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March 7th, 2015

Hello friends, welcome to another weekend! We’re celebrating my son’s birthday today (he is 9 already!) then I’m headed to Las Vegas for a few days to check on the pool remodel at the fixer house, coordinate with a countertop fabricator, and shop for tile for the kitchen backsplash, much to do! I’ll be visiting with my parents and some cousins so that will be relaxing and fun. I’ve rounded up some inspiring projects from around the web in the Best of the Blogosphere series, enjoy!

Tour a beautiful master bedroom makeover at Bliss At Home.

bedroom makeover blissathome


Make your own large scale abstract art with tips from Interior Collective.

diy large scale abstract art


  Decorate your home with a confetti wall like Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof.

confetti accent wall


How cool is this cowhide and chrome chair? A fab makeover by The Heathered Nest.

cowhide chrome chair makeover


Craft faux agate for jewelry or knobs with Bethany at Pitter and Glink. 

faux agate diy


Make gold brushstroke fabric pillows with instructions at Design Love Fest.

gold foil brushstroke pillow


Tour Maria’s French inspired bathroom remodel at Dreamy Whites. You must see the before!

dreamy whites french inspired bathroom remodel


Carmel designed a creative work space in her basement at Our Fifth House.

creative work space our fifth house


Craft a DIY grain sack stamp to make your own tea towels or cottage style printed linens with Ella Claire.

diy grainsack stripe stamp


Have a wonderful weekend !

Decorating with Analogous Color

March 5th, 2015

Today let’s continue with the color mixing series! I’ve featured examples of decorating with monochromatic color and decorating with complementary color recently, today the focus is on analogous color mixing. Analogous colors are those adjacent to each other on the color wheel and these examples below show this method of mixing color is another no fail way to combine hues in successful pairings by partnering your color of choice with its closest neighbor.

Using complementary colors often adds energy to a space because your mixing opposites on the color wheel, a cool color with a hot/warm one. Decorating with analogous colors can either create a soothing space when the hues are pale, muted, or cool tones, or the technique can be invigorating when the analogous combinations are bold, saturated, or hot colors.

A popular analogous color combination is blue and green, the colors reminiscent of the sea, sky, and the botanicals we are drawn to in the great outdoors.  

blue and green bedroom

jennifer flanders

blue and green dining room

better homes & gardens

blue and green sitting room

rachel reider

blue and green sitting room bhg

better homes & gardens

blue and green living room

bowley builders

Violet sits on the other side of blue as its neighbor so shades of purple or lavender always play well with blue hues.

lavender and blue bedroom

amanda nisbet


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