I attended the Buyers Market, “The American Made Show” this past weekend in Philadelphia in search of new and different pieces for Orange. The Buyers Market is comprised of artists from the United States and Canada. To exhibit at the show each artist is evaluated on their designs, quality of work and uniqueness. … Continue reading
All of us at one time or another have made color mistakes on our walls. Back in the 90’s when faux painting was gaining popularity, and everyone was ragging and sponging their walls, I got caught up in the momentum and ragged my formal living room walls in my home in Georgia.
Not the brightest idea for a couple of reasons. Number one – I used red paint, and number two, I had no experience with ragging. I read some books and ran with the idea. The result – the walls appeared as if there was a mass homicide in the room and blood splattered all over the walls. Bob and the girls still will not let me forget this one.
Over the years I have learned a thing or two about choosing the right application and paint color. Here are some important tips to follow when you are choosing paint color for your home.
Tip number 1
Hire a professional for faux painting. Unless you have amazing artistic talent leave the faux painting to a professional. A good faux faux finish usually involves several layers of paint and glaze for the desired look. Not something you can learn overnight from a book!
Tip number 2
Start with an inspiration piece. Inspiration pieces can be anything that you love and want to incorporate into the room. Many times the inspiration piece is a fabric, rug, or a piece of artwork. Or maybe it is an image you found on Pinterest. This image inspired me to use red accents in my bedroom, and create a wall of photos in red frames. Click here to read more ideas on inspiration pieces.
Tip number 3
Do not choose your color from a paint chip. Paint chips are too small to accurately gauge whether the color has the right tone or hue for the room and its furnishings. And the paint chip decks are mass produced, so they are only copies of the color!!!
Tip number 4
Purchase paint samples of the colors you think will work in the room. All the paint companies and big box stores sell small containers of the actual paint colors at a minimal cost. Purchase the paint samples and paint a sample board. I have 100+ sample boards I use when I am specifying paint colors for my customers. The boards can be moved around the room easily to determine if the color, tone and hue are correct.
Tip number 5
Don’t paint splotches on the wall of your room with your sample paint colors. This will just confuse you and make it harder for you to determine if the color is right one.
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The New Year is here and some of us have made Resolutions to better ourselves in some way, but what about our homes? The Christmas decorations are packed away and as we look around the house our rooms look bare. It is a good feeling, like when you purge your closet and can… Continue reading
Debbie and I would like to express how grateful we are to have you as customers of Tassels Interiors and Orange Home Accessories. We’re THRILLED that you have joined us on our 2013 blogging journey. And are excited about sharing more with you in the New Year.
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I love to entertain at the holidays but running a retail store gives me limited time so I really need to plan ahead. Sitting down to enjoy the meal with family and friends should be a fun and relaxing time for everyone and if the host is not having fun then no one will.… Continue reading
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Fall has finally arrived in Florida!!!!! Debbie’s post here, gives us all kinds of great ideas to bring the indoors out, to enjoy our outside gardens, patios, and lanai areas.
The long hot, humid, and rainy summer in Florida often times leaves our outdoor living areas with mold and mildew and upholstery looking rather… Continue reading
Over the past 6 years the businesses of Plaza Bella have held the Plaza Bella Goes Pink 5K Challenge and the Diva Strut in an effort to raise funds and create awareness for a cure for Breast Cancer.
This Saturday, October 19 please join us to help KNOCK OUT Breast Cancer!
Some Statistics from the American Cancer… Continue reading
The warm secure feeling of being wrapped in a blanket is like no other. We are wrapped up in a blanket when we come into this world and to this day when I wrap myself in my favorite throw I feel warm, calm and secure. Even living in Florida a throw is essential, especially if your home is… Continue reading
You can find inspiration anywhere. I recently returned from a trip to London and Ireland and was taken in by all the beauty and fun use of color at every turn. From man made to the countryside it all made me smile…
This bright bird was recently placed as a temporary art installation in Trafalgar Square by a… Continue reading