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Monday, September 24, 2012

Colors For Fall Decorating


Traditional fall colors are those found in nature---burgundy, brown, gold, orange, yellow. Contemporary choices include gray, apricot, tan, rusty red, green, and bursts of color like eggplant, teal and turquoise.

Need help with how to use these autumnal colors? Apricot works well with teal or aqua. A green/orange/brown combination is both feminine and masculine. For the nontraditional, consider aqua, cream and tan.

How about purple-to-reddish/maroony plums and yellowy bright golds on a sage-to-olive background with very small amounts of creamy apricot. Warm gray looks great with burnt orange or turquoise.

Decorate with gnarly wood and twigs, beautiful leaves, acorns, berries, apples, and mums. Use rugs, tablecloths, placemats and cloth napkins, pillows and throws for your accent colors. Candles, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn---pick a few of these elements and bring the outside in!
     



What's New At Enhance?

Wow, we have gotten in quite a few new products recently. If you have not stopped by lately, you need to see (and touch!) the new Silk carpet styles from Karastan and Mohawk: so soft! so beautiful! We recently received a brand new ceramic and porcelain tile line by Artisan, featuring some gorgeous and unique stone looks.
Ask about the newest colors of quartz countertops from Daltile and our newest laminate and wood collections from Palmetto Road. If you have been looking for just-the-right handscraped and distressed hardwood, be sure to
see the new styles from Armstrong, Mohawk, and Bruce. The Enhance Design Consultants are excited to show you both the tried and true styles and the latest and newest colors and textures---we are here to help you select the perfect look for your home and lifestyle.

Ask The Experts

Each week we will answer a question from one of our readers. Please email us your questions; we are here to help!

What is Pinterest and how do I use it?

Elisabeth answers:
Pinterest is a web-based "virtual pinboard"; a high tech version of tearing pictures you like out of magazines to file away for future reference. You can browse pinboards created by other people for inspiration, "re-pin" images to your own collections or 'like' photos to refer back to later. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interest. You can follow people, celebrities, and companies. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

You can link to Pinterest here to see what it is all about. It's quick and easy to set up your account and you no longer need an invitation to join.

One of the things that we like the best about Pinterest is that you have access to thousands and thousands of pictures. For example, if you are thinking about new hardwood floors, simply type in Hardwood Floors and you'll see boards and pins from around the world. Plus, all of your Enhance Design Consultants have Pinterest boards. Search for Enhance Floors & More, Wanda Hembree, and Robin Vance to see our boards.

You will need to create your own boards as part of your shopping process. You'll want separate boards for each of your projects, for example, Baby's Room or Master Bathroom. As you see pictures that you like, pin to your board. If you have a smart phone, download the Pinterest app and you now have your favorites with you everywhere you go.

You may be wondering how this is helpful. So often a client has a hard time describing what she is interested in, but a picture is worth a thousand words! Show us your board with the picture of the backsplash design that you like, and we will be able to take you to a similar product in our store. Every day we are discovering new and helpful ways to use Pinterest (another similar site is Houzz) to make your dream home a reality!