Color of the year

In Living Color

Every year, a color is designated as the “in” selection or the color trend. Forecasters are part designer, part sociologist and part predictor. What’s happening nationally and in the world at-large translates into what will happen in our homes and environments. The color of the year is selected to help inspire and feed the imagination…

Don’t forget about the fifth wall

When I assist people in selecting colors for their walls, I remind them not to forget about the one area of the room that will not get foot traffic and is hidden in plain sight– their ceilings. A ceiling is sometimes called the fifth wall in a room because of its decorating impact on the…

In Living Color: Decorating a nursery on a budget

Shoshanah Siegel: Columnist In the past couple of years, I have received an increasing number of baby shower invitations. I have loved creating unique gifts, the most recent, a drawing of brightly illustrated owls. But even better, I have been able to assist in the selection of items, themes and colors for baby nurseries. This…

Helpful tips for remodeling or renovating

Shoshanah Siegel -Columnist- Whether you have been in your home for years or are a new owner, here are some tips about remodeling, updating or renovating your home. I have worked with more than one family who has had horror stories about their contractors and how they wished they never had undertaken the task of…

Some basics to grouping and hanging wall décor

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist In my last article, I wrote about making your unique statement with art and wall décor for your home or business. I also emphasized that whatever and wherever you find pieces to display, be sure you love it. (For more details, or a review, you can find my last article archived at…

Making a unique statement with art and wall decor

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist Because I am an artist, I know that the key to creating harmonious and wonderful places where we love to spend time is to include artwork in your home and business. Novelist Jerzy Kosinski once said, “The principals of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” No matter where and…

Putting ‘spring’ in your steps for cleaning house

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist The idea of doing spring cleaning has always felt overwhelming and daunting. In order to relieve the anxiety, this year my husband and I have started tackling a few cleaning projects each weekend. Ready to tackle your projects? Where to begin? I would suggest tackling the interior first. Your list may differ…

The wonderful world of metallics

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist What is so magical about using metallics in your home or business décor? They reflect light, which in turn creates an interesting and lively environment. Metallics come in gold, silver, bronze, pewter, chrome, copper, wrought iron and aluminum, to name a few. These metals can be highly polished, or they can have…