Decorating with the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_2016_Social_BannerIn 2016, Pantone decided to change it up by offering two stand out colors of the year. According to Pantone, the two colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity “demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness, as well as, a soothing sense of order and peace.” Pantone explains that a direct correlation between consumers seeking mindfulness, reassurance and security were the reasons for selecting two colors to represent 2016. Specifically, these two colors together are being used interchangeably by the genders represented in fashion trends. Using a soft rose and sky blue to denote gender equality is yet another reason for supporting the blend of these two colors.  Read More

Colorful Kitchen Style Ideas

backsplash_058_247_341Guest Blogger: Pavel Sotnikov

While an all-white or neutral color scheme oozes of modernity and sophistication—it can simply look boring. We see monochromatic color schemes and rooms all the time in photographs and magazine spreads. It might look picture perfect, but maybe that’s just not the look and feel you want. If you want to add some vibrancy and personality, a simple way of doing that is by adding bursts of color within your space.

The kitchen is one of the spaces in your home where you spend most of your time. Why not make it an inviting and exciting place to be in, not only for yourself, but for your friends and family. Transform it into an inviting area for people to spend a little extra time in. With the kitchen style ideas below, your kitchen will pop with more life and color, and maybe even spark some envy from your friends. Read More

5 Accessories to Spice Up Your Living Room

living roomGuest Blogger: Steve “Wheat” Belt

You call it a living room for good reason — a lot of your family’s living happens in this comfortable space. Set near the kitchen and the dining room, the living room is often where everybody hangs out, watches TV, gathers when friends come over and more. Since the living room sees so much use, it only makes sense to want it to look nice.

Have you wanted to update your living room? Are you looking for some ways to spice up the space? Wondering how to give it a little update without a total overhaul? If so, here’s a list of accessories worth checking out: Read More

Art of Holiday Decorating: Tips for Seasonal Style

Holiday Decor fro wikimedia-orgGuest Blogger: Francesca Holmes

The holidays are a chance to express your creativity and celebrate the season in style. No matter what holiday you observe, the enjoyment of food, family and friends and festivity is enhanced by a bright and luxurious décor.

The look is easy to accomplish if you have a natural flair for decorating, but if you are attempting to truly transform your home into holiday headquarters this year, we’ve provided some inspiration and six steps to help you make an impression this holiday season. Read More

Fall Decorating with Natural Elements

natural fall decoratingAdding elements of fall to your home can be easy with a walk around your yard or in your local park. Adding pieces from nature can bring fall to your doorsteps naturally and easily. Picking up branches and pine cones. Even fighting a few squirrels and chipmunks for some acorns can lend itself to some spectacular designs. Choosing to add natural fall decorating elements can also reduce the costs of your decorating or at best, create multi-purpose decorating. Read More