Saturday, April 12, 2014

More color


I love the columns in  HGTV Magazine; the May issue's What's the Difference column had some basics, about half of which I knew, but I appreciated them pointing out the difference between cement and concrete.  (No one ever listens to me.)  The How bad is it column is always helpful.  (I told you not to spray a non-stick pan!)  Lots more helpful info and DIY projects; I enjoyed the photo essay about using food photos by using them as a clock or as an apron collage.  Plus they have home and furniture makeovers and color suggestions.  It's a very colorful magazine--and highly recommended.

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Color of the Month: Magnolia (link)

You'd think that the color would be green (the leaves) or white (the most common magnolia blossom color), but it's a lovely pale pastel pink.  'Course there are other magnolia blossom colors too, but check this delicate color out: http://blog.hgtv.com/design/2014/04/05/hgtvs-color-of-the-month-april-2014-magnolia/?nl=HGI_040914_bloglink1_&sni_mid=128469&sni_rid=128469.324.572557&c32={4E6771C7-C8B2-491F-8AC7-73EFF9F12E8E}

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Small living room ideas (link)

And here are some small living room suggestions from HGTV:  http://www.hgtvremodels.com/home/small-space-design-for-living-rooms/pictures/index.html?nl=HGRM_032514_featlink4_small-living-rooms&sni_mid=126461&sni_rid=126461.405.321476&c32={4E6771C7-C8B2-491F-8AC7-73EFF9F12E8E}

Color and good use of space can make a difference; and the small end tables that you can move around instead of a bulky coffee table is a great idea.

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Radiant orchid and diy projects

The spring issue of Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden includes colors such as Radiant Orchid (Pantone) and ideas such as using four shades of paint for an ombre effect--and those metal pipes add a unique touch to a home.  And there's background on the upcoming TV show, American Dream Builders on NBC.  I love home renovation shows, and though it looks like this is a reality show, I hope they keep the drama to a minimum.

I love rooms that show off the effect of different color schemes, and the first of these three rooms begins with Feathered Fern, Tomato Bisque, New Avocado, ...  (These must be Lowe's paint colors as I don't see a manufacturer mentioned.)  There are also deck, kitchen ideas, and more, but I wish they'd identified the azalea varieties.  I guess you're going to have to rip out pages or take the whole magazine to the store and get ready for spring.

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014