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Dulux Color of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

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Another year has gone by and the paint brand Dulux revealed its color of the year 2022: Bright Skies™. It is an airy, fresh blue tone with a lean wink into gray; capturing this need so many of us feel for a fresh start. A reset. Via Dulux. Hues from the Greenhouse Palette by the…

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The Rising Star: Photography

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Hi everyone! I hope you have a great Independence Day! So, onto a quick question: how many photos did you take this weekend or planning to take during July 4th…

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A stylish contemporary vignette with a charcoal grey sideboards, an artwork, and a day bed. Image: Abstract House.

6 Fail Proof Interior Decorating Tips for Impact

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Hi everyone! The weekend is over and it’s time to get to work. Since I get asked quite often for decorating tips with impact that make a home look great,…

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Why I’m a Sucker for Colored Glass!

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If you have been following me for a while, you’re probably noticing a pattern in the things I like. For example, I’m a blue person. I just LOVE blue. However,…

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How to Make Successful Color Combinations

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This week I’d like to talk about colors! There is a fundamental and universal truth that is found everywhere and makes an imprint on us every moment of our lives yet,…

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A yellow runner and a yellow egg wrapped in a towel like a bunny face, surely makes a great Easter decorating idea. Image via John Lewis.

Easter Decorating Ideas

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As I’m writing these lines I’m daydreaming of my Easter destination! Tonight I have to pack because tomorrow I’m off with my family to Syros for our Easter break. To…

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Partial view of a sophisticated interior with an original Marble like print on the white wall over a rustic sideboard. Image: Nat Maks.

Spring Inspiration

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Lights4fun Spring is a season of new, fresh beginnings. It’s a time where nature’s glory hits a peak. It is also a great time to update your interior and exterior…

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A drawing of a colored lady singing into a retro mike. Artwork by Denise Riga.

Artwork by Denise Riga

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Lately, I have intentionally let myself get lost in the mesmerizing world of art, for I find art is one of my greatest healers and motivation boosters. Blame this mood…

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Get in Style with Super Trendy Chevron Patterns

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Pattern is one of the biggest trends this year and perhaps this decade.  It is a trend that’s here to stay! One of the most easy-going patterns of all is…

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Colors of the Year 2017

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It is this time of the year again where companies announce their choice color for the coming year!  Benjamin Moore: Shadow 2117-30; and for Sherwin Williams it is a beautiful…

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