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Archive for December, 2012

Merry (late) Christmas everyone and happy holidays!!!

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Such a cute Christmas gift for the boyfriend!

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Pantone announced their color of the year, finally!  The winner is… EMERALD!

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“Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

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Source: Decor Pad

So how do you use this bold color to actually work in interior design?  By pairing it with neutrals such a creams, white, or black to really make it pop.  Emerald also looks gorgeous with accents of bright blues, or even last year’s Pantone Color of the Year 2012, Tangerine!  What a nice transition!

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Source: Elle Decor

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Source: Elle Decor

Source: Elle Decor

Would you want Emerald in your home?

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If you need help selecting your perfect accent color, contact me!

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Target + Neiman Marcus = beautiful things!

Source: Target.com- Altuzarra Double Glasses and Shaker

Source: Target.com- Altuzarra Double Glasses and Shaker

The Neiman’s collection for Target is now available and I love all of it!  Here are just a few pieces I neeeeddd…

Source: Target.com- Philip Crangi Frame

Source: Target.com- Philip Crangi Frame

Source: Target.com- Oscan de la Renta Pet Bowl

Source: Target.com- Oscan de la Renta Pet Bowl

Source: Target.com- Marc Jacobs Pouch

Source: Target.com- Marc Jacobs Pouch

Source: Target.com- Diane von Furstenberg Jewelry Box

Source: Target.com- Diane von Furstenberg Jewelry Box

A little holiday shopping perhaps?

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Who was Dorothy Draper??  Well, in 1923, she was the first person to actually establish an interior design company, thus making it a true profession!  How cool?

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As a true “Interior Designer”, she made huge strides in the field and broke through what was considered safe and common at the time.  She was known to pair uncommon colors and print together, her motto? “If it looks right, it is right”.  (dorothydraper.com)

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I love her use of bold contrast in color and prints!

Just a few of her largest and most well know project include the restaurant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, nicknamed “The Dorotheum”, the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, and the Camellia House, Drake Hotel in Chicago.

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Benjamin Moore even came up with a Dorothy Draper color palette and several famous designers such as Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler have done design projects in ode to her as well.

Spurce: hayancafe.blogspot.com -Kelly Wearstler

Source: hayancafe.blogspot.com- Jonathan Adler

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I wonder, what would the design world be like without Dorothy Draper?  Would we be living in boring little tone-on-tone boxes?

If you need help designing your own Dorothy Draper inspired room, contact me!

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