'Inspiration'

James River Gray From Benjamin Moore

June 26, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Last week we were focusing on different shades of blue and on one of the days I shared the above picture of this kitchen and the beautiful cabinets I thought were a light blue color, during my research for the post I found out the cabinets are painted a color called James River Gray from Benjamin Moore. I decided to do some more research on this color and see how else it’s being used and how it looks on other surfaces. The color is part of the America’s Colors collection from Benjamin Moore, this is a collection of 42 soft neutral colors that are geographically inspired and reflect some of the most well-traveled areas of the United States. James River Gray definitely goes back and forth for me between gray and blue, it’s a beautiful soft color that will work well with other colors or can definitely stand alone as the predominant color in a room of an otherwise neutral palette. Let’s take a look together at James River Gray and let me know what you think, how would you use this color and where do you think it looks best? Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Getting The Blues: Dark Blue (or Navy)

June 21, 2017

By Tab Byrum

On Monday we looked at Light Blue, yesterday was a medium shade of Blue, Chambray and today we are looking at Dark Blue which is one of my favorites, Navy Blue. Navy Blue for me is a wonderful rich color, it coordinates well with other colors like white, orange, gray, light blue and on and on. Navy Blue can give you the dark mysterious feeling you might want for a room without going to black, Navy Blue is also a great accent color in decorating for fabrics, lamps, and accessories. I also think Navy Blue makes a wonderful backdrop for metallics, both gold and silver look wonderful against Navy Blue, think a gilded mirror on a Navy Blue wall. If you want to add some drama to your decorating but are tired of black then be sure and check out your Navy Blue options as in dramatic Navy Blue hallway in the above photo. Now join me for a look at some more beautiful Dark Blue room decorating, let me know your thoughts on Navy and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Getting The Blues: Light Blue Interiors

June 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

HI!!!! Sorry about going away last week, my desktop computer crashed on Wednesday and required a trip to the doctor, luckily things seem to be alright now and I’m back on track so let’s talk color, Blue to be exact. Blue has always been one of my favorite colors but I’ve honestly not used it a lot in my own home but that’s something I’m looking to remedy quickly. I’ve always been attracted to all shades of blue whether’s it a light and airy blue, a medium denim blue or navy blue I love them all and especially how they mix with other colors. This week we are going to look at blue in its different shades and how we can use them in our homes, whether it’s the accessories we decorate with, upholstery, artwork, or furniture and cabinetry, Blue is very big. Today we are going to start with Light Blue, a beautiful and subtle way to incorporate blue without being too bold. Light Blue is soft and elegant and works so well with white and all the metallics that are popular right now. Join me for a tour as we check out the many incarnations of Light Blue, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Tabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide ~ Grommet Tech

June 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

In Day 2 of our Tabulous Gift Guide we are going high tech or at least some tech, we’re looking at several items from The Grommet, a wonderful website that keeps you on the cusp of everything new and au currant. If your Dad is like a lot of men then he likes his gadgets, those little helpers that make life more interesting and in some cases easier. Today we are going to look at several items from the Gadget & Tech department of The Grommet that are fun and useful. Whether it’s allowing Dad to use is iPhone camera underwater, helping older dad pick things up off the floor, or cleaning his glasses and electronics the chances are The Grommet has something for him. I’m highlighting 7 different items today but there are many more that you can find here on The Grommet website. Check back tomorrow when we look at another category, Enjoy!!!

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12 Homes Going Big With Art

June 8, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Have you ever had a big blank space on a wall and weren’t sure what to do with it? Are you not really into a gallery wall made up of several different pictures and different frames? Maybe you need to think about one large piece of art, big art can have a HUGE impact in a room. Art doesn’t always have to be expensive, remember if you like it and it’s not a million dollars it’s OK, use it. We have a couple of different large French posters we’ve bought over the years that have been moved all around our house, they are among some of our favorite things and we’ll probably always use them. I recently bought a large painting for our bedroom that hasn’t been hung yet, it’s done in the color palette I’m using to decorate the room and it leans more towards contemporary, a type of design I’m trying to incorporate into our home. Big pieces of art bring drama to a room, you can make them even more dramatic by choosing something with bright bold colors or you can take a cue from the rest of the decor of your room. There’s also the theory that you can buy a piece of art and use it as the inspiration for your room, pull colors from the art for fabrics, rugs, and accessories. Today we are going to take a look at some rooms with “Big Art” and see how it’s done. Have a great day and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Modern Farmhouse: Galvanized Decor

May 30, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Earlier this year I talked about the trend of decorating using Galvanized Metal, a trend that works wonderfully with our Modern Farmhouse look we are discussing this week. Whether it’s outdoor planters, a place to hold the mail, or a galvanized backsplash galvanized metal can handle all of it. To see and read more about this decorating trend click here. I hope you’ve enjoyed our look at Modern Farmhouse, see you tomorrow and Enjoy!!!

Modern Farmhouse: Features

May 24, 2017

By Tab Byrum

There are several things that are quickly becoming fixtures of the Modern Farmhouse look, some of these might be considered standard and some are more possibilities if you like them. I thought today as we continue to look at the Modern Farmhouse type of home we would look at these features and how they’re used. I like many if not all of them and remember that they can also be incorporated into whatever type of home you have or might be thinking about building. It’s time for the show, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Modern Farmhouse: Subway Tile

May 23, 2017

By Tab Byrum

As we look at the Modern Farmhouse concept one thing we see a lot of is the use of Subway Tile, a couple of years ago I talked about Subway Tile in depth, click here to see the post I did and explore this tiling option even more. Enjoy!!!

Modern Farmhouse: Exteriors

May 22, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I have a weakness for a beautiful farmhouse, you know the type, a two story house with a beautiful front porch that’s usually painted in a light color or white. Many times they’ll have lots of windows, remember there was a time when homes didn’t have AC and in the Summer opening up the windows on the house to the breeze was the only way to cool off and move the air. This week we are going to take a look at Modern Farmhouse, a trend where people are taking the classic farmhouse look and style and bringing it into the 21st century with finishes and ideas that are both modern and timeless but still make us think casual and earthy. Today we’re going to start by looking at Modern Farmhouse Exteriors and what it takes to attain the look, when I started looking into this for the blog I was amazed at how many trends I had already covered on Tabulous Design and we’ll also look at many of those trends. (above image via)

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Lovely Lilies

April 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This time of year one of the easiest flowers to find to buy and work with in home arrangements are Lilies. I personally love lilies, I love all the colors they come in, the beautiful colors from white to pink and some in-between and I enjoy the scent of Lilies. I know some people don’t enjoy the scent of Lilies and I have a couple of clients that really sneeze when Lilies are around. Lilies have a lot going for them, in addition to their color and scent, they also are a great flower to add height to any arrangement and drama and Lilies are one of those flowers that you can create smaller and more simple arrangements by using a couple of Lilies in a small vase, or mix them with other flowers in a shorter vase, like Hydrangeas, and you have a great centerpiece. Today, as we head into Easter weekend, we are going to take a look at Lilies in their natural environment as well as floral arrangements using Lilies. Have a wonderful weekend and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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