Tag Archives: color

How to personalize your chateau with paint

Chateau Lalande, now Le Stelsia, is the most colorful chateau in France. It is bright, bold, brave and fabulous. Let it inspire you to be bolder too. 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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Color consultant consults herself about color

The walls in my dining area have been through many changes in the 16 months I’ve lived in this house. I think I’ve finally nailed it. Here’s where we started – the stager had painted the main room a light … Continue reading

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211Info: color transforms an empty warehouse

Recently I helped a terrific community service agency, 211Info, transform what had been an empty warehouse into a cheerful yet soothing new home for their hard-working call and resource center staff. Here’s the story… Continue reading

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Nine unique visions for one great floor plan

The famous modernist architect Mies Van der Rohe designed a bunch of simple townhouses to be built in Lafayette Park in Detroit 1958-1962. Some of the current owner/occupants are big fans of the architect, to others he’s a big yawn. … Continue reading

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Fresh flowers: beauty, color & good ch’i

This glorious bouquet of dahlias at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market this morning was only $8! I LOVE fresh flowers. If you want to keep the chi moving in your home or office, fresh flowers will do it. Their color, fragrance, texture and … Continue reading

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Even a financial planner’s office deserves to zing with color

My friend Heidi Johnson Bixby’s financial planning firm, Johnson Bixby & Associates, is in a plain vanilla office building downtown (Vancouver). The other office-holders take plain vanilla to new heights of dull. For an example, here’s the office across the hall. … Continue reading

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