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got the blues?

I was thinking about talking about the endless shades of gray that are available right now, but then I looked out my window at a gorgeous blue sky and decided that I’m done with gray for awhile now that Mother Nature seems to be done PMSing all over California. If I was painting a room this week, it would be with Restoration Hardware’s Shore Paint collection. If I was planting flowers this weekend, I’d definitely include the Endless Summer Hydrangea… And the perfect home decoration for spring (and just in time for Easter parties) is the bird’s nest with robin’s eggs from Pottery Barn. I need 3 sets to put in different areas of my kitchen/family room and I’ll use all 3 on the buffet table at my Easter partay. I’m definitely getting the blues this week and it makes me very...

Gotta Love Spring Colors

I just could not be happier about the arrival of sunshine and blossoms in the Bay Area. It makes me want to play outside until dark and cook dinner on the barbeque. And the colors of Spring give me energy in a way that not even a Venti Caramel Macchiato can. If I wasn’t a graphic designer I think I could be a landscape designer. Everywhere I go these days I am overwhelmed with beautiful colors and textures of foliage. I’ve been working hard on my own yard, trying to learn more about plants and how to design a garden. Some of the sites that I find helpful are www.weekendgardener.net and www.hgtv.com (go to landscaping). Even if you don’t have a big yard, an artfully arrange potted plant can make a beautiful welcome on your front porch or small patio. I am working with contrasting colors and textures in my yard right now. I’m really feeling orange and blue this year, I’ll put the blue low-growing flowers in front so they don’t disappear with the taller brighter juicy orange flowers closer to the house. I’m also loving the grassy plants, which are easy to grow and maintain and add a soft texture. They come in tons of colors and sizes and I think I have planted almost every variety in the last month. Spring inspires more than the amateur gardener, everywhere I shop these days (and I am an excellent shopper) I’m seeing gorgeous jewel tones and my favorites, the pastels. Floral prints mixed with plaids and checks is really hot right now and Magenta is the color of...