Houzz & ASID launch #Impact of Design

yellow living room. Blue accent wall Houzz, the home decor and remodeling website with 35 million monthly users and The American Society of Interior Designers , ASID, have launched a new designer showcase. In it you'll find interiors which embody the spirit of interior design going forward 40 years into the 21st Century. What were they looking for? Designs which consider wellness and sustainability, which enrich lives by its choices. My go-to vehicle to get there? You guessed it. Color! Here is my submission, an upstate Hudson Valley home. "Like" it on Houzz if you agree it embodies the mashup of patterns, textures and styles which describe our modern lives. #ImpactOfDesign AKC shaker diningMy design statement: Color feeds the soul; lifts us up, soothes us and enriches our lives. This Hudson Valley colonial hosts a cohesive palette which is all personality. The decor is eclectic, reflecting a global attitude. Materials chosen keep sustainability in the forefront with reclaimed wood, repurposed trees and vintage metal seating. Design going forward will reflect individuality and self expression to an even greater degree than we’ve seen. Our homes reflect our ideas, our travels, our dreams, ourselves. Texture plays a supporting role to color. Like modern people, this home is the ultimate admixture of provenance, period and style. All together it makes us who we are. AKC Lilac ceiling chaise bedroom AKC home office

2015 Lecture Series about Color

This year's lecture series contains 3 talks: Color in Residential Interiors The Power of Color Color for The Nursery Color for Residential Interiors will be given January - April at the following venues. Admission Is Free Germantown Library: Jan 25, 2PM Saugerties Library: Jan 31, 2PM Staatsburg Library: Feb 7 Troy Library: Feb 22| Millbrook Library: Feb 28, 2 PM, snow date March 14 Tivoli Library: March 21, 1PM, snow date April 4 Olive Library: March 28, 2 PM Sheffield Library ( MA): March 15, 3 PM, snow date March 22 Kinderhook Library (Kinderhook Home & Garden Day): April 18, 2:45PM Columbia County Chamber of Commerce: April 30, 5:45pm Color for Residential Interiors For most people, choosing paint colors can be overwhelming. Not only is it necessary to take the room’s furnishings into consideration, but paint finish, adjacent room color, sight lines, architecture and light sources, all play an important role in making an informed choice.
This 60 minute talk (plus Q & A) includes over 50 examples of how and how not to use color. The talk combines both the science and art of proper color application and an exploration of the profound emotional, psychological and physiological effects that color has on all of us. Amy Krane, founder of Amy Krane Color, is trained by the International Association of Color Consultant/Designers of North America and was selected as “Best of HOUZZ" 2014 and 2015, the home decorating website with over 25 million monthly users. She is a regular contributor on Luminary Publishing’s Upstater.com and is featured in the Winter issues of both Hudson Valley Magazine and Home Depot’s in-house magazine, InPaint .