Category: Living Rooms

Kelly’s Top Ten Posts of 2017

December 29, 2017

I love posting the list of reader favorites each year. Reviewing my posts brings back memories of what I have accomplished over the year.  Hopefully  I have also taught you a new trick or two along the way.

And here they are listed from 2017 in no particular order:

How To Warm Up an All White Kitchen:

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Tips and ideas on decorating an all white kitchen and keeping the room from looking too ‘white and sterile’.

What’s Hot in Home Décor This Fall 2018:

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Hottest ‘trends’ this Fall going into 2018 including using cerused wood, round mirrors and tons of texture!Read More

Layering With Rugs

October 7, 2017

You already know that another great way to bring in color and texture in a room is through the use of area rugs. Now that we are headed into the colder part of the year and want to cozy up our homes, now is a good time  to layer another smaller, different textured rug over your existing rug:

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Neutral or natural fiber rugs and carpeting, such as jute or sisal, make a great backdrop to all types of prints and patterns, helping to take some of the guesswork out of the layering process!Read More

Commissioning Custom Artwork

June 2, 2017

It seems as if I have been looking for years for that new piece of perfect artwork to hang over my living room fireplace:

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It is not easy finding that perfect piece! Perfect size, perfect colors and perfect price. Impossible! I researched a bit and decided to go to a local artist Sue Dion Art, to have a custom made, just-for-me, perfect piece of artwork commissioned. If you are wondering where to begin having a special piece of art custom made for you, I read an informative article on the Do’s and Don’t when hiring an artist for a commission called The “ Newbie’s” Guide to Commissioning Artwork.  Very helpful and thorough.

The basic questions the artist needed to know to begin, was the finished size I desired, what colors I wanted to be included in the color palette and the style and mood I wanted to convey, soft or bold. The perfect size was measured, (I decided on a canvas print because I needed a large piece and it will also cost much less expensive than a framed piece of art). For the perfect color palette in my living room, it would have to include blue and white:

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Interior Before & After Paint Update and Tulip Heaven

May 6, 2017

Over the years, I have worked with a southern client on updating his home with new paint colors. It still amazes me how a coat of paint can totally transform a room! Here are a few sneak peek before and after photos of his newly painted home. There are a lot of photos in this post so grab a cup of coffee and relax and enjoy:

A welcoming new color of Stonington Gray HC-170 renews this entry hallway and stairs:

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Benjamin Moore Winter Solstice 1605 was painted to update the living room:

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I just love before and after pictures, don’t you? The new dining room in Coventry Gray HC-169 :Read More

Which Pink Speaks To You?

February 18, 2017

Do you like the more subtle, calming shades of a blush pink room?:

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Or do you love the more vibrant, bolder shades of a raspberry pink?:

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Coffee Table Love

January 23, 2017

It seems I have been searching for a new table for so long! I wrote here about my hunt for the perfect coffee table for our living room. Almost a year later I have found exactly what I was searching for:

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