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

Seattle Interior design colors of 2013

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

Tips On Choosing The Right Chandelier For Your Home

Tips on how to choose a chandelier

The most common mistake people make when they are purchasing their chandeliers is not choosing the appropriate sized fixtures. I've seen fixtures that are either too large and overpower the space, or too small, which not only don't provide adequate lighting, but also appear misplaced.   Before choosing and buying a chandelier you need to find out: The height of the ceiling, since higher ... 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

Is Your Decorating Style Transitional?

Traditional style

What is a Transitional decorating style? Basically, a transitional style is the "New Traditional" where the classic style has been updated. Most likely, you have come across it if you have stepped into a Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn store. Or perhaps you've seen it if you have thumbed through a Ballard Design catalogue or glanced at a Traditional Home magazine.  A Transitional ... READ MORE

Tips On Living In Small Places

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Just because you may live in a small place, that doesn't mean you have to live with miniature furniture pieces or plain decor.  Nor do you need to forgo luxury. Follow these steps and live large in your small spaces: The first rule of living in small spaces is selecting furniture with in right scale. Scale, scale, scale. Small spaces look bigger when the scale fits the space.  Always measure ... READ MORE