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{shady deals}

The design studio has some fabulous new pieces when it comes to lighting. Here are a few lanterns, chandeliers, and lamps available at the Design Resource Showroom. The styles and finishes are all over the board from gold and silver leaf, dark metal, to delicate and whimsy.  The staff favorite is the “bauble chandelier.” This...
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{friday finds: smart strip}

Remember stripping paint back in the day, and that oh-so-familiar burn when the remover splattered on your skin. Ooohh, now that was a burn that had staying powers. I’m sure those strippers are still available, but I don’t think we need to go there after reading this review from Janell.  Smart Strip is carried at...
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{friday finds: online magazines}

In the past few months, mentions of online design magazines have been popping up in the blogosphere. I started combing through the bits and pieces I saved, thinking I would have a few magazines to share with you. Well, as you can see I was clueless. I came across 10 online magazines and two more...
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Pantone color of the year 2011

{friday finds: pantone’s color of the year 2011}

What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening. Why should you want to know? Don’t you mind about the future? Don’t you try to think ahead? Save tomorrow for tomorrow; Think about today instead. I have been waiting in anticipation for the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year 2011. I sometimes think I’m silly to...
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{color predictions for 2011}

2011 is right around the corner – and we’re all anxious to know what color Pantone will choose as their color of the year! So to tide us over, we asked the color experts at Hirshfield’s what color they think will be honored in 2011. Hirshfield’s Lakeville, 1222 Grape Soda We predict the “it” color...
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Benjamin Moore logo

Friday Finds: Top 12 Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

“Popular Benjamin Moore colors,”  “Benjamin Moore,” and “best-selling Benjamin Moore colors” are search terms people are using to find their way to Hirshfield’s Color Club blog. So here they are. Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors, starting with the top seller White Dove. If you are looking at traditional neutral colors for your home this is...
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{friday finds: thibaut wallpaper gets creative with sex and the city 2}

“I’ve been cheating on fashion with furniture,” quips Carrie Bradshaw at the beginning of Sex and the City 2. Realizing not everyone has the budget of Carrie and Big, Thibaut put their creative team to work on the SATC2 set. After searching through Thibauts’ collections of  fabrics and wallpapers, here is a cheat sheet of...
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{friday finds: red, white, and blue}

In a nod to Flag Day, June 14, and my own fondness for Old Glory and the Union Jack, I pulled together some images I thought you might enjoy. With the “farm” look (a.k.a. country) becoming increasingly popular, and with the London Olympics fast approaching, we’ll be seeing more of these patriotic symbols and colors...
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Beige paint colors from Hirshfield's

There is More Than Bland Behind Beige

Beige is a best selling color, and to stretch its reach even farther you can include off white as a pale version of beige. Not only is it a best seller in interior colors but also in exterior colors. Its scope extends from the rich tones of tan to the grayed nuances of taupe. Beige...
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