Large Windows & Reclaimed Wood Defined This Wedgwood House

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Have you heard the saying that eyes are the doors to the soul? For me windows, like eyes, do the same for the houses. The large windows combined with all the natural reclaimed wood products gave this Wedgewood house and a soul and voice of it’s own. Windows like this bring the outside inside and with this relationship, they create a balance. This balance is what promotes a sense of peace and ... READ MORE

Tips On Designing Open Floor Plans Spaces

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Spaces with open floor plans and all the challenges that come with it.     More and more families want to buy and live in homes with open floor spaces. Our modern live style has become busy and chaotic, so much so, that when we are at home we all want to be with our families as much as possible. This demand has made the open floor plan popular. However, as designers, we ... READ MORE

Let 2015 Design Trends Inspire You

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2015 is here. Personally speaking, I am excited about this year's influences, since most of the trends are up my alley. In 2015, you'll see many design revivals of the past, especially from the 50's era, with a modern twist.  This coming year is going to be a year of bold colors, patterns, glamour and feminine elements, which will make 2015 a sexy year. Are you ready to get inspired? 1. ... READ MORE

Marsala – 2015 Pantone Color Of The Year

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Pantone Color Institute has selected Marsala, an earthy brick red-brown hue, as the 2015 color of the year. Leatrice Eiseman, Exe. Director of Pantone Color Institute described MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438 the best: "Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth."   I ... READ MORE

Emerald – 2013 Pantone Color of the Year is About Harmony & Prosperity

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2012 Pantone color of the year, Tango-Tangerine, was all about  intense and firry energy . In 2013 as we say good bye to this bold color, we are saying hello to the new Pantone color - Emerald 17-5641. Emerald 17-5641 is a rich, bright, and uplifting color symbolizing growth, prosperity, rebirth and harmony. Green is associated with positive energy in which it gives us the ability to nurture ... READ MORE

Is an Eclectic Style Home for You?

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ost people are familiar with the Eclectic style since it is one of the most popular. However, there are some misconceptions about this decorating style since the word eclectic means different things to different people.  An Eclectic style: Consists of mixed elements, but it is not the same thing as a mix-matched look Is a free and easy going style, but has its own set of rules and it is one ... READ MORE

A Simplified Guide For Choosing Wall Colors For Your Home & Yolo Paint


Color is one of the most important elements in our lives. It has a language of its own and it effects our mood and creates emotions. It's part of who we are and how we feel. When I was eight years old, my parents bought me bright patent red leather shoes. It was the most beautiful vibrant color and ever since then, the color red has been my favorite. The shades of red preferred and it's ... READ MORE

White Paint For The Walls

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White paint!  It seems that many people have a love - hate relationship with white paint.  Frequently, when I meet with my interior design clients OR home sellers, I hear comments like those listed below over and over. So I thought it would be helpful to discuss some of these issues related to white paint. "I have lived with white walls because I am afraid of choosing the wrong colors."  This ... READ MORE