06 Dec

Displaying Your Favorite Things

Displaying things that you have stories behind or that you have collected is an ideal way to start a conversation. The key is organization,  keeping similar items together and keeping them in odd numbers.


You can either organize items by size, or to be artful, mix the sizes up.

Make your colors match! If you have a white collection, place them against a dark background. Collections of a lot of color should go against a neutral background.


If you have bookcases with little to put in them in terms of books, but do have a collection with nowhere to put it, place them into the shelves next to the books, but be sure to make sure that the books will not fall over and damage them and that the books themselves are organized by size and color if possible.  Make sure sequential series go in order! Your guests will now not only be looking at your collection, but at your books as well!

Place delicate items out of reach, but in a safe spot, you want to display your collection, not risk its demise!


06 Dec

Pantone Color of the year 2015: Marsala

The new pantone color for 2015 was announced this week: Marsala

A color that is a bit retro, party comfort, a hue between red and brown will appeal both to men and women.

Pantone selects the color of the year by looking at trends from food to fashion, home to garden, and everything in between

Interior Designers, Fashion Designer, Product Designers and creative directors look to pantone to pick a yearly color that will translate into creative styles of all sorts.

How will this translate into the world of Interior design?

our prediction is that it will be a great color for accents. The color can be translated well into faux finishes, wall coverings, fabrics and decorative accessories. Marsala is a color that is easy to use. However, only use it it if you like it. Just because and authority like pantone picks a color of the year, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and several other design companies are always working on color forecasts.