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Color Crush: Metropolitan AF-690

September 21, 2019

Looking for a fresh neutral that will work well with your grays, beige and browns?:

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No, it is not a greige or white.

Hello Ben Moore Metropolitan AF-690:

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Does the name sound familiar? It was Ben Moore’s color of the year 2019!Read More

Did You Know? Informative and Useful Decorating Facts

March 9, 2019

Here are a few decorating ideas and inspiration I have found along the way and thought you would enjoy!

Did you know you can buy art online now at very affordable prices? I found a website Redbubble with beautiful art at great prices:

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If you are looking to change up the look of a room or just to update for the season, new art is a great way to begin your color palette. Using the artwork above as an example, you can bring in so much color with a blue and white area rug and bright happy pillows and throws in raspberry, plum and gold.

I also found on their site A-line dresses which I love for summer:

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So pretty and nothing is easier in the summer getting dressed. Only $46.00 for a complete outfit. Pretty good!

Did you know the best grout color to use with white tile is a light gray?Read More

Winter Centerpieces

January 14, 2018

With all of the Christmas decorations put away in my home, (well almost all), everything looks so bare and empty. So I have been trying to think of ideas to use for a centerpiece on my bare tables. When I google ‘winter centerpieces’ all I have found are Christmas decorations or extreme wedding table centerpieces. I even looked at the florist department at the market today- no flowers, no anything!

I thought I had one good idea- forcing Spring branches indoors. But after googling that subject, I found it is still too early for that here in the Northeast.  A few of the early bloomers I love is Forsythia, Magnolia, Flowering quince, Pussy willows, Flowering dogwood, Lilacs and of course Cherry blossom branches!

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There are no buds on our trees yet and normally will not be until late February- early March. I am definitely going to be on top of this project and will let you know all about it in a month or so!

One idea I have been seeing a lot of is cotton stems used in containers:

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I really like the look! They are referred to as a farmhouse accessory, but who says I can’t use in my home too? 🙂Read More

Benjamin Moore Introduces New Color Collection – Century

April 8, 2017

Labeled as ‘Small Batch Interior Paint’, the fresh and unique colors of the Century color palette is a new dimension in paint and design with a depth of color not before seen:

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Benjamin Moore Blue Muscari

Century is available in a palette of 75 colors exclusive to the product, ranging from mid-tones to dark.  There are no whites or light colors in the collection. The colors are drawn from inspiration of natural elements such as minerals, gems, spices herbs and plants:

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Benjamin Moore Century Bittersweet Vine

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Creative Ideas and Inspiration For Decorating Your Christmas Tree and Wreaths

November 26, 2016

Last week I was fortunate to be able to visit two great stores for Christmas ideas and supplies. In RI, I visited Carbone’s:

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Carbone’s Floral Distributor is a full-service wholesaler with 3 departments – fresh flowers, greenhouse plants, and floral hard goods. It is an overwhelmingly large store set up in a huge warehouse with fresh flowers from all over the world and tons of craft supplies. They had a few Christmas trees set up for ideas and inspiration:

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Nature seemed to be the main theme this year:Read More

Just So You Know

September 29, 2016

Just a reminder that the October issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow, October 1st, 2016. This issue is packed with great content!

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                                                                                                                                                                            * Home Décor Trending for 2017

                                                                                                                                                                       * Quick Care Tip for Flower Arrangements

                                                                                                                                         * The ‘secret’ post this month is Five Simple Ways to get You Ready for Fall

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