Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Devil Wears "Cerulean Blue"!


Looking for a new color to paint your walls?  Don't be scared to use COLOR!
Scared to jump in the deep end of that blue pool? It's OK, you can do it!
Thinking of blue maybe? I have the perfect blue for you!
 
How about “Cerulean Blue”! 
Cerulean Blue is hard to describe in words but if you remember Meryl Streep’s monologue in The Devil Wears Prada you’d likely not forget it! Here's a clip of monologue to jar your memory!

 
The mesmerizing Cerulean Blue can be seen in everything from drinks to gowns!
 

 
Cerulean blue is a soothing, calming color that also evokes feelings of peace and confidence. Some of the mixed attributes of light shades of turquoise can be attributed to cerulean including femininity and an association with the American Southwest. Use cerulean blue when you want to symbolize a clear, blue sky.
It is a blue that works well with white ceilings, baseboards and wood trim!  The white counter balance is perfectly suited to it.



Cerulean Blue can also be used as an accent color next to another blue like Turquoise as seen above.
 



Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wall Decor....If Walls Could Talk

Are you trying to find just the right wall treatment? It can be tricky! Framed art, wallpaper, and hand paint murals are just a few and  can come with a hefty price tag. But what if you could add something beautiful that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Here’s a solution for you …Wall decals! These beautiful appliqués are suitable for many room styles from modern to classic. You may have seen them for children’s rooms but check these out for grown ups!


For a large wide wall where several large pieces of art might look contrived, use a long and wide decal or appliqué at mid height. By painting the decal in a darker tone of the wall color visual interest is created in a decorative but not imposing manner. What a statement!


Can’t find just the right headboard? A wall decal can be applied to a plain surface headboard, in an accent color, adds just the right touch to an otherwise boring headboard. And if you don’t have a headboard, you can apply the decal directly to the wall instead of a headboard. What a statement!

Turn your bathroom into a real “Spa” with an architectural decorative decal elements. Look at this beautiful tub treatment, almost looks like it was carved of granite. What a statement!

So let your walls make a statement, with the limitless, easy and affordable wall decal. For more just Google Search Architectural Wall Decals or go to Trendy Wall Designs.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Florals Have Always Been In Style...

While my beautiful Lilacs, Geraniums and Wisteria are in full bloom in my garden , I’d love to bring a bit of the Spring Garden inside too. And there may be no better way to do that than to redo just one room, in a new spring color and with some flowers.
Garden themed rooms have always been popular for the stimulating color and cheery designs. Start with none other than the traditional floral print. Florals offer us a built in blueprint to create a good uplifting color scheme. More over most floral patterns have a range of shades and colors that coordinate effortlessly with a variety of solids, mini prints, plaids and stripes.

Fabric companies such as Robert Allen have made decorating easy by coordinating fabrics in books that mix and match with each other by color groupings.

If you’d love to have a garden room in your home, here are some tips on using floral patterns in the room.

• Pick florals that will coordinate with colors already in the home. If you have green carpeting, for instance a floral with pretty green leaves will do well. If you have tan carpeting or just prefer a more neutral look, some of the tea stained floral designs would be perfect.

• Try to balance your floral print pattern with the plain surfaces, on walls, floors, sheets or curtains. Most florals are beautiful but can be busy and a little can go a long way. Using plain backgrounds on these surfaces will also give you a degree of flexibility in updating your accessories from time to time.



• An easy way to create a color scheme is to choose the background color of the floral pattern for the paint color of the room. Then, look carefully at the floral to decide on the secondary and accent colors. A rule of thumb is the secondary color will be a pleasing mid-tone that may be used for carpeting, bed skirts, pillows, upholstery and trims. The third color is usually a brighter accent color. Use this color in smaller accessories, trims and accents throughout the room, pictures, vases, welting on pillows, tie backs, chair seats and the like.

• Keep the design principle of repetition to balance the look of a floral pattern. Repeat fabrics within the room so the patterns are seen throughout the room.

• A floral area rug can do wonders for that garden feeling you’re after. They add color and pattern, however make certain that their scale won’t clash with the scale of floral fabric used as the predominate one in the room. If the rug is large scale then the fabrics should be a medium or small scale floral pattern.

• Hang artwork that includes floral themes. Select mats and frames that compliment the art’s color palette.

• Replace some of the furniture with real garden furniture. Small accent tables in white iron perhaps. Also, wicker can be very comfortable when cozy floral seat cushions are added.

Need help incorporating Florals  in your decorating scheme? Call or email for a "Decorating Consultation"!  toni@marieantoinetteinteriors.com or call 925.862.9064