I’m Not Quite Through Enjoying Fall Decor Just Yet

Fall decor confirms what I’ve known for sometime.

I like, no, I love this fall decor time of year.

Fall excites the senses through seasonal colors on parade, thread counts of warm and cozy fabrics, tastes of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon and spices, and pitch clear sounds floating through the air of a crisp fall evening.

Those of us who live for and love the fall season savor the season, knowing fall is best enjoyed when we keep calm and harvest on.

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Fall is the gateway to the season of warm colors, cool weather fairs and festivals, and home for the holidays celebrations.

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I wait all year for this time of year to roll around and I want to enjoy the look of fall decor for as long as I can.

I’m adopting a stop and smell the cinnamon and apples attitude.

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Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decor ideas and decorations are in stores and magazines, but I remind myself to keep calm and harvest on.

I’m not quite through enjoying the beauty of fall decor just yet.

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This space definitely got the natural elements works memo.

Stone masonry, white cedar logs, and birch bark veneers carry out the Adirondacks feel year round.




The spot on twig chandelier and stag horn candle holders emphasize the season and put the finishing touches on the rustic package.

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Wildwood Branch Chandelier

You are good to go with nature inspired home decor pieces from September to spring.

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Pasillas Flared Arm Loveseat

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Balsimo 30″ Wide 8-Light Spanish Traditional Chandelier 

Copper cookware and home decor accents lend an element of warmth and distinction to stove and space.

Ruffoni Historia Hammered Copper Chef’s Pan with Acorn Handle

Ruffoni Historia Hammered Copper Chef’s Pan with Acorn Handle

John Derian’s Fall Frolic fall collection of digital notecards and party invitations has a vintage vibe.

The artist based them on 19th-century pieces from his own decoupage archive.

These fall frolic invitations are anything but boaring.

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This time of year gives our seasonal home decor choices a permission slip signed go ahead- get cozy, relax, and stay awhile.

Using Metal Colors in Interior Design and Home Decor

Keeping late project hours tend to catch up with you, but inspiring images and finds prove a powerful motivator so here I am, at the keyboard, typing out what I hope is informative as well as inspirational information for using metal colors in interior design and home decor.

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In order to keep my painter happy the air is turned to artic blast, the coffee is brewing, and the radio dial is set to his favorite classic rock station.

Traditional Home

“Heavy Metal” by Don Felder played this morning, and now it is stuck in my head.

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The catchy tune and the on-trend metal parade gave me the idea for this using metal colors in interior design and home decor post.

Inspiration is everywhere, my friends.

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Pursley Dixon Architecture kitchen

Pursley Dixon Architecture

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 Tamara Magel 

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Kelley Flynn Interior Design

Using metal colors in interior design and home decor adds depth, warmth, and sophistication to the feel of the space.

Color Duo: Black And White

The decorative darling color duo of black and white is as classic as it is sublime.

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Distinctive traits bring to mind another classic color duo of note, the Oreo cookie.

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Both utterly delicious!

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There’s those who consider black and white to be nondescript, flat, and visually uninteresting.

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Who would dare refer to the legendary Coco Chanel black and white suit collection as nondescript, flat, and visually uninteresting.

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Domino – Photography by Meghan McNeer 

Black and white introduces a touch of luxury and classic elegance into a space.

Benjamin Johnston Design

Benjamin Johnston Design

Neutral to some spaces yet to others a palette focal point.

Jill Shevlin Design

Jill Shevlin Design

This never boring, always on trend color pairing stands up well as a decorative chameleon- a color foundation in which to design and decorate upon.

Estee Design

Estee Design

From classic traditional to modern to retro kitsch, black and white interiors, accessories and accents garner dramatic results in presentation.

Robert Kaner Interior Design

Robert Kaner Interior Design

James Dawson Interior Design

James Dawson Interior Design

I discovered a new level of cookie greatness over the Christmas holidays.

