Just a blush, black & gray collage…

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I made a collage using a blush, gray, black & white color scheme and mixed different styles for seating. Adding a throw of sorts to any caged seating makes it more comfortable and withstanding the use of sofa or dining sets adds interest. Try swapping out the head chairs of a formal dining area or adding a bench to one side of the table. Mixing tables or lamps can also keep a space eclectic. The goal in design is to make a space feel collected over time and not bought in one store.

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Random Pretty Pictures: bright contrasting colors…

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Turquoise & highlighter yellow…

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Hot pink and hunter green…

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Yellow and emerald…

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Jewel tones…

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Kelly green and violet….

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Coral and sage…

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Yellow and magenta ..

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Gray, green and aqua

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Peach and mint…

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Cobalt blue and blush…

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Turquoise and red….

What color combos are you feeling lately?
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Color Schemes: Coral, peach, black & gray

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I haven’t contributed to this series in eons but when I came across this color scheme on Design Seeds, I knew I had to find more inspiration so here goes. The dark tones keeps it tailored and masculine but the peachy hues keeps it sweet. This can work well for a nursery, bridal party attire and tablescapes.

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{Images via Subtle Finish, Andrea is the VP of Merchandising for Design and Vintage sales at One Kings Lane via The Coveteur, Chicago Home and Garden, HGTV & Glamour}

Color Schemes: Plum/Grape & Daisy…

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One week ago today my Milwaukee Bucks beat the Lakers. I can’t stand that team so I was estatic. Here’s another opportunity for me to gloat, lol. Purple & yellow…

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I soooo wish the bookshelves had books with yellow spines somewhere in there. Can you imagine how much more fabulous this space would be with color coordinated books like this?

{Emily Walker of H&H. Photo via Odi et Amo}

In the background you see framed fabric. Here’s another view of that room.

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Color Schemes: Purple & Pink Christmas Holiday decor…

I had a conversation on twitter about the chance that a purple and pink tree could turn out tacky. Frankly, depending on how it’s decorated, any tree regardless of hue can become tacky. So here is a round of inspiration in a non traditional scheme that’s sure to make any girl happy. Above, I adore the display of cards on ribbon with ornaments and the ornaments and candles over the mantle. Simple easy decor ideas…

Tree decor design tips: Use beads (think Marti Gras) or ribbon instead of garland, use different sized bulbs to create more dimension, and instead of a star, use foliage and glittered branches at the tops of the tree…

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I prefer ribbon a little differently but the hues are still pretty…

Color Schemes Xmas Edition: Aqua and Silver Winter Wonderland

I recently  had a conversation with a friend who is having a debate with her husband about holiday color schemes. He wants blue and green but it reminds her of her school colors. She also feels it’s not Christmas-see enough if she doesn’t have red. So I started thinking of beautiful holiday schemes that aren’t traditional. The Winter Wonderland is exactly the kind of scheme that makes me feel totally in the mood. You can even add hot pink or fire engine red to the turquoise hues for a pop of color. Love the ribbon and disco balls and ornaments in urns looks…

A lot of the decor can be done on a budget. Branches from the yard spray painted can create a nice tablescape, ribbon by the roll can be purchased from Michael’s or Jo-Ann Fabric and you can use their weekly 40% off coupons in the paper. You can also get random mirrors from thrift stores of the Goodwill and spray paint the frames for mantle decorating. Dollar stores usually carry cone-shaped styrofoam that you can cover in glitter…

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