Friday, December 18, 2009

Eye-popping Blue

What pops into your mind when you think of blue?  Caribbean blue waters, the big blue sky, a trumpet wailing out the blues?

Using the color blue in a room creates an eye-popping room that dazzles.  Here's the secret.  Carefully choose a combination of uplifting, vibrant blues along with art and accessories that can intensify the impact you want to make.

Boston designer Dennis Duffy designed this spectacular azure blue dining room published in Traditional Home.  He uses the right amount of blue in combination with white.

Bradley Hughes livens it up with custom art by Donna Hughes paired with their Clint sofa dressed in a smashing navy blue velvet with Greek key pillows.  Selecting the right piece of art creates a great conversation piece for any space.  Lighting adds sparkle along with reflective qualities from the burnished gold mirrored table.

Contact me for more ways to decorate with sumptuous blue.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Take on Christmas Color

Here's an example of giving a new mix to Christmas color. Ernest Gaspard & Associates in Atlanta infused their tree with fuchsia.  The use of a single color captured my attention and I think it's a head-turner!

Still need to decorate your tree for the holidays?

  • Consider decorating your tree with a one color.
  • Go through your collection of decorations to pull ornaments that are the same color.
  • Shop for more in the same color family if you need to add to your collection.  
  • Don't hang too many ornaments.  Simple elegance will create a spectacular focal point!

Fuchsia Facts

  • Pinkish-purple color ranging from vibrant to lighter shades.
  • Fuchsia plant with fuschia blooms originated in Central and South America.
Happy Decorating!