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Creating a Mood- Color Palettes that Glow

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I like to post photos from my power walks. Recently, I read that some experts are calling Emerald Green the 'Color of 2013'. So, when I ran into this most amazing scene along the Crystal Springs Reservoir near my home in Burlingame, California, I had to imagine a room that evoked this magical setting. Here's what I came up with: [caption id="attachment_7454" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Deep dark green walls. Preferably, layers of green blending to this deep black emerald color with a wax finish..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_7452" align="aligncenter" width="471" caption="A gorgeous dark brown sofa like the modern piece inspired by the old English Chesterfield style sofa from Jayson Home & Garden..."][/caption] [caption...

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Sometimes It's a Long and Winding Road...

Remember when I showed you this photo from "What Would You Do" week? Well, here's the basic plan so far... The fabric on the left is for window treatments, the fabric on the right is for the duvet. I chose a rich pickle green for the walls only to find out that my client had a "bad" experience with a green bedroom gone awry when she was young. Funny how much our tastes are associated with past experience! I would've loved a more dramatic wall color for her, but she has to sleep there so I found a nice compromise, a warm lemongrass color that brings out the dark green tones in the fabric. The headboard will be in a...

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