Tag: artwork

What’s Hot in Home Décor This Fall 2018

September 2, 2017

Hard to believe it is the end of August. The days are getting shorter and there is a definite chill in the air in the evening.  Fall equinox begins on September 22 this year which is less than a month away! Are you ready to change Seasons? Here are a few highlights of the popular Autumn trends this year:

Number one is Texture,texture, texture.

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The use of natural wood in decorating is everywhere and makes the room feel complete with the balanced look of soft and durable:

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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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Color Crush- Dramatic Black

October 4, 2016

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I have just been mesmerized with this above photo. The black wall is so striking and gorgeous! I have seen walls and rooms painted black for about a year now but it never interested me until lately. I gathered together a few stunning photos of black painted walls/rooms to see if you might also be inspired to use a moody black:Read More

Finding The Focal Point In Your Home Office

March 3, 2016

When you walk into a room, the first thing that catches your eye is usually considered your focal point. The wow of the room. When you are decorating an office, how can you arrange a focal point to make the room a home run in design?

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An easy trick I’ve learned is  to stand in the doorway of the room and pretend it is a bedroom. Now where would you put the bed to make it your focal point? That is where you should be starting your room design. That wall is where you will look when you walk in, so that is where you make your prettiest wall!

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Using Various Shapes To Add Interest

January 25, 2016

I am not talking about geometric shapes and patterns in fabric prints such as chevron, plaid, etc. I am referring to actual shapes such as round, oval, square and rectangle:Read More

A Statement Mirror in Every Room

January 13, 2016

What is the one accessory I suggest using in every room as a great statement piece?

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A mirror! Mirrors are a decorator’s best friend, and with good reason — a well-placed mirror makes the most of a room’s natural light, enhances views, opens a small space and adds sparkle to décor.

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I recently read an article from Houzz that stated that one of the main design trends we will see in 2016 is Statement Mirrors in the Bathroom:

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