My new creative venture: Painting with watercolors!

my desk and watercolors

I’ve always love art even since I can remember.  Being in the creative field has allowed me to create designs for interiors and its something I enjoy a lot. But, creating art is my biggest passion..

mint colors paint

 

 It’s been about a year that I starting drawing and painting again, and I couldn’t be more happy!  Every time I paint is like a new adventure unfolding before my eyes, especially with watercolors.  So, now that you know what I’ve been up to!  Would you like to see more?  In the meantime, here’s my latest art print Titled “Indigo Blue” a watercolor abstract.  Please leave a comment, I’d love to read your feedback!

Thanks

Ana xo

INDIGO AND BLACK  ABSTRACT WALL ART

INDIGO AND BLACK ABSTRACT WALL ART

This print is now available at my Society6 shop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Décor Boards | Using animated Gifs

 

On Trend … Yellow!

It’s everywhere, in home décor to fashion.

Visual Décor Boards | Yellow Black White | Using animated Gifs

Designing with the the color yellow on trend in home design and fashion.

Here’s an example of how to use this fresh and sunny color.  Having a little fun with technology and 3D design boards. How do you like?

For more “yellow color inspiration,” check out my design boards on Pinterest

Need help in your décor project? I’m here to help! Send me an e-mail or use contact page here.

xo Ana

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Zebra Prints | Get The Look | Home Decor

Interior Decorating with Zebra Prints and Neutral Hues

Traditional Meets Contemporary Styles

Zebra Animal Prints | Deocr Idea Board | Interior Design Board | Home Decor Products

While researching for “Get the Look” post last week, I came across this beautiful room.  The look is traditional but with contemporary lines.  Although this room has more zebra prints that I would use, it works because of the mix in furniture styles and decor which are not ornate.  Example, the simple lines and juxtaposition of the traditional chandelier works well with the more contemporary L shaped sofa. If you would like to decorate your home using this look, remember to start with two style periods, that are similar in lines and color hues. Color is on of the least expensive and fastest way to change the look of a space.  Here, the deep golden taupe on these walls pops against the gold sunburst mirror which adds visual interest and sparkle.

In this design board I used Benjamin Moore paint color HC-23.  And then, I also used Chip it! by Sherwin-Williams on the right.

{ Get the Look ~ Shop the Look }

Sofa: Paramount Left Sectional Sofa – Stone -Blu Dot

Chandelier: Milano 8L Chandelier – Arteriors

Mirror: Distressed Bronze Metal Sunburst – Mirror Image Home

Lamp: Artichoke In Gloss White – Barbara Cosgrove

Pillows: Black and white zebra pillow – Jonathan Adler

Rug: Safari Hand Made Wool Zebra Print Black Rug – RugsUSA

XO

Ana

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Color Trend Alert | Emerald | Pantone Color of the Year 2013

“Emerald Green Pantone Color of the Year 2013″

[MONDAYS HUES]

Color Trend Alert

“Pantone® is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, and is the world-renowned authority on color. For nearly 50 years, Pantone® has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Pantone®  has developed a color system [Fashion + Home] a vital tool for designers in the apparel, home furnishings and interior design industries for selecting and specifying color used in the manufacture of textiles and fashion. The System – consisting of 2,100 colors in cotton or paper format – is ideal for assembling creative palettes and conceptual color schemes, and for providing color communication and control in the manufacturing process.”-Pantone

Each December, Pantone® announces the next “Color of the Year.”
And the “Color” of the Year for 2013 is [Drum-roll] …….

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“Gorgeous”

‘EMERALD GREEN’ PANTONE® COLOR #17-5641

Emerald Green: A “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” – Pantone®

The color “Emerald” is a lively sophisticated hue that reads positive and healing energy, it unifies other colors, like nature’s lush greens does. It is a sophisticated, luminous color which is why designers have used it for years for it’s classic and elegant striking hue.   It introduces clarity and inspiration, perfect for an office space or rooms that will be utilized for long periods of time.  The  jewel-toned emerald color is universally appealing. To name a few, it’s used in home goods, to fashion, to automotive, to technology products.

I love “Color” so I’m excited about this Emerald green for next year’s 2013  {COLOR OF THE YEAR}  :)

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Emerald Green . . .   Perfect timing too!

This year’s High Point Market Trend Spotters picks where . . .

