Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pantone Color of the Year 2013- Emerald Green

Pantone recently announced that Emerald is the color of the year for 2013.  You can imagine my excitement since I have been having a SERIOUS emerald green moment for the past few months. 

I recently designed a dining room for one of my client's that features this gorgeous color.  I'm not gonna lie, I am slightly jazzed that I was using this color so much BEFORE they announced emerald as color of the year.  It's nice, however, to see that I am on trend!  

I am trendier than trends. 

Want further evidence of my green moments?  Check out these shoes that I am obsessed with right now! (Aren't my doggies and husband adorable!)

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Veramonte Living Room Remodel- Residential Interior Design by Cole Barnett

Design challenge! 
This client initially hired me to design his new office space (in the works).  He moved into a new home on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and we spent a few dizzying days getting the space ready so that he could host his family and friends.  We met for the first time on a Friday, I space planned on Saturday, shopped Sunday, and installed on Monday and Tuesday. 
We have three gorgeous chandeliers that will be hung in the dining room and entry living room and we didn't have time to hang the curtains.
The client was clearly on a tight timeline but, they were also on a tight budget. Even though we are waiting on photographs of the finished space, I am still loving the improvements. 
I really like seeing the "Before and After" interior design photos.  You can really see how color can change a space.  We actually added more furniture to make the space feel larger.  It seems counter-intuitive but it made the space feel more balanced and therefore, it feels larger.  I also really like to place large artwork on the wall to open the space up.  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

How to Determine Your Interior Design Style- Lamps, Chandeliers, Accessories, and Furniture to Match Each Style

A few weeks ago I posted a blog entitled "How to Determine Your Interior Design Style".  Because it was so popular, I decided to share some products that will help you achieve these looks in your home.

 After you determine your look, click on the mood board below to shop these looks.

    Shop Design Styles

Which style are you? 

Are you.....




Arts and Crafts


Mid Century Modern

Hollywood Regency





Old World

Art Deco


Modern Rustic



 All White
Gentlemen's Club
 Palm Beach
 Nautical Chic
 Soft Modern

Girly Modern 
 California Casual Chic

Check out these interior design style descriptions from to determine your style and how to achieve the look in your home!