DECOR DISPUTES: What Do You REALLY Think of This Year's Pantone Colors?

by DIY Maven
Pantone's 2016 Colors of the Year
Images: Pantone

 

Pantone did something radical for 2016. They picked TWO colors of the year: Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919). But that's not all. They didn't single them out as individual colors (as in either or) but both (as in blending). The colors, they say, create a balance of warm and cool tones and blur gender lines. They suggest that the emotions they invoke

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Coral Reef...The IT Color of 2015?

by DIY Maven

Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looks

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The NON-Reality of Reality TV Remodeling

by DIY Maven

Castle Building & Remodeling reminds us that the reality of remodeling on reality TV isn't real. They decided to prove their assertion by filming an entire bathroom remodel and explaining the process and timeframe along the way. But before the fun begins, they remind us that the non-reality of realty TV remodeling begins with four important caveats:

  1. The products that go into such reality TV remodels are often provided...

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Faux Taxidermy: Yay or Nay? Would You Hang a Fake Deer Head on Your Wall?

by Faith Towers

Modern living room with deer head mounted on the wall.

Faux taxidermy. It's a trend that has wavered in and out of popularity over the past few years, and always tends to generate a bit of controversy. It is a fake representation of a dead animal - which really bothers some people. Others love its woodsy-chic appeal. And yet another group just feels that the trend is tired and overused. What do you think? Click through for some intriguing examples.   

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Before and After: Colorful Painted Dresser Set

by DIY Maven

Last week we had a post showcasing a before and after of an MCM dresser that put some people on edge. The purists were ruffled! Today, we have another example that just might keep the pot boiling. Shari made over an MCM dresser set, giving it a 'campaign' feel. A shadow of its former self, the dressers now sport a lively Benjamin Moore teal ocean, corner brackets to give them a campaign feel, and a new base. Visit Turn Style Vogue to...

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Decor Disputes: Should Brad Pitt Stick to Acting?

by DIY Maven

Brad Pitt furniture

What, you may ask, does Brad Pitt's acting ability and disputing decor have in common? When Brad enters the world of furniture design, that's what. Last week the actor unveiled his limited edition collaboration with renowned furniture maker Frank Pollaro, who is known for creating exemplary reproductions of Art Deco pieces. The partnership began a few years ago when Pollaro designed and installed a desk in Pitt's French chateau and

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