Monday, February 3, 2014

Paris ID: "Enchantment Under the Sea"

Paris  may  be  gray  and  rainy, 

 but  the  store  window  designers  are  dreaming  of the islands...

It's  'Enchantment  Under  the  Sea' 

in  Paris'  Place  Furstemberg  this  month!

photos   by   ruth   burts

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Power Neutrals: WHITE

interior   by   joseph  minton,    paint   color   unknown

What's    the    best    white    paint    color    --    for   YOU ?
Here       are      the     most - requested,     top - selling
white  -  neutral     paint     colors . . .  and    the     closest     you'll     come     to
" fail  -  safe "    and    " fool - proof "   color!

interior   by    timothy   whealon,    paint   color   unknown

Color   expert   Maria  Killam   describes   the   "80/20  rule,"
as   it   applies   to   paint : 
" Eighty   percent   of   all   paint   jobs   involve   
only   twenty   percent   of   all   paint   colors. "   

above   paint   color   unknown

Benjamin    Moore 's            " L I N E N       W H I T E "               9 1 2
 Benjamin     Moore's       all  -  time,     number  -  one  -  selling      white
“  [ LINEN          WHITE            is ]           absolutely         classic
A     bit     warm     and     not     overly     crisp,   
meaning   it   never   looks   brand   new.   Fades   into   the   background,   offering   support   to   the   other   colors   in   the   room.
My   kitchen   cabinets   are   linen  white,   since 
I     wanted     the    room     to     look     lived     in     instantly. ”  
-   Celerie   Kemble

"Linen   White"   walls   at   "Boxwood"   in   Atlanta,   GA,    Miles  Redd 

"  When             in            doubt,             LINEN           WHITE.  " 
You      can      phone      that      in.
It   might   seem   like   a   cop - out,   but   it   works   beautifully.
I   use   it   when   people   are   unsure.   They   want   something
light        and        airy,        but        not        stark        white.
No   matter   what   light   you   put   it   in,   it   looks   good. "
-  Matthew   Patrick   Smith

LINEN    WHITE    has   gotten   us   through   many   a   paint   dilemma.
It's      a      creamy      white,      very      neutral      and       just      works.
There's        a        reason        it's        so        popular! 
When   it   feels   too   yellow,   we   cut   it   with   one   part   White   Dove   and   it's   a   toned   down   version.      It's      a      great      staple      color.  "   
-  Enchanted  Home

" A   . . .   flexible,        soft        white  . . . 
If   you   are   looking   for   a   white   that   will   complement   any   variety   of   room   décor,    [ LINEN      WHITE  ]   will   provide   the 
perfect        backdrop        for        art        collections 
and   pieces   of   furniture   and   any   color   combination   you   may   choose. 
-  Frank  Campanelli

“  [ LINEN      WHITE 's  ]       creamy        undertones        can        help
add       a       glow       and       warmth       to       a       space.
It   looks   especially   beautiful   at   night   in   a   room   full   of   lit   candles. "
-   Grant   Gibson

Moore "Linen White" (70) in Eggshell. The trim is Benjamin Moore "Super White" (02) in semi gloss.
 '' I     take     a     gallon     of     Benjamin   Moore     regular     white
and     a     gallon     of     Benjamin     Moore      Linen    White
and     mix     them     together. ''  
-  Mario   Buatta

50%    Linen White     and     50%    Decorator   White
it’s    sort    of    a    design    secret    that    has    been    used    for    years. ”
-   Grant   Gibson

Another white paint color with similar levels of acclaim:

Benjamin       Moore's           WHITE      DOVE           OC - 17

My    fave    shade    of   white   is   Benjamin   Moore  WHITE   DOVE 
-   it's     warm     but    not    too    yellow,    not    too    gray. "
-  Nick  Olsen

WHITE     DOVE     IS   . . .  

"  a    foolproof,    livable    shade    of    white. "   -  Cary  Bernstein  

"  clean,   calm,   and   a   great   backdrop   for   art." - Celeste Robbins

"...the  perfect  shade  of  white… not  too  yellow,  not  too  blue."  Chloe Warner

“  If      there      were      such      a      thing     as
A       P A I N T      C E L E B R I T Y 
White      Dove      would      be      it.   "     

" . . . a    cool,    modern    white    with    a    very    faint    taupe    cast; 
e v e r y o n e        t o t a l l y        l o v e s      i t. ” 

-   Doty  Horn, Director of Color and Design, Benjamin Moore

T  R  I  M :

“Anyone  can  pick  a  color  for  walls.   What’s  harder  is  choosing  hues  for  trims  and  ceilings.   [White Dove]  is  my  choice  for  window  casings  and  door  frames. " 
- Todd Romano

"[White  Dove  is]  great  on  woodwork  in  traditional  homes" 
- Mario Buatta

"[White  Dove]  looks  great  in oil-based  high  gloss  on  trim!"
- Nick Olsen 

"If  we  had  a  signature  trim  color  [White  Dove]  would  be  it!"
- Chloe Warner

Proceed with confidence that one of these two whites will work for you!

snow  whites

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

More etsy Letterpress Gift Tags to Love!

It's that time of year again! :)  And whatever you're looking for, you're likely to find it on  I'm such a big fan of the many talented and creative letterpress artists and their work!  Gift cards are just one way to make your holiday gifts extra-special.  These tags go on everything from your baked goods to a wrapped gift to a bottle.  
There's   something   for   everyone . . . take a look!

Should you discover the tag you wanted is sold-out, 
printers will often fill a custom order - just ask! :)

 "Oh  Snap"   candy cane   letterpress   gift card   by   fancyseeingyouhere

When you find one you like, be sure to look at the rest of that printer's store - there will be others to choose from!    Enjoy! - and Happy Holidays! :)