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Ok, so you have spent tons of time, energy, and money selecting that PERFECT wallpaper that you absolutely cannot live without to transform your drab walls into a something glamorous… and now that it is finally installed and your room is transformed, you are left with all this extra wallpaper that you can’t seem to part with.  (Whew, that was a mouth-full.)  So what now?!  Don’t throw it away!  Here are some great ways to repurpose those wallpaper scraps.

 

1. Create Art

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Source: This Old House

Here is some art that I created myself!

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Some inexpensive frames from Ikea, this cost me less than $20!

 

2. Gift Wrap

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Source: Elle- Kelly Wearstler

Source: Elle- Kelly Wearstler

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Source: Elle

I have definitely given gifts wrapped in extra wallpaper I had too, I wish I took pictures!  Regrets.

 

3. Wrap Books

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*DESIGN TIP: Using a cohesive grouping of books when styling your bookcases, coffee tables, etageres, etc. looks so “designer”!  And its so easy.

 

4. Line your Bookcase

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Design by Marika Meyer

Design by Marika Meyer

I love the pop that a little print and color can bring to an otherwise boring backdrop.

 

5. Other Ideas

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What are some of your creative ways to reuse wallpaper scraps?  Share them with us!

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Its finally here!  The 2013 HGTV Dream Home!  Okay, so it has been here for a while now but there is only 26 days left until the drawing so I hope you have entered by now!  …To make your life easier, you can enter here, aren’t I so sweet?

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Again, Ethan Allen has furnished the Dream Home House, this gorgeous house is in Charleston, SC.

What do you think about the kitchen ceiling paint color?  With ceilings this high, I think it totally rocks!

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I just love the fun and vibrant color scheme that is pulled throughout the whole entire house!  I have a feeling that painted furniture and this aqua blue and lime green scheme will make a comeback this year (yes, I do still know that the Pantone color of the year is emerald green).

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All of the accents are so cute!  And almost all are from Ethan Allen.

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So do you love or hate the colors in the house this year?  I love them and hope I win (although I have only entered once)!

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If you need help designing your own space, contact me!

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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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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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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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Ahh I love fall time!  There is just something about the crisp morning air and the warm colors on the trees that just gets me, and I know I’m not alone here.  The leaves changing start to bring about the feeling of coziness that has been missing all summer.

Fall inspired color schemes are really starting to pop up everywhere!  Some colors with that “fall vibe” are coppery reds, pumpkins, burnt yellows, forest greens, and chocolaty browns.  If selecting a paint or accent color from these, be aware of the feeling you are trying to create…

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Design Seeds

Red can be a strong color that evokes energy, but with such a wide range of tones (from cherry, to crimson, to wine) there are lots of options to incorporate the color into any space.   There are tones that you can even be comfortable with year-round.

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A burnt Orange can be warming but a more vibrant shade can be super modern and lively.

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Forest Green is a great way to create an outdoorsy feeling and if accented with other warm fall color will create a “homey” feel as well.

Design by Lauren Racowsky

If a more neutral color is desired for a main color, warm or rich brown will evoke a natural feel of wood or stone.

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A strong note I will make is, do not feel obligated to use all these wonderful fall colors in only one space; Doing this will actually feel very chaotic.  There is a 3 color max rule for interior design and yes, this includes your neutral!

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A way to incorporate these colors is to use them throughout the whole house or floor , and to add hints of the color in accents to create a smooth transition between rooms.  Adding pillows on the sofa and candles on the fireplace mantle, and then artwork on the dining room wall, and a rug in another room is how to create flow in color.

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I hope this guide helps you to create the feeling of whichever aspect of fall you are trying to evoke in your home, whether it be the falling leaves, a forest stroll, or a harvest celebration.

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So what is your favorite time of year?  Does it inspire your color palette?

If you need help defining the color scheme in your own home, contact me!

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Black is a color that just never seems to go out of style.  Just like that “little black dress” that has been in your closet forever and can be worn for any occasion, black in interiors can feel timeless, classic, or a little bit daring.

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Whether you add black as a dramatic paint color or infuse it in accents, you are sure to have an elegant and timeless product!

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What do you think?  Timeless or not?

Need help using black in your space?  Contact me!

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As the 2012 London Summer Olympics come to a close this weekend, I felt it appropriate to honor the athletes who brought us home the gold…in my own way!

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Source: Hazelnut New Orleans

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If you need help creating this look or tackling another design project, contact me!

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One of the pieces to the room puzzle that usually gets very little attention is the ceiling!  Okay, so we are very particular about the type of lighting that goes up there, but what about the actual finish, treatment, or texture of it?  Having a color or pattern on the ceiling can also give the illusion of elongating the walls and making the room feel larger by drawing the eye upwards. There are so many unexpected ways to treat your ceiling so it isn’t just boring white.

Wallpapers:

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Source: vogue.com, Kelly Wearstler

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 Paints and Lacquers:

Source: Designer Steven Gambrel

Source: Benjamin Moore, province blue 2135-40

Source: Benjamin Moore, golden honey 297

Source: Benjamin Moore, branchport brown HC-72

Wooden textures and patterns:

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Source: Designer David Netto

Source: Designer Bunny Williams

Source: Designer Pedra Liquida. Casa do Conto, Spain

Source: Designer Pedra Liquida. Casa do Conto, Spain

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

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