Category: Colour

Transforming with colour

A simple change in colour scheme can dramatically change a space, creating an environment that is experienced in a completely different way. In a recent Architectural Digest story…

Designer: Dorothy Draper and Hollywood Regency style

When I was very little I would occasionally spend a Saturday night at my grandmother Elsie’s two-story, impeccably styled home. Among the vivid memories I have of this…

Staging: Moving forward

After propping up an aging 1920s city home solo for several years, I threw in the towel. I had upgraded and installed a new heating and AC system, a…

Designer: The imagination of Klaus Haapaniemi

The first time I came across Klaus Haapaniemi’s stylized mystical imagery I stopped dead in my tracks. Something about this artist’s work seemed very familiar yet elusive, like a…

Colour makes all the difference

One of the most critical choices to make when creating a new space or giving an old one a facelift, is the selection of a colour palette. As with design…

Those sneaky trends

I’m a trend skeptic. Although I applaud the concept of expanding our exploration of new palettes, the nanosecond Pantone announces next season’s colours, I begin to flip through fabric…