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  • Marsala – Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

     

     

     

    "A natural robust and earthly wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls" - Pantone.com - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Yesterday Pantone, the leading authority on color, announced Marsala as their pick for Color of the Year 2015.  They describe Marsala as “A natural robust and earthly wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls”.  Pantone.com

    Pantone color deck with Marsala circled.- Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    At first I thought it was in the brown family so I got out my Pantone color deck.  I’ve circled it above, you can see it is in the red section with just enough brown added to make it warm and friendly.

    Close matches of some commercial paint companies to Pantone Marsala. Benjamin Moore - warm earth, Glidden - Rusty red, Behr - Pompeian Red - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

     Close matches of some commercial paint companies to Pantone Marsala. Benjamin Moore-warm earth, Glidden – Rusty red, Behr – Pompeian Red.

    In-person interior design consulting, especially for color, will never be replaced by the internet.  True color is one of the most difficult to convey on the computer screen since monitors have differing color settings.

    Keeping this in mind, Marsala sometimes appears rust, red or brown.  Holding a color sample in your hand is best so pick up one of the paint samples or order a swatch directly from Pantone.

    Color Values of Marsala in Pantone, Hex and RGB. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Color Values of Marsala in Pantone, Hex and RGB.

    I use the color’s formula when specifying in my graphic design software.  While it will never be the exact color on the computer screen or phone, it is a close representation.

    A collection of descriptive words I found on social media from interior designers across the country. Love it or hate it, Pantone's Marsala is it for 2015. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    A collection of descriptive words I found on social media from interior designers across the country.  Love it or hate it, Pantone’s Marsala is it for 2015.

    Nail lacquer by OPI aptly named "OP-I Love This Color" - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Nail lacquer by OPI aptly named “OP-I Love This Color”

    Uses of Marsala

    Hints of Marsala in the sofa and carpet are brought to the window in embroidered silk swags and cascades. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

     Hints of Marsala in the sofa and carpet are brought to the window in embroidered silk swags and cascades.

    Marsala walls were the ideal selection for this re-purposed formal living room - A wine tasting room!. The gold and taupe of the custom draperies pair well with Marsala. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Marsala walls were the ideal selection for this formal living room repurposing – A wine tasting room!.  The gold and taupe of the custom draperies pair well with Marsala.

    Tones of Marsala in this leather sofa are brought out with the custom accent pillows. Rich gold is a natural partner to Marsala. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

     Tones of Marsala in this leather sofa are brought out with the custom accent pillows. Rich gold is a natural partner to Marsala.

    Various fabrics with Marsala make up this custom pillow that enhances the leather chair. Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Various fabrics with Marsala make up this custom pillow that enhances the leather chair.

    A classic Cape Cod style home in New England is the draws on the warmth of Marsala background fabric for the custom bedding and draperies. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    A classic Cape Cod style home in New England is the draws on the warmth of  Marsala background fabric for the custom bedding and draperies.

    An array of mixed fabric pillows with pops of Marsala. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

     An array of mixed fabric pillows with pops of Marsala.

    Timeless design in this room I did about 20 years ago. Rustic New England style with rich woods, terracotta flooring, antiques and custom window treatments. - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Timeless design in this room I did about 20 years ago.  Rustic New England style with rich woods, terracotta flooring, antiques and custom window treatments. This room could be found in a farmhouse anywhere in New England today.

    Marsala the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. It's all about wine, cheers! - Marie Mouradian WindowDesignsEtc.com - Marsala, Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

    Marsala the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. It’s all about wine, cheers!

    Where would you use Marsala in your home?

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    xoxo

    Marie

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    Five Time Winner – Best Home Decorating Service

    Window DesignsEtc is five time award winner - Best Home Decorating Services  by the Holden Landmark Readers Choice

    Thank you for voting Window Designs Etc. Best Home Decorating Service.

    I am honored and humbled to receive this award for the fifth time.  YOU my clients and readers make every day a pleasure to create beautiful spaces for you and your family to enjoy.  Thank you for inviting me into your houses and allowing me to make them into a home for you.

    Huge hugs of gratitude

    Marie

     

    Contact me today, I will guide you in the best decisions to make your house into a home you love to live in.

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    Throwback Thursday – Nursery From The Early 90’s

    The Children Are Grown But The Nursery Decor Is Timeless.


    Timeless and classic nursery.  Designers Guild fabric.  More at www.WindowDesignsEtc.com

    Twenty four years later and this adorable nursery would still be in style today.  A non-gender specific theme of teddy bears was chosen for this Shrewsbury, MA nursery.

    A Designer’s Guild fabric was selected from London.

    Attention to detail is a true sign of custom.  Check out the hand painted rod the curtain ties onto.

    Hand painted polka dot curtain rod.  See more at www.WindowDesignsEtc.com

    How sweet are these hand painted stuffed bows?

    What a fun tieback!

