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      Color Collective: 10 Links to News & Hues, Vol. 10

      Harrison Chair in Bubble Gum - Apt2B

      This week's links are dedicated to sitting down in colorful style and comfort. Chairs, couches, stools....or maybe not even sitting so much. Take a seat and enjoy!

       

      • This is the motivating app that I use to counteract the effects of sitting too much during the course of a work day. (Apple)
      • After a tremendously long and arduous search, I found my dream sofa(s) here. (Jonathan Adler)
      • If you can afford to use a chair as a work of art, these intriguing pieces will get your collector juices flowing. (Architectural Digest)
      • I'm not sure I can fit in another DIY project right now, but one of these barstool ideas is definitely going on the to-do-later list. (DIY Joy)
      • This list of famous chairs from movies and pop culture made me realize just how important this "prop" could be to the telling of a visual story. (Homecrux)

       

      Until next time, may your life be filled with COLOR!

       

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      New Arrivals

       

       

      Colorful Quarters: 16 Radiant Rugs That Will Energize Any Room

      Colorful Quarters: 16 Radiant Rugs That Will Energize Any Room

      It's refresh season! Each new year always spurns the urge to cleanse our lives of all the yuckiness that pervaded our daily existence from the previous year. And I don't know about you but I'd like to wipe away as much of the 'ugh' of 2020 as I possibly can.

      I hope you love the products I recommend! This blog post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to bring you color commentary like this. You can find more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here. Thank you for your continued support!

      Besides burning sage to start the year with positive vibes, I'm looking to give a few rooms in my home some small, impactful shots of energy and life-affirming vibrations.


      RUG RULES

      Since your floors are a literal foundation and below your natural eye level when you enter any room, they aren't often considered as significant when it comes to decorating. But I believe a stunning, strategically placed floor covering can change the dynamic of a room faster than any other design element. Flat or fluffy pile? Synthetic or natural fibers? It depends on how your rug will be used. For high traffic areas like a foyer or family room, you might want to consider a low pile wool rug. Low traffic areas such as bedrooms do well with silk blends and mohair.

       

      Bridgeport Home Adah Ada1 Multi Area Rug - Macy’s

      {image credit} Macy's 


      DECISIONS, DECISIONS

      The key to using a statement rug is making some key decisions before making a purchase. Do you want your floor covering to be the focal point of the room or do you prefer that it play a complimentary accessory role? Your decision will impact how bold or subtle you may want your rug to be. No matter what you decide, for a true energy shift, make it all about as much dynamic color as you can!

       

      Apt2B - Furniture Built to Last

       

      SIZE MATTERS

      Larger rugs help to create a balanced room and placing the all of the furniture at least partially on the rug unifies all of your decor elements. But smaller rugs can be used to divide a larger room into distinct sections. For instance, a round rug can highlight a corner near bookcases and comfortable club chair to create a library/sitting area while a coordinating slim runner can be used in front of a couch to help define a family room section.

       

      Bridgeport Home Crisanta Crs4 Green 2' 7" x 10' Runner Area Rug - Macy’s

      {image credit} Macy's 

       

      COLOR PLAY

      If you're just not sure about how much color your room can accomodate, a no-commitment way to explore is by playing the totally addicting game Design Home: House Renovation (available on iOS and Android) that allows you to express your inner interior decorator using real, high-end furniture and decor. You can design a room and experiment with color before you make an investment plus get exclusive savings on many of the home furnishings available!

      Or you can contact me for more information on my Interior Color Styling services. I would be delighted to provide you with a virtual consultation on your home refresh project.

       

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      SHOPPING MADE EASY

      So as it is my constant quest to find economical ways to make the biggest impact in your home, I visited (virtually) a few of my favorite home decor stores and brands for a look at what was new and exciting. Admittedly, most of the  rugs I curated in the collection below reflect a bolder aesthetic, but I believe that the power of a room refresh is only as good as our willingness to experiment. 

      If you're into vibrant colors that pop or intensity in design, you can begin your quest for floor covering dominance with my Radiant Rugs board below:

      1. Nourison Le Reve LER05 Area Rug | 2. Surya Forum FM-7203 Area Rug | 3. Bridgeport Home Aldrose Ald4 Light Green Area Rug | 4. Dalyn Rug Company Rubio RU1 Area Rug | 5. Rosedale Area Rug | 6. Mia Vibrance Area Rug (SOLD OUT) | 7. Yesenia Area Rug | 8. Bridgeport Home Pari Par1 Black Area Rug | 9. Bridgeport Home Lorem Lor1 Gold Area Rug | 10. Bridgeport Home Crisanta Crs4 Green Runner Area Rug | 11. Bridgeport Home Linport Lin6 Lilac Area Rug | 12. Rhoads Area Rug | 13. Safavieh x Martha Stewart Lily Pad Area Rug | 14. Global Rug Designs Jano JAN02 Ivory Round Area Rug | 15. Bridgeport Home Adah Ada1 Multi Area Rug | 16. Global Rug Designs Yorba YOR05 Black Area Rug

       

      Until next time, may your life be filled with color!

      Love, Juliet

       

        

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      Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way

      Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way - JulRe Designs LLC

      I hope you love the products I recommend! While this blog post was not sponsored, it may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to bring you color commentary like this. You can find more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here. Thank you for your continued support!

       

      Candles could be the most underrated items in the world of home decor. Not only do they create a certain ambiance when lit (THINK:  romantic, relaxing, refreshing), their scents, if desired, can evoke passion, a sense of calm or high energy. The same with using color in candles.

      JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ

      JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ

      While white candles will always be readily available at all price points and will remain the standard because of their ease of placement within your home and their obvious versatility, there is something to be said about bringing them into full effect with the addition of color.

      Dazzling Dining Room by Pink Door Designs - Houzz

      Dazzling Dining Room by Pink Door Designs - Houzz

      Use a variety of colors and shapes to match your dining area’s contemporary or vintage design as a centerpiece on your dinner table or perhaps have a light fixture made from glistening, metallic or vivid, brightly contrasting color wax.

      Zen Bathtub Candle Wall - Houzz

      Zen Bathtub Candle Wall - Houzz

      Reimagine your bathroom as a private sanctuary for your rare moments of peace away from the hecticness of life by replacing your neutral colored candles with soothing colors like rosy blush pink, sky blue or mint green.

      Cluster them in ombre shades using a variety of heights. Select scents that are incredibly appealing and evoke emotion. Or go unscented. Get some stylish candle holders if you can't find candles in the colors that you desire. No matter where or how you decide to use candles, consider them in colors that give you an uplift or soothe your senses. They’ll create a warmer, more welcoming environment not only for those who you allow to visit your abode but for you and your family too!

      The Color Lab Shop

      I've collected a few of my favorite candles (and 1 gorgeous set of candle holders) in colors that I hope you'll love. Shop my "incandescent" finds below!

       ACQUA DI PARMA Yellow Colonia Cube Candle - Nordstrom

       LEMONGRASS CANDLES Blackberry and Wildflowers Botanical Candle - Houzz

       COLONIAL CANDLE Classic Taper Candles - Amazon 

      AROMATIQUE Valencia Orange Textured Candle - Macy’s

       

      BOLSIUS Unscented Pillar Candles Metallic Rose Gold Candles - Amazon

       

      PALM SOY Pillar Candles - Houzz 

       

      JONATHAN ADLER Monte Carlo Candle Holder Trio

       

      Until next time, may your life be filled with joy and color!

      Love, Juliet

       

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