Announcing the 2014 colors of the year

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist Every year, a color is designated as the “in” selection or the color trend. Where do these colors come from? Color trends are a reflection of events and ideas from around the world. Influences can include the entertainment industry, upcoming films, artists, travel destinations and lifestyles. Color trends are born out of…

Branch out with your Thanksgiving decorating ideas

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist Yesterday, I became aware of a phenomenon that perplexed me. It started in the doctor’s office, when I heard Christmas carols being played on the radio. Then as I went to the local store I had difficulty finding orange candles. All I could find were decorations for the winter and Christmas. After…

Shopping on a shoestring

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist In my last article, I wrote about how I love yard sales, flea markets, antique and thrift stores. I’m always looking for items that are great in value and less in cost. Also, I tell myself that this is a way I can do my part, for conservation and protecting Mother Earth.…

Follow the yellow-brick road

Shoshanah Siegel Colunnist Yellow can take us to the feeling of sunshine, smiles, happiness, hope and joy, as it did for the characters when it led them on the path to the Wizard of Oz. Before going into detail about the color yellow and how you can incorporate it into your decorating, I want to…

You will be green with envy!

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist If you missed my column introducing you to the world of color, here is a little update. I wrote that it is much easier to decorate when you have a definite idea of the mood you want to create then develop the design and colors of the room around the mood. When…

The exciting color red

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist If you missed my column entry introducing you to the world of color, I will give you a little update. I wrote about the ease of decorating when you have a definite idea of the mood you want to create, and then using the idea to develop the design and colors of…

Announcing the 2013 color of the year…

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist As one year evolves into the next, we embark on new adventures. This year, make a colorful resolution: resolve to put more color into your life. Color reflects how we feel and express ourselves. Ultimately, it’s best that you select colors to personalize your space and make your environments feel healthy, safe,…

Color schemes for holiday decorating

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist If you love a traditional tried and true holiday season, you probably won’t think much about a color scheme for your decorations. You’ll gather together everything with sentimental value in any color and find just the right place for it. But if you’re just starting out or want your decorations to complement…