Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year

Pantone’s 2022 color of the year is an influential color echoing across the fashion, beauty, technology, and interior design industries. This years color is periwinkle. Showcasing a vibrant blend of blue and red, the purple color is meant to inspire joy, creativity, and imagination, making it an ideal hue to refresh your home for the new year.

Here are 7 ways to use this 2022 Top Pick Color

  1. Paint with Periwinkle
  2. Bring in Statement pieces in Periwinkle
  3. Go light and subtle on the walls.
  4. With a feeling of comfort and familiarity use on Bedding
  5. Sprinkle in purple accessories without having to commit
  6. Pair with nature-inspired hues
  7. Try outdoors to make your house stand out on the street
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Why Hire a Decorator

The average women has probably bought lots of pairs of shoes in her life, but how many sofas…maybe two? The shoes can go in the trash and move on, but a sofa is something you will live with for years. It just makes sense to get professional advice before making that purchase and many other home interior purchases. It very well could save you money in the long run or make sure you love the kitchen remodel you spent thousands of dollars on. [Read more…]

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Update your Family Room Space with these 7 Stylish Tips

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  1. Pull in Natural Light– Try a round mirror to pull in natural light. Make it at least 2 feet and now its a statement piece

  2. A Touch of Sparkle– Warm up your space with blush-toned copper accents. Copper can look both classic and modern. Use it on curtain rods, furniture hardware or decor.

  3. Embrace Calm Color– Easily add happy shades of blue with paint or removeable wallpaper.

  4. Play with Pattern– Update your snuggle spot with new patterned pillows. Different shapes and sizes, textures and designs to change the look.

  5. Bring in Plants– With snow falling it is nice to have a burst of freshness and O2 in the house with a house plant.

  6. Add Favorite Art– Use floating frames to let artwork or photos steal the show.

  7. Update Old Furniture– Update your furniture with a coat of paint and new hardware to make it look new and modern.

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Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

 

  1. Consider Neutral Colorways- Burnt orange and reds are the common colors associated with fall, but a neutral color scheme can have a bold effect. Neutral colors are common representation of fall. The colors of dried leaves and wood are all around.
  2. Opt For Minimalism- a bit of shedding and simplicity will go a long way to creating the perfect fall vibe.
  3. Avoid Fall Cliches- Instead of stacks of dried grass, maybe a few platters of natural woven material will appear to be more dramatic and sculptural
  4. Look for unexpected ways to use warm tones- Try incorporating some metals like bronze or copper, maybe using them in candle sticks of sculptural elements or as statement pieces
  5. Forage For Simplicity-It might be as simple as one really fantastic architectural branch laid across the mantle that captures the feeling of the change of seasons.
  6. Don’t Overlook Scent-it’s key to add some scent into your arrangement for maximum effect and it’s an easy way to decorate for fall.
  7. Go Easy on Pumpkins and Gourds- Try a collection of pumpkins or gourds with nothing else spread evenly across your mantle, the geometry will create a contemporary feel.
  8. Choose Unexpected Natural Elements- Add an assortment of objects from a variety of natural elements such as shells, rocks, crystals, and even branches mixed with decorative items such as boxes, small sculptures, or metal objects.
  9. Use What You Have-Candle holders and vases are great decorative additions that you may already have on hand
  10. Go For Florals-Flowers are beautiful any season of the year but I always especially love dried flowers and leaves or red/orange flowers during the fall months
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12 Best First Impression Ideas For Your Home

  1. Hang Interesting Pendant Lights

  2. Adopt an Open Floor Plan Idea

  3. Eye-Catching Shine (Bling)

  4. Decorate with Large Plants

  5. Dress-up Walls- Using Accent walls, wallpaper, etc

  6. Go-Green- Decorate using environmentally-friendly décor

  7. Art-Displays- Using expressive art work to show off your style or color palette

  8. Choose Colors that Inspire

  9. Pretty Seating Near your Entrance

  10. A Beautiful Display Console Across from Entrance

  11. Incorporate Unique Designs- Different shaped coffee table or interesting shaped book shelf

  12. Hardwood flooring

Remember an accent must be on the wall opposite the entrance or its an accident, rather than an accent!!! Enjoy!!!

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Happy National Dog Day! 12 Tips for Pet-Friendly Decorating

Most of customers #1 concern when buying anything from Lynne Greene Interiors is…..will my cat/dog/bunny/bird ruin this???? Here are a few things to remember when decorating:
  1. Don’t buy expensive rugs.

  2. Skip wall-to-wall carpet.

  3. Choose hard surface floors.

  4. Don’t decorate with breakable knickknacks.

  5. Match carpet and upholstery to fur color.

  6. Set up an animal area near an entry.

  7. Give your pet tidy, attractive treats and toys.

  8. Use semigloss wall paint.

  9. Use Stain Resistant Fabric

  10. Put Washable Material on your bed

  11. Vacuum regularly

  12. Bathe and groom your pet often

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10 Back to School Organization Ideas

It’s that time of year again; when homework papers obscure the kitchen island, and the daily tasks of making lunches and laying out school clothes seem to stretch late into the night. But have no fear! We have 10 back to school organization ideas that are sure to make getting back into the groove easier.

1. Multiply productivity with a homework station.

Cut down on clutter by setting up a homework station for your kids. Stock the center with the supplies they’ll need to burn through assignments without having to break to hunt for an eraser, highlighter or calculator.

 

2. Avoid getting fed up by creating snack stations.

No mom wants to spend precious time every evening assembling lunches for the next day. Genius idea alert: snack stations! Bag grapes, carrots, and other perishable snacks and toss ’em in a drawer in the fridge along with cheese sticks, yogurts, and pre-made PB&Js. A pantry shelf can hold single-serving bags of pretzels, juice boxes, and cookies. Kids can even make their own lunches.

