Category Archives: Color inspiration: home and nature

Color inspiration from the garden

Carry your camera and find color inspiration in the natural palettes all around you. Continue reading

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Color tips from a museum curator

Color inspiration from the pros at Portland Art Museum. Continue reading

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Quick Chi Pick-me-up: Paint

A living room makeover that cost nothing but elbow grease (and used up some of my stash of leftover paint). Continue reading

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Stage your home… for yourself

Why give all the pleasures of an attractive home to future strangers? You could be enjoying them today in the home you intend to keep. After all, who deserves a welcoming and attractive living environment more than you? Continue reading

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Cool wall art on a budget

Empty walls beg for interesting art, but art is expensive. Here are some ways to create unique pieces of art on a budget. Continue reading

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Finding color inspiration

Find a piece of colorful piece of art, or scene from nature, as a basis for a coherent palette for your home. Continue reading

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When good color goes bad…

Office environments deserve great color. But interior designers can go overboard and sacrifice worker comfort and practicality. This is a prime example of color gone bad. Continue reading

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Place art outside your window to expand a joyful space

Don’t you want to see something beautiful outside your window during the dreary months of the year? A fused glass trellis blooms year round. Continue reading

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Paint your rooms with a color palette from art or nature

Stumped by choosing paint colors? Create a palette based on what’s in your garden, art you already own, a piece of furniture… Continue reading

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Repurposed rooms + paint makeover = joyful space

Formula for a low-cost makeover: creative rethinking of space needs minus extraneous furnishings plus carefully chosen paint palette = transformation! Another joyful space. Continue reading

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