YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

So, what’s up with these outdoor living spaces? You want a great outdoor living room, just like the one indoors. Same rules apply, except now, instead of using the term ‘living room’, let’s call it your outdoor living space. You need to make a plan . . . mostly for...

EFFECT of LIGHT on COLOR

When you plan a room, always remember the available light, both natural and artificial. Natural light is dependent on exposure. That’s why, when choosing paint colors for a room, it’s smart to look at color samples in the actual space and under different lighting...

ESSENTIAL LIGHTING

For interiors, all lighting fits into one of three main categories: ambient, task and accent. Most rooms use a mixture of lighting types and mix the three to create visual interest and meet the functional needs of the space. Ambient lighting: flat all-over...

COLOR FOR INTERIOR DESIGN

Color must be an integral part of room design and never an after-thought.  Colors that you choose are dependent on the adjacent colors. All colors have three parts, hue, intensity and tonal value. Hue identifies the color, intensity is the brilliance of a hue, tonal...

WINDOWLESS ROOMS

One of my readers asked me to talk about windowless rooms.  I sent a query back to her explaining that rooms w/o windows can be so depressing.  “What tactic do you want me to take? ” Her answer:  Safety from natural and man-made disasters. Not depressing....

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