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Data on the Use of Color

Who knew more painters were using more blue? Well apparently these folks did.

If you are a painter, you’ll find this interesting. One of my new works shows I’m right in the trend with color. 12 more words

Patricia Steele Raible

Not-So-New Kitchen Flooring Ideas

Kitchen floors always pose a challenge. Do we continue the not-always-practical hardwoods throughout or do we interrupt the flow with a more indestructible surface alternative? In this kitchen by Designer Sarah Richardson, she used a linoleum tile to create a colorful and durable floor to complement the light pastel blue and white palette. 185 more words

Old Homes

In a Teen's Bedroom, It's Just Paint

Letting your child express herself in her bedroom is a wonderful way to uncork inner creativity. You may bristle at the color scheme and opt to keep the door closed most of the time, but allowing your child to have a room of his or her own design is so important to creative development. 85 more words


Let There Be (New) Light

Take a look at your lamps. Have they been on the same side tables for more than 20 years? 30 even? (okay that’s scary) Listen up. 182 more words


Warm Your Soul with Color

Those of us with light airy neutral homes are feeling the chill this winter. Whether it’s the frigid temperatures outside or the cabin fever inside, the light, low-contrasting palette we enjoy so much of the year for its calm and cool comfort just isn’t cutting it. 116 more words


That Huge TV is so Ugly -- What to do

Electronics have plagued designers and esthetically driven homeowners since the demise of the TV console with doors. We’re now learning to embrace the large shiny black rectangle. 103 more words


So often I am called to a freshly painted room and asked to help the homeowners find a rug and window treatments to go with the new wall color. 239 more words