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Color your world!

April 19, 2014 0 Comments

Do you love color but are unsure how to apply it?

Want to get fresh color combos and great ideas on how to work with color?

Look no further - here are some really cool apps and sites I found that help you find your hues in a flash.

Go ahead and add a splash of color to your home, hour closet and your face. 


Picture Perfect

Not sure what lipstick works for you? Snap a Selfie using the new Plum Perfect App, which instantly analyzes your skin tone and hair color to recommend tons of products in your ideal spectrum. (Free, available on iTunes)


Your secret interior decorator

So you don't have an interior decorator for your next project - no problem! Take a photo of the room you want to transform to the Colorchange app, and you can virtually alter the colors of your space to visualize what a new palette would look like. Genius! The "magic" selection tool lets you fine-tune even the smallest objects, like a bedside lamp. If you do not like the new hue, just shake the photo to undo. ($1, available on iTunes)


Short cut to great color combos
App InStyle "What to wear with every color"

If you want quick answers to color dilemmas, this one is for you! Just 30some pages with color palettes and a short description about the designers. The color palettes are fantastic, really neat and bold! The app is easy to use, just flip through the pages, look for a color you love and see 4 more colors that would look great with it. These 4 extra colors are great for accessories for your wardrobe (think bags and shoes) and your home, like accent pillows, picture frames, lampshades and more. ($1, available on Google Play)


The ultimate color guide

Call it the Nirvana of color! The app quickly identifies tone from photos you've snapped or sourced online, and matches them to Pantone's library of 13'000 (yes! 13'000) hues. Get expert tips on what to pair with each shade and share favorite combinations with your friends. ($10, available on iTunes)


Be colorful and enjoy the Season!





5 easy ways to Celebrate Fall - no pumpkins necessary!

October 29, 2013 0 Comments

As the colors change and the temperatures drop, get your home ready for Fall with a few easy twists in your home.


1. Deck your mantel

A mantel is an easy way to celebrate the season and display seasonal plants, decoration and accessories in a playful way. My mantel is toped by a large and quite dramatic sailboat during the summer. Shells and beach accessories - the playful whale is a new addition and a gift by my dear friend Theresa- round the picture. Come Fall is swap the sailboat for beautiful Fall leaves, preferably with berries and colorful fruit. I round it up by bringing out pottery made by my daughter Elina in earthy colors to create a warm and inviting collage.


2. Pick your flowers 

I love fresh flowers and bring them inside by the armful! In summer I love my odes for their delicate colors and wonderful smell. Small arrangements throughout the house make me happy! In Fall I go into the woods to find beautiful branches with colorful leaves and berries.


3. Dress your bed

Changing my headboard cover is an fast and easy way to change the mood, vibe and feel of my bedroom. Here in Elina's room, we move from a summery sky with friendly clouds and cheery striped sheets to a warm and rich urban landscape in bold orange and blues, combined with coordinating sheets. 


4. Change your pillow covers and area rugs

Pillow covers and area rugs are an easy way to change the look, feel and touch of any room with minimal effort and expense. I swap mine 4 times a year to celebrate the Seasons. Color but also texture are important elements for making room feel "right".


5. Choose your art and details with love and pleasure!

I enjoy changing out some of my art and accessories with the Seasons. When I put something away for a couple of months and bring it out again, it feels all new and wonderful. My lighthouse from brittany -Ar Men, my favorite!- makes for a cheerful summer living room but is peacefully stored away in the basement during the cold winter months. In Fall I bring out my Sculptor by local Maplewood artist, bought at my beloved Open Artist Studio Tour in our town years ago.


Live up the Seasons with these easy twists and share the result with me. Looking forward to your solutions and ideas,



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