Category Archives: Decorate with What You Own

Milwaukie Makeover

This home in Milwaukie, Oregon was a combination of “already there” and “let’s add a little flare”. Using a variety of colors and textures will liven up a space. You can do this in small doses, or to an entire room… Life is short, am I right? Using fun accessories – such as this spikey […]

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Put Down the Glue Gun: Christmas Edition

Holiday decorating festive christmas mantle

As of December 1st, we are well into the Christmas season.  Time to decorate! Lets start with the mantel: Before you bust out the glitter and Popsicle sticks, lets take a moment to consider some alternative ways of creating a festive atmosphere that is both cheerful and classy.  While DIY decorations are a fun and […]

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Spring Subtle Color Palette

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In a previous blog post we showed you the Five Steps to Your Personal Palette.  If you scored mostly Bs in our Color Quiz, and your style is relaxed and genuine, nurturing yet subdued… The greens of spring satisfy those natural instincts.  Mix in a drop of yellow/gold and deeper greens to add interest without going overboard. […]

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Spring Bright Paint Palette

spring paint colors palette quiz

In a previous blog post we showed you the Five Steps to Your Personal Palette.  If you scored mostly B’s in our Quiz..and are looking for bright, cheery colors… You light up a room with a fresh, youthful spirit.  This palette is the perfect match for your energy and outlook, featuring daffodil yellow, vibrant greens and peachy accents. […]

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Design Inspiration: Palm Springs

Spanish revival style architecture tile stucco

A beautiful vacation in Palm Springs has inspired some new color combinations.  This arid landscape, sprinkled with lush, tropical vegetation and dry, rocky mountains that seem to shoot up from nowhere, provides the perfect backdrop for clean, crisp design with saturated colors and bold geometric patterns.  This style features black and white striped curtains, white pots, […]

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