Using Color to Create Balance & Harmony

**Please also check out the full reveal of this project here!**   In my opinion, the most critical of the principles of design is Balance. It is also one of the most subjective, making it tricky for many people to master in their own homes. Balance is when the various items or elements in a…

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Who’s Afraid of Pink Beige?

If you’ve read other color or color-focused design blogs, you’ve likely seen a fair amount of clamor about a much-maligned, and very commonly used neutral color – beige. But not just any beige, beige with a red undertone. AKA “pink beige.” Even if you have no idea what I’m talking about at this point, you’ve…

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Stone Cold Crazy

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a stone distributor, Marble & Granite in Norwood, Massachusetts, to (re)select the slabs for my kitchen. I won’t get into the ‘re’ part, other than saying I didn’t think I’d have to go back for a second time (absolutely no fault on the part of M&G) – but…

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Going Gray: A Cautionary Tale

Yesterday, I finalized the paint colors for our entire house (the new one under construction), after weeks of agonizing over fan decks, large color chips, fabric swatches, and actual paint on the walls.ย I won’t bore you with the laundry list of all thirteen colors (fifteen if you count trim and ceiling), all Benjamin Moore, but…

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