogosphere. It’s one of those colors that inspires strong feelings: people either love it or hate it. Personally, it’s one of my favorites. Whether aubergine, plum or lilac, I’m a huge fan. Unfortunately, I rather...

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Wallpaper for boys

Wallpaper for boys

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, My house | 9 comments

Plans for the new nursery are taking shape. But, in terms of execution, we’ve yet to so much as dampen a paintbrush. I’m stalling because I want to wallpaper one wall but, as ever, I’m lingering over the choice of wallpaper. We’re going for pale blue, not because I’m a traditionalist, but because the walls are already the most...

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Doing white right

Doing white right

Posted by on Jan 6, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Tips | 4 comments

There have been literally thousands of articles written about how to decorate with white. Given that it is the most frequently used – and often deemed safest – color for interiors, why is it so hard to get right? Perhaps it’s precisely because white is so ubiquitous that its risks are under-estimated. I know that when I use white, it...

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Decorating with black

Decorating with black

Posted by on Nov 1, 2009 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 5 comments

I know black walls have been a design trend for at least a year. But it still takes courage and conviction to decorate with black. I still can’t get over the fact I chose two black-framed mirrors for our house – I thought I was being so bold! But I’ve come to realize that there are some lower-commitment ways to decorate with black. If you...

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