Fall 2012 Home Decor & Color Palette: Inspired by Seasonal Change

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What Inspires Me: “A bit obsessed with the texture and contrast in the impeccable new collection from D. Bryant Archie – had me instantly enamored. Crafted from vintage fabrics and alpaca hand-woven in Peru these additions to her already stellar brand are spot on trend for 2012. Inspired by her clever palette of Cobalt + Prussian blues with earthen hues that perfectly combine saturated color with neutrals in a fresh, simple way, I offer three fantastic paint colors from the Color Stories collection from Benjamin Moore (CSP-660 Adriatic Seas, CSP-205 Cathedral Gray, and CSP-30 Espresso Bean).

As the season changes and the air turns crisp use texture in abundance for a cozy home and be sure to contrast warm neutrals with a saturated dark hued blue.  Cheers to a brilliant Autumn!”

Nicole Dufour DuRocher


ndd-BKLYN-contessa1-682x1024Nicole Dufour DuRocher is the BKLYN contessa.   She was born in Chicago and raised between Upstate New York and Boston.  Nicole studied Finance and Art History at the University of Rochester, French at the Universite de Bourgogne and Photography at Pratt Institute. She’s a Tastemaker, Editor, Artist, Designer, Social Media Leader and proud Brooklynite. Keep up with Nicole: BKLYNcontessa, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.

At the Decorating Diva, we believe that creating beautiful home interiors, that resonate on a very personal level, is heavily influenced and shaped by our experiences and exposure to a multitude of inspirations from travel to art to architecture to fashion to beauty to interior design and to those everyday moments that give us pause and takes our breath away.Our mission is to share those beautiful inspirations from the worlds of design, lifestyle, everyday life and travel with you – to share those diverse sparks of creative inspiration and perspective that will undoubtedly ignite, fuel and continuously nurture your inner decorating diva as you embark on creating the home of your dreams – either with the help of a professional interior designer or on your own.