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Apparently Emerald goes Beautifully with 2013

Because people have predicted that emerald green is 2013's Color of the Year, images like these are popping up all over the internet. This room, I saw in The Interior Revolution blog, reminded me of a room I painted a few years ago for Designer, LouAnn Bauer, and her client in San Francisco...   The walls of this Victorian home were pale and non-descript... [caption id="attachment_7481" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The homeowner wanted green walls, the Designer wanted to contrast this bold choice with black and white accessories..."][/caption] So I started by rough rolling several layers of royal blue and lime green on paint... [caption id="attachment_7482" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="I always painted the switch and outlet plates to minimize those modern-day distraction."] Then...

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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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