Anne Cummins Interior Design Blog

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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...

Wallpaper for Beautiful Décor

Wallpaper for Beautiful Décor

Looking for a home improvement or decorating project? Want to jazz up your office? Getting ready to nest and stay cozy while also staying safe and healthy? How about incorporating wallpaper to add color, pattern and texture to your home or office (or maybe your home...

Interior Design Inspired by Sea Glass Colors

Interior Design Inspired by Sea Glass Colors

Here on Cape Cod for the summer, I feel lucky to live in a beautiful spot and I’m inspired by the surroundings. The beach, surf and sky create a low key and lovely design direction with “sea glass” colors – washed out aqua, soft green, cobalt blue, frosted white and...

Remote Design Consulting Success Stories

Remote Design Consulting Success Stories

Remote consulting has been working out really well for my clients and me. Of course, it’s quite different from meeting in person, but I’ve been able to accomplish alot with clients via emails, phone calls and video chats. Here are some examples to illustrate how...

Remote Design Consulting

Remote Design Consulting

For the past year or so, I’ve offered remote interior design consulting services for clients. A couple of recent projects have been conducted remotely, and they worked out really well. The ease of finding products and inspiration via web sites has already transformed...

Refreshing Spring Design Tips

Refreshing Spring Design Tips

Now that spring is here but we’re all staying home more, and possibly working from home, you’re most likely seeing things you’d like to update, change or get rid of! Home accents: changing decorative items at home, such as pillows, art and mirrors, area rugs, throw...

Remember It’s Earth Day!

Remember It’s Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day today – and it’s also Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Under different circumstances there would be lots of outdoor, community or school related activities to support Earth Day, but not this year. However, earthday.org features digital events,...

Thoughts About Working from Home

Thoughts About Working from Home

Many of us are now working from home and making the best of it. Not everyone has dedicated office space but it’s important to create a comfortable and functional work area. Some tips: if sitting at a desk or table, be sure to use your PC or laptop at a height and...