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The easy and delicious Oreo Cookie Truffle takes the three ingredient recipe of Oreo, cream cheese and white chocolate to a whole new level.

Distinctive.

Decadent.

Delicious.

Like its color duo counterpart, it’s all in good taste.

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Be it together on a wall, chair, frame, fixture or in complementing contrast to each other in the space, the decorating darling color duo of black and white makes a classic color statement.

Love your style!

Don’t Fear Using Color In Your Home Decor And Interior Design

Don’t fear using color in your home decor and interior design.

Color may possibly be the consummate element of design and decor.

The implementation of color develops and defines interior design devoid of monotony.

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With this title I feel as if I should have a cowbell, a drumstick and Christopher Walken asking for more cowbell.

In this case, cowbell is color, and current trends are asking for more of it.

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Color enhances a space with a positive energy.

First it draws the eye, then effortlessly offers the vision of how to introduce color to the space.

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Style at Home

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Color flows from walls, furnishings and accessories to envelope the space in comfort, warmth and beauty.

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Gorgeous, n’est–ce pas?

That’s the undeniable beauty and result of using color in your home decor and interior design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Boomers: The Age of Aquarius Aging At Home

Intelligence For Your Life factoids are entertaining and educational tidbits of information on everything from diet to affairs of the heart(physical and emotional).

I was especially interest in a particular segment I heard this week.

Baby boomers are those of us born between 1946 -1964.

It is estimated baby boomers have 40+ trillion dollars to bring to the economic table.

To further educate you on the numbers, Baby Boomer Magazine reports boomers have more discretionary income (wealth) than any other age group.

Boomers control 70% of the total net worth of American households, own 80% of all money in savings and loan associations, and account for 40% of total consumer demand.

Home furnishings and home improvement considerations for aging at home process is on the mind of baby boomers.

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Back to the Intelligence For Your Life factoid.

It really grabbed my attention when the subject of boomer style was addressed.

According to the factoid, styles will change to accommodate the tastes of baby boomers.

In regards to fashion:

Expect to see more flats, longer skirts, and stylish scarves for year round wearing.

Scarves are a hot fashion trend with boomers and the reason is fashionably obvious- a scarf covers a multitude of wrinkled sins on aging necks.

Plastic surgery proves a difficult option for the neck area, hence the stylish scarf.

boomer fashionAs I digested this interesting info, I took a quick mental roll call of some famous boomers besides Dave the Builder and yours truly.

Brad Pitt

Denzel Washington

Bill Gates

Cher

Good looking bunch, wouldn’t you say?

The boomer generation will not take growing old sitting down, turning down the music or looking nothing but fabulous in the process.

The age of Aquarius is aiming to be the age of active with attitude and agile ability.

Oprah Winfrey

Wolfgang Puck

Jody Foster

Madonna People Magazine

I would be remiss if I did not give thought to the influence and impact baby boomer consumers will have in the interior design and home accessories market.

Construction, kitchen and bath and appliance professionals are paying close attention to the concerns of aging boomers.

 

grab barBathroom fixtures such as grab bars and faucets offer decorative options, plainly stating the obvious message the new age of aging conveys.

Simply put, Institutional design need not apply for the job.

Every aspect of  home construction is taken into consideration in the aging process.

Aging stylishly is as important as aging gracefully to the boomer generation.

The look is as important as the form and the function.aging at home

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We all want to be stay at home boomers.

What I mean by that is we want to be able to live in our own homes that are built, remodeled, or modified to stylishly and comfortably accommodate our concerns and needs as we age.

Decorative interior task lighting, non-slip hardwood flooring, door levers and scaled down furnishings are some of the options being marketed to boomers as the trend dictates.

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As boomers scale down to smaller square footage homes, furniture size and placement becomes a factor.

Furniture designers are responding by reducing the length and width of sofas, end tables, and decorative accessories.

Speak loud boomers… they’re listening.