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Tulip close-up

Tulip close-up

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Art, Color palette, Decorating, Design | 2 comments

My other half is trying out more of his macro photography technique (not exactly sure what that is, but I like the end result – especially because it gives me an excuse to splurge on flowers!) Here’s the latest subject: multicolored parrot tulips. I think these photos are pretty good. In fact, I’m thinking of printing them onto a roller...

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Combining copper and color

Combining copper and color

Posted by on May 6, 2009 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 0 comments

I love the reddish hue of copper. Hammered, polished or slightly oxidized, it always appeals to me. But it’s not easy to incorporate copper into an interior design scheme. I always feel that it competes with other colors or metals. So I set out to find inspiration. And guess what? I found tons of fabulous color combinations. Hope they inspire you...

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Not-so-moody blues

Not-so-moody blues

Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Houses | 0 comments

Today the sky is a particularly luminous shade of blue. Nothing is more likely to put me in a good mood than a bright blue summer sky (even if it is only April). Who said blue was sad? And to prove the point, I scoured the Internet (while sitting outside on the patio, of course) for examples of the perfect, fresh, happy blue. This is decorator Dawn...

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