Candice Olson Design – On a Budget!

Candice Olson Design – On a Budget!

Ok, this is the last ode to Candice Olson how-to article that I am doing for a bit – but having had time to reflect during the more difficult than expected prep for a cement pour in that Green DIY basement make-over I have undertaken (yes, I am actually lugging 80 lb bags of cement […] more…
Candice Olson’s Designs – 12 Ways To Get The Look!

Candice Olson’s Designs – 12 Ways To Get The Look!

Want to get that Candice Olson vibe in your Divine Space? It’s not that hard to design like a Diva! This week I shared Candice’s new Paint collection, and color is the foundation for all else. The design convention is 60/30/10 when considering color distribution for your design plan. I don’t love this rule because […] more…
Painting Trends – Candice Olson’s New Paint Collection!

Painting Trends – Candice Olson’s New Paint Collection!

Yes, all of you Candice Olson Divine – Tell All fans; TV design diva Candice Olson has a new collection of paints, in partnership with Benjamin Moore! The colors are what you would expect from Candice – 60 classic, and timeless colors, with all but four being arguably neutral shades. They work very well for […] more…
Green Interior Design Trends 2012 – Every Day is Earth Day!

Green Interior Design Trends 2012 – Every Day is Earth Day!

No, I didn’t really miss Earth Day – Earth Day to me is just like Mother’s Day – if you were / are lucky enough to have had a mom that was always in your corner, did she make her dedication to you a life-changing event by cramming all those things she did / does for […] more…
Tangerine Tango-ing with Peacock – A Design Star is Born

Tangerine Tango-ing with Peacock – A Design Star is Born

By now, particularly those of you who are subscribers are not surprised by much of anything I come up with – and thankfully, you continue to tune in irregardless! This morning, while I was checking my email, my youngest cloud-child floated past, randomly dumping a bag of tomatoes onto my open Para paint deck, for […] more…
Interior Design Trends  – Thrifty Green Makeover Part 3

Interior Design Trends – Thrifty Green Makeover Part 3

So, what kind of a designer comes into a home, and does it all herself on a low budget? Essentially, no designer! So who is this for? Everyone who loves style, and wants to leave a minimal footprint on the planet for generations to come. Re-Do it Design is a blog that continues to swell […] more…
Interior Design Trends 2012 – Green Design on a Budget – Part 2

Interior Design Trends 2012 – Green Design on a Budget – Part 2

Yes, back at it – and sadly, this is not HGTV. There are no 100 member crews when you’re on a DIY projects. So what’s with the pretty fabric? Hold that thought…. Things have changed since we last checked in on this project! Remember the plan? All of the choices for that foggy blue / […] more…
Scientists create new rainbow colors – but Not Today!

Scientists create new rainbow colors – but Not Today!

No, I have not swtched to blogging science – and I’m sure that the scientific community at large thanks me for persevering with design!  But I wanted to follow up on a post about pink being “insvisble” for those of you who might be feeling a bit too comfortable with gleaning all your information for […] more…
Color and Beyond – is pink REALLY invisible?

Color and Beyond – is pink REALLY invisible?

Pink is a color accustomed to disparagement – it’s the Goldilocks of colors, standing alone (notwithstanding its illegitimate sibling, purple) in the face of less than constructive critique – too feminine, too childlike…too adolescent….the stereotypes go on. Poor pink! To add insult to injury, pink has been rendered invisible as color in the visible spectrum […] more…
Interior Style Trends 2012 – Katie Ridder on Design Lemonade!

Interior Style Trends 2012 – Katie Ridder on Design Lemonade!

Last week’s Green Basement introduction gave me pause for thought. I doubt I am the first or last designer or weekend warrior to discover that either economic or environmental inevitabilities divine reluctant choices. Take my basement wall to wall choice; since the end of the 80’s, the carpet industry has been challenged to reinvent its […] more…
Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter Everyone!

I love the season of renewal – see you Monday with more of it – have a colorful and stylish holiday! Thanks again for making Re-Do it Design a resource. more…
Pantone Color Trends 2013 ala Cupcakes!

Pantone Color Trends 2013 ala Cupcakes!

Easter could not be a more perfect opportunity to create Easter confections and table stories inspired by those happy Pantone Spring 2012 Colors. Like every other busy person planning a holiday meal and settings that will inspire both the eye and the palette of the people I love, I finally found some time for a […] more…
Color Trends 2012 / 2013 – There’s Always Room For Jello

Color Trends 2012 / 2013 – There’s Always Room For Jello

Monday (any Monday) is the perfect occasion to practice the art of not taking one’s self too seriously. Color is a topic that is far too often taken way too seriously. Sometimes putting a playful spin on bright color makes the process of finding inspiration less intimidating. Some of you may remember Artist Liz Hickok’s […] more…
2013 Interior Color Trends – A Vision of Your Own

2013 Interior Color Trends – A Vision of Your Own

I was in Home Depot the evening before color sampling the Fantasies and Realities Palettes, and stopped to admire a dish garden of succulents. their colors comprised an array of frosted jewel tones. When I saw the palette above, the spontaneous association took me to that image… When I am presented with a color palette, […] more…
Pantone 2013 Fantasies & Realities Palettes – Sneak Peak!

