Interior Design

Spark of Color

Olive Green

While I am in a fall state of mind, I turn my attention to one of this year’s trend colors – Olive Green.  Nothing speaks to tranquility like this shade of green and yet it also lends a sophistication that could work well with traditional décor, a cottage-style bathroom or a more contemporary design – all pictured below:


Here are some other ways to add olive green to your home décor:

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  1. Branch with leaves art print,
  2. Feizy Nizhoni collection olive green area rug,
  3. Orla Kiely print collection two color stem curtain fabric,
  4. Coach small green olive tote,
  5. Block print stripe wallpaper,
  6. Hand blown solid color glass vase,


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Spark of Color

Terra Firma

Earthy, spicy, warm and autumnal are all words that describe this new neutral color trend steeped in terra cottas, rusty reds and rustic browns.


If you are not ready to paint your walls then here are some easy ways to add this trend to your home:



  1. Bianca Jute-Blend Rug,
  2. Delia Chair in Dustin Spice,
  3. PB Classic Metal Bell Bronze Pendant,
  4. Delmar Batiks Ethnic Patch Rust Fabric,
  5. Aviatrix “Sunburst” Wallpaper,
  6. Red Gentian X-Ray Flowers Indoor Decorative Pillow,
  7. Spotted Ceramic Vase,


Interior Design

Trends from the Nest

Boldly Go…with Color!

Bye, bye beige and hello color.  Brightly hued furniture is a big trend this year.  If color scares you but you want to make a statement then try blue or green on a sofa and make it the focal point of the room.  If you love color then this trend is for you and it is okay to mix and match as long as the colors are from complementary color families — then add white to give it crisp clean look.


  1. CB2: Avec Emerald Green Apartment Sofa with Brass Legs, $1499
  2. One Kings Lane, Splash Armchair – Silver/Bright Red, $99
  3. Wayfair, Everly Quinn Bourn Standard Sofa-Purple, $1299.99
  4. West Elm: Monroe Mid Century Sofa – Lagoon Blue, $1399
  5. Joss & Main, Kittrell Chesterfield Sofa, 959.99
  6. Wisteria: Velvet Settee-Yellow, $1499



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My Latest Spark

Botanical Prints: No Watering Required

What now adorns our walls and other objects started over 4000 years ago with the scientific purpose of helping to identify plants, especially across regions where language could be a barrier.  These antique natural history reproductions are relevant today for the detailed beauty of the artwork.  Botanical prints are a great way to bring nature into the room and they go well with this year’s botanical inspired color trend.   Here a few way to add botanical prints to your home.

  1. Amazon, Botanica Calendar; 18.81
  2. Ballard Design, Heines Leaf Art; $219-$299 each
  3. Society Six, Botanical Serving Tray; $37
  4. Houzz, Botanical Indigo Throw Pillow; $45
  5. Magnolia Market, Wood & Metal Tote; $60, Olive Stem; $14.00
  6. Roostery, Langshan Sheet Set; 249.00