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A Very Good Sign

Yesterday, the new signs for Willa Home went up...   Bringing all the details together takes a mix of exact measuring and visual fussing. For example, keeping the graceful elegant feel of the new Willa Home logo on these jumbo sized signs took a little fussing... These are the Pantone colors the graphic designer and printer used for the logo and business cards: The sign maker could've ordered these exact colors in vinyl for the sign, but the look would've been flat and thin- not good when you want people to notice you from their cars or walking down the sidewalk. So, concentrating more on the 'feel' than the exact color, I chose these stock vinyl colors for a fast...

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What a Little Color Can Do

It's true, not everything can be fixed with paint, BUT check out the before/after photos of this house posted on the CertaPro site and see that it can almost fix everything! Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! [caption id="attachment_3976" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I was suprised and thrilled when the owners were open to painting their brick house. Now, to choose colors that won't make them regret their choice. No pressure."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3978" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Choosing an olive green for the body with cream trim gave the house a much more welcome feel. I chose a black/blue for the detached garage because it's, well, detached, and made of a different material in a different style. Not every building on a property has...

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Urban Wildlife Color Palette

A few months ago I started walking in the morning. I needed to get outside, needed to clear my mind, needed to get moving again. I headed out the first day, charted my course, and after a 30-day challenge of walking every day (I walked 26 days out of 30- not bad!), I've settled into a routine of trompin' through my neighborhood about 3-4 days a week and taking in a weekend hike whenever possible. [caption id="attachment_2110" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Here I am just about to start my 30-day walking extravaganza"][/caption] I dreaded walking at first- I still mourn the sites and sounds of San Francisco and the walks I used to chart in my favorite city. The Palace of Fine...

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