Posts Tagged ‘color’

House Beautiful Color:The Perfect Shade for Every Room

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hbx-color-book-mdn-1Who knew that House Beautiful came out with a fabulous book on color? It hit bookstores on October 1, 2013 while I was having a crazy busy travel schedule and didn’t get the news.


But even more exciting for me than just owning this gorgeous volume on color with amazing how to’s for incorporating all colors into your home in a big way or as accents, is the fact that when I opened the book I found two of my rooms featured inside. One a gorgeous and shiny double page spread right at the front.


There are so many things to love about this book like the inclusion of many of the best paint colors featured in House Beautiful’s monthly column on paint from top designers. The book is broken into sections by color and runs the gamut from blue to green to yellow and red and even pink and purple. And there’s a fun feature with each color way incorporating products and helping you pair colors well together.

So be sure not to miss this fun new book on color. And I’ll be back tomorrow with a list of my other favorite books that make the perfect Holiday gift.

Happy Reading! xo,

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P.S. Want more on color from House Beautiful and Me? You may have seen mention in the latest issue of HB of this cool resource. Consider buying my How to Use Color in Home Design course where I partnered with House Beautiful Magazine and CreativeLIVE to bring you an in-depth, 3 day course full of everything you need to know to add color to your home with success. You can buy it here on sale for $99.00 (regularly $149.00) as all CreativeLIVE courses are on sale through New Year’s for their holiday special.

P.P.S Plus I’m teaching 2 more courses with CreativeLIVE and House Beautiful in January on What’s your Home Design Personality, all about finding your design style, and in March Function Driven Interior Design, which is all about making your space, big or small, really work for you! So you can sign up to watch those courses for free when they run live or you can go ahead and buy all 3 of my courses with House Beautiful for your virtual library during the CreativeLIVE Holiday sale for a bundled price of $249.00 (regularly $297.00). Plus you can even apply to be in my studio audience live in San Francisco for the January and March courses. So Join me in San Francisco for some design fun. Hope to see you there!

Wow! What Color is That? in HGTV Magazine

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You know how I feel about using stand-out colors, so I’m especially thrilled to be included in HGTV Magazine’s article “Wow! What Color is That?” in this month’s issue! The color they’ve zeroed-in on in a project of mine is this one, from my eco-friendly design for the Energy House. This is one of my most popular palettes, so it’s exciting that they’re sharing the shades with YOU!
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And here’s a video from my archives of ME giving YOU a tour of the Energy House!

To see the other fun colors they’ve done their detective work on, pick up a copy on newsstands or in your local book store today!


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At Home in Arkansas Color Confidential: Trim Paint

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I’m happy to be guest blogging with At Home in Arkansas once again today! For my latest Color Confidential installment, I’m sharing a few of my favorite white and cream paint colors for trim.

I was excited to get this question from a dear reader, because I think it’s one that a lot of people often ask and it shouldn’t be an afterthought! Head over to At Home to learn more about selecting the perfect trim color!

Read the Post Here!



Day 11: Maria Killam’s How to Choose Paint Colours

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It’s probably no secret, but in case you haven’t heard, I love color. I can’t get enough of it whether it’s in my wardrobe or my designs!

One of the greatest color geniuses of our time is Maria Killam and her new ebook, How to Choose Paint Colours is a must-have guide for any color enthusiast!

Why I Love It: It’s such an in-depth guide to understanding color and why we gravitate toward specific shades. Plus, she gives invaluable tips about selecting the right color for the right space. If you are a designer — or just a color lover (like myself!) — I would highly recommend giving this book a read.

Where to Find It: Visit Maria’s Site to purchase a copy for download.

While you’re there, don’t forget to visit her inspirational blog, Colour Me Happy.




Color Coded Rooms: Red and Turquoise Rooms

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The colors of the month are red and turquoise! Today I wanted to show off some of my favorite rooms with these colors! I hope you enjoy these rooms and become inspired!

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House of Turquoise

House of Turquoise

Country Living

House Beautiful

via The Decorologist

via Casa Sugar

via Material Girls Blog

Happy Holidays!


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