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Painted Turquoise Wood Door with Elegant Silver Metal Ironwork Detail

Painted Turquoise Wood Door with Elegant Silver Metal Ironwork Detail

Striking Turquoise Door Greets Guests. WHY I LOVE IT: The door’s pure, rich blue-green paint is as perfectly close to Turquoise as you can get.  The ironwork screen over the frosted window is exquisite in its artful detail. The vibrant color and intricate ironwork combine to create an attention deserving entryway ...

Tantalizing Textiles in Vibrant, Rich Colors from Futaba-en Dye Factory Tokyo

Tantalizing Textiles in Vibrant, Rich Colors from Futaba-en Dye Factory Tokyo

A private tour of the legendary textile dye factory Futaba-en was definitely one of several fabulous highlights of my recent trip to Tokyo. WHY I LOVE IT: The entire textile process is done by hand as it has been done for hundreds of years from: the initial sketch to cutting the ...

Pretty Japanese Kimonos Inspire Home Decor Textile Ideas

Pretty Japanese Kimonos Inspire Home Decor Textile Ideas

Japanese kimonos in an array of vibrant colors. Absolutely loved my trip to Tokyo. It was a whirlwind of fashion, beauty and design inspiration at every turn. WHY I LOVE IT: Aren’t these Japanese silk kimonos just gorgeous? The color combinations are fabulous and the pretty patterns and prints are a ...

Pretty in Pink: Lighting Showroom Inspiration

Pretty in Pink: Lighting Showroom Inspiration

Visiting furniture and lighting showrooms is a fantastic way to find fabulous decorating inspiration and ideas. I’m fortunate that my job, as editor and publisher of the Decorating Diva, allows me to visit amazing design shows overflowing with creative displays and vignettes. WHY I LOVE IT: Contrary to what some may ...

A Mixed Bag: Pantone's Fashion Colors Spring 2013

A Mixed Bag: Pantone's Fashion Colors Spring 2013

  I think that Pantone’s Spring 2013 Fashion color report hit some high notes, but overall I wasn’t enthused by the 10 color spectrum. Below is my take. My fashion 2013 color favorites: Monaco Blue (Pantone 19-39644) is regal,sophisticated, tailored;  Nectarine (Pantone 16-1360) is the perfect shade of orange – not spicy, ...

Nature Inspired Paint Color Palettes

Nature Inspired Paint Color Palettes

Get inspired by these organically grown paint color palettes that will give your home an earthy, eco-friendly appeal.