The Color Green is an Ideal Wall Color

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One of the most prevalent colors on our planet, green offers a wide variety of hues, making it ideal for walls. It is a secondary color, meaning it is created through the blending of two of the primaries; in this case blue and yellow. So, greens with more yellow are going to be the olives,…

The Color Orange Works Best in Small Amounts

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If you want to use the color orange in your home, you need to understand all of its nuances. Orange can range from a subtle off-white to apricot, bittersweet to brown. It is a secondary color in the spectrum being created through the mixture of red and yellow. What this means is that whether it…

The Best Interior Paint Colors For Your Home

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All designer’s have their tried and true paint palette. And why not?  They’ve been specifying color for years.  They know what works and what doesn’t, so why not benefit from a designer’s experience? Since I’m a designer who has had years of experience selecting paint colors, I thought you might appreciate a list of the colors…

Old Buoys Dress an Accent Wall

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Saw this fabulously colorful wall in one of the dining rooms at the Gaylord Palms Hotel near Walt Disney World. I thought the old buoys looked great against the rich blue walls and it is a perfect example of how good lighting can make a difference. It looked like the buoys were strung on boat…

Kid’s Room Bubble Painting Technique

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What child doesn’t like playing with bubbles?  Well, you can try adapting one of your child’s favorite evening pastimes into a daily occurrence by creating a room full of bright, happy bubbles all over their walls.  It’s like taking a bubble bath all day long! You can probably tell by looking at it, but I’ll…

If I Can Wallpaper – You Can Wallpaper!

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I’m not a wallpapering expert, but I have wallpapered many rooms and to my knowledge, none of it ever fell off!!  So, I’m going to show you how I have been wallpapering for years, using the techniques I learned from my Grandmother oh so many years ago. The most important thing she taught me about…

How to Paint a Faux Tile Backsplash

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Tile can be expensive, but paint is easily affordable and using it you can create a fantastic backsplash that most will think is really tile!  Nothing can give your kitchen cabinets more pizzazz than a beautiful tile backsplash.  It adds color, depth and a totally customized look.  However, ceramic and glass tiles can be expensive and quite…

Hand Painted Flowers Look Like Wallpaper

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I know it looks tedious but this painted floral design was done in layers and the finished product will amaze you!  One of the keys to successful decorating is flexibility.  Matt would agree whole heartedly, especially since he’s the one who can frequently be found climbing ladders, moving furniture, and hanging light fixtures.  While physical…

How to Create Your Own Vacation Memory Wall

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Instead of putting those great vacation photos into an album in the bookcase, how about framing the best ones and making a vacation memory wall for all to see! Boy was I into scrapbooking a couple of years ago.  I think I’d still be into it if I had the time.  Let’s hope those days…

Painting a Mural Outside is an Awesome Project!

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Now don’t just paint a mural anywhere outside, choose your spot judiciously so that it looks like it was meant to be there! My favorite painting partner, Matt, and I have painted nearly everything you could possibly paint in our 20 years of working together.  Everything from furniture to fabrics, walls, floors, window coverings, and…

How To Pull Wall Colors from Your Furnishings

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See how five different paint colors selected from a printed bedspread make a bedroom look bright, calm, cool, dramatic and warm! Painting a room is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a change in the way your home looks.  But, the selection process takes time and patience.  In fact, it’s an art…

Kid’s Foam Letters to Hang on Their Walls

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Kids love to play with letters writing their names, favorite words, or even just their initials.  These fabric covered foam letters can be placed on bookshelves or hung on the wall! Well, here’s something new, I don’t like this project!!  Hahaha!  I am writing it because we showed fabric wrapped Styrofoam letters in our wrap…

Add Style and Interest with Wall Decals

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If you are tired of just hanging another framed piece of art on your walls, then wall decals are something you should look into.  Please visit our friend, Shelley’s website, she has fantastic wall decals to offer you. www.singlestonestudios.com Often times I struggle with what to do with walls.  Sure, there’s every color of the…

Create an Unusual Floral Wall Display

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This floral wall display can be the inspiration for all sorts of ideas using floral stems in your home décor.  Flowers have long been an essential ingredient for creating warm, inviting spaces.  They can easily be integrated into a room’s decor through floral designs in fabrics and wall coverings. Accessorizing with fresh or silk flowers…

Starching Fabric to Walls Creates Fantastic Looks

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Starching fabric to walls is one of my all time favorite projects because the results are always so fantastic. Matt and I have tackled the project of starching fabric to walls at least three times in residences, and then we took the whole process on the road one year as well.  Why do I mention…

How To Add Writing to Your Bare Walls

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Sometimes it is nice to add a sentiment or favorite phrase to a blank wall space in your home.  It can be sentimental, welcoming, even humorous, just let your personality shine through! This is a project I have wanted to do for quite some time.  I have found quotes and sayings and fun lists in…