Posts Tagged ‘color’

Front Door Trend Friday!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

They say the eye is the window to the soul, so what is the front door if you already have windows? It’s just another way to add your personality to your house and it sets the tone for the rest of the house! There are a number of front door designs that can be worked into your scheme but only you know what feels right. Traditional, Industrial, Contemporary, tall, all windows, no windows, wood, iron…the list goes on. Do you want more natural light with glass in the door and added sidelights? Or do you need more privacy in your entrance with a solid door design? Are you eccentric and need a pop of color to make a statement or does the more subtle, sleek look better define you? Also, have you gotten on that timeless Navy Blue accent train yet? I’ve heard the ride is real smooth. Below are a few front door trends that will plant the seed about how you want to feel upon walking into your home and also how you would want to set the tone for guests, for the rest of your space. What design/color speaks to you most?

Crisp White DoorFrench DoorsPop of ColorNavy BlueVarying Styles

Sources | 1)Sherman Building Co | 2)Hanna Homes | 3)Kristi Spouse Interiors | 4)Andrea Brooks Interiors | 5)Michelle Marsden Design | 6)LDa Architecture & Interiors | 7)US Door & More Inc | 8)Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design | 9)Chuck Mills Design | 10)Couvaras Architects | 11)Arbor Hill Interiors

 

Winter Whiteout

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

My drive home from the studio yesterday was very long and very snowy, forcing me to give up on grumbling and take the time to look at the beauty and inspiration of all the white that surrounded me.

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White provides a calmness and a visual relief in the sense of ‘less is more’. It is refined and relaxing (*note: unless you are referring to a drive mid-blizzard).  White can be full of character, it can be warm or cool, gloss or matte, and can even be high variation. It can stand alone or be paired with a variety of colors and tones, making endless possibilities. Let the beauty of the snow inspire you this February! Spring is sure to come.

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Sources: 1 OilPaintingFactory.com | 2 Mercury Mosaics & Cambria | 3 Cambria | 4 Photos from our trade magazine | 5 Sherwin Williams & Visual Comfort |6 Sherwin Williams & Designers Guild

Look How Far We’ve Come

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

My husband and I have a favorite, cozy get-away spot in Wisconsin that we stay at annually for a relaxing weekend of complete peace and quiet. During our most recent stay I found myself cozied up on the sofa, glass of wine in hand, paging through catalogs dating back to the year 1957. The American Home was one that particularly grabbed my attention. As I flipped through the pages I came across advertisements for a number of manufacturers that we still work with today! My how things have changed. I snapped a couple pictures of these pages with my cell phone, enjoy!

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Cheers to the New Year, can’t wait to see what 2016 will hold!