Color Palette Influences from San Francisco Showhouse

Are you currently considering a new color palette for a room in your home?  Well recently came across some images from the San Francisco Decorator Showcase which opened a few weeks ago and we must say it is a very good influence. One of the main things that can be used as an influence are the color palettes featured in the various rooms. Each room includes a mixture of colors ranging from neutral, bright, dark, and earthy. And just as any good design follows they each have their own distinctive style, yet they work together as a whole.

If you are looking for a new color palette for your interiors allow yourself to be influenced by those from the San Francisco Decorator Showcase…

Hayes Valley

Philpotts Interiors

Josephine Fisher

Kathleen Navarra

Matt Murphy

Images from casasugar

If you would like help incorporating any of these color palette ideas into your home call Janine of The Decorative Touch if you are in the Kansas City area.

From the Runway to Your Walls

What happens when a fashion designer and former color consultant with her own line of paint team up? You get paint colors inspired by runway fashions. Fashion great Cynthia Rowley recently teamed up with Devine Color founder Gretchen Schauffer to create a paint palette based on her fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection. We love seeing how fashion translates into interior design and vice-versa, so we were thrilled when we came across the news of the pairing.

The palette of 10 paint colors, the “Devine Color Curated by Cynthia Rowley,” offers the same richness, decadence and luxury seen in her clothing.  Rowley used the palette to celebrate the timelessness and beauty of rich colors, feminine confidence and limitless self-expression. And although the palette took inspiration from Rowley’s fall line the mix of colors are perfect to use no matter the season. Take a look at a few examples from “Devine Color Curated by Cynthia Rowley,” would you take inspiration from the runway for the walls in your home?

Images from ShelterPop

Inspiration for a Colorful Spring Home

The countdown to spring is finally over! Now that spring is officially here we can’t stop daydreaming about transforming winter interiors into bright spaces. While looking around for a little colorful, spring inspiration we found a few images of interior designer and watercolorist Ruthie Sommers’ Los Angeles home. Each and every room in her home is full of bold and bright contrasting colors. Although they seem busy by hearing how much color they feature, the rooms are anchored with white helping them maintain a light and airy feel.

We think her home is the perfect celebration of colors and truly an inspiration for color-filled spring designs. Take a look for yourself and in the comments box let us know which colors you would prefer to brighten your home with this spring.

Images by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful

If you are ready to design your home for spring call Janine of The Decorative Touch today at 913-888-1388.

Color Cues from Design Hotels

Are you currently thinking about changing the interior design of your home for the spring, but seem to be stuck in a winter rut? For inspiration on bringing color into the plans for your new interior design take color cues from design hotels. Aside from being a place to rest during traveling design hotels are fully loaded with inspiration. They feature the latest color combinations and furniture trends. Often people visit them solely to take in the interior design.

We found a few color palettes from design hotels on casasugar we hope will inspire you. Some of the palettes include maroon, gold and hot pink, eggplant and forest green, as well as red ocean blue and yellow. Get ready to take a color cues from design hotels…

Images from casasugar

Call The Decorative Touch when you are ready to take the next step in planning the color filled interior design of your home.

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Sherwin Williams Partners with Robert Allen Fabrics

I would love to promote how happy I am to see Sherwin Williams and Robert Allen Fabrics come together to create three new collections, being that my other business Exclusive Interiors is a Robert Allen Fabric gallery. The partnership is a win-win situation, they both help each other and the average customer select wonderful fabrics and paint when generally they are lost on a boat without a paddle.

I commend Jackie Jordan along with Sherwin Williams, as I attend her conference every time she is in Kansas City. She always updates us on the upcoming season of trends and forward thinking for what will be happening globally in the color world. Tell me, what do you think? Aren’t some of the names of some of the Sherwin Williams paints fascinating?


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Tip of the Week #14: Colorful Inspiration

Well, for those of you who fear color, this beautiful photo should inspire you to let your fear subside. This year the words “POP of color” are all the buzz and C.R. Laine Furniture has done a beautiful job to create a room of furniture that not only is gorgeous, but functional as well. When choosing your daring color palette, consider having one room that really dazzles the senses like this one. Shades of peacock blue are the colors this year chosen by Sherwin Williams Paint to be the ones that will really stand out.  I think this photo is certainly a representation of an outstanding use of color. Don’t you? C.R. Laine room
Why not step out of your comfort zone and get a little more daring?  Call your designer today.
Happy Inspiration,

Ceiling Color

Look up. Literally. What do you see? When the majority of us look up we see plain, white, standard ceilings. When designing a room, the ceiling is often neglected, but they shouldn’t be. Painting the ceiling of your space enhances and completes your design.  Choose the dominant color in your room, or one that was used to accent and give your ceiling some color. Have fun with it by choosing a glossy paint, one that is pearlized or even lacquered. Call us today to help bring your ceiling color ideas to life.

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Room with painted ceilingImages from Belle Maison

Beach Blues

Before you even hit the beach this summer, bring it home to your dining room. When we first saw this photo the first thing that caught our eye was of course the brilliant blues. Each shade brings about a different thought. The candles reminded us of the little blue Tiffany&Co. box in different hues. The turquoise of the chairs (how modern and elegant to use sofas as dining room seating!) and sea foam place settings make us think of the water at a tropical beach. This design incorporates shades of blues showcasing how everything doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy. The green printed wall paper creates a beautiful contrast along with the gold of the mirror. What do you think of this design?

Dining room with turquoise decor

Open House at Decorative Touch Saturday, May 1!

To celebrate Mother’s Day, everything is on sale! Stop by our new location on Saturday, May 1 from 10-3pm and receive 20% off all our designer samples and 50% off anything in the warehouse for this ONE day only. This is an event not to be missed!

New Location:
14111 W 95th St. Lenexa, Ks 66215
(just west of 95th and Pflumm in Lenexa right next to Pella Windows)

A few pics from the new store…

Jennifer Aniston’s Stylish Platform Bed

Sometimes I run across something so interesting that I can’t wait to share it with you, and this is one of those moments. A friend who follows this blog sent this to me and this bed is such a beauty. This is Jennifer Aniston’s very-own platform bed, just was featured in the March issue of Architectural Digest. Isn’t it great?

What really makes this bedroom so great are those oversized lamps and the tile headboard. The bed is enormous, so you would have to have a large enough bedroom to accommodate such a large piece of furniture, but it sure makes a stunning focal point. A bedroom like this is clean and sleek, without the look of old-fashioned “matching” furniture. It’s just another way to think about the bedroom as a true haven!