Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I am a huge fan of using antlers in my designs. Not just for rustic hunting cabins or to hang above the doors of old barns, antlers can fit quite nicely into almost every design style. Clusters look great if you have the room for it, just make sure not to pack them too close together...or on a wall that you may have to walk past in the dark (trust me on this one). Alternately, a single piece can be a wonderful accent, or focal point, to any room.
Antlers are one of those design elements that are amazingly versatile. When used correctly they can be formal, whimsical, traditional, modern, etc., etc, etc. Much of this versatility comes in how the antlers are displayed. Mounting them on a plaque opens up numerous possibilities since you get to choose the shape of the plaque, the color and the size. Hanging them without a plaque can look amazing too, when going this route pay extra attention to proportions (of the wall, surrounding objects, etc.).
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I have always loved purple as a neutral. If done correctly the effect the color brings can be quite wonderful. It is a perfect color for spring/summer. If you are not ready for a purple wall or piece of furniture a small touch of the color, be it a floral arrangement, a piece of art or even a small accessory can be a delightful addition to any space.
The color psychology of Purple:
- Purple is the symbol of royalty and wealth.
- Purple does not often occur in nature, it can sometimes appear exotic or artificial.
- Uplifting, Calming to mind and nerves
- Offers a sense of spirituality
- Encourages creativity
Purple embodies the balance of red simulation and blue calm. This dichotomy can cause unrest or uneasiness unless the undertone is clearly defined at which point the purple takes on the characteristics of its undertone. A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types.