Tag: turquoise

Guest Room Transformation with Amazing Before & After Photos

November 11, 2017

Marsha, we have outdone ourselves this time with your guest bedroom makeover!  As always, working with you has been such a pleasure. I love how well we work together searching and finding the next perfect piece to our design puzzle. Your new guest room is just beautiful! :

marsha dresser mirror

Marsha and I have worked on several home projects online together in the past few years. She lives in Illinois, I am in New Hampshire. This time she was looking to update her guest room:


marsha guest room

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Color Crush: Baltic Sea

April 21, 2017

I have a new paint color I have fallen in love with all over  again!:


Benjamin Moore Baltic Sea CSP- 680.



Wow! Isn’t this ceiling amazing! I keep thinking about it since the first time I saw. So beautiful and the color Baltic Sea is just perfect. Love it!

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The Best of 2015

December 27, 2015

What a wonderful year 2015 was both professionally and personally! Not only was I fortunate enough to visit High Point Market but I also was able to explore different parts of the world I have never been. And thanks to all of you, I had the best year ever blogging! Here are a few favorites I thought you might enjoy reading again:

What Candice Says About Color


Kitchen Window Treatments


This was one of my favorite online design consults:

Nina’s Before & After Living Room


Turquoise & Beige Color Combination


Finishing Touches On Bath Update


A couple of popular hints and tips in 2015:

Helpful Tip For Orchids


Valuable Tip When Selecting Exterior Colors


Color Swap, Part Two


The BEST Kitchen Wall Color For Oak Cabinets


One of my favorites was guest posting:

Guest Posting At Color Me Happy!


A big thank you to all of you! Here’s to another great year of traveling and adventure! As most of you know, I had a wonderful time in Costa Rica this year:

Natural Beauty


Creatures, Creatures, Creatures

mom and baby

Now I have the traveling bug… for 2016 I already have Ireland and Nashville booked. Here’s to  another fun year of decorating and color! Have an amazing 2016 my friends!

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The Inspired Room Book Tour

November 6, 2015

The Inspired Room2

Melissa Michael’s new book The Inspired Room was released this week, (isn’t the cover beautiful?) and to celebrate, she’s inviting her blogger friends to share posts about how we were inspired to decorate a room in our home.

The room that popped immediately in my head was my guest room redesign. I recently finished decorating a bedroom in our NH home that I would finally be pleased to have guests stay over.

This was the guest room when we first moved in:

old guest room

Pretty sad guest room. Then by chance, I found this great headboard screen at Pier1 and the room took off from there. It was my inspiration piece for the room! So much better looking after don’t you agree?:


guest room

I found a great turquoise color I loved using the BM Color Capture App here. It is an easy tool to use to help you find the perfect paint color. I used many items that were already in the room and ‘borrowed’ the turquoise chair from another room. Love that free shopping!

guest room chair

corner view


I think the room came out nice and comfy and is ready for guests. Plus our view out the window is a bonus!:


You will love Melissa’s new book! It is filled with beautiful photos just like her first book, Love The Home You Have . I bought my copy this week and am enjoying each page. I love her laid back style of writing and decorating. And the photography is gorgeous!

The Inspired Room Tour - Celebrating the Launch of the New Coffee Table Book - The Inspired Room - by New York Times Best Selling Author of Love the Home You Have - Melissa Michaels
And you can also be part of this Inspired Room Tour by sharing your own inspired room. Go HERE for all of the details.

Order your copy of The Inspired Room HERE! Thanks for stopping by!

More Design Tips From FLS & Market 2015

October 28, 2015

I wanted to wrap up my trip to North Carolina with a few more good tips and trends I learned.


I really enjoyed myself at FLS (FurnitureLand South). It is an ENOURMOUS place, but very well laid out by room and by manufacturer for the average shopper. They carry two of my favorite furniture lines, because of their excellent quality and price, Lexington Home and Huntington House.

lexington Home

Lexington Home

Beautiful furniture and accessories everywhere! I learned that FLS takes great pride in their customer service. They have designers on staff to help you with your shopping experience and they have a ‘white glove’ policy where your furniture will be delivered and put perfectly in place in your home. I always had assumed their prices were expensive and only for the wealthier clientele. They actually have every price budget you could want- from low to very high $$$. I was very impressed with their whole operation.

fls aquarium

This aquarium bed above was only $85,000.00! I don’t know if I could even sleep with that around my head! haha

I also visited a fabric distributor, Greenhouse Fabrics. In their workroom, they keep track of the top 500 fabric patterns by color:



Neutrals are way up in first place with blue in second and reds in third.

So what were my take-aways from my week in FLS and Market 2015?

* The trend toward bringing the outdoors inside is huge! A lot of accessories, lighting and tables shown were made from organic materials.

* Animal prints will continue to be popular.

* Gold fixtures and accessories are moving forward and we will be seeing quite a bit of them.

*  Metallic is popular in fabrics as well as embroidered fabrics.

* I noticed quite a bit of furniture from the 1950’s- Don Draper Style.

* Neutrals are still, and will continue to be homeowner’s choice for their living spaces.

* Grays and browns will be mixed frequently together in rooms.

* Turquoise is still very popular in furnishings, fabrics and accessories.

* Grays are still very popular especially mixed with warm taupes and creams.

Are any of these points a surprise to you? I hope you have learned something new and can use this information for your home planning and future purchases.