October 10, 2014

How To Make Pinky-Beige Work in Your Home

We've all heard the horror stories about pinky-beige right? It's really a tough hue to work with in the home because it seems most of our decor and undertones are opposite of what works well with pinky-beige and that's why it doesn't work.

September 30, 2014

What Color Should I Choose for My Sofa?

Oh the possibilities are endless! Should you go neutral and be safe and fairly boring or go for a color? I know buying a sofa is a big investment and one that will last for years to come so choose wisely. Should we choose safe or go for something fun and exciting like I have here in this photo?

September 18, 2014

Colors That Will Make Your Home Cozy

I don't know about you but I can't wait for the Fall to kick in. I just love this time of year because it's cooler and just so darn colorful - two great hits in my book!

Can't you just see it? Let's see - 

  • I'd put the red in the kitchen
  • The gold in the family room
  • Orange in the dining room
  • Brown goes in the office
  • and the last two colors are great for the power room

Can you picture it? I sure can! Let me know if you want these colors in your home, just in time for Fall.

September 1, 2014

Today's Question. Should I Have An Accent Wall In My Home?

I love using accents walls but I personally think they have more power if they are an a specific architectural feature such as an arch or column. 

I'm not a big fan a accenting a wall because it breaks up the space and makes the room look smaller or dated. Now decorative applications such as these horizontal stripes are nice for large rooms as seen in this bonus room. Both accent walls and features are of course perfect for the kids rooms.

Photo credit: Donna Frasca

August 25, 2014

What Color Should I Paint My Bathroom?

Would it be to obvious if I said “Any color you want!” Well, that's basically what I'm going to say.

Let me clarify here, I'm just talking about the guest bathroom or that really small power room in the house that no one knows what color to put in in because it's so darn small.

For the most part, these bathrooms are really very basic. They have a sink, a commode and maybe a small generic vanity. Also, if you live in the homes here in South Charlotte, your McMansion will have that basic beige 12x12 floor tile. Nothing fancy or exciting going on in these loos.

However, if you have a custom home and your power room is a little more detailed than obviously a little more thought needs to go into it.

The other day, I ready a post from one of my blogger friends and she chose a really cool color for her bathroom but I noticed her tile was pinky beige. Oh and the color she chose was similar to this:

The color was pretty cool but it really didn't go with her tile. It's really a no-no to mix any yellow undertone with pinky beige - it just looks weird!!

Here are some thought on color choices if you have that pinky beige tile in your bathroom and really have no idea which color to use.

Are any of these color amazing by themselves? No, not really but your choices are limited when you have that type of tile.

Which color would you choose? Safe? Soft? Bold? Well that depends on the decor and color palette of the rest of your home but for the most part, you can any of these colors.

In their own way, all the color are passable with this tile and again, keep in mind you're working with ugly tile so you can really have a fantastic color otherwise your ugly tile will really stick out. So try to work with it just a little and choose a color that will both make you happy and perhaps keep that tile a little quite. 


Which one would you choose?

August 12, 2014

Choosing Color for A Bungalow in Midwood Plaza in Charlotte

Love Bungalows? Look in the Midwood Plaza area of Charlotte and you'll see plenty!

If you're from Charlotte than you are very family with the Midwood Plaza area of town, you know, it's right by Midwood Smokehosue which is amazing and will certainly give Mac's Speed Shop a run for their money. Both great places to eat.

I'm not writing about food here today but would like to talk about the homes that you'll see when you're in the area of Midwood Plaza.