The Colortopia Blog

October 21st, 2014

Decorating Rooms with Custom Built-Ins

My home is a Victorian with unpainted oak trim throughout the first floor, so when my husband and I had custom built ins created to house our book… Read more »

Categories: Color, Dens, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms

October 16th, 2014

5 Lighting Tips for the Home

Lighting is often the forgotten child of decorating, when in reality is a key element that needs to be part of the overall project from the get go. But… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration

October 14th, 2014

Bold Paint Colors for Fall

My favorite season is fall (Summer is a close second.). One of the reasons I love fall so much is the fabulous color show that mother natures puts on…. Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

October 3rd, 2014

Paint Color Ideas for an Untraditional Nursery

Putting together paint color ideas for expecting clients is one of my favorite parts of my job. The parents-to-be are always so excited to welcome their… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Nurseries

September 26th, 2014

Find Fall Color Inspiration on Polyvore

  Have you ever used Polyvore? It’s a tool that helps you create mood boards—called “sets” on the site—with clothing, beauty products or home décor items. If you’re decorating, creating… Read more »

Categories: Announcements, Inspiration

September 16th, 2014

How to Understand Room Boards

Inquiring minds want to know how room boards translate into beautiful spaces. For those who are creatively challenged it is a struggle to visualize a… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms, Planning Your Project

September 2nd, 2014

How To Makeover a Vintage Piece of Furniture

I’m a sucker for old pieces of furniture in need of some TLC. I don’t know what it is, but I just get a high by the challenge of giving them a new lease… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Inspiration

July 31st, 2014

The Best Paint Colors for a White Kitchen

Picking a wall color for a white kitchen may seem simple, it’s easily one of the most popular questions I get about paint color selection. Perhaps… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Kitchens, Planning Your Project

July 29th, 2014

Designing a Color Palette Inspired by Caribbean Colors

My husband and I recently returned from a dream trip to the Southern Caribbean, complete with the absence of the Internet, cell phones and our children…. Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

July 24th, 2014

How to Choose Fabric and Paint to Update Your Traditional Home

In my meeting with clients, I’m often asked how to choose fabric and paint to modernize the traditional design of their home. Traditional design is… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration