From Modern to Cottage Style; Interiors with a Splash of Turquoise And Aqua Add Exoticness

Turquoise is much more than another color from the gemstone lineup. Its many shades, hues and tones combine to paint a world of joyousness and glee. Just like the gemstone, the color is deeply ingrained in human history as one that brings peace, harmony and lasting happiness. Native Indians believed that this fallen sky stone had an ability to ward off evil and offer health. Similarly the color has been embraced by cultures across the world as one that energizes interiors while providing pleasure and serenity.








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No matter what your style, shades of turquoise can be woven elegantly throughout the home

Is The Lack Of Color “Boring”? We Say No Way!

Let me start by saying, I have always had an aversion to tons of colors in one room as a personal preference. My ideal room design is typically mono-chromatic with a hint of color in an accessory or in a fabric.  I have always felt that others thought it boring, LOL, but the minimalist in me has always liked a clean, simple design especially when you come home from a busy day.

I have had some great opportunities to “live outside the box” so to speak when designing my clients spaces.  I know some very colorful and artistic people and my ideal will just not fly with their design desires.  In this way, I don’t feel so BORING!!!

Here are some ideas on how to create a room or rooms with a simple, clean palette of white, cream, taupe, beige, brown & black without being, you know, Boring!

This first set of photos by  Henrik Bus Art House, shows a more urban, modern design.


Our next set of photos show a more French Country/Romatic design.

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Here are some with a Classic Design



Here we have a twist on modern and classic mixed.


Ok, so I always say to my clients/friends “Don’t be afraid of Color!” When I say that I mean don’t limit yourself to bland surroundings.  Although these examples above are in LACK of color, it shows you can still have fun, be romantic, classic, modern, urban and even edgy without using a wild palette of color.

The most important thing is that you LOVE your surroundings.  Find your own space and taste and go for it.  If you follow your true self when dong anything in your life, you will feel great about it and your friends and such will see YOU come through in your design.  You can always contact me if you need a gentle PUSH!  🙂

Making our world beautiful one room at a time

Rande James, White Owl Market