Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Designer Notebook”: Finding Your Home’s Color Palette – Part III

Our next inspiration for developing a color palette for your home is… The artist has already done a lot of hard work in narrowing down colors and composition. Works of art from poster art to fine oil paintings provide a … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Images”: Alfresco Dining!

Spring is finally showing its lovely face at Chestnut Cottage!  And I am certainly getting in the mood for some “alfresco dining”!  Our evenings in the mountains are a bit too cool just now, but these images inspire me to … Continue reading

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“What’s in Your Collection?”: Tole Trays

Through my design career, I have had several clients who started collections of tole trays.  I love the patina of these trays, especially the really old ones!  They are a nice textural contrast and make a lovely collection, either hung … Continue reading

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“Designer Notebook”: Finding Your Home’s Color Palette- Part Two

Last week we used A Piece of Fabric for the first step in developing a color palette for your home.   Do warm colors make you happy, or do you prefer cool colors?  Most of us have A Favorite Color, which … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Images”: Gardens!

English-Style Gardens anyone?!? I hope you enjoy these lovely garden scenes as much as I do!

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