Year Gone By

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Happy New Year!

 

2014 has gone as fast as it came. Looking back, I have to say it was a decent year. Busy, but still good. I wanted to take this time to thank my readers and say I appreciate your comments, views, and shares. I hope that with all I have shared with you that you found something inspirational.

I wanted to share with you the top posts of this year. The ones you felt that were the most intriguing and got the most of your attention.

1. Mad Monday 3.3.14

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2. Throwback Thursday | Return of the 80’s

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3. Vintage Living in a Modern Age

Vintage George Nelson Walnut Spike Wall Clock

4. Fall Color Paint Palettes

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5. Stylish Saturday | Kentucky Derby 2014

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2014 was full of collaborations and wonderful posts. I only hope that this year brings all of you much joy and prosperity. I hope to continue to inspire and that you will continue to support Ke Event Designs.

Vintage Living in a Modern Age

I love being creative with everything from food to decorating my surroundings. I love patterns and color and texture. Using different mediums while decorating any space can give it a big boost. One thing I love using is color in a room to give an accent. A muted color with maybe an accent color on one wall or bold wallpaper is one way to incorporate color in a room.

When looking for furniture, I prefer to find unique things that fit my personality and overall style to go in a room or the house. Resale shops and consignment shops are great places to start. You are sure to find some gems there. Estate sales are also great resource for great finds. There’s also a great online option for vintage finds, Chairish. They have a wide variety of vintage furniture and decor accessories that are sure to add character to any space in your home, and can be easily styled.

Vintage George Nelson Walnut Spike Wall Clock
Chairish Vintage George Nelson Walnut Spike Wall Clock

This vintage George Nelson Spike Wall clock is a key example of a popular 50’s decor item that still goes perfectly with any modern decor.

Chairish Golden Velour Three Seat Sofa
Chairish Golden Velour Three Seat Sofa

This golden three seat sofa is just the pop of color to add to any family or living room. Has a vintage comfort and modern flair to it. I love the shape of this piece. It’s stylish without really having to try too hard.

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Benjamin Moore – Veil

This Benjamin Moore Veil shade would be a great base color in any room of the house. You should have a base color that you use throughout the house to build color off of. It helps to ground and connect the house design.

Art Deco Unique Burled Walnut Tall Dresser
Chairish Art Deco Unique Burled Walnut Tall Dresser

In any room you need a statement piece. Something that truly grounds the room’s design. This Art Deco dresser from Chairish definitely makes a bold statement. It’s classic and the shape is easy to incorporate in to any size room also. The scale of furniture is important. Can’t have a piece that won’t fit, no matter how great the piece is.

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Benjamin Moore – Cinder

Gray is a great color for a bedroom or living room. Maybe even a kitchen. Benjamin Moore Cinder is a great shade to add to one wall or all four. I love this shade because it’s warm and goes with pretty much any color.

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Ballard Designs Fretwork Trellis Wallpaper

Now I love a good pattern, and this Fretwork Trellis Wallpaper from Ballard Designs is a good example of a bold and chic pattern that can add to the design of a room. I think adding this paper to one wall as an accent would be enough to make a statement in a room.

1940s Chartreuse Slipper Chair
Chairish 1940s Chartreuse Slipper Chair

This vintage chartreuse chair would definitely be a great pairing with the fretwork trellis wallpaper. I love the contrast of a bold dark wall color with a bold piece of furniture.

I love adding vintage pieces to a room because it gives new character and style to the space. You don’t have to add a lot of things, just make sure that what you add means a lot to the space and you. Shop Chairish for more vintage finds for your home.

Fall is Here!!

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Fall began at 10:29pm last night. I am so excited and love this season so much, that I can’t wait to share the plethora of things I love this season. The colors haven’t began to change yet, but the hues are so magnificent. They began to contrast with the tree bark and grass they fall on.

Our fashion begins to change and evolve into thicker fabrics, more layers, and richer colors. The beautiful sweaters and the thick wool fabrics. They make me excited to get dressed! I love a warm sweater, colorful scarf, and a pair of jeans. With a pair of nice boots or ballerina flats.

Akris Fall 2014

Plaids are also great for fall. Especially in rich colors like grey, wine, or wheat. A skirt or dress in plaid is great, but growing up going to Catholic schools, plaid became a favorite for me all year round.

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Wool coats are great! Warm and stylish. Paired with a lovely tote or satchel, they become fashion statements. Any length will do, but add your favorite scarf and your daily wear is all set.

