My love of Rose Quartz

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We are continuing our color spectrum series but before moving to yellow hues I must stop and express my obsession with what I am calling rose quartz.¬† This soft hue is in full fashion right now and can be called so many names – Blush, rose gold, petal…Apple has Pink

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| Explore with Orange |

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This week I am excited to dive into the invigorating world of the color orange. Consider the parts of your home that naturally attract playful or joyful activity. Notice if their is a tint of mandarin shining through a stained glass decoration hanging from a nearby window. The often considered

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| How to use “red” in your home |

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Red. It is a primary color that serves as the base to many other colors. It is the hue of the clay that oozes between our toes while walking along a river bank. It is often associated with feelings of passion, romance and heat. We stop for it at traffic

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| Light & Sound Sleep |

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The basic needs for a plant to thrive and grow are are air, water, nutrients and sunlight. Receiving too much or too little of one of these essentials throws the plant out of balance. And if you have a green thumb, you have more than likely witnessed the effects of

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Passionate Pursuit-Color Trends 2016

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I love color.  I am so greatful that my eyes see all the glorious spectrum of hues that make up our world.  I always look forward to seeing what trends drive the market.  It is inspiring to see new palattes of mixed tints and shades that influence what we wear

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Beautiful Italian Dinnerware and Ceramics

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How often do we get excited about plates, mugs, and bakeware? ¬†I absolutely fell in love with the Fortunata, Inc. line of ceramics made in Florence, Italy. ¬†Fortunata is Italian for “Luck” and I feel lucky every time I eat my meals and snacks and drink my coffee from these

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Paper and Ink Geometrics

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I am so excited about the new wallpaper books that came in yesterday! ¬† I’m including a nice selection of geometrics from Paper and Ink. ¬†The styling and color ways are classic yet current and very design-driven. ¬†In fact, these can only be ordered through designers like myself- and the

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New Fabrics Have Arrived!

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This is just a small sampling from new fabric books that I recently received.  I am waiting on 3 new wallpaper and fabric books in addition to these that are due to arrive today.  I started my career at a wallpaper studio in 1982 РBarry Rubin Рdesigner and

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Affordable Area Rugs

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Today more than ever I think many people are looking to update their home strategically rather than just making purchases that may or may not be the best choices and may be very expensive items as well. I love that many vendors are introducing more affordable selections that are still

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Happy 2014!!!

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Here it is New Year’s Eve, 2013 soon to be “last year”. ¬†As the year closes, I am grateful that 2014 is here and we made it. The New Year brings a fresh wave of ideas and goals. ¬†I chose blogging about books, specifically EW Lawrence books, because at a

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I believe in the power of design to nurture the human spirit and support the well-being of individuals. -Personal