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    Rose Quartz And Serenity Blue For 2016

    Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue are Pantone 2016 color of the year!  Pantone, the leading authority on color, made the announcement early this morning. . . It’s twins!  This is the first time Pantone has chosen two colors to share the spotlight. This is a softer take on color for 2016 and I LOVE it!

    Categories:Color

    Favorite red fabrics by Duralee on Window Designs Etc. By Marie Mouradian

    Sensational RED Fabrics You Will Fall In Love With

    Red – The color of love

    Red is the color we pay the most attention to. It’s the most energetic color, it’s hot and dramatic. Red is the color of love, passion, and desire; red hearts, red roses. A “red-letter day” is terrific; wearing a “scarlet letter” marks you as untouchable. On the flip side, red is for danger, speed, and anger.

    Categories:Color, Favorite Fabrics

    Red and white damask patterned pleated drapes on wooden rod. Designed and Created by Window Designs Etc. By Marie Mouradian

    Go RED At Home, 6 Creative Ways To Decorate With RED

    Today is National Wear Red Day.  The American Heart Association’s campaign “Go Red For Women” brings attention to heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. Learn more at www.goredforwomen.org

    Use RED At Home

    Red damask patterned drapes have lots of power in this Federal Court judge’s private Chambers in Worcester, MA.

    Categories:Color, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Library

    A collection of descriptive words I found on social media from interior designers across the country. Love it or hate it, Pantone's Marsala is it for 2015. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Marsala Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

          Yesterday Pantone, the leading authority on color, announced Marsala as their pick for Color of the Year 2015.  They describe Marsala as “A natural robust and earthly wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls”.  Pantone.com At first I thought it was in the brown family so I got out my Pantone color deck.  

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    What's Your Green Style? This or That WindowDesignsEtc.com -- Margaux Interiors Limited - Photo by Blayne Beacham

    GREEN Decorating Style

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    What’s Your GREEN Decorating Style?

    I love green decorating!  I see green as a neutral that enhances everything else. Let’s have some fun today and play This or That.  I’ll show you two rooms decorated with green and you pick your favorite.

    Dining Room This or That

    Light mint green walls and a dark stained wood floor set the scene for this dining experience.

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    Benjamin Moore paint deck showing an array of pinks. Notice the sweet names.

    PINK Home Decorating

      PINK…It’s Not Just A Color…it’s an Attitude!

    Pink Home Decorating

    Vinyl decal can be found here I love the combination of the vibrant magenta pink with grays and beiges.  It’s a great pairing of neutrals with a pop of excitement after all PINK  home decorating adds a little drama to every room.

    Categories:Color, Favorite Fabrics

    Covered buttons and sea glass

    The Beach House Series – Sea Glass Bathroom

     Cape Cod Sea Glass Bathroom

     

    Sea shells are abundant on the beaches of  Cape Cod, sea glass not so much.  It’s the thrill of the hunt that keeps me searching for a rare tumbled smooth shard of glass. What I’m really attracted to is the cool shades of greens and blues.

    Categories:Color, The Beach House Series

    Black and Gold shoes

    Thoughts On A Rainy Friday Evening

    Rainy Friday Afternoon

    Here it is the middle of June and it is only 54 degrees out with a steady rain.  It’s a cup of hot tea and sweatshirt kind of afternoon.  The pace of life begins to slow on Friday afternoons.  Our house takes on a different atmosphere than other evenings of the week.

    Categories:Color, Sunday Thoughts

    Paint dots from the emotions of color by Window Designs Etc. by Marie Mouradian www.windowdesignsetc.com

    The Emotions of Color

    The following article was originally written for my E-zine ~Beautiful Home and Life Design~ to educate my clients on why the colors we choose to decorate with have an emotional effect on how we feel in the room.

     Color has the power to change our mood 

        Color enTergizes, it calms, it soothes, it provokes, it stabilizes, it softens, and it creates chaos.  Playing with color is playing with your emotions.  We use color to lift our spirits, to inspire us and to make our homes feel safe and warm.

    Categories:Color, The Etc. Of Interior Decorating

    Happy 4th of July!

    A few ways to celebrate our great country’s independence

    Pottery Barn Start the day with a big family breakfast. Pinterest via Flickr Plump fresh berries in pure white bowls satisfy any patriotic get together. Elle Decor The white canvas cushions are the perfect backdrop to colorful pillows and accessories.  These would be so easy to change for each season.

    Categories:A Few of My Favorite Things, Color