Archive for June, 2011

Sunday Showcase: Color Pops by Perennials

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The name of Perennials newest collection couldn’t suit me any better.  “Color Pops” is bold, graphic and colorful!  I’ve been a huge fan of Perennials for quite a while and this new collection is amazing!

Canvas Weave in Melon

 

Plushy in Sunshine

 

Swish in Grotto

 

Swoop in Geranium Red

 

Very Terry in Lime Punch

 

Be sure to check out the Perennials website to take a closer look at the Color Pops collection as well as all of their other gorgeous offerings.

Question of the Week

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Tobi,
I have white painted cabinetry in my kitchen.  VERY white.  Although I’m very fond of painted cabinetry, I just feel mine is just too stark.  How do I tone down the brightness and create a warmer, cozier feel?
Martha, Dallas, Texas

Martha,
I’m glad you asked this question!  I’ve gotten so many requests for information recently on this topic.  Did you see my Dream Kitchen: Fit for a Crowd in Southern Living?  People have responded really well to the look of the cabinetry featured in this article. 

Here are my tips:

1. If you aren’t a natural at decorative painting, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!  You don’t want your kitchen cabinets to be your training ground.

2. Start with a warmer base to blast away the stark white that’s leaving you cold.  A great choice is SW6148 Wool Skein by Sherwin-Williams.

 

3. Overlay your painted base coat with a light glazing.  But don’t get crazy!  A little goes a long way.  I paired the Wool Skein with Provincial Wood Stain from Minwax. 

4. Enjoy!

Good luck!
Tobi

Do you have a question you’d like to ask Tobi for the new Question of the Week feature?  If so, place ‘Question of the Week’ in the subject of your email and send to info@tobifairley.com

 

And the winner is….

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CONGRATULATIONS DEAH!

I’m happy to announce that Deah of ideahagency.com is the winner of the 8 custom dinner plates from La Plates!

If you didn’t win, you can still purchase your dream set at www.laplates.com.

And don’t forget about the 20% off platters promo!

And a HUGE thank you to Lara from La Plates for sponsoring this extremely popular giveaway!

 

Winner selected at random using www.random.org

Fabulous Friday Finds: Greek Key Style on Etsy

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 This month’s What’s Hot feature is all about Greek key.  Here’s a fun assortment of products with Greek Key detailing I’ve found on Etsy.

Bolster pillow by theBolsterQueens
Smooth Burlap Bolster with Greek Key Trim

 

 

Greek Key Pillow by WillaSkyeHome
Sold as a pair in a fabulous mandarin colorway

 

 

Personalized iPhone Case by PlumStreetPrints
Greek Key background and your very own monogram!

 

 

eBook Sleeve by ArrivingInStyle
Protect your eBook reader in style with this Greek Key protector