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Debra, Thanks for reading and commenting. I know you are a photographer and wonder if hydrangeas also inspire you visually.
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Susan, It makes me happy that you love this blog. I hope you love my next one too! :) I will definitely check out your up-cycled bags.
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Louise, Hyacinth, hydrangea, lilac, lavender - all these fabulous blues are named after flowers that naturally know how to create beauty. And no, i did not know that bit of architectural superstition. Thanks for enlightening me...and for commenting.
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Cheryl... I have many Cheryls in my world but with those simple words "Love it" -- i do believe I know exactly which Cheryl you are. And of all the beautiful flowers in the world, the hydrangea will always remind me of you. Thanks for checking in and commenting.
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JANE DAGMI. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about decorating with blue. Inspired by a recent and joyful overdose of hydrangea plants along the California coast, I am loving many shades of blue represented in this bountiful flower from fresh French blue to a mellow heather hue and onto a vivacious violet. Riding a hydrangea blue high, I found a few beautiful rooms whose palettes reflect my state of mind. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at Living In Color
Leslie, You are too kind...a book about bathrooms? Maybe! When you go to the paint store (and I hope it's Benjamin Moore!) check out gentle grays, that Woodmont Cream or other pale chiffon--and you know, I wouldn't discount black and white stripes!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on Beauty and the Bath at Living In Color
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Lynn, Thanks for chiming in about the success of Aura. It's always validating to hear positive comments. I love the name of your company--Pixie Dust...how totally fun!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on Beauty and the Bath at Living In Color
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Thea, So happy to hear that this story may have eased your design anxiety. Remember, at least for the paint part, bathrooms are generally small, and if you don't get it right the absolute first time, another chance won't be devastating. I have a friend who is the epitome of style and she admits to repainting rooms on many different occasions until she gets it right.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on Beauty and the Bath at Living In Color
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Pat, Since Stratford Blue is a pretty saturated hue especially for an enclosed space, use metallic or white to create light pops. I don't know what color your fixtures are. Blue and white is always crisp. Blue and brown can be really serene. But I'd like to see some silvery something in the bathroom or perhaps a small funky crystal chandelier. What do you think about that?
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on Beauty and the Bath at Living In Color
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Katrina. The great thing about that black and white is that any color will go with it. I love the downplayed use of brown/gold but I could imagine a bold yellow just as easily. Thanks for your comment.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on Beauty and the Bath at Living In Color
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Valerie. I know! Me too. I fell hard for that color combo. I'd actually love to use the combination in a dining room or for that matter, any other room of the house. It's stellar!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on Beauty and the Bath at Living In Color
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JANE DAGMI. When it comes to creating the ultimate bathroom retreat, we'd all wish for a healthy budget, a spacious floor plan and maybe a designer to consult with. Perhaps we'd also add in the luxury of starting from scratch. Sadly, that's rarely the case. Even minor bathroom makeovers can be quite the challenge when your dream vision comes up against space constraints, fixtures that are not ideal yet too costly to replace, and plumbing codes. But . . . here comes color, a powerful ally that will inject personal style, mood, and beauty into the plainest bath. So, what are good bathroom colors? Here are five great palettes to get you thinking outside of the plain white box! Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Living In Color
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Thea, I am so glad the blog provided validation--although living in the cheery golden space is probably validation enough!
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Thanks Barbara. I went through a phase of not truly appreciating Yellow, but now I see its great spirit and strength!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Lisa, you must go NOW! And charge your camera to the limit! They won't let you take inside pics, but there's plenty on the grounds to get your going.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Ahhh... #311. But seriously...how could you, Jen...of all people...forget that silly name! It sounds like something you’d come up with!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Jen, did he vote for Squish Squash too? I want to see a photo of the whole room. I want to see what else you are putting into that room. Knowing you, it will be a visual feast.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Amy, like a lot of things in life, I think we do O.D. on color. But loving that you are on the yellow brick road to recovery! I have a friend with bright yellow laminate in her kitchen. At first I was like ... "Whoa," but now I embrace it and love its period charm.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Elisabeth, your persistence paid off! Looks like that color has that copper meets bronze kind of glow, and I am sure it looks quite spectacular in the evening.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Thanks Ginny. I'm sure for pleasure or work, you've been to Bonnet. It's just extraordinary.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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Leslie, thank you so much. You can't tease me like that and not send a photo. After the shell shelf (say that 10 times fast!) is painted, I want to see it. I'm glad I inspired you to revisit yellow.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on How to Use Yellow at Living In Color
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JANE DAGMI. For such a cheerful color, yellow can be surprisingly hard to use. Maybe it's just a little too sunny and overpowering. But recently, I fell in love with bright yellow again. It happened while touring The Bonnet House, once a sprawling Florida 1920's home and now a Ft. Lauderdale museum and popular site for artists. From every vantage point, yellow provides exclamation to architecture, ironwork, and trim and asserts its golden joy throughout the house. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Living In Color
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Dear Cheryl, When I am in need of some visual excitement, I know I can come to see you! Glad you liked the blog. Thanks for the inspiration.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2011 on Ode to Chromatic Dare Devils at Living In Color
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Dear Cheryl, I'm glad you are inspired to color-ize! If you haven't joined the Benjamin Moore Facebook page yet ... do so now. And when you're done colorizing, post a pic of finished room!
Toggle Commented May 6, 2011 on Ode to Chromatic Dare Devils at Living In Color
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Leslie, I'm glad my invitation inspired you. So now, what are you going to do about your gloomy hall way or bath? Huh? A stencil could enhance either area. Another idea that a friend did -- trace around the curves of a mirror and then go over the outline with paint, building up about a 3 inch border. Nice way to bring out the shape of the frame and to put a little zing on the wall.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2011 on Ode to Chromatic Dare Devils at Living In Color
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