3. Outfit your family for success by organizing school clothes.

You’ll definitely feel like you’re a step ahead of the game when you organize your kids’ clothes for the entire week on Sunday night! Create hanger labels for each day and pre-select the outfits, so your mini fashionista can get dressed in the morning without rooting through drawers and laundry baskets to find a favorite pair of jeans or hoodie.

4. Check out a new system for organizing books.

Back to school means numerous trips to the library, which, unfortunately, often means checked out books get lost among the shelves with titles of your own. Try designating a library book basket where kids know to place their borrowed items.

5. Leave car clutter in your rearview.

You pick the kids up from school; they toss their jackets and backpacks on the floor of the car; then they trip over everything upon exiting the vehicle. If this sounds familiar, try creating hangers out of suction cup hooks! Talk about an idea that doesn’t suck.

6. Make the morning less manic.

DIY cereal stations for kids makes breakfast so easy, you’ll never go back to crazy. Simply prefill Tupperware containers with your kiddos’ favorite cereal, then fill a jug with a spigot with milk, and keep spoons in an accessible locale. Breakfast is served!

7. Picture more organized art displays.

Every parent loves showing off art and tests once school is in full swing. But the clutter that comes along with all the treasures your tots bring home is another story. Keep art organized with magnetic refrigerator frames that look so polished, you’ll feel a bit like an artist, too.

8. Sample a new kind of schedule.

Trading lazy weekdays for alarm clocks and jam-packed schedules can feel like a drag. But creating a paint sample calendar makes it fun to keep the family’s school obligations, sports and activities straight!

9. Straighten out a common laundry problem.

Drowning in laundry? Who isn’t? Try this simple trick for shortening the exhausting laundry process: keep kids’ clothes folded in drawers in the laundry room instead of their bedrooms! Now, when kids pick out their outfits, they make the trips to the laundry room instead of you hauling loads back and forth to their rooms.

10. Accessorize for success.

Help kids remember things like permission slips, checking the lost and found, and asking the teacher about extra credit with DIY reminder bracelets. When the task is completed, the paper bracelet can be discarded. So simple, so smart!

Happy back to school!

 

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Make the most of your sideboard beyond storage

Sideboards come in many styles and sizes, from classic mid-century to chunky, rustic to sleek modern. These useful storage pieces regardless of style can also make nice display areas as well. Here are some helpful tips to display your style on your sideboard

  1. Create Symmetry (But not too much)- Some sideboards will have a bookended identical lamsp or decorative vases, but there are other ways to balance the sideboard. One lamp and 2 vases matching height will create balance without matching. The magic number in design that creates balance is 3. When arranging your display use yoru eye to decide whethere there is equal weight on either side, if your colors have partners and if there is enough variety of height and shape.
  2. Make it Practical- If you sideboard is in your dining room, then use for holding plates and glasses to display. Make your sideboard part of your families daily use. Combine the function with beauty by creating a gallery wall above. Be cautious all the elements do not look too busy.
  3. Have a theme– A sideboard can serve as a helpful focal point that quickly establishes your room’s theme.
  4. Let an Artwork Shine– Sideboards are perfect for holding pretty objects, good-looking books, stylish lamps and plants. But you can also use them as a mini stage by leaving them almost bare and display a magnificent piece of artwork above it.
  5. Use Mirrors- If your sideboard is positioned to face a view of greenery or is perpendicular to windows or doors facing a garden, the mirrored effect can be especially lovely as the reflected foliage becomes part of your interiors.
  6. Treat Yourself to Flowers- The sideboard is the perfect place for a fresh vase of flowers. Make your blooms a key part of your display to vary your sideboard display weekly. Different styles of flowers will create different moods, from strong and sculptural to soft and country.
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Eye-Catching Front Porch Ideas

20 Things You Need For Your Front Porch

  1. Utilize the Space
  2. Draperies
  3. Hanging Basket
  4. Bed Swing
  5. Pillows
  6. Pillow Covers
  7. Lantern
  8. Stools
  9. Chairs
  10. Flowers/Door Wreath
  11. Rug
  12. Ceiling Paint
  13. Side Table
  14. Sofa
  15. Speaker
  16. Coffee Table
  17. Tray and Serving Set
  18. Lighting/Chandelier
  19. Fire Pit
  20. Welcome Mat/Door Rug
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Latest Lighting Trends for 2021

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1. Over-sized Light Fixture– Ceilings are getting taller and floor plans more open, so homes can handle larger light fixtures. A few years ago a the average diameter for chandeliers were 24″, but today it is not uncommon to see 28″ or even 30″ or more diameter chandeliers.

2. Smart Bulbs- New smart bulbs allow people to control bulb color, turn off/on and some even play music. These bulbs can adjust to brighter color to stay alert during the day or tone down for a cozy dinner at night or even warm up to mimic a sunset. These bulbs screw in and set up using a phone app.

3. Black and Brass Finishes- This rich darkness with metallic shine creates sophisticated, show-stopping fixtures. The contrasting combo pairs well with the latest farmhouse trend.

4. Statement Bulbs- Lightbulbs have become an extension of the light fixture. For a cool, vintage feel pick a clear globe or Edison bulb. Its a fun way to customize your lights using clear, seeded or milky glass for diffuse or bright light.

5. Dimmable Lights- Dimmer changes the brightness of a bulb, helps save energy, and cuts glare. Any light can become a nightlight and offer a friendly ambience on a dark evening. With color-changing LEDs, the color temperature can automatically warm as the light dims.

6. Antiviral Lighting-The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a new focus on light’s ability to eliminate viruses and bacteria. Germicidal lighting can be safe and effective in the right applications.

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