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Color Forecast for 2018

Color Forecast for 2018

Each New Year brings new color forecasts or “Color of the Year” updates from paint companies such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Pratt and Lambert. Although I don’t always embrace or follow “Colors of the Year,” I find 2018’s featured colors, color trends...

Wise Design Decisions

Wise Design Decisions

One of my favorite reviews from a client is “Anne is not a design diva.” I like to provide a sensible, practical approach to interior design while also using my creative side, and I’m easy to work with. But, of course, I love to hear how happy my clients are with my...

Simply Beautiful Subway Tile

Simply Beautiful Subway Tile

Subway tile is one of those enduring design classics that works again and again as a smart solution in kitchen and bath design projects. The range of products available in the subway tile category is amazing and lots of fun to explore, and the size and scale is often...

Gray Still on Top, But Beige Making a Comeback

Gray Still on Top, But Beige Making a Comeback

Gray rules! Over the past few years, and for about 80% of the projects I’ve worked on, gray has been the preferred starting point for color schemes. Gray is everywhere – interior paint colors, cabinetry, quartz and granite counter tops, tile, upholstery fabrics,...

Fresh Greens

Fresh Greens

I met with a new client last week to discuss working with her on an extensive home construction/renovation project, and she asked me “So, how will this work?” She is starting up a project that will include a complete kitchen renovation, new bathrooms plus renovations...

Vibrant Red Color Schemes

Vibrant Red Color Schemes

I’m specifying a beautiful black and white tile from Veranda Tile Design for a current bathroom renovation project. A client had saved some photos from Houzz and I tracked down Veranda Tile’s Lugano pattern in black and white with the help of Diane Morgan at Upstairs...

A Happy and Colorful New Year

A Happy and Colorful New Year

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...

New Townhome Construction Project

New Townhome Construction Project

Looking back over the past year, I’ve been fortunate to work with clients on several new construction and renovation projects in the Boston area and on Cape Cod, including many kitchen and bath design projects. Components for a successful kitchen or bath design...

Beautiful Natural Fiber Area Rugs

Beautiful Natural Fiber Area Rugs

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...

Gray is Cool – and Hot!

Gray is Cool – and Hot!

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...

Window Shade Options

Window Shade Options

Here’s a peek at kitchen design projects I’ve worked on recently. Common threads and current trends include tailored, off-white Shaker style cabinets … crisp and clean-looking glass subway tile in various shades of very popular gray....light colored counter tops in...