Category: Color Theory

Tips and Trends to help you plan the perfect room

Find your jumping-off point Having a jump-off point or inspiration to get started is a must, a photo depicting your dream room, the perfect piece of art or area rug to define the style or period, you desire to create.  Collect fabrics and wallcovering samples that set the tone, then we can start building the […]

How Hiring Small Businesses Helps the Economy and the Community

An Opinion Article by Daniel Milligan Our government is struggling with the economy. It is trying to get people back to work and start the money flowing. The problem is that government can’t do it alone–the economy needs your help too. Wondering what you can do? Spend money on small businesses. You hear it all […]

…and now, a little more on color.

On a street in Mazatlan It seems that January is the month to talk about color. Maybe it’s that we feel the need for brightness and color in the month that can be the darkest and dreariest. Pittsburgh Paints has come out with their “Hacienda Colors”. The colors are warm and evoke the sunshine of […]

Up-to-date or Over-the-top

I was watching Color Splash the other night. The host was taking a lovely pre WWII home and painting the moldings and built-ins lime green. The worst part of this was what I was thinking: “Wow! That looks really good.” Okay, to my own defence, it was not just the lime green, but the whole […]

Making a Home to Sell, a Dream to Buyers

With the current housing market there is an overflow of houses to choose from, so if you are planning to sell your home how can you get an edge up? Do some design work! The first thing a person sees when they pull up to a house is the yard–if it has been sitting on […]

The Sustainable Tree

Often when it comes to sustainable design we get all wrapped up in the building and forget about what’s right outside the window. Trees can be a huge way to conserve energy when it comes to home design. A properly located tree can provide shade in the summer and still allow light in in the […]

I Want To Remodel My Home, Why Do I Need A Designer?

So you want to remodel your home, you have a pretty good idea on what you want to do and you are about to go out and find yourself a contractor. This is all well and good, but have you talked to a designer yet? You may ask, “why do I need a designer, I […]

5 Tips for Sustainable Design

How to Easily Incorporate Being Green into Your Next Project Sustainable design is in concert with the planet. When we feel good in our spaces, work and home, we are more productive, healthier and happier. It sounds hippie-dippie, but spending time in a beautiful, sustainably designed and built space is more than saving the planet; […]