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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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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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Golden Vases

October 20, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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For many people, flowers are a major part of their tablescape when it comes to the seasons and holidays and one way to punch up your arrangements is to paint your vases different colors to go with your decor. Yesterday we spray painted real pumpkins gold and today we are going to add golden vases and flowers to our tablescape. I bought the vases we’re going to use today at the Dollar Tree, the dollar stores are great places to pick up items such as inexpensive vases, they have different sizes and shapes that add interest to your table along with varying heights. I placed the vases upside down in a cardboard box and painted them, the paint dries very quickly. I painted the vases early one morning then showered, flipped the them over and gave them a second coat from the top down, went on a bunch of errands and a couple of appointments with clients then came home and was able to use the vases for photos. I hope this gives you some inspiration, Enjoy!!!

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Golden Gourds

October 19, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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This experiment went so well that I’m sure you can anticipate seeing a lot more posts on the glories of spray paint. I had been thinking about doing something with spray paint and decided that the Fall and upcoming Holiday seasons were the perfect times to do it. I decided to start with something simple and spray paint pumpkins in the perfect autumn accessory color, gold. These pumpkins can be used in so many places, you can line them up along a fireplace mantel or a dining table. You can add them to flower arrangements for some glitz and glamor or you can do as I’ve done today and use them all by themselves. I hadn’t looked at spray paint in a long time and am amazed at all the colors and finishes it comes in like I said you’ll probably be seeing several more posts on spray paint and how to use it. For now, here’s a look at what I did today and join me tomorrow for another look at spray paint, and we’ll combine everything for a great tablescape. Enjoy!!!

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10 Days Of Fall Decor: Rebecca Flott Art & Etsy

September 26, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Repurposing or recycling is a major movement across the world and it’s even more impressive when people can repurpose discarded things and create art, in the case of Rebecca Flott she creates beautiful and fun paintings using wood and screens. Rebecca’s paintings are very fun and very homey and I mean that in the best way. I was searching for fun Fall art I could feature when I found her page on Etsy. Rebecca focuses on traditional motifs for the different seasons, for Fall it’s pumpkins, scarecrows, and sunflowers. Some of my favorites of her works are the ones done on screen but she does great work on recycled wood. These paintings would be great for a front porch display, an entryway, an outdoor kitchen or eating area, anywhere in your home that you change out decorations for the holidays and different seasons. Rebecca will customize her works with certain messages or names, check out her Etsy webpage here to see more of her work and how she can customize something for you. Enjoy!!!

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Pantone Fall 2016~ Potter’s Clay

September 12, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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One thing about earth tones, people either really like them or not at all. I personally have always had a soft spot for colors like Pantone’s Potter’s Clay, a deep rich color that calls to mind fall leaves, spiced tea, suede, cinnamon, and warmth. Potter’s Clay is a great color to use as a base then bring in other colors for accessorizing, whether you want to combine it with black for a sophisticated look or maybe add some blue or pink to jazz things up a bit. Join me today for a look at Potter’s Clay and we can mold it to fit our lives. Enjoy!!!

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Pantone Fall 2016~ Lush Meadow

September 9, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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The eighth color in the Fall 2016 list from Pantone is Lush Meadow, a color that Dorothy and the Wizard should both be able to get behind. Described as a rich and elegant color Lush Meadow brings to mind ultra-lush foliage, emeralds and leather bound books in an old English library. Green is one of my favorite colors, mainly because it is natural and can be found anywhere and also because it works well with most other colors. Lush Meadow is described by Pantone as having panache and being elevated above other more natural greens, it works well with most other colors in the Pantone fall line-up whether you’re looking for a bright and bold combo like Lush Meadows and Bodacious or something more elegant such as Warm Taupe and a touch of Lush Meadow in the form gloves, jewelry or for a room it could be a vase or throw pillows. Whatever you’re looking for Lush Meadow will bring life to your look. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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First Day Of Summer ~ White Hot

June 20, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Today it’s official, we are now in the season of Summer, the time of hot days, warm nights, water and sand. Truthfully, Summer is not my favorite time of the year, I’m not into hot AT ALL. In celebration of Summer, I thought we would take the term “white hot” as inspiration and look at all things white for inspiration. We haven’t done a color inspiration post in a while but I thought some of these images were so beautiful I had to share them. What are your plans this Summer?  We have vacations planned that I’ll share with you later, work as usual and hopefully a couple of house projects. In the mean time enjoy these White Hot images, get inspired and soak in the first day of Summer, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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