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Well color me happy. Hey white (Simply White 2016), step aside. Benjamin Moore reveals its 2017 Color of the Year: Shadow. Taking inspiration from berry colors, shadows, and fine art; Shadow is a deep amethyst color, appearing gray and violet in different light/ times of day. It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings […]
Pendleton, the company that turns out those great camp-y blankets and colorful Native American prints is a favorite of mine. So I was happy to recently tour the Pendleton Mill in Washougal, WA with Heidi where we watched the process of how loose sheep wool becomes dyed, spun, and woven into fabric for blankets as well […]
The 2014 NW Natural Parade of Homes is presented by HomeStreet Bank and is located in the Felida area of Vancouver, WA on the land of what was formerly Erickson Farms. Eight homes are presented. Below I have a sampling of photos of rooms I like. The show runs from July 11 – 27, 10 am […]
Finding Balance: Proportion, yin and yang, moderation in all things. In the interior design of your room the arrangement of furnishings isn’t so much about symmetry and evenness, as it is about proportions, and finding that proper balance. Although using the word proper sounds so stuffy, and all about following some hard and fast decorating rule, […]
Mixing metals in interior design is not something to wrinkle your nose at, rather it’s to enjoy added character. Keeping all your metals the same looks nice, and streamlines the look. This consistency can evoke a clean feel to the room. This however is not always possible. Due to time, money, material, and preference we […]
Hello, all! It’s Mari here at RE.BLOOM today with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog. It’s a fantastic place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from beautiful modern pendant lights (you’ll be seeing a lot of those later) to stylish decorative accessories. Today’s topic is lighting for the kitchen. […]
In a business which is considered most important? The accounting; taxes, profit and loss or marketing, clients, services, and products? How important is interior design, i.e. the appearance of the interior and exterior of the building? Do you recognize the importance of good visual appeal for your business? So you the average customer is passing […]
Which Window Covering Works? Do you need privacy, sun block, decorative appeal, or all three? The following is a list of pros and cons for each style window covering. Blinds: Metal Blinds Pros and Cons: Can appear very sleek. Works well in contemporary- modern setting. Works well in professional atmosphere. Reflects sunlight well. Trim work […]
Are you thinking about selling your home? With spring being a good time to list your house, now is the best time to prepare for that. Before you contact your real estate agent, get prepared. The following are some tried and true staging tips to help.. Detaching: This is a big step to take, and for […]
In any room, the MOST important thing is the lighting. A poorly lit space is often depressing. And one that is too bright with ceiling lights throws off the good feeling vibe. Haven’t you found this to be true in your home? But adding another lamp is the most effective (and affordable) way to bring […]
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