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Experts already at work searching for 'it' hues of 2013
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At Color Marketing Group, the annual "Next Color" is decided by its 1,100 members through a distillation process, where suggested colors are culled in stages until one emerges as a clear winner. Already, the group is studying as diverse fields as dance and cuisine in search of 2013's "it" color. Conversely, at Kohler, new colors are introduced every year, but have no set lifespan. More

Designer colors outside the lines in New York apartment
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Audrey Heckler's three-bedroom apartment's eye-popping setting is the work of Ronald Bricke, an interior designer who channeled Heckler's inner passion for boldness. "I give him all the credit," she said. "He's so intuitive. He knew I'd like color, that I hated beige and brown." Bricke did things like splash her sedate old furniture with brightly patterned fabric and paint the walls saturated colors like cherry and mango. More

A conversation with interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks
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Jeffrey Alan Marks has been a sought after decorator for years. Unlike most decorators who are stuck to a particular look, JAM is able to flex his design muscles to styles other than his own aesthetic preference. But he always renders them with his signature luxe and masculine touch, be it in the use of color or handsome pieces of furniture. Here, the decorator talks about what men should never wear, an alternative but equally glamorous life and what makes him happy. More

How to design with conversation starters in mind
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Interior designer Lula B talks about decor that will make a statement in your room. Conversation starters are a great way to add focus to a room. More

Arizona couple's contemporary home has New Orleans twist
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A vase overflowing with ornate Mardi Gras beads decorates the fireplace in Jared and Jane Berkowitz's Scottsdale, Ariz., home. It's a fitting accessory for the couple, who consider New Orleans one of their favorite places. It also sets the home's decorating theme: contemporary with a New Orleans twist. More

Commentary: It's what's inside that counts ... right?
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With more and more creative businesses diversifying their offerings and emerging trends catching clients eyes, interior designers are now competing in a very odd space. Interior design sits in a lost boundary between architecture, branding, graphics, marketing, product/furniture design and events design. More

Interior designer transforms skateboards into sustainable solutions
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Founded by former skateboarder Rich Moorhead, Art on Board turns skateboard fragments into sustainable interior design solutions as well as gives back to the skate community in various ways. Moorhead talks about his work, the skateboarding industry, the environment and the economy. More

Muted color, timeless style bring serenity to Detroit-area home
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With its beautiful blue palette and its setting high above Hines Park, Richard and Katie Smith's Northville Township, Mich., home is evocative of summer all year round. Almost every wall inside the brick and limestone house is the same wonderful custom-mixed shade of blue. "All the colors in the house — the walls, the fabrics — are inspired by the sea,” interior designer Jeffrey King said. More

Nonfabric window options for special areas
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When you mention window treatments, the majority of people think of an abundance of fabric on the wall. However, that is not necessarily the best choice if you have allergies or if it is a space where grease or dust can collect. These spaces can benefit from a nonfabric decorative window option. In this article, interior designer Teal Michel presents some alternative window covering choices. More

Retail profile: Le Potager is life's passion for California designer
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Le Potager in Fullerton, Calif., offers a distinct Old World European style that has developed and evolved over the years, the result of owner John Reed's extensive travels as an observer and student of European country chateaus, gardens and estates. "I love to blend all styles — French, English, Italian, Dutch, Belgian, etc.," Reed said. "Le Potager truly is my life's passion." More

Teen's interior design business up and running
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Sam Allen may only be 19-years-old, but his love and appreciation for interior design came at an early age. The Weston, Conn., native grew up with his interior designer mother, Leslie. She brought him to clients' houses with her after school and introduced him to the world of home decorating. Allen graduated from Weston High School in 2010 and now owns his interior design business, Sam Allen Interiors. More

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