Color Me : Analogous Color Scheme in Fashion and Interiors

I seem to have an analogous fashion color preference in my wardrobe. My prefered color scheme is blues and greens. Happy, easy, and a sophisticated look. It is also my favorite color scheme for interiors.   What is an Analogous Color Scheme? Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the …

Interior Design: Deck out Your Porch for Fall and Halloween!

Welcome to fall everyone! I love fall because it is my favorite time of the year! In Atlanta the weather is cooling down, the college football flags have been proudly hoisted, and my weekends are spent screaming at the television while wearing college team colors.(Yes, we wear school colors per game. Florida, Clemson, and Wisconsin if you …

InteriorDesign: What Does Playing Tennis have to do with Universal Design?

 Dear friends it's Flashback Friday! I am of the mindset that I am never too old to try anything. Except skydiving, that's not gonna happen. Ever. Perhaps I should have put playing tennis second on my "Never Ever Gonna Do It list". Too late. I should have known better, but isn't 50ish the new 30ish? …

Color Me: Monochromatic in Fashion and Interiors

There is no secret trick to wearing monochromatic outfits. As long as you have tops, bottoms, and accessories in the same color (different shades of the color work too), dressing in all one hue is super simple and looks really chic.  Designing your room around a monochromatic color palette is an incredibly simple way to bring a …

Color Me : Complementary Colors in Fashion and Interior Design

A light bulb went off in my head this morning after I posted about wearing monochromatic colors and as an interior designer I am an expert in color theory so  how about I share  the blue and orange complementary color scheme I tend to favor so much. {Florida Gator mom} Complementary Colors in Fashion I …

Interior Design: Colorful Interiors inspired by the Olympic Ring

Design Board inspired by the colors of the Olympic rings Have you been watching the Olympics? So exciting and so much fun cheering on the USA teams! I am paying close attention to an athlete who happens to be my client, but I can't show you the home because my client prefers to keep her …

Interior Design : Outdoor Living: Summer Entertaining Made Simple

Hosting an outdoor party before Labor Day?Whether you're hosting a gathering of friends or like me, a pool party with the family, make  it easy on yourself like I do.1.Keep the Menu Simple:Prepare all of the food except the meat 2 days before the party.Cold salads,appetizers, and desserts are popped into the refrigerator.I also use …

Interior Design: Before and After: You Don’t Need a Beach House for Coastal Colors

Summer is here and today I'm sharing my latest design project inspired by coastal colors.This client relocated from Florida and misses her beach home so I brought the colors to her Atlanta home. Before:They had a large brown sectional and lots of  neutral decor in their home. The home was already dark enough without having any …

Interior Design: Male Decor: Masculine Modern Living

I have this wonderful male executive client who wanted me to decorate his apartment and he had only two requests:Make it modern....Make it easy to maintain...Make I introduce to you a minimalist modern luxury bachelor pad.....Since my client works from home a few days a week, I added his office space into the living room …

Interior Design: Children Designs that Grow with Them: Featuring the Little Man Cave

What happens when a mother of two 6 and 8 year old boys calls my interior design company to help her redesign their bedrooms, bathrooms, and the bonus room?As a mother of 4, "Who has been there, done that", the solution was really very simple.I designed spaces that will grow with them.I also have decorated …