Friday, July 20, 2012

Have You Tried "Chip It"?

I am excited about a new service from Sherwin Williams that I recently discovered! It's called Chip It and you use it similar to the Pin It button for pinterest. You can go to the Chip It site and grab the button to add to your favorites bar. Then whenever you find a picture you like on a website, you can "Chip It" and it will create an entire color palette for you!
How useful would this be if you have a statement art piece and want to design a room's color scheme around it?
I used this Jessie Mackay piece from my pinterest board to try it out:
How cool is that? Instant throw pillow and accessory ideas!

I also tried it on an inspiration bedroom that I had pinned.
You could even use this for help with accessorizing an outfit:

I also thought this might be useful when choosing a matte color for a picture you were having framed. Any of these that it selected would work! I love the Seaworthy and Overt Green.
Just a warning, you are going to want to do this to every picture that you find! I think this is a great idea! And it's so simple to use. It stores all of your "chips" on their site. You just need to sign up.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Client Work: Drapes

Yes, I'm still here...I have been going back and forth to Mississippi this Summer so have been a little MIA on the blog. You are more than welcome to check out what I have been working on there:

I wanted to share how drapes can make a big difference in a space. These are cell phone pics because I am awful at remembering my camera, but you will get the idea.

Before: These drapes were dark and dated with a heavy cornice that completely took away from the 9 ft ceilings.
The rest of the room (as well as her whole house) is beautiful and she wanted something a little more modern to add a little personality to the room.
We went with a simple printed fabric pulling color used in other parts of the room. We hung them floor to ceiling with grommets to maximize the look! The fabric was fairly thick but lining them with blackout backer helped give them more structure and keeps them in place.
What the pictures don't show is that this rod took 3 hrs to hang! So thankful for a handyman that didn't give up!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway by Simply Sarah Photography and Design!
Thanks so, I have selected a winner!

Congrats to Linda Coleman for the winning comment! I can't wait to see the cute picture of your two sweet dogs for this project! I will email you with the details.
Thanks everyone for reading and I hope to have another giveaway soon!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

We're Back: With a Giveaway!

Since Summer is in full swing and the 4th is just around the corner, I thought you all deserved a little Summer treat! I am so excited to offer you a fun giveaway from Simply Sarah Photography and Design!
Sarah has graciously offered to give one of you a FREE customized 4x6 or 5x7 ceramic photo tile!

Here is an example of this fun technique, done on coasters. You can see the photo tile version HERE. How cute are these?!

Here is just a peek at some of the other things that Sarah offers on her site:

Any of these and more can be ordered from Sarah and are all featured on her site
Sarah's site also features lots of adorable photography and showcases her skills! If you are in the Atlanta area, give her a shout!

The winner will need a 4x6 or 5x7 black and white photo in JPEG format to submit to Sarah. Then she will work her magic and mail it to you when she is finished!

Easy way to enter:
1. Comment below and let me know what picture you would use if you win!
2. "LIKE" Sarah's facebook page and leave a comment below letting me know that you did!
3. "Facebook" a link to this post on your own facebook page and comment below letting me know that you did!
4. "Tweet" about the giveaway on Twitter and leave a comment below with the link to your tweet!

So, up to 4 easy chances to enter! Please be sure to leave your contact info (email address) with your comment if you do not have a profile set up!

Good Luck!! The winner will be chosen Saturday, July 7 using the number generator.
Questions? Just let me know!!

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