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Wesley Hall Showroom 310 N. Hamilton St. A modern adaptation of a Louis 16th chair in alpine white painted finish with Dwell Studios for Robert Allen emerald green Malachite fabric.

Beautiful !! Fabric make to look like malachite

And . . .

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Fab Wall paper and chairs in velvet green “emerald’

Well . . . What do you think? Love so far?

Emerald Green | Color Trend Alert | Blog White Linen Interiors

Click link below to Pantone’s site

Emerald – Pantone® Color of the Year 2013: – Color trends, color palettes , Pantone® 17-5641 TCX..

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Be BOLD. Be COLORFUL!!

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Mood Board Design Inspiration:

Green Peacock and turquoise  Parrot and . . .

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Classic. Living Room and . . .

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Contemporary and classic decor styling and . . .

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How fresh does this kitchen look with green subway glass tiles and all-white cabinets! Color PoPs

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3D Interior Design Mood Board | Benjamin Moore® 2013 Color Trends | Home Decor Ideas

How to decorate a room using a bold color?

Tip: Start with an inspiration, it could be from an art piece, a rug, or even your favorite dress or shirt.  Pick three colors [max] from your inspiration and build upon that to achieve a cohesive, simple and balanced look in your room scheme.  Once you feel confident add more colors sparingly around your room using accessories etc.   If you are not so savvy in choosing your paint colors, try using Benjamin Moore® They have loads of design ideas from decorative paints to how to choose the right color.

“Get The Look” –To get the look and/ or product info, follow the link below.

You can view my 3D Interior Design Boards and Mood boards on Olioboard.com  online portfolio click here

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See you then!

XO

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Decorating with Dark Colors

Navy and White {Mondays Hues}

Color sets the mood and adds interest to a space.  One simple and inexpensive way to do this is with paint.  Color can also make a space feel smaller or larger.  Warmer hues seem to advance toward you because cooler colors recede away from you.

Contrast of light and dark colors give a space a sophisticated look.  Here are some great examples of Interior Designers who achieved this by incorporating dark blues and whites in the room’s color palette.

image living room dark walls ideas design by Samatha Pynn

Image Source: SamanthaPynn.com

Samantha Pynn is one of my favorite Canadian Interior Decorators.  She uses color so beautifully, fresh and exciting and balanced.  In this room she uses white to add contrast to the navy wall color which gives it a sophisticated look. It’s balanced by using dark wood floors and blues throughout the space with fun yellow accessories.

Dark walls bedroom ideas

Image Source: Pinterest

Here the designer also uses white bedding against dark blue walls and black furniture.

Dark walls bathroom idea

Image Source: Pinterest Bathrooms

Add a colorful painting and incorporate those colors into the room’s decor.  When accessorizing, a little goes a long way especially in the bathroom!

Outdoor bathroom dark color idea for shower

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Great outdoor bathroom (Au natural).

using dark colors in small spaces

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Love this office space!

image living room with dark navy blue with white interiors

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bedroom color navy, gray, white, jade colors

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This is one of my favorite color combos.  Navy, white and turquoise and grays!

Hope you liked the decorating with color post.  Maybe a series?  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment send me ane-mail, look forward in helping you create your beautiful space!

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

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Z Gallerie ART | Miami By ZOEY RILEY

Art and Home Decor Inspiration

I love the Z Gallery store!  It’s modern, contemporary, chic, glam, and you can find great art like this one.  I’m drawn to this art by Zoey Riley, and it’s not just because Miami is written all over it. (Yes it is)

This week’s Fab Find:

art image typography Miami Zoey Riley ZGallerie

ArT by Zoey Riley | Z Gallerie – Miami.

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Home Furnishings and Decor Color Board In Turquoise

I’m loving all the turquoise I’m seeing in home decor lately, a fave of mine.  I created the board below to capture an idea, not literally to use all of these items together in a space, the look would be to monotonous. Plus the eye needs to rest between bright and bold hues. What accent color to use? Look closer, the accent colors are there in the art, pillow, fabric and lighting. Chartreuse would be the second color and navy as third with a little black to ground the colors, and then I would use white for contrast.

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Chip it! Sherwin-Williams® has an online tool that allows you to capture an image and match the colors in it with their paint colors.  Pretty cool, Yes?

Do you love the cool color turquoise? How would you use it in your interior decorating?

Turquoise MoodBoard, Furniture and Home Decor Ideas

Turquoise Decor Idea Board – image credit – Ana Then

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

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