'Color Trends'

Lilly Pulitzer Wallpaper From Lee Jofa

April 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

The Lilly Pulitzer brand has long been known for their fun and bright clothing collections made up of fun color combinations like pink and orange or blue and green and using motifs of palm trees, plants, coral and anything tropical. Now the iconic clothier has teamed up with fabric and wallpaper producer Lee Jofa to create a gorgeous and FUN wallpaper line. The collection is inspired by hand-drawn artwork and is made up of 13 patterns, perfect for a young ladies bedroom and bath, or perhaps a big girl’s bathroom and dressing area. I can also see these prints bringing life and fun to a powder bath or a hallway. Today I’m sharing some of the prints and colors with you and to see more head over to Lee Jofa’s website here. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Beautiful Benches From Grandin Road

April 11, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I always enjoy flipping through the Grandin Road catalog when it arrives, they always have beautiful stuff year round and it’s a treat to see what they have new every Spring for outdoor use. I love a good bench and Grandin Road always has a lovely collection of colorful seating that can be used either outside or inside. A couple of years ago Mom ordered an indoor/outdoor bench from Grandin Road in a wonderful shade of green, we had a pad made for the bench in black and white houndstooth and it looks great. Their benches are not only beautiful and fun to look at but also comfortable. I want to share a few of the benches with you today and we’ll have a look at other great merchandise from Grandin Road in the days to come, in the meantime Enjoy!!!

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Welcoming March, Looking At Chartreuse

March 1, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I cannot believe it’s the first day of March, seems impossible that we are almost to Spring and it seems like we just put the Christmas tree back in the attic. The one thing I always associate with the month of March is the color green, I guess that’s because we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this month as well as the first day of Spring in 19 days. I love the color green, it really does go with everything and even more, I love to combine different shades of green in decorating. Today in celebration of the arrival of March we are going to look at Chartreuse, a color that gets its name because of its resemblance in color to a French liqueur. Chartreuse is bright and eye catching, I always like to compare it with the color of sweet potato vines. Join me today for a look at Chartreuse as we welcome March and head into Spring, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Celebrating February With Red & Pink

February 1, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I honestly can’t believe today is February 1st, we are living in a crazy, crazy world right now and the days are flying by. Of course, when February arrives we all begin to think about Valentine’s day and one of the most fun and bright color combinations is used around this holiday, Red and Pink. If you’ve read the blog for long you know red is one of my favorite colors, it’s just a fun, bright color and can be used with so many other colors to create great looks. I also like pink and while I don’t really have a lot of pink in my own home I do like wearing a nice pink shirt, most everyone seems to look good in pink. I have done some decorating with pink for clients over the years, mostly having to do with little girls, but pink is a color that can be very sophisticated when used in the right way and amounts and that’s what we’re going to look at today. Red and Pink combine for a very sophisticated and at the same time fun look, you get the drama of red and cheeriness of pink, that’s enough talk about it let’s take a look. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Tiffany Blue

January 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Last week during the inauguration of the new President Melania Trump showed up at the White House with a gift for the Obamas wrapped in an iconic blue Tiffany’s box, seeing that box got me to thinking about that beautiful soft shade of blue. We’ve all seen it on gift boxes and bags but how about using it in our homes? First, a little history of the color. Tiffany Blue is considered a medium shade of Robin’s Egg Blue and it was first used by Tiffany and Co. in 1845 on the cover of the Tiffany Blue Book, since then the company has continued to use that blue and it has grown to be synonymous with the luxury jewelry brand. Tiffany Blue is produced by Pantone and is known as color #1845, the same number as the year it was first used. Can you really use such a well-known color in your home? The answer is, of course, it’s all up to you in how large or small of a dose you want to use it. Today I’m going to share some beautiful uses of Tiffany Blue in everything from furniture to wall colors and artwork. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Greenery~Pantone Color of the Year 2017

January 3, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Let’s start off the new year with some color, Greenery to be exact. Greenery is the name given to the green color chosen by Pantone as the Color of the Year for 2017, every year Pantone names a color of the year according to what they see taking place in the world as well as moods and attitudes. Greenery is a bright shade of yellow-green that will definitely help you bring the outdoors in if that’s your goal. Greenery is meant to mimic the first days of Spring and a new beginning. Green is one of my favorite colors, it pairs so well with other colors and as I’ve said before it’s almost like a neutral color. Join me for a look at Greenery and see if it inspires you, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Christmas 1966

December 22, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Happy Thursday everyone, if you’re wondering about the title of today’s post I called it that because today is my birthday. 50 years ago today I was born in the hospital at Weatherford, Oklahoma, and because it’s my birthday I thought we would take a look at what Christmas looked like in 1966. I LOVE Christmas decorations from that time, anything actually from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, back then Christmas trees were dripping with sparkly icicles and space-age looking ornaments. Join me for a walk down memory lane as we take a peek back in time and look at Christmas 50 years ago, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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All That Glitters…

November 21, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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I have to make a confession, I like brass. For years we all carried on that brass was outdated and old fashioned but now with new looks and finishes brass is hot again and I’m completely on board. I like nothing better than an all white kitchen with brass hardware and I’m leaning towards more contemporary hardware with longer and sleeker handles on drawers and maybe a square knob on cabinet doors. I also like brass on gray cabinetry, it looks very chic as well as brass light fixtures. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about big brass chandeliers or anything but more like brass sconces with a darker finish or brass pendant lights over an island or sink. Join me today for a look at brass accents and how they can both perk up and warm up your home. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Neutral Fall Decorating

October 10, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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I have a new client that I recently helped her with the decorating of her new home for Fall and her front porch. While we went pretty traditional as far as color on the front porch we went much more neutral for the interiors, think birch branches, white, tan, and gold pumpkins as well as white and gray pumpkins and gourds. There are a lot of choices out there for neutral colored pieces to use in decorating for the seasons and holidays, you can find real pumpkins and gourds now in white and greens as well as all kinds of decorations in neutral colors that also involve gold and silver and neutral colored elements like rope, yarn, and burlap that all work well with the more neutral color schemes of our homes. I thought today we would take a look at Fall decorating in a neutral color palette and all this week we’ll go a little more in-depth as far as materials. Have fun and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Pantone Fall 2016 ~ Spicy Mustard

September 13, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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I love yellow, I love spice and I love mustard so Pantone’s tenth color called Spicy Mustard is a big YES for me. Pantone hails this color as a spicier and zestier yellow than from previous seasons and is an elegant color to work with any of the other colors in the Pantone Fall 2016 forecast. I love yellow with so many colors, it looks elegant and sophisticated when paired with gray or black, it’s bright and fun with blue and red and is strong enough to stand on its own in a bold piece of clothing or furniture. Let’s take a look at Spicy Mustard as an accent color or standing alone as a statement, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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