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How Pattern Improves Small Spaces

Marie Grabo Designs
Marie Grabo Designs

Home Office Inspiration

More Americans are working from home, either for their workday or in addition to their office hours. With all of the time we are putting in on our work laptops and tablets, it’s time to take a hard look at the home office.

 


Emily Ruddo

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Summer 2014

ALL THE BEST THINGS ARE NOT SHINY AND NEW

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Spring 2014

Patinas and distressed finishes influence home color and design

For me, springtime brings to mind grass turning green, yellow daffodils, tulips blooming and the fragrance of lilacs.  The return of warm weather also means the return of color to our world.  After a long winter, we crave color and look for ways to incorporate it into our living spaces.

Shades of Gray

There are color trends that come and go, colors that were once hip that are “in” again, and then there are certain neutrals that seem popular year after year.  They have long-term staying power.  Gray is one of those colors—it goes with so many complementary shades, can be cool or warm, acts as the perfect background for bright pops of color or can stand alone.

This bedroom uses gray to set the tone for a soothing, relaxing retreat.

How to Choose Paint Color Based on Wood Tones

Sample Oak Wood Grain

Wood tones from trim, doors and cabinetry provide a dilemma when selecting paint. Depending on the color selected, you can emphasize your wood elements or camouflage their effects. 

Considerations when selecting paint colors used with wood tones

2014 Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Sometimes you want to incorporate a color into your home that’s fresh, colorful and trendy. That’s when you might want to consider the Pantone color of the year, which for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

Let’s take a look at this color and discuss ways you can incorporate it into your home to update your décor.

Color Marketing Group 2015 Color Forecast

The Color Marketing Group has just released their 2015 color forecast and we want to share with you some highlights, so grab your ColorEssentials fandeck and let’s take a tour.

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Winter 2014

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Keeping Iowa Beautiful

Diamond Vogel Gives Back to the Community

Painters at work in Guthrie Center

When to use tinted primer

 

Tinted primer helps you achieve the perfect paint color

Getting a gorgeous color to saturate your room starts with the right materials and of course, the right paint. But don’t forget about what’s underneath. Using primer may seem like just an extra step, but it can do a lot for the finished look of your room.

Decorate orange and black all year-round

   
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Turn your home into a spellbinding and hauntingly beautiful house this Halloween and all year-round. The color combination of orange and black isn’t singularly reserved for October 31st. These colors can be replicated throughout your home in modern and stylish ways.

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