Pantone 2013 Fantasies & Realities Palettes – Sneak Peak!

On March 13 at the CHICAGO International Home & Housewares Show 2012, Pantone announced the 2013 Color Inspiration and Direction for Home Furnishings and Interior Design, inclusive of the 9 new palettes. I didn’t attend but dexigner.com did, and I am re-blogging their translation of the press release containing Pantone’s Vision Statement for 2013. No […] more…
Interior trends 2013 – White and Light

Interior trends 2013 – White and Light

Are you giving though to the white and cream combo in th 2013’s Pantone Color Planner? Here are some things you need to know first – it’s no longer simply the challenge of choosing durable white surfaces amenable to real-life use. Whites are amongst the most challenging colors to use on walls – and I […] more…
Interior Design and Color 2012 – Got Style?

Interior Design and Color 2012 – Got Style?

Remember the other day, when I talked about why I don’t like channel back chairs? If you can’t easily articulate what you do or don’t like about color, it makes using color trends or any color for that matter, pretty difficult. Let’s try visualizing instead. Here is a picture I responded to. Any designer can […] more…
Interior Design & Color Trends 2012 – Planning First!

Interior Design & Color Trends 2012 – Planning First!

Today is not just about images or color. We have been learning quite allot about Interior Design Trends and how to use them but I can’t help feeling like all this could be used more like rope to tie the shoelaces of your projects without understanding fully some of the bare basics. No matter who […] more…
Interior Design Trends 2012 – Choosing Timeless Looks

Interior Design Trends 2012 – Choosing Timeless Looks

So how what differentiates a trend from a classic? What colors will endure, and won’t have to be repainted in a year? All classics find their humble beginnings perched precariously at that threshold of the possibility of Andy Warhol‘s “15 minutes of fame” prophecy. Let us count the ways… Enduring style and color are not […] more…

Interior Design Trends 2012 – Chartreuse!

Chartreuse follows on the heels of yellow, because it could be considered by conventional color theory the perfect yellow…. No, really! I am not under the influence, but this vivacious color truly is… Grab your favorite caffeinated beverage; it’s time for some color theory! No, don’t leave – this is must know stuff if you […] more…
Color Trends 2012 – 2013 – Yellows Again!

Color Trends 2012 – 2013 – Yellows Again!

Brights are back! And what would brights be without Yellow? The color of that shining orb to which all of humanity can credit for its continued existence is going to help us explore the use of yellow today. Such an energetic color is not known for its calming effect. Amongst other 2013 palettes, I like […] more…
Spring 2012/2013 – 5 ways to Get That Watercolors Look

Spring 2012/2013 – 5 ways to Get That Watercolors Look

One of the freshest new Color Trends for Spring 2012 is the “…Happy collusion of colors and water color tonality…” expressed everywhere, but uniquely in the form of the “Co-llective” palette by Pantone. Today we stay inside the box to explore the addition of this ethereal trend on all 6 walls of your room (4 […] more…
The Pantone Universe of Colors – Neutral Colors Define!

The Pantone Universe of Colors – Neutral Colors Define!

This is not a test to discover whether you read the whole Pantone Color View Planner from Tuesday’s post – in fact it’s just the opposite of knowing and following the convention. The egg theme is in fact related to Co-ntain colors. But I saw some  holes in that palette for universal application, so I […] more…
Color Spring 2012 – How to use Tangerine Tango!

Color Spring 2012 – How to use Tangerine Tango!

All this Color! It’s probably evident from the header of this blog that I have a penchant for and enjoy bright color – and that yes, I like red-orange. But Preferences aside, what I love about Tangerine Tango from a design perspective is its versatility. There are very, very few colors that can be translated […] more…
NEW! Pantone Color Trends 2013 – Forecasting Happiness!

NEW! Pantone Color Trends 2013 – Forecasting Happiness!

