What is there not to love about the new Kate Spade New York Fabric Collection For Kravet?  This Picnic Green, Turquoise, Black, & Hot Coral color palette is scrumptious.  Definitely designed to make a statement, you can mix-and-match endless combinations of these fabrics and wallpapers to create you own personal design style. Continue reading →

To state the obvious, I just love interior design books.  Books that have big glorious pictures that feed my never ending visual addiction.  I imagine some of you enjoy them too.  Therefore, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite interior design books and how they speak to me..  My “most favorite’ books are usually infused with color, focus heavily on the  architectural, and incorporate a mix of intriguing objects.  There is a whole batch of great new interior design books too that I’ll have to share with you another day.

Shop Books And Read More When You Click On The Book Cover

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Before and After Master Bathroom Makeover - Living With Color DesignsWe are in the process of updating our home.  Its’s really exciting and way over due.  I’ve been delighted with how the changes are reenergizing our home.  The time had come, after years of raising our family and dolling out the cash to the kids, (now young adults) to spend a little of our hard earned cash on ourselves.  When you get to this stage, or if you are in it, you will understand.  Some of it has been been a ton of fun, like making over the master bathroom and powder room.  Some not so much fun, like replacing the roof.  But, hey, I like to keep dry. Continue reading →

Navy and mint room combination - Tobi Fairley Collection - Living With Color Designs

It’s been a busy but great week at the High Point Market.  I’m really excited about sharing some beautiful new products which will be available for your home.  I have to start with the new bright and bold collection launched by Tobi Fairley in a partnership with CR Laine and Sochier Marin.  I have to give it my “Best New Collection” award for it’s stellar use of color, attention to detail, and clever design.

Bright and Bold Orange sofas and art prints- Tobi Fairley Collection - Living With Color Designs

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Cool Tie Dyed Fabric

I am often asked about what makes a good starting point for designing a room and choosing colors for a room.  In many cases it begins with a fabric.  The fabric can set the tone and mood of the room and also dictate color selection. I found this fabric the other day when I was checking out the geometrics.  I just couldn’t pass up taking a picture.  I knew there must be a teen somewhere that would love this fabric and draw some inspiration here. This would be so cute on a bedspread and curtains.

I snapped a few pictures of some things you could pull together to complete the room. All items were found locally.  I will put a list at the end of the post.  So here goes…


This lime green table is great.  Put one on each side of the bed for end tables.

Add a pop of color on those tables with these hot pink lamps.

Add some Flower Power to go with your tie dye with this photography print in just the right colors.

A lime green flower shaped vase to display those spring flowers we are all eager to see growing in our yards.

Every girl likes a little bling and shine.  Bring it in with these brightly colored vinyl memo boards.

Organization is  a cinch with matching pink totes. You might as well make your storage pretty and have it right there in the open as part of your decorating.

For a little fun and to remind them of that little girl inside pick one of these darling handmade monkeys.  

And hang this in her room to remind her every day that she is loved and that beauty and happiness begin on the inside. So nice to see some cute faith based accessories.

Well there it is. Instant teen room. And it all started with a knock out tie dyed fabric.

Look for inspiration in fabrics, pictures, pillows, or other accessories that you love and build from there.

Happy Decorating  –  Marianne

Fabric- 1502 Fabrics  High Point NC
Table and Lamp-  Home Goods Store  High Point NC
Vase, Memo Board, Pillow and Totes-  Hobby Lobby  Asheboro NC
Handmade Monkey- Brightside Gallery  Asheboro NC

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