A Lesson on Color

I love my color class. I have learned a new appreciation of the color wheel and the magic it can bring into a room. I think most people just kinda put whatever colors they think match in a room and don’t even realize there is a sort of science behind it.

Of course I think any colors done right can look good together but there are just some that automatically bring out the good in each other. So if you consider yourself “color-challenged” these are some simple color schemes to go with.

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Monochromatic

To achieve a monocrhromatic look is really simple. You only have to pick one color!! You can pick different tints or shades of the color but it must be just that one color. So with blue you can do light blue or dark blues together but to really achieve the look you would leave out blue-greens and blue-violets. The key with using one color is to really mix it up with pattern and texture. It has a chance to be a little boring but it can also really make a room look unified if you do it right.

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Considering a Transfer

I love some of the College campuses in the East Coast and all over Europe. The old buildings are so beautiful and have so much personality. Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to study among these beautiful settings? Not that my community college in the desert isn’t great. I mean who doesn’t love a campus of dirt and rocks but seriously. These are beautiful.

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University of Richmond – Morning Bridge
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Boston College

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Framlingham College Suffolk

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Royal Naval College – Greenwich

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{Barcelona Chair Notebook}

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Life in Miniature

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Today I had the opportunity to see the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Phoenix Art Museum. All I can say is WOW. These mini rooms are amazing. They feature mini replicas of historic American, English, French and Italian interiors.

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Every room is perfectly to scale at 1 inch equals a foot. Every detail is to scale. The most amazing part to me was the lighting. Each room is lit by “natural” light that appears to be coming from outside the little doors and windows.

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teeny tiny wonders

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Furniture with Flair

I love furniture with personality! That’s why I am constantly checking out Anthropologie Home. Right now they have so many upholstered pieces that are getting so much love from me.

There are, however, some that are getting not so much love. Here are the “much loves” {Wingback chair, spindles} {Milo Sofa} {Astrid Chair, Pairs} And the “not so much loves” {Jayne Sofa, Patchwork} {Jayne Sofa, Hawaii} read more
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