Texture becomes a home

Texture has been the buzzword in home decor since people migrated away from bright colors. As you know, if you’ve been observing the unfolding of Paola Pillows, I could never walk away from intense colors. I have strong opinions about color and I blog about it!
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Green Flash

The hot new color in the top ten for this Spring is Pantone’s Green Flash. With the first snowfall here in Litchfield behind us, thoughts  turn again to planting. Well, planning for it anyway. Consider repotting some houseplants. Several of mine are patiently waiting for me to help them out.
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An Artist’s Passing

At the time of a person’s passing, people often comment on how they were personally affected. I remember more about David Bowie’s voice and his legendary style as an artist than specific songs. David Bowie was a person who crossed many lines. I think he’ll most be remembered as a change agent- an androgynous soul at the forefront of music and the arts.
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Spring in Winter

Last week, we shot some new photos. That is, Brad Stanton shot some new photos for publicity. This is one. It was fun not being behind the camera because I got to choose pretty things and set up the various shots. The tallow berries were beautiful – ironically white like the snow we haven’t had here in Connecticut. Of all of them, this photo made me think of Spring, and shooting around outside.
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Winter Woodland

We’re still waiting for that winter wonderland in Litchfield, Connecticut. I’m not complaining. It just seems odd that Christmas has come and gone without any snow to speak of. Will winter feel longer when it does? Just sending off my sister back to Ames, Iowa after a few days. Now, the holidays are officially over as we head back to our REAL lives.
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The Rise of the Color Police

Fashion forward décor has led to the rise of the Color Police in the past few years. Sadly, color has been stamped out from literally every aspect of home décor – walls, window coverings and furniture-even life itself. And no, texture is not a substitute for color.
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Merry Christmas!

Life has been so crazy busy, it’s been difficult to grapple with the inevitable onslaught of holidays around the bend. But that’s OK. It’ll be here soon enough. Christmas is coming.
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The Nest

Days are getting shorter and the sky grows grayer by the day in New England. This photo reminds me of the overriding grey color outside today, anticipating first snow.
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