Finally! Here it is – Pantone’s Webinar Pantone Color View Planner 2013, on the heels of Pantone’sFashion Color Report Fall 2012. Before we begin, several points on which I beg your indulgence: 1) The webinar convened over 9 minutes after schedule. The obviously ailing presenter, Laurie Pressman VP, of Fashion and Home at Pantone conducted […] more…
Art Trends 2012 – Yarn Bombing – Guerilla Knits

Art Trends 2012 – Yarn Bombing – Guerilla Knits

Style foot soldiers who read yesterday’s year to come trend manifesto, and will tune in Tuesday afternoon for Pantone’s eagerly awaited take on Fall 2012 Trends may need a well earned breath of R&R in between…. To this end, allot of pretty esoteric nonsense crosses my desk proclaiming the debut of each new year in […] more…
New! Benjamin Moore 2013 Color Trends Predictions!

New! Benjamin Moore 2013 Color Trends Predictions!

This is that big week in design, that happens only twice annually – Benjamin Moore and Pantone release their color predictions for Fall 2012 and the coming year (You will get the Pantone Report on Feb 28 – the day of release, here on ReDo-it Design). These reports are provide the professional in the trade […] more…
Weekend Warriors – Magic Metallics and Luster!

Weekend Warriors – Magic Metallics and Luster!

Do what on the weekend? One of the big trends synonymous with 2011 and 2012 and carrying into ’13 has been the resurgence of metallic wallpaper, paint or luster – which is a metallic matte finish. You may be conjuring horrifying images of a time-capsule bathroom decked out in vintage ’60’s Italianate gold foil wallpaper […] more…
Color Trends 2012 / 2013 – Benjamin Moore Color Pulse – FLOW

Color Trends 2012 / 2013 – Benjamin Moore Color Pulse – FLOW

Brace Yourselves – Today we take take the gloves off and go to the mattresses for color inspiration. Before putting on the gloves to take on the FLOW palette (above), let’s take a closer look at what’s going on in the general population with color use. Here are the top-searched colors on Benjamin Moore’s website! […] more…
NEW! Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012

NEW! Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012

Well, here it is! Just a quick and dirty preview preview to wet your color appetites for more in depth thoughts over the next few days. Pantone released the 2012 Fashion Color Report for Fall 2012 about 3 hours ago. There are as always some interesting parallels between the fashion trade’s colors and the Home […] more…
Color Trends 2012 / 2013 – Benjamin Moore Color Pulse – CYCLE

Color Trends 2012 / 2013 – Benjamin Moore Color Pulse – CYCLE

If you are looking at these colors, you may be seeing them as a whole and wondering what they are thinking. But be patient and don’t judge too quickly – we are going to wander down the path of reinvention to learn what lays ahead in 2013. Recycling is essentially either destroying or reinventing an […] more…
NYIGF Spring 2012 – Something Old is Something New

NYIGF Spring 2012 – Something Old is Something New

Resurrection of the past is a trend invoked in every economic recession, and 2012 is no exception. Here are a few hot retreads to look for in Spring and Summer 2012. Antique wall paper print motifs are hot and enduring elements. It was not by coincidence that I received am email yesterday from Elle Decor’s […] more…
Spring 2012 Decor Trends and Designers at NYIGF

Spring 2012 Decor Trends and Designers at NYIGF

All is good with the world. My PC is virus-free, Mr Piddles, our rescued and diabeticly cute Chuweenie is thrilled to have everyone back home. If I can only get Piddles off my key board, I have loads to share! There are some distinct trends forming at Market for Spring 2012, which I will share […] more…
Spring 2012 Pantone Trends – Trends Immitate Art

Spring 2012 Pantone Trends – Trends Immitate Art

The debate about the origins of the influence between art and life, art and trends, or other instances of spurious conclusions can be waged all day. Indeed, the debate is fueled by nothing short of ego; artist or trend setter (or what have you) wanting to claim the origins of a great idea. But at […] more…
2012 Interior Design Trends – Upscale Upcycling

2012 Interior Design Trends – Upscale Upcycling

I am gearing myself up both to work on a reno I have been studiously avoiding, (more out of lack of time than enthusiasm) and the New York International Gift Fair. My goal for this an all products projects this year is up-cycling. I really love taking something literally out of the trash, and repurposing […] more…
2012 Interior Design Trends – The Art of Mixing Patterns

2012 Interior Design Trends – The Art of Mixing Patterns

Mixing pattern successfully can be tricky, at times netting a result that looks allot like Minni Pearl from the old Hee-Haw slapstick show, with that price tag hanging from her big straw hat…. The good news is that the “undecorate” movement has transformed loosely associated casual elements into the nouveau posh. I love this new […] more…
2012 Color Trends – Imitation is Step 1

2012 Color Trends – Imitation is Step 1

It’s winter. It’s cold. The Internet is censored. There is every reason imaginable to wish for something new and act accordingly….but today, let’s take a design cue from the censorship. Let’s take a critical look at what we have, and how we can adapt it to create something worthy of falling in love again. Allow […] more…
Spring 2012 Home + Interiors Trends – A Taste of Spring

