I’m so excited to include this press release with all the details of the National Exciting Windows! Sweepstakes Winner from Spokane, WA. I’ve included photos of the winner, Ann Deasy, sitting on her walkway and myself, Kriss Hook, the local Designer who helped her find the perfect solutions for her window covering needs. I’d be so grateful if you could include this information in an upcoming Local Business segment ~ so that our Community will know about this exciting local winner chosen from more than 25,000 National entries.
Exciting Windows! by Kriss Hook
This trend is about unplugging from a complicated life and living more simply, in harmony with one’s community. It’s about reconnecting with the rhythm of the seasons, homegrown foods and the materials of the region. Craftsmanship is valued. Materials are strong and classic: leather, wood, aged metal. Design forms are simple and familiar: antique-industrial and retro-mechanical. Folkloric patterns tell the stories of generations. The palette is a mix of red berries, stone gray and solid brown refreshed by a creamy white.
I’m going back to my Scandinavian roots with this beautiful Dining Room inspiration. I adore a beautiful, red dining room. If there’s any room in the home that just feels right painted red, it would have to be the dining room where we gather with our friends and family during the Holidays to nourish not only our bodies but our hearts, as well. I hope you enjoy this photo as much as I do!
Your Ceiling is often the Forgotten Fifth Wall in a room. Too often, little thought is given to a ceiling’s contribution to the overall room design, which is typically just coated in some ubiquitous white paint.
Look at your ceilings from a new perspective. Color, sheen, pattern, and texture on the ceiling can transform the entire look and feel of a room. So the next time you’re ready to refresh the look of a room and don’t know where to begin ~
The color of the sun, yellow signifies good faith and confidence and therefore, where there is yellow, there is light!
Welcome to the Almonds & Honey Harmony Collection™, where the purity of yellow expresses cheer and optimism wherever it shines. Known to stimulate the intellect, yellow also improves concentration and sharpens memory, making it ideal for the study, home office, and children’s rooms. With its positive effect on mood, the joyous nature of yellow promotes harmony and a sense of vitality, making it a welcome addition for kitchens, where family and friends gather and living rooms. In mellow shades or invigorating hues, yellow suits nearly any room.
New Bohemia is a pastoral trend that blends bucolic elements with second-hand objects for an authentic look that updates the vintage aesthetic for a contemporary age. The composition of floral inspiration, mix of modern and craft with a feminine touch transforms the place in an original but authentic home.
If you use different paint finishes when painting stripes, it can create a visually interesting wall. One way to paint stripes is to combine the use of semigloss and matte paint in the same color. Paint some of the stripes using semigloss paint and the other using flat paint or a combination of any other kind of paint finishes that you choose for an elegant but subtle look. Some of the other paint finishes include satin, suede, metallic and eggshell. As a Certified Color Consultant, Kriss Hook can help with color and technique to enhance your room or entire home.
Decorating a space in terms of color is as easy as 60-30-10. Take a look at beautiful rooms in magazines or in Designers’ Portfolios. You’ll notice that the rooms that appeal to you the most are almost always divided into percentages of 60-30-10. It is the human tendency to see an overall theme in the 60 percent hue, unifying the coloration. The 30 percent provides visual interest and the 10 percent, not unlike jewelry, provides that little spark of sparkle!
I was recently in a new luxury home where all the finishes were done is varying combinations of browns and greys. It was beautiful, warm and cozy! Greys paired with all the new fresh and clean colors like tourquoise, greens, yellows and oranges offer a fresh and warm color palette that is amazing!
Warm, new and exciting color palette!
Another fall season is upon us. With the cooler temperatures and autumnal moods, I would like to suggest taking a cue from nature by going bold with your home decor this fall!
Fall Color Inspiration!