the color of the year for 2017…

every december we wait…well maybe not all of us…but those interested in color…do…this is the month that pantone announces the “color of the year” for the upcoming year…and this year…it is all about green! pantone described this color perfectly… “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and […]

the color of the year for 2016…

every year…in december…we patiently wait for pantone to announce the color of the upcoming year…and now…for the first time ever…there are two colors!  i have to admit…when i first saw them…i thought…it’s a boy and a girl…so here they are…   photo source:  pantone rose quartz and serenity pantone says of this color: A softer […]

black & white done right…

my beautiful sasha…showing a great mixture of black & white…this moment could not have been more perfect…is it any wonder he belongs to me? i’ve always said…if you are thinking of trying out mixing patterns…one of the easiest ways to try it…is with a black & white theme…try stripes, polka dots…paisley…whatever you have in your […]

touches of color…

if you have been reading my blog for a while…you may have noticed that i do love color…so you can imagine my delight…when i saw these two pages show up in the april issue of instyle magazine…(yes…i’m a bit behind in perusing my stack of magazines!) this is one of THE easiest ways to update […]

mixing patterns in black & white…

while mixing patterns is not for everyone…for those that love it…there are those that have mastered the art…while others that would like to dabble in it…but don’t know where to start… one of the easiest ways…is to start with a black & white palette…so with that color combination…you are only looking at texture & size […]