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Color Trends of 2014 by Benjamin Moore

COLOR TRENDS OF 2014 BY BENJAMIN MOORE

I love using Benjamin Moore for my projects and here’s a great video by BM revealing the color trends of 2014. Enjoy!

Wood Wow Factor

WOOD WOW FACTOR

What’s NOT to Love?

The solid wood counter top is absolutely jaw dropping! It provides the Wow factor to a minimalist space by creating an ideal focal point. The natural color of wood, grains and texture along with live edge bring so much character to this clean lined kitchen. Sometimes just one great element is enough to bring a space to life.

 

Framed to perfection

FRAMED TO PERFECTION

I am simply loving this composition!
What the picture conveys is a breathtaking view of a color rich painting framed through gorgeously carved ornate doors; making both the journey and the destination interesting. Clever design of a clean space along with ornamental design features. The saturated hues appear all the more striking against neutral color surroundings.

For the Love of Red

FOR THE LOVE OF RED

Add Color to your Black & White Life….You only live once after all!

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Life is short…Allow Happiness in!

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Today’s inspiration

TODAY’S INSPIRATION

And that’s how a designer makes something out of nothing!

 

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Amazing Artwork

UPCYCLED ART

What most of us consider trash, is the basic material with which Derek Gores creates his masterpieces. His Collage work consists of recycled magazines, labels and other scrap materials skillfully used on canvas…. Here are some of his works. For more visit his website.

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Giving Frames A New Perspective

GIVING FRAMES A NEW PERSPECTIVE

When you have some old ugly frames, this is what you do. Prime and slap some color of your choice and give it a new life.

I just colored mine white and Red and Orange using left over paint from previous projects. You can buy oops paints from  Home Depot or Lowes and do the same. Sometimes paint won’t brush on smoothly on resin frames, just use primer first to give the paint a surface to hold onto. Or let the strokes show and sand it later, adds a bit of rustic character…

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Words to Live By

WORDS TO LIVE BY

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Gorgeous Succulents

MY GORGEOUS SUCCULENTS

My succulent pots are growing in nos. Nothing better than re purposing all the used food jars and tins to plant these babies. I tried using different  shapes & sizes of containers and they all look so pretty!

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Timeless Elegance

TIMELESS ELEGANCE

So earlier this week i posted some examples of how to use color in a space. If that blew your mind, look what i have in store for you today.

The Neutrals! Yes, nothing too bright or razzmatazz…these neutrals are Timeless, Elegant and just a class apart.

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The amazing play of Scale, Tone, Texture, Rhythm and Repitition

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Live.Laugh.Love.

LIVE.LAUGH.LOVE

That is all there is to Life!

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Useful tools for Interior Design

USEFUL TOOL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN

Olioboard is such a fun and useful website for Interior Design enthusiasts. Unlike other programs, one does not have to be trained extensively to use this tool. Just pick a space and start adding furniture and accessories of your choice to create A 2D- or 3D moodboard! Olioboard has a huge library of inventory available to choose from. Once you’re happy with your creation, it is so easy to work an estimate of the items that were used to design the room, and even easier to communicate the design to a contractor or indulge in a little DIY ! You only spend a little time and a lot of your own imagination!

Here are some of my own Olioboards !

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 CONTEMPORARY LIVING ROOM

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LOFT LIVING ROOM

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Friends Show Apartment

“FRIENDS” SHOW APARTMENT

Whose apartment do you like better? Joey, Chandler’s OR Monica & Rachel’s? Check out this absolutely delightful graphic by artist Inaki Aliste Lizarralde! More coming up!

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Happy Easter

HAPPY EASTER

Take a look at these colorful, fun Easter themed candles! So very cool! I found these at Etsy. These are made with real eggshell, vegetable wax, and are totally eco-friendly!.

Have a joyful Easter and may you find hope, peace and sweet blessings!

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Arabesque Tile

THE NEW OLD TILE IN TOWN

Arabesque tile is here to stay!

The curvi linear forms along with sharp angles give the tile an artistic and ornate look. Available in a wide variety of colors and glazes, it looks great both in horizontal as well as vertical planes. They break the monotony of  regular rectangular or square tiles and remain classic through changing trends. Here are some finishes to give an idea. Most of them have a premium $$$ amount attached to them but home depot’s online store also carries a small range of these tiles at a more affordable price.

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Patina

PATINA

What a gorgeous wall!

Architects “Jane Kim Design” did such a fine job by introducing patina-ted copper panels that match with the mirror, onto the entire wall, enhancing and expanding the character and beauty of the mirror. And oh! By the way, the mirror was bought from an architectural salvage store! How awesome is that?

Beauty can not be confined within high end stores…You only need to expand your horizon and put your thinking cap on!

 

 

 

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Color Pop

COLOR POP

Splash some color into a monochromatic room and watch the space come alive! Bold color accents on a neutral color palette along with black and white geometric prints make any space look modern and chic. Here are a few examples that reflect this style tip. So just transform any boring space by adding bits of your favorite pop color!

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Color palette

COLOR PALETTE

This must be the most gorgeous color palette I’ve come across! Clearly inspired by nature-The sand, stone and sea….The neutral tones of sand and stone look great providing a backdrop to a more dominant yet calming turquoise. Read more at ELLE

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Pantone Color Of The Year

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR

Pantone has declared “Emerald 17-5641″ as the color of 2013! The color is bold, bright and has a certain elegance associated with it. It is mostly seen as a rich color that feels grand and regal. I can’t wait to use it in my projects and other applications. Whether it is used in the form of antique patina or accent decoratives, it is sure to freshen any space.
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Adding this color to a neutral color scheme will make any space look stunning. It can even be paired with Black and white geometric patterns to create a classy modern look.

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Download a free “Color of the Year” wallpaper from Pantone!