Monday, March 31, 2008

Great Find

If you're contemplating a re-do or perhaps a little spruce up this spring, then you'll want to begin your project with a plan. These beautiful journals will keep your design ideas at the ready and in style. Doodle floorplans, add notes and affix magazine and catalog pictures to the pages to keep track of your project.
This collection of 12 journals/notebooks can be found at Red Envelope. Coordinate your projects by color or the month.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Great Find

Good design doesn't need to be expensive indeed! These pears can be found at your local Target store and are a wonderful addition to your springtime table. Don't be fooled by chain stores; design-savvy professionals know that you can find great stuff cheap outside of the usual trade resources.

Color Alert

The color forecast calls for rich shades of brown and bronze to dominate home decor in the next few years. The growing trend of natural neutrals does not mean these colors are wishy-washy. These 'brown' shades will be more grounded and earthy. Think rock, stone and soil.

Some of our favorite shades are found within the Benjamin Moore line of paints and include Van Buren Brown - a milk chocolate color that will really wet your appetite. (Great for a dining room) Branchport Brown - with just enough red in it to really warm up a space and looks especially good in a high gloss for added drama. Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup are lush browns you can adapt to any room and the color Wenge from the BM Affinity line is a dark, bittersweet chocolate color that paired with silvery green, red or lilac works well for any season. In fact, pair brown shades with blue this spring for variations of sea and sand.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Green with Envy

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we'll take a look at some 'green' design ideas.

The first is the new HGTV's Green Home 2008. This home is not only beautiful, it's filled with eco-friendly products including energy-star appliances, recycled area rugs, repurposed lumber and CaesarStone countertops.

Next up - color. You'll see every shade of green from kelly to mint finding a spot in our homes this spring. Take a peak at these gorgeous hues featured on the HGTV website.

Punch up your table decoration with this spring green dinnerware set from Target.

March Speaker

Linda Hollander spoke about her 7 Success Secrets for Women in Business. Not only did she give 7 great secrets (starting with 'you've already got what it takes'), but she also emphasized that 'You can't do it on your own!'

If you missed our teleseminar this month, please make sure you take a look at Linda Hollander's website and don't forget to check out her Women's Small Business Expo to be held April 30th in Los Angeles, CA.