Valentine’s by Design Gift Ideas & Guide 2013

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Bath Design by Romance Valentines Gift Ideas | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Gift and Décor Shopping Guide: Lemon Geranium Bubbling Bath Elixir – Thymes, Amara Sensory Candle – Dayna Decker, Biltmore Estate Hotel Collection Bath Towels – Biltmore Estate, Victoria & Albert Cabrits Tub – Victoria + Albert Baths, Jason Wu for Brizo Bath Tub Fixtures – Brizo , LZF Red Agatha Pendant – Global Lighting , Michelle Oxenberg Art – Spitting … Read More

You Are Creative; Rediscovering Your Inner Child

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Creativity is Innate |

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘ I’d like my crayons back, please.’ “ –  Hugh … Read More

Modern in Murano: The Sisters Sent’s Wearable Glass Jewelry

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When Venice was an island of wooden structures in the thirteenth century, glassmakers were confined to the neighboring island of Murano. Because of the threat of fire, it was too dangerous to allow them to remain in Venice. The foundries moved in 1291, all the better to isolate the craft and the artisans that revolutionized the alchemy of silica and … Read More

Pop Color Scheme Inspired by Warhol’s Green Marilyn

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A near-neon pop color palette of violet-blue, blue-greens, yellow, magenta, red, and black purple inspired by Warhol’s Green Marilyn.  (Pantone color guide inspired by Warhol’s artwork: Pantone 605 C, Pantone 3232 C, Pantone 7465 C, Pantone7682 C, Pantone 0521 C, Pantone 199 C and Pantone 276 C.) Artwork Details: Green Marilyn (1962) by Andy Warhol silkscreened on synthetic polymer paint … Read More