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Getting color and light right
Elle Decor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pairing the right paint color and lighting can have magical results. But finding that perfect combination can be tricky. To help understand the relationship, we spoke with four experts; Donald Kaufman, color consultant and founder of Donald Kaufman Color; Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute; Eve Ashcraft, color consultant and founder of Eve Ashcraft Studio; and Carl Minchew, director of product development at Benjamin Moore. More

Outdoor living rooms: Define your space
WPLG-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Outdoor living rooms allow homeowners to creatively expand their living and recreational areas, which is why they have become so popular. "People are looking for spaces for parties outside of the house that are not necessarily formal, rather having a more casual open connection to the home itself," said Aelan B. Tierney A.I.A. of Kuhn Riddle Architects of Amherst, Mass. More

Textiles expert highlights 3 flooring trends
The Editor at Large    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Amsterdam-based textile designer Ulf Moritz has identified three key trends in flooring for the 2012-2013 season: primal nature, urban classic and fashionable rainbow. More

Fabulous designer foyers
House Beautiful    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You know what they say about first impressions. Since the entryway is what your guests' will see right away — make sure the furniture, paint color and seating that you choose send the right message. Get inspired with these foyer photos, ideas, and designs. More

Top 7 ways to get the most out of Facebook
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The goal for most small businesses on Facebook is to build relationships with current customers and future prospects. But random daily posts, "likes" and comments often do not produce the desired results. Fathom Research helps businesses understand what actually drives a deeper relationship with their customers. This article provides some of the strategic activities they recommend (with my examples) that help build strong Facebook relationships. More

No room for mistakes
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Todd Waterbury's apartment is just perfect. No, really. It's not simply that his book collection is restricted to titles with black, gray or white bindings, and stacked, jacketless, in neat horizontal rows (and mostly reflects the work of artists who are themselves interested in stacking, grid-making, map-making or otherwise marking time and space in obsessive and orderly ways). More

Wall treatment ideas: Instant mood with pattern, texture, color
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The red spaghetti wall at Los Angeles new Highland Park restaurant Maximiliano is a reminder that bold looks can come from the humblest of materials. The graphic design is etched MDF, the same kind of inexpensive medium-density fiberboard you can find in hardware stores. More

3 hot home decor trends for 2012
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Home decor trends for 2012 are dramatic, colorful and certain to grab attention. The interior design staff at Lamps Plus, the leading online home decor and lighting store, offer the following trend setting looks for 2012 along with suggestions for getting the look in your home by just adding a few key elements. More

All the way with hallways
Sherwin Williams Stir    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the overall design scheme, hallways often are an afterthought: They're seen as a means to a destination, not a destination in and of themselves. However, hallways can be the perfect canvas to take a chance on color. More

Transformations at the flip of a switch
Loudon Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Residential lighting expert Linda Morley predicts a trend toward lighting fixtures with simpler, cleaner lines, updated finishes and unusual styles as homeowners take advantage of the transformational power of lighting. More

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