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Color Guide: How to Work With Light Gray
The hottest new neutral can be cool or warm, formal or casual, and feminine or masculine. Talk about versatile
"mash-ups that work and illustrate the beauty and versatility of the color.... Light gray is this decade's trendiest neutral. It has replaced beige as the wall... like a light blue. Warm or yellow grays are complemented by creamy whites and warm... Edwards as I work in Toronto, Canada and we don't have that line of paint. I work mainly... tend to work with most other colours. It would definitely work with dark wood. Hope..."
Work Smarter: 8 Ways to Boost Focus in a Home Office
Household distractions may be diverting your mental energy. Turn off the TV and tune in to these ideas for improving attention
"spaces work to their advantage by tweaking their environments, even in minor ways... office work better for you, which looked at ways to design a space to help you stay... and I work in a cluttered, crowded, hot, drab, windowless space doing work that I... have been working from home for a while and had a hard time at first to focus to get... get some work done. The most important is being comfortable in your environment. Once..."
Houzz Tour: Houston Architects' Modern Live-Work Studio
Two architects practice what they preach in a modern, light-filled space amid other homes they've designed
"modern, light-filled space amid other homes they've designed... this live-work studio exists in the midst of Houston's sprawl, a couple things are notable:... the live-work studio. These include the Bhutani residence, the Tallichet residence and... the live-work studio, since it offers a different typology for its context. Houzz at... combination of work/living space. My only quibble is with the extensive unshaded glass areas..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Brown
It's all over nature and the decorating world too. From light latte to dark walnut, there's a brown for everyone
"From light latte to dark walnut, there's a brown for everyone... teal, light blues, oranges and pinks. It usually doesn't usually work well with royal... it will work. These pictures have convinced me to go ahead with the project! Love... painted a light taupe. I would like to paint the kitchen a much darker taupe. It gets... tons of light, either natural or electric. Good luck and post a picture if you want... Would light grey or a duck egg colour one go? Magnolia? Duck egg? What colors are..."
Make a Tiny Bathroom Work Wonders
"Light, reflection and multitasking spaces keep small bathrooms both stylish and... make it work; it has become my husbands bathroom and I took the front, much larger... do what works best for them; trendy or not!! Have you ever seen a sink over a bathtub... probably work better to get a shorter deeper tub like a soaking tub. I think this is... spacious work areas in kitchens' are necessary features that sale a house and builders..."
Guest Picks: Gifts for Bicycle Fans
"holiday shopping in gear with cycling-celebrating artwork, bedding, lighting and more... mings.html Picasso (figures) probably was the first to do bicycle taxidermy. Awesome... local shop... would work for both the guys and the gals. Maybe these dish towels will get my husband..."
Going Dark: When it Works
"natural light the room receives. If it's low on natural light, dark walls are a risky... dark and light can be difficult, and not all spaces can support this design move. If... oh, it works alright! love it! I just blogged about brown & white.. great minds... am not working in my master right now I have been thinking bout which way to go, chocolate... some art work). We will probably tweak it a bit while I am there this trip. Here is..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Neon Brights
"their own light, to glow from within like their elemental namesake. They are the colors... black light posters. We don't see a lot of true fluorescents in home decor (although... and with light natural wood tones (see neutrals). They are a shocking but beautiful... the fine work available in the Printed Art collection. We print in various sizes and... this works. I love it as an alternative to the usual kids' colors. Acrylic is a..."
10 Kids' Room Ideas That Work for Adult Offices
"adult work. Finding a creative way to work some lightness into our offices at home... fun and lightness. Too often, we think that the design of our work spaces has to be... up your work space. The real benefit from drawing home office inspiration from children's... rejuvenate the work that we do there. You can change your home office colors or furnishings... multiple work spaces. Kids have several different play areas in a single room. You want..."
The Office: Ideas for Your Working Space
"is good lighting, without proper lighting your working hours will be tedious and tiring... make it work. Any corner in your house may be suitable for a home office. Just be creative... like the lights behind the shelves. Thanks Liz, I am glad you liked it! Here's a link... think it works even if it's just a picture. It is very transporting and relaxing, perfect... for a working environment. Classic and elegant, this office uses a practical approach..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Turquoise
"lime. It works with many different blues, including navy, and it is positively lovely... is not light blue, it is not teal (although it is a close cousin) and it is not aqua... mixture of light blue and green. Many vibrant, warm turquoises contain yellow tints as... for some work in my own home. Thank you for sharing this. I'm working on replacing sage... and it works with everything--red, brown, gold, sand, orange, true blue, green, even..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Lavender
Ever fresh, lavender comes in many flavors for the home: sophisticated neutral, cool accent and, yes, perennial nursery favorite
"color that works in any room in the house. True lavender is a mix of violet and white... from light purples to pale pinks, to blues and grays. Generally its purple and pink... from very light to medium dark — evoke femininity and youth and freshness, while the... wants to work with lavendar, other than in the garden! After major damage to our former... interior a light amethyst with true white molding. I guess the people who bought our house..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Green
"values (lightness or darkness). There are yellow-greens and blue-greens and gray-greens... greens, light greens and dark greens. Jade, emerald, grass, sea, leaf, viridian ..... it can work in traditional and modern palettes. Thank you for the swatches as well... commented, it works especially well as a paint treatment. Here's a bedroom where I used... green.html Lisa - frog green??? I love it!!! Mint, celadon, sage and forest greens..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Primary Colors
Go beyond the ABCs with Mondrian-style renderings and eclectic takes using these notice-me color foundations
"lots of light yellow and different shades of blue; a ton of green. But you don't see... like light blue, turquoise, pinks and burgundies. In modern design, primaries go... funny! Working with designers everyday, I am surprised by how many of them shy away... influence of light and thus climate. A dry climate has definite stable light that produces... fluctuating light and thus colours are experienced more 'tonal' - they are constantly changing..."
Design Master: Sergio Rodrigues' Playful Furniture
Reissued Chifruda chairs and two new U.S. retail shops spur renewed interest in the work of Brazilian modern design master Sergio Rodrigues
"retail shops spur renewed interest in the work of Brazilian modern design master Sergio... retail shop in West Hollywood, California, featuring a full range of Brazilian design... Rodrigues' work, adding that the designer is responsible for creating a "distinctly Brazilian... if they work well, if [his] wife likes them." He recalls that in the Bauhaus era, the... Rodrigues' work and its preservation is in part due to a world that adores Brazil's famous..."