- House Beautiful Magazine | Decorating Guide | Tue, Aug 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT | Comments
Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing, and make you feel reborn. In shades of soft green, blue, and pink, professional interior designers share their favorite feel-good colors....Read More »
"There's something in the color blue that triggers a relaxation response. It makes me feel as if I'm floating in a boat, looking up at the sky. Everything about it speaks of a gentle, tranquil, Zen state of mind. This is not an aloof blue. It's a blue that gathers you in." -Leatrice Eiseman. Paint by Pantone.
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There's a softness to this cream, with a touch of red, that attracts me. That bit of warmth makes it more uplifting. It's like a blossom in spring. I would do it in a bedroom with olive, navy, or eggplant. It's gentle and clean and optimistic - a fresh way of being Zen." -Brett Beldock. Paint by Pantone.
- Mon, Aug 13, 2012 4:54 PM EDT | CommentsHere's what you need to know about four main paint finishes--flat, eggshell, semi-gloss, and gloss--and the best bets for where to use them in your home. Remember: There are no set rules for how certain paint colors look in each finish; that decision is totally up to you!
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- Mon, Aug 13, 2012 4:46 PM EDT | CommentsFiguring out what to do with all of the artwork your kids create can be a real challenge! Of course you don't want to throw them away, but how can you display them without creating a mess? Well, I say bring the art gallery home using your little one's very own masterpieces! Check out these 7 creative ways to showcase your kid's artwork and still be able to keep your home chic and organized! - By Gabrielle Blair
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- Oprah.com | Decorating Guide | Thu, Aug 9, 2012 5:19 PM EDT | CommentsFeel free to mix three (or more) different patterns--just try to link them with common hues.
RELATED: 8 Ways to Become Your Own Best DecoratorBathing an entire room in one color--from walls to sheets and pillows--can be more soothing than you think.
RELATED: A Home Makeover by Diane von FurstenbergBlack-and-white photographs are a great option for a vibrant space, where a bright painting might overwhelm.
RELATED: Adam Glassman's 4 Steps to Perfectly Decorated WallsTo keep bright colors from overwhelming a room, make the bedding and two walls bright white.
RELATED: Redecorating? Keep These 5 Things in Mind"If you choose a solid color for your bed," says design expert Nate Berkus, "keep things interesting by experimenting with textures. Try combining felted wool with cottons and knits."
RELATED: Decorating with Color: Enliven Any Space with TealEstablish a harmonious palette--then energize it with a single item in an opposing shade.
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- Thu, Aug 9, 2012 2:48 PM EDT | CommentsMake the most of a small bedroom with these savvy design solutions.
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When you begin to tackle your springtime and Easter decorating, an excellent place to start is with your mantel! But before you spring for those store-bought decorations, why not tap into your creative side and embellish this piece of your home with a few personalized pieces you already have lying around? If you're not sure how to start, I've got a roundup of easy-to-mimic mantels that are sure to inspire. Click through for 7 simple ways to brighten up your mantel for spring! - By Jacinda Boneau