The Psychology of Color

Color psychology is the study of color as a determinant of human behavior.        – Wikipedia

Color is such an important part of our lives.  If you believe in the Psychology of Color then you know that  there are colors that affect our well-being and our mood.

Psychology of color
courtesy of weheartit.com

Color fits into every part of our lives from our home decor to our fashion to our moods and attitudes towards others.  Because I am a children’s room designer and boutique owner, I want to focus on nursery decor and color.  

Here are some of the latest trends for 2013 nursery design courtesy of Project Nursery:

#1 Black and White with Color Pop

#2 Invest in the Crib, Not the Décor

#3 Wall Decals

#4 Metallic Accents

#5 Distressed Gray

#6 Traditional Made Modern

#7 Blues for Girls

Love these ideas and here are few more:

Courtesy Project Nursery
Courtesy Project Nursery

 

Courtesy Project Nursery
Courtesy Project Nursery

Seriously, I think this is truly adorable….and so are the kids.

welcome to my room
Courtesy of MineStyleBlog.Blogspot.com

 

A few more….

rancic-nursery-636_0
Courtesy Project Nursery
http://www.decoist.com
http://www.decoist.com

…..and the last thing I want to share are my favorite picks for boys and girls nurseries.  My style is very vintage and shabby chic, which you should be able to deduct from these pics.

http://www.decoist.com
http://www.decoist.com
http://www.decoist.com
http://www.decoist.com

 

The biggest thing to remember when planning your nursery is to do what makes you happy.  If you like something that may not be on “trend”….do it. You are going to be spending a lot of time in this room once that sweet little bundle arrives and you want to make sure that you like it as well.  My other advice is to make it changeable and adaptable easily so you can make subtle changes as baby gets older without redoing the whole room.

~Happy Decorating~

 

signature

 

 

 

 

Easter is almost here…..

I love to decorate my home for every occasion, but for some reason Easter is always the most difficult. I’m not sure why…..but it is.

I started searching for ideas this year that would be fun for me and my three-year old to work on.  Here are a few thoughts and hopefully I will be able to get around to doing some of these…..

These adorable “bunny breads” are courtesy of Growing Organic, Eating Organic and they also have links for some great bread recipes.  You can check them out here:  https://www.facebook.com/GrowingOrganicEatingOrganic

bunny bread

Okay, so I know this is not decoration, but it looked too yummy to pass up.

Here are some great table decor ideas….

courtesy of Apartmentsilikeblog.com
courtesy of Apartmentsilikeblog.com
birdcage
photo courtesy of missgracieshouse.blogspot.com
paper mache eggs
courtesy of Shabbychicblog.com

What do you have planned for your Easter decor…..would love to hear some ideas before I get started on my home.

Happy Decorating!

signature

Spring Fun Equals Bugs a Comin’

With Spring here and backyard patio living upon us, I am excited.  My husband and I love to have friends over for bbq’s and fun times, but I cannot stand the bugs.  I get a mosquito bite and it swells up like crazy where they don’t bother my husband at all.  I like to believe it is because I’m so sweet…..(he would not agree.)

So every year, we hang the bug zapper, layer ourselves with spray, spray the yard, citronella candles, smudge pots……you name it…….we do it.  This year, I’m taking some different advice.  I’m adding Mosquito-Repelling Plants to my pots that I normally do on my deck.  I usually plant only herbs, but I’m willing to try this and let’s hope it works.  I’m reposting this blog post from http://www.onekingslane.com because it was my inspiration….hope it inspires you as well.

Easy Update:
Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie

A trio of lush potted plants will have

you saying good-bye to bug spray.

Outdoor entertaining is one of the great joys of spring and summer. Until, of course, the bugs invade. In place of spray and pesticides, try a cluster of mosquito-repelling potted plants. Grouped together near a seating area on your deck or patio, they make a pretty and lush addition to your outdoor landscape while also protecting you and your guests.

Things to Know

Most plants that repel bugs possess an herbaceous scent that adds a pleasant aroma to your garden. These plants are generally sun-loving, prolific growers, making them very easy to care for.

We are fans of the “thrill, spill, fill” gardening motto. When choosing plants it’s nice to feature a tall plant (this is your “thrill”), fronted by both an abundant midsize plant (your “fill”) and a lower-growing plant that creeps so it “spills” over the edge.

In warmer weather, potted plants dry out faster than plants in the ground. Make sure to water them often.

Choose the right plants

 Citronella, or West Indian lemongrass, is a tall plant and the source for citronella oil.

Catnip is said to be 10 times more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes.

 Cascading Geranium, another bug repelling plant, will cascade over its pot and add a delicate floral scent to your potagerie.

Images of geranium, citronella, and catnip courtesy of Logee’s and The Home Depot.

 

Happy Springtime

~the little chick~