Anne Cummins Interior Design Blog

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Vibrant Red Color Schemes

I’ve been putting together some color and fabric schemes that include lots of red. I haven’t done anything with red in quite a while – blue, green and grays have been more typical the past year or so – and it was really interesting gathering all sorts of red fabrics...

A Happy and Colorful New Year

With the start of a new year, I’ve been mulling over new plans and goals. For much of my blogging, I'm planning to focus on color in design. Color plays such an important role in our lives, whether it’s in our natural and outdoor surroundings, our interior...

New Townhome Construction Project

I’m excited to be working with Seaver Construction and Century 21 North Shore/Braese Realty Group on a new townhome development north of Boston, called Baldwin Woods, in Woburn MA. As the lead design consultant, I’ll specify all exterior materials and finishes such as...

Beautiful Natural Fiber Area Rugs

We're wrapping up an extensive home renovation project for a client on Cape Cod, and we’re selecting area rugs. The house is situated in sandy soil and white pines, looking out over breezy Cape Cod Bay. The perfect floor covering solution for a casual, beachy setting...

Gray is Cool – and Hot!

On several new construction projects and renovation projects this summer, gray has been the prominent color selected for paint schemes and materials. For the past several years warm color schemes have prevailed (and are still very popular and beautiful) with lots of...

Window Shade Options

During these hot summer months, heat and sun control via shades on your windows is key to maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. With or without air conditioning, climate control via window shades cuts heat and glare, helps reduce the need for cooling,...

Beautiful Gray Paint Schemes

Several residential interior design projects I’m working on include whole house paint color schemes. Clients are gravitating towards gray colors, which I put together in combinations from light to dark that flow well throughout the home. Gray then also comes into play...

Custom Window Treatments

Many interior design projects, including kitchen and bath design, home offices, family rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, as well as commercial settings, are greatly improved with finishing touches such as custom made draperies, valances or shades....

Blue Fabric Combinations for a Seaside Setting

As we head towards summer, blue and off-white room schemes are popping up in several of this spring’s interior design magazines. I just put together several blue and white combinations for a living room, dining room and master bedroom for a Cape Cod client who would...

LED Lighting

I attended a seminar today on LED Lighting at Wolfer’s Lighting in Waltham, MA (part of the Boston Design Week program). Because I work on both new construction and renovation projects, I’ve been keeping up with progress and changes in LED lighting, but it’s always...

Boston Design Week

I’m excited about the calendar of events for Boston Design Week, starting on March 30, 2106. Now in its third year, Boston Design Week keeps getting better and better. Per the Boston Design week web site: “Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and...

The Challenge – Choosing White Paint

Since late last year, there has been a lot of buzz (and a lot of blogging) about Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2016, Simply White. It’s inspired me to write my own blog about white and off white paint selections. Although I don’t spec white colors for...