Thursday, September 29, 2016

Like clock work every year the beauty of Fall comes into our lives.  I always feel a bit sad that summer has come to an end.  There are no rules in Summer, no shoes, we live in swim suites, read books, hang on the beach and let our minds just wonder.

Fall comes and there are schedules, planning, flight arrangements for travel for the holidays. OMG Rosh Hashanah is next week What are the kids going to be for Halloween?  Where are we having Thanksgiving ? 

We decide we need to get things in order.

We start to look inward at our home, cooking, family and friends.  How can there be only three months left in 2016??

When I walk up this morning to a dark rainy cold morning.  I slipped on my yoga pants and loose fitted top and grabbed my coffee to begin planning my day. 
I just wanted to make a stew ..That Is what the day feels like.....or maybe just sit and read my book that I started on the beach this summer and didn't finish it.  Its still in my beach bag with my towel.

But the truth is we are busy helping folks like you get there homes in order for the holidays.  We have a great team of designers and artisans that can help you with your decorating
Don't wait until the end of October as it may be too late.


Friday, September 23, 2016

What Color Should I Paint My?

One of the requests that we always receive is ,"I need help with paint colors". Paint colors can be intimidating. In today's market place there are many great tools that will help you with paint color.  For an example Sherwin Williams has Color Snap Visualizer. You can down load this APP onto your phone using google play or ITunes.  If you see a color perhaps in a pillow, take a picture and the app tells you what color matches the closest.

We continue to attend educational seminars, learning what are the new trends, studying products and sustainability.   We love color....that is what we do...

Last evening we attended a presentation by Sherwin Williams, presented by Rebecca Smith, Design Account Executive which was held at Creative Displays in Tinton Falls.  I'd like to share with you the inspirational colors for 2017.

This year trends were inspired for various generations, moods and culture.

For more information on Sherwin Williams Color Forecast.   Remember its only paint its not a life time investment. So have fun with color try something new this fall.   We would love to help you transform your home with great design and style.  Check out our website Harmonizing Homes.

Until the next blog

Friday, September 9, 2016

Decorating on a Budget

Hope you all had a great labor day.....Its amazing how fast the summer goes...Now that we are into September many of you are starting to think about the upcoming holiday.  You may be thinking about updating some of your rooms; so I thought I'd share a recent project that we just finished in Rumson New Jersey.  We had a very limited budget as our client has three (3) children in college... Below is the finished photographs of the bedroom that we did.  We added crown molding, removed old molding, painted the room, added a new ceiling fan and had the floors refinished.

Below is a picture of what the room looked like before. 

We needed to take care of the off centered window and make the room look updated and romantic. I will list the sources at the bottom of the blog.
We removed the existing window treatments and added draperies and sheers.

The bench is a lovely addition to any bedroom

We moved the television and added a floor mirror

Lead Designer - Charles Messenger of Harmonizing Homes
Television - Best Buys
Mercury Glass Table Lamps -Lamps Plus
Floor Mirror - Home Goods
Draperies - JC Penny's
Bedding - Macy's
Headboard- Wayfair
Dresser and side tables - Ashley Furniture
Drapery Hardware- Bed Bath and Beyond
Accessories - Creative Designs Inc
Area Rug- Wayfair