Author Archives: Carol Maryott

Tribal Patterns and the New 2015 Color of the Year.. Marsala

Pantone’s new color pick for 2015 is Marsala- a name I had never heard of but is considered a wineish red. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute says the shade is red brown creating a dark blush … Continue reading

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New at DCH-The Shade Store …. and Holly Hunt Showroom coming soon

The Decoractiver Center now has exciting and new selections for blinds and shades. Roller shades have come a long way featuring grass cloth weaves and many other beautiful woven textures. 2 inch wood blinds now come in exotic finishes such as zebrano and … Continue reading

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My latest bath renovation …and fall inspirations

Glamour makes it’s statement in this new bathroom space. Monte Carlo marble counters and tub deck coordinate with Crema Marfil floors.  The essentials for the ultimate bath: fresh plush towels, a luxurious bath mat,and a candle. Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your … Continue reading

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Something new for spring !

“It’s spring fever-that is what the name of it is, and you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t know quite what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heartache , you want it so “~ … Continue reading

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2014 Design Color Forecast ….introducing Radiant Orchid

“Chill air and wintry winds! My ear has grown familiar with your song; I hear it in the opening year, I listen, and it cheers me along”~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Pantone has announced the new color of the year -Radiant … Continue reading

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Interior Design Trends and Movements

There are trends and then there are movements in design. Trends come and go but movements are more permanent based on a set of ideas by a large group of people. A current example of a movement is green design, … Continue reading

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Autumn Events …cultural fun in Texas

With so many upcoming events happening in Houston, it was hard to choose what to mention; but here are some that caught my eye: Alley Theatre’s “You Can’t Take It With You”, considered (perhaps)the greatest American comedy ever written,opens September … Continue reading

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Design, Fashion, Nature, Food and Beautiful Things from the World of Pinterest

Pinterest is all about collecting and sharing images, quotes, recipes and all sorts of interests and favorite things found on the web. I consider Pinterest to be the ultimate digital scrapbook. It is now the 3rd most popular social network … Continue reading

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Is It Modern …or Contemporary ?

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The First Professional Interior Designer – Elsie de Wolfe ( 1865-1950)

Before Elsie, there was simply no job description or title “interior decorator” or “interior designer.” Throughout Europe in the late 1800’s, architects, painters, craftsman, upholstererers, and cabinet makers provided their talents and trades to the wealthy. Elsie de Wolfe began to … Continue reading

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