For weeks now at my house, it’s all about bread-baking, Netflix time and redecorating. The big comforts during troubles times: eating carbs, while being told a story, while being in beauty is nourishing, nurturing and comforting since, like, the Beginning. If you are refreshing, rearranging, re-painting your home place through this pandemic time, you are … More Zoom.
Sometimes it’s do-able to design directly on the wall. For groupings, I find it’s best to lay it all out on a floor. Try several possible setups. Take photos before you move each design. Measure the spaces in between……
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The Spirit of Place. A solo exhibition of my work at the Norristown Arts Building now til November 29th, 2019. It’s a big show. My biggest ever. Nineteen paintings on canvas and paper. The Norristown Arts Building has been home to 22 artist studios for 20 years. The galleries are open most days, but it … More Save the Date: Exhibition & Reception 11/16 1-4pm
Art Curators favorite wall colors I hereby dare to add to this article about best wall colors for showing artwork. In my 750+ color consultations in homes and offices in the greater Philadelphia area, I have found that Artwork can take care of itself. White walls, bright walls, deeps and muds — all can support … More Wall Colors For Art Display
Working on color for an interior recently. A good-sized place with many rooms. New construction! This means my client “Monica” is making a million decisions a day, from lighting fixtures, to tile patterns, to drawer handles. It’s high quality stress, but still stressy. In one room, we are working off a carpet sample that has … More Color and Love
I went to Washington DC for the Women’s March. Yes, I’m for all those progressive ideals like equal rights, and peace not war, and I believe the environment is a person and a corporation is not. It was an awesome, fierce, and moving experience. And who would think so much power could be conveyed by the … More Pink
Many of you are getting ready to do the great Paint-the-Exterior-of -the-House-Before-Winter thing, aren’t you? And maybe you are tempted to repaint in the same colors that are already on there. But, hey…… Life is short or long depending on your point of view, and time doesn’t matter anyway because it’s an illusion, right? I’m pretty sure I … More Painting your house before winter? Inspiration from Italy.
I had a young visitor at the paint store today, who knew exactly what to do with the color brochures: make houses! It was very clear that I was in the presence of one who may be designing our living spaces in the not-too-distant future. She went to town opening up the color brochures and made … More Choosing Colors on the Internet – Arrgh.
Many of you already have tremendous Paint Store Savvy. You know your way around the color names and the codes and the different palettes of colors. This post is for those of you who are in the process of ratcheting up your Savviness Factor. Insider information is always helpful, and in this case, it’s even legal. … More Insider Information and the Secret Codes
How I wish I could take credit for this color choice. Awhile ago customer Michelle came in looking for a shade of bright orange for an accent wall. At least that’s what registered in my mind: Orange. Accent color. It was busy in the store that day, but I remember pointing out the 3 strips of … More Orange You Glad? Yes, I am.