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It’s Friday…SMILE!

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We made it! The weekend is here.


And here’s a bright, warm, sunny, and gorgeous room to remind us that Spring will be here too before we know it. Just think, only 3  weeks left of winter, even if that pesky groundhog did see his shadow this year.  :)

Wishing you a sunny weekend wherever you are! Hope you’re dreaming of Spring like me.


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And speaking of Spring…if you want to learn my tips for designing magazine-worthy interiors or you want to jump start your design business this Spring, you are in luck. We are currently filling up our Spring sessions of my Design From A to Z  March 18-19 and Designer MBA May 6-7 , both being held in Dallas, Texas. But don’t wait to sign up, these classes will sell out especially now that we are in Dallas. And Dallas may be big but with our venue,the fabulous (and newly renovated) Stoneleigh Hotel, space is limited. So grab your seat today while you still can!

And there are still a few spots left in Tobi’s Think Tank - my fast and furious one day version of Designer MBA held in conjunction with the High Point  Market on April 4. But this one is limited to only 15 seats, so if you want to be a part of this dynamic event at the gorgeous O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina, hurry even faster to sign up. I can’t wait to see you there!

(room image above by Debra W Llewellyn photography)

Color Cues: Which do you love?

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Thanks for all your amazing comments and visits to my “Before and After” Family Room post last week. I am so glad you LOVE the pop of Orange like I do. We’re in good company, because Frank Sinatra loved it too. I think it certainly jazzed the room up like a great Sinatra tune could do.

Just about any pop of color can take a room to a different level. I can hardly decide which color is my favorite to pop in. Luckily over the last few years Pantone, the respected color institute, has been helping to guide us with their Color of the Year including this year’s color, Emerald.

And though I love their expert opinion,  I’d like to hear from you…which color is your favorite to pop into a space and why?


Is it Orange like I used in my Living Room? This citrus-y hue looks great any time of year. And if it’s good enough for Sinatra and Hermes, well…


Or maybe Green, like this year’s Emerald craze? Green is definitely on the top of my list. Particularly this space from the pages of House Beautiful. Is it on yours?


Or how about Yellow? This gorgeous design by Nick Olsen makes me want to make my home sunny all year long.


Everyone’s mad about blue. Is it your favorite hue? I love this chic Marrakech space recently featured in Elle Decor by Caitlin Dowe Sandes.


Red is making a come back. Or did it ever go out? Do you want to infuse this hot color in your space? It’s hard to go wrong with a classic Scarlet shade as evidenced by this spread from Traditional Home Magazine.


Or a softer version might be your cup of tea. I’ve always been a pink girl myself. Can you cozy up to this Feminine tone?


And finally purple. Never my favorite color in the past, purple has been making strides with me, particularly shades of Lavender and Orchid. This Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles spread certainly makes purple pop!

So tell me, which color is your favorite to infuse into a space? I can’t wait to hear what you think.

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p. s. I’ve announced 2 more AMAZING events to my line-up for this Fall so whether you are a Designer, want to be a Designer, or just a major Design Enthusiast, we have an event for you! Whether you want to learn the business of design, how to get published, perfect your social media savvy, or learn my top Design secrets, we have you covered. See all the events and register for them here.