Autumn Colors in your Home

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If you have a hankering to do some permanent redecorating this time of year, consider some toastier autumn colors for your walls. Brown, plum, mustard, taupe and burnt orange all conjure up feelings of coziness, perfect for the colder months. We all know switching out a summer wardrobe for a winter one is as easy as taking our sweaters out of storage and packing the sandals away. The white pants get a final cleaning then move to the rear of the closet and our deep dark tones come to the forefront. It's a little more complicated with home decor but that doesn't mean you can't accessorize differently for the colder months. Maybe it's time to dig out that charcoal cashmere throw for the sofa or the velvet pillows for your bed. Here's an article on Houzz, the home decorating website with 35 million monthly viewers about Autumnal paint colors. Deep Wall Colors for Fall.  Work by Amy Krane is featured in it. All Photos not credited to Amy Krane are courtesy of Farrow & Ball. autumn colors gray green autumn colored walls
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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

Upstate Colonial gets a Color Makeover

Benjamin Moore orange dining room color makeover Many people have never heard of an Architectural Color Consultant and the concept of hiring someone to help with wall color seems foreign. Yet a majority of folks find sorting through the thousands of color chips at the paint store paralyzing. The process of choosing colors for your home doesn't need to be off putting. It can and should be fun. A color consultant will help you define your relationship with color ~ where you fit on the continuum of color love. Are you all about neutrals, pales or bold and deep tones? Recently clients called upon me to develop a color palette for their newly purchased Colonial set atop a hill amongst the rolling pastures of Columbia County. The house was only 25 years old but had the charm of an historical home. We chose mainly light to mid toned hues. The house gets lots of light everywhere and views open up to their lovely garden and the hills around. The palette was warm on the ground floor with a creamy, warm buff yellow in the foyer, hallways and the large living room.  The dining room was a spicy tangerine and the kitchen a very warm white. All photos by Carl Bellavia. color makeover Benjamin Moore Jicama paint colorcolor makeover Warm white breakfast nookUpstairs we flipped the palette and went cool with blues, greens and lavender. The creamy hallways pulled it all together. color makeover Benjamin Moore Ice Lavender bedroomcolor makeover Benjamin Moore Green bathroom