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

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Source: pantone.com

“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

Source: Elle Decor

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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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Many of my clients love the look of hanging artwork in a gallery style but find it a daunting task to organize.  Here are a few simple tips that need to be followed if you want to create a cohesive gallery of artwork in your home.

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First pull together all the pieces that you want in the gallery, and they definitely do not all have to be photographs.  You can include mirrors, mementos, pressed flowers, children’s artwork, paintings, sculptures, clothing, etc.

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It is easy to get carried away with tons of your favorite pictures and end up with a wall full of clutter.  There must be one commonality amongst every piece of art whether it is the color of the photo, color of the frame, color of the mat, or size.  For example, if the frames are all different shapes, sizes, and colors, the photos should all be black and white.

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Now, there are two ways to display the art: in a random pattern or an organized manner.  I find that when all of the pieces are the same size (maybe from the same series) and are hung in a grid, the effect can be very dramatic.  A more random pattern can have a more personal and casual feel.  The trick to laying out an asymmetrical arrangement is to have a common axis which the pieces are lined up on, this give a feeling of order to the chaos.

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Regardless if the gallery is randomly arranged or not, the pieces should all be the same distance apart from the next, I usually like between 2 ½ inches to 5 inches all around, give or take depending on how large the wall and the art is.

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Above is a gallery I designed for one of my clients in MD.

Follow these easy tips and you are on the way to creating a successful gallery in your own home!

If you need help achieving this look or tackling any other design challenge, feel free to contact me!

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