    Hand painted dotted bows make an adorable tieback for this nursery window treatment.  See more at www.WindowDesigns Etc.com

    Often the #TBT’s in this series are good for a laugh at the past.

    Like the sweet smell of a baby and the softness of it’s skin, this nursery never gets old.

    Good design is timeless!

    XOXO

    Marie

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    #TBT A look back at some designs from the past 32 years of Window Designs Etc. See more at http://www.WindowDesignsEtc.com

    Throwback Thursday – Mauve and Seafoam Swags and Cascades

    #TBT A look back at some designs from the past 32 years of Window Designs Etc. See more at http://www.WindowDesignsEtc.com

    Do you remember Mauve and Seafoam?

    TBT Throwback Thursday Holden Massachusetts classic pink and green swags and cascades compliment plaid chairs circa 1996. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more info.

    Almost 20 years ago pinky mauve and seafoam green were popular.  Window Designs Etc. custom made these swags and cascades for a Holden, MA home.

    These are a variety of the traditional swag and cascades. Notice the style variety of the swags. Instead of the pleats forming at the ends, some of the pleats originate in the middle creating a fan effect.

    TBT Throwback Thursday Holden Massachusetts classic pink and green swags and cascades compliment plaid chairs circa 1996. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more info.

    Hunter Douglas Duettes were only single cell in 1996.  The shades provide privacy and insulation.  The difference between these Duettes and the Duette Architella of today is the amount of insulation.  Today’s Duette Architella is the premium energy saver.

    Child safety regulations have also become stricter.  Sadly, there are still many of these outdated shades with dangerous dangling cords. Today’s Hunter Douglas products have cordless operating systems - a VERY safe development.

    This #TBT series is good for a laugh but safety developments are serious.

    See more #TBT’s here.

    Thankfully classic, timeless and SAFE design is the current trend.

    Share  this post with everyone you know who has small children.

    XOXO

    Marie

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    Fabric and Flowers – Peonies

    Is it just me or are we having a peony explosion? Gorgeous photos of peonies show up on social media and in my blog feed daily.

    These are some of my faves for you to check out – The Pink Pagoda,  A Design Snack and Fresh American

    Ranging in color from pure white to deep magenta, each variety is a natural study in color.

    Aside from taking a photo, how can we add this beauty to our homes to enjoy the entire year? With fabric of course!

    White Peonies

    White peonies on a Fabricut fabric. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more information.

     

    This peonies pure white petals graduate to a citrine yellow towards the center where the stamen is a luscious pink.  Fabricut Agron Floral in color Blossom is a stunning embroidered linen/cotton that mimics the colors of the peony.  I would love to use this for drapery panels, a coverlet or pillows.

    Peony Pink

    Peony Pink Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more information.

     

    It is no secret that I LOVE pink!  Hello, have you noticed the graphic I’ve created for my blog background?  For Valentine’s Day, I wrote about my love of pink, check it out here.

    Charlotte Moss for Fabricut. Pattern Hester color Peony. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more information.

     

    This yummy pink fabric is from the Charlotte Moss collection for Fabricut in color Peony!

    Too much pink for you?

    Charlotte Moss for Fabricut. Pattern Sarah color Peony. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more information.

     

    How about this stripe from the same collection?

    Mixing in Yellow/Orange

     

    Peony photo taken by Elisabeth Sanders. Pink with tips of yellow in the center. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more information.

     

    This photo stopped me in my tracks while scrolling my facebook feed.  My friend Lisa, who has a keen eye for design, took this photo. She graciously gave me permission to include it in my blog. Thanks Lisa!

    What a combination of colors!

    How about that texture too?

    Dana Gibson collection for Stroheim. Pattern Peony Color Pink Persimmon. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more information.

     

    Several new fabric collections feature this playful color scheme.  I’m over the moon with this one by Dana Gibson for Stroheim.

    Deep Magenta Peony

     

    Fabricut stripe fabric pattern Radko Color Heatherberry. Please visit WindowDesignsEtc.com for more information.

     

    Starting out as this tightly closed bud, this peony will burst into a full blossom of rich magenta.  I’ve always considered green as a neutral and the addition of the lime stripe is no exception, it enhances the magenta.  About green, have you ever seen the leaves that did not compliment the color of the flower? Nature got it right!

    This Fabricut stripe made into a tablecloth would be the perfect setting for a bouquet of peonies.

    My social media followers may recognize this fabric from a post I did earlier.  While researching a project, I realized my recent manicure of OPI Dim Sum Plum was the same magenta color!  You can see it on Facebook and Instagram. Come follow me.

     

    So there are two of my favorite obsessions…..fabric and flowers.

    Check out more photos of peonies on my Pinterest board.

    Follow me on Pinterest. It’s like a party over there!

     

    XOXO

    Marie

    Contact me today, I will guide you in the best decisions to make your house into a home you love to live in.

    Hiring a professional saves you time, frustration and money. You, your family, your house and office deserve it!