Spring 2012 Home + Interiors Trends – A Taste of Spring

With the beginning of Design and Gift Market Shows, I have been receiving hints of what is new at market, and an opportunity to intuit what home and interior trends may be visible on the horizon. Here’s a small taste of what is to come: I captured the color palette and added it for your […] more…
Color Trends 2012 – Dream to Discover

Color Trends 2012 – Dream to Discover

Tapping the designer within requires the ability to access the two main parts of inspiration – love, and the ability to day dream – and maybe 10,000 hours of practice. From strong attraction, and the willingness to abstract (this involves the opposite of over-thinking) and trial and error (ie, willingness to make mistakes) one can […] more…
Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 4

Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 4

BEWARE the designer who makes no mention of “…and something unexpected…” during a flat-line pitch that includes matchy-matchy elements of any sort. No one should be allowed to charge for the ordinary or unremarkable! It’s like looking for a house with a vacant wishlist. Every room has a dream… When I use the term “unexpected” […] more…
Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 3

Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 3

Balance is to design what Gravity is to the planet Earth. Your design would not make much sense without it. Welcome to my first article of 2012! WordPress informs me that over 300,000 readers passed this way in 2011. If you were one of them, welcome back! If you are new, welcome to ReDo-it Design, […] more…
Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 2

Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 2

Understanding the wiley ways of color make working with it not as daunting a task. For those of you just tuning in, this is part 2 is a short article series about what I feel are the 4 basic elements of great design. I am dissecting the February 2012 issue of Veranda Magazine, which is […] more…
Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 1

Interior Trends 2012 – The Anatomy of GREAT Design – Part 1

Rather than set the same stupid resolutions for 2012 that fall flat annually, I am thinking different for the year ahead. I have decided that my goal for 2012 is to teach the art and practice of seeing. Years ago, I gave children private art classes. There were no brown tree trunks, blue sky, or […] more…
White Rooms – A White Christmas Limited Palette

White Rooms – A White Christmas Limited Palette

White spaces make everyone dream of a white Christmas. If you have a family, and are looking at this with nose pressed against the barrier between family and white, read my article about how to pull together a white regret-free family space, before reading on. This will give you some ideas and a relationship to […] more…
Christmas 2011 – Wreaths that Welcome

Christmas 2011 – Wreaths that Welcome

It never fails – ere a Christmas goes by that does not find me racing to decorate in the middle of the month. I love wreaths because they are like mini-art installations, conveying a vignette of the personality of the sense of inhabitant who chose it, much as the similarity frequently remarked on about the […] more…
Pantone 2012 Color Trends – Taming Tangerine Tango

Pantone 2012 Color Trends – Taming Tangerine Tango

A new year of color is at hand. For many of you, defining your space is over-complicated by the fact of trends, and by the feeling (and rightly so), that time is a limited commodity. While you may love design, it is only the hard-core DIY enthusiasts that relish the opportunity to re-do it again […] more…
New! 2012 Pantone Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango!

New! 2012 Pantone Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango!

HOT OFF THE PRESS! PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango: The is The New 2012 Color of the Year! This is always my favorite Christmas Present! The Pantone Fashion colors are always first to release, with Fashion + Home following on the heels of the fashion trend colors in February, which is always my favorite birthday present […] more…
Color Trends 2012 & Beyond – Speaking The Language of Color

Color Trends 2012 & Beyond – Speaking The Language of Color

A Re-Do it Design reader, Linda, asked a really good question that deserves some expansion. Linda writes, “What does the CSP prefix to the color numbers stand for?” This is in reference to all those fan deck colors I have provided in my series of articles about Benjamin Moore Paints “Color Stories” color palettes. All […] more…

Stressless Christmas 2011 – Deck The Halls For Less!

This week, we look at getting the most holiday ambiance for less using the power of imagination. Christmas can be such a stressful time…its the season that we feel pressure to give something that conveys adequately and meaningfully our recognition of family, friends, or loved ones who have been there for us throughout the year, […] more…

Christmas Crafts – Make The Holiday Yours

Christmas decorating begins in earnest this week! Sooner for those with faux trees. I thought I might share some craft ideas to involve design, creating together, and bring the magic of the holiday into your home without a siege of your decor. Vignettes placed around the house are wonderful, particularly when seen at close proximity […] more…
Color Trends 2012 – Elemental Greens!

Color Trends 2012 – Elemental Greens!

This is the PERFECT color story for gearing up to talk about Christmas decoration, which is the topic ahead! But for today…. I truly love greens! But the scope of variation on greens can be really over-whelming at the paint store for the occasional designer. Greens and blues can go very wrong…that’s what makes Benjamin […] more…
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