Anne Cummins Interior Design Blog

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Color Inspiration

Color Inspiration

One of the main design topics that I discuss with my clients is color. Choosing colors for a design project can be overwhelming for clients, and they often turn to me to help them select color schemes, most often for residential design but also for commercial design....

Getting Started on an Interior Design Project

Getting Started on an Interior Design Project

When I’m contacted by a potential client, I mention my complimentary initial consultation as a first step. It’s a great way for the client and me to meet, get to know each other a little bit, discuss the project that the client has in mind, and talk about desired...

New Design Projects to Begin a Busy New Year

New Design Projects to Begin a Busy New Year

New year, new beginnings, new projects coming up. I'm excited to be working with new clients and also continuing with current clients on some fun projects, including new construction residential projects in Newton, Lexington and Arlington, a living room and dining...

Year End Thoughts

Year End Thoughts

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Healthy, Safe and Prosperous New Year! Feeling grateful to spend time with my family, and feeling glad that my immediate family has remained healthy. Feeling sympathy for friends and family who lost loved ones due to COVID or due...

Thankful for Many Things

Thankful for Many Things

Every year around this time, I reflect on how lucky I am and how thankful I feel for the abundant blessings in life: a wonderful and loving family - a safe and cozy home - beautiful surroundings - nice clients who trust me and who appreciate my ideas and expertise -...

Soft Green Color Trends for 2022

Soft Green Color Trends for 2022

So...back to color for this October blog. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams each recently announced their annual Color of the Year selections for 2022, and they are both beautiful colors that will be quite applicable for interior design projects. And, they are very...

Vibrant Coral and Russet Colors

Vibrant Coral and Russet Colors

I pay close attention to color when approaching interior design. After all, color is all around us, whether indoors or outdoors, and color definitely influences our moods and perceptions of everyday objects and everyday events. Color preference plays such an important...

Beautiful Blues

Beautiful Blues

I'm excited about this summer's projects with clients and the directions they're taking in terms of color. I’m currently helping a client pick out furniture, fabrics and drapery styles for a home set on a knoll overlooking the ocean. We’ll tie in to the coastal theme...

Design Quiz

Design Quiz

When potential clients contact me to work with them for kitchen and bath design, commercial or office design, residential design, furniture selections, window treatments, area rugs, and paint colors, I like to give them a quiz and I ask lots of questions before we...

Sunny, Mellow Yellow

Sunny, Mellow Yellow

Spring time turns my thoughts to warm, sunny days and to the color yellow! Yellow is a mood lifter, can create mellow spaces or intense, bold spaces, and although it’s associated with Spring and Summer, can be a wonderful color to live in year round. Even on a grey,...

Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.
– Unknown

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Kindness in Challenging Times

How true! Kindness is so easy and so rewarding for both giver and receiver. Simple acts of kindness these days – holding the door for someone, calling a relative to say hello, baking cookies for neighbors, telling someone how much their efforts mean to you, giving an...

Bold and Beautiful Bronze

Bold and Beautiful Bronze

I find that I like to blog about color quite a bit. I love helping clients pick out paint colors for home or office, and over the years I’ve developed a nice niche in expertise on color selection. I’ve noted in past blogs that I enjoy seeing “Color of the Year”...

Fun Fall Décor

Fun Fall Décor

I love autumn. Sunny days, crisp nights and beautiful foliage are always special treats. In New England, a foliage drive is always a highlight of the season and must include a stop at an apple barn with fresh, warm apple cider doughnuts, and a stop to pick out...