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79 Ideabooks by Kelly Porter
10 Great Boy's Nursery Ideas
As the mother of three sons, I can definitely appreciate the balancing act that comes into decorating a boy’s nursery. You don’t want a space that is too fancy and frilly, but you still want style and comfort. That’s where creativity and bold...
Great Ideas for Girls' Nurseries
One of the best things about decorating a girl's nursery is that you'll have a blast creating a space that is pretty, posh and totally girly. However, one of the biggest challenges can be keeping all of the fanciness in check so that you will ultimately...
A Room of Her Own
Whether it's called a mom cave, craft studio, office or cozy corner, more and more women are carving out a space of their own. Specifically, a 'mom cave' is a spin on the 'man cave' — that classic, under-decorated room with the recliner and big-screen...
Choose an Unexpected Color for Your Trim
Every room says something, and the details often put an exclamation point at the end of that statement. This is especially true when it comes to the trim and molding in a space. These architectural details can make the biggest impact, depending on their...
Rejuvenate With Vibrant Color in the Bedroom
When it comes to selecting colors for your bedroom, your goal should be to strike a balance between relaxation and rejuvenation. If you're drawn to more vibrant colors, they will be relaxing to you, so don't hesitate to use them in your bedroom. These...
How to Create a Mood With Tile
If you've ever thought about creating a mood in your space, you may immediately have turned to the idea of painting the walls. This is a popular and very easy way to set the mood, but building materials also can define your room's style. Don't get me...
Choosing Paint: How To Pick the Right Gray
Gray has certainly undergone a radical transformation in the past few years — in terms of how we view it, that is. No longer is gray only associated with dreary days, serious attire and a gloomy outlook. This quiet neutral has shaken off its bad rap....
How to Pick the Right Blue Paint
Many people say blue is their favorite color. In order to appreciate blue's popularity, you must understand what this color signifies to most people: dependability, honor, renewal, stability. Combine these meanings with how blue typically makes one...
How to Accent a Neutral Space With Color
Whether you have white, beige, gray or vibrant walls in your room, there is always a place for accent colors. Accent color is to a room what jewelry is to an outfit. Whether it takes the form of accessories, fabrics, fixtures or even one wall, it’s...
In the Navy: What's New With This Dark Blue
Quietly powerful and always classic, navy blue can help rooms from casual contemporary to elegant traditional make a statement
Navy blue is one of those colors that gets a lot of respect — even from those who may not necessarily love the color or want to use it in their homes. Navy blue typically conjures up feelings of dependability, power and authority. This color also...
Invigorate Your Home's Exterior With Color
For curb appeal and a knockout first impression, consider paint in shades from subtle to bright for the exterior of your home
I have a confession to make. I often spend so much time and energy making sure the inside of my home is colorful and stylish that I end up neglecting the exterior. As often as I help clients with their exterior color selections, I should know better....
How to Use Color With an Open Floor Plan
Large, open spaces can be tricky when it comes to painting walls and trim and adding accessories. These strategies can help
I'm a color consultant, and one of the biggest concerns my clients have is how to use color with an open floor plan. These days, many homes are built where the rooms open up to one another. This is great for entertaining and keeping an eye on the kids,...
Aquamarine Relaxes Rooms
And patios and porches too. Bring the soothing feel of a serene sea to any area in your home with aquamarine walls, cabinets or furniture
Sometimes all it takes is one color to change the look of your home and put you in a good mood. If your goal is to create a home that will help you feel more relaxed, I suggest using aquamarine. This paler shade of turquoise is naturally refreshing,...
8 Green Palettes Worthy of Envy
Softly neutral or bold and bright, green is a surprisingly versatile partner for other colors and many design styles
Green is the unofficial hue of spring and summer, and you can add this natural, organic color to just about any existing color scheme. Green is nature's neutral. Soft, muted variations of this color are very easy to live with and will get your home...
Rooms Get Ahead With Red
Energizing and vivacious, red creates intrigue and warmth in modern interiors. Here's how to use it in your own home
Red is a color many people love but are afraid to use. It's a bold, eye-catching hue that makes a room look exciting, but too much red can overwhelm a space. If you want to give red a try, consider some of these fresh, contemporary ways to add just...