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Home decor also changes a little during the cooler months. We use more candles to decorate or provide ambiance for a dinner party. The subtle light adds a bit of warmth to that fall gathering of friends.

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Choosing candles that use natural tones and materials in their holders just adds to the seasonal flair. Of course, richer scents like patchouli and bergamot are more common in fall, you can also choose scents like vanilla, musk, and spice.

OPI Fall Polishes

 

We also change our nail colors to match the season. OPI is one of my favorite brands of nail polish, and their Fall 2014 collection doesn’t disappoint.

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Adding some outdoor elements to your home can help bring the season indoors. Gourds, apples, and a blend of grasses help bring warmth to your fall decor.

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Decorating your door with a fall colored wreath helps welcome your guests to your home. Choosing flowers in fall hues can make a big difference.

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Or you can use ornaments to create the same effect. Wreaths are a simple way to make your home ready for the fall season.

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The fall colors outside are so warm and inviting. The brisk air makes it a necessity to drink warm beverages and eat warm dishes.

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Wrapping up in a warm blanket by a fire with a good book, or enjoying a morning cup of coffee or tea is a weekend must.

Fall Foliage

The scenes of fall can be so captivating and beautiful, as they represent a change in our environment.

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Take a walk and enjoy the views and colors. Enjoy this season as much as I do.

Happy Fall!

 

Fall Paint Color Palettes

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Fall is quickly approaching, and if you are like me you love to immerse yourself in the colors of the season. Decorating the house can be fun and choosing colors for the walls is like choosing a new nail polish. Color is important because it can change, enhance, or disturb your mood. Choosing wall paint is something that you should do with care.

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There are a lot of things to consider with paint. What the room is used for? How much sunlight the room gets? Where are the windows? What color to paint the ceiling? Do you have moldings? Wainscoting? Chair rails? You have to think of the little things to make sure you choose the right color for your space.

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No matter if it is indoors or outdoors, color is important. Always go with what goes well with your home and use of the spaces. No matter what, choose what is comfortable for you. You have to live with paint for a while, so be sure to make certain it is a color you can live with.

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Color isn’t just for the walls. You can incorporate fall colors on your furniture and the accessories you choose to accent your room with. Upholstery can add an element of color as well.

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This Benjamin Moore color, Sioux, is calm and can enhance neutral and muted tones. The color on the wall is subtle but packs a punch as far as color. The off white furniture just helps the wall color stand out.

Fall Dining room

This neutral color on the wall helps to accentuate the floors and makes the white furniture pops. The piping that matches the wall color helps to connect the two colors to the space. I may not always be a fan of white furniture, but when paired with a bold and dark wall color, it works perfectly.

coastal fall colors

These coastal colors are muted and represent the fall season on the coasts. Our coasts in this country have different shades of green and blue, and paired with the muted colors of the foliage they create this wonderful palette.

Orange color schemes

Now the orange fall palette may seem a little bold for an indoor room, but there are ways to incorporate shades of orange effectively. Add orange accents to the room, paint an accent wall with a lighter and neutral tone. Paint a built in a bold color so that the books and accessories help break up the color, and that way the bold color won’t overpower your room. You can also take bolder colors outdoors.

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Darker colors are best done in small dosed inside. If you take these bold colors outside, use them on a front door, window frames, or shutters. Using such dark colors outside also will help your house look like it’s one with nature as the leaves change throughout the season.

fall preserve hues

Fall colors are also those you can find in some foods and preserves. These tend to be colors more suitable for inside the home and in most rooms of the house. They easily go well in any kitchen of course, with the exception of peaches and orange-like colors. Those don’t do well in conjunction with food.

fall vegetable palettes

 

Another interesting place to take color inspiration from is food, mainly vegetables. Fall vegetables are rich with color. Eggplant, tomatoes, squash and gourds, greens, and root vegetables. All have an array of colors that can work in any home.

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Use nature as a guide to choosing colors for your home, but use nature and the things around you as inspiration. Once you find a palette that fits your lifestyle and needs, you can get your paint and get started with transforming your home. Adding paint to a room will give any room a boost, and maybe even boost the use of the room.

So use the outdoors to inspire the indoors, and share that inspiration with your friends and family who come to visit your home. Add a little paint to your home to keep the fall feel all year round. Color can go from season to season, so be adventurous. Enjoy the colors of the season and Happy Fall!