A Decorative Palette Cleanser.

Immediately following the holidays I always find myself craving clean, calm and crisp environments.  Out with excess and busy details of the holiday season and in with simplicity.  We’ve already given the heave-ho to all all Christmas decor and I’m the process of editing everything down in our home (and my wardrobe).  As a visual palette cleaners, here is an amazing monochromatic space (via this French blog) that really OWNS the black and white look.  Right down to the children’s room.  I love how this looks, but it would be so hard to not let ANY color into my space I think.  But I love the way it looks and keeps everything neat and tidy looking, even if it’s not!

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My Favorite Paint Colors for 2017

Paint colors are always the number one questions you guys seems to have, and I think that’s because picking paint is really difficult! Luckily, repainting rooms isn’t the most expensive or hardest thing to do so taking a risk isn’t as scary as say, wallpaper or a sofa fabric! But you still want to love it and make sure it’s a color that looks timeless, whether it’s fun and bold or soft and soothing.
This coming year I’m seeing a lot of greens, blues and warm-based neutrals.  I’m kinda done with cold greys and more into those warmed up with a little brown.  I also see dark brown making a bit of a comeback- but in this case, cooled down with a touch of grey or mixed with a smidge of red/purple to make it extra rich!
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Favorite Fall Color

Fall is now officially here and I’m getting in the mood for cozier days ahead free of the chill of air-conditioning or muggy, sticky humidity! One of the colors I am SO jonesing for is sagey-grey-olivey-green. Kind of a complicated color that can go SO wrong if not the right tone, it’s both warm and cool and totally sophisticated. Look for green that have a nice dose of grey to them and pair them with gold, creams, charcoals, wood tones and leather. For colors that compliment try a birds egg blue or coral. :)

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My Scandanavian Home

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Blue + Orange = Happy

I saw this picture from Luella & June on Pinterest and it made me lust for spring (here in New England we’ve had a brutal and abrupt return to winter making us all cranky!)  What I love about this is the color combination of orange and blue- a pairing that is fresh, spring-like and one we use often.

Kristen Kilpatrick Photography, Fort Worth, Bradley Means, Luella & June
Kristen Kilpatrick Photography, Fort Worth, Bradley Means, Luella & June

Nothing pairs better with blue and white china than oranges and fresh greens!!!

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Color Riot with OKL

As you know from my blogging here I have hard time committing to color in a big way- and I see it all the time with clients too.  It’s scary to invest in a bold color sofa, chair or even wall color- but it IS easy to add it via pillows, rugs and other accents.  And color doesn’t have to be COLOR!!!!!  A subtle use of a couple colors or the use of one strong color in a repetitive way can really make a mark.

So in partnering with One Kings Lane, we decided it was time to add a bit of color back into our office since painting over the bold coral walls with white.  And since I’m obsessed with blue, we decided on blue with a hint of coral-pink (a great combo!)  We found so many great items to make a real pop!

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