Thursday, February 28, 2013

Color Combos That Work

Today's color post is all about finding combinations that work well together. Weather you love blues, purples, reds or yellows, there are always combinations to be found. They can be timeless or modern, but no matter how you match them together, they will create a beautiful palette. Check out some of these great combos!

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Let us know which one is your favorite, or if there is a certain combination you want to see!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What's Your Color Personality?

Well reader we are mid-week through color week! So far we have shown you insights and articles all relating to design, but today is all about YOU! Have you ever wondered what your favorite color(s) say about you? Do you think that there is a specific color that would explain your personality? The answer to these questions is yes! Color Personality quizzes are a fun way to try and figure it out, or to just take a break from life for a minute. We took these three quizzes and they are all amazingly on target with our personalities. Take one, or all of them, and leave us a comment about what your color personality is!

Quiz #1:  What's Your Color Personality?
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Quiz #2: Color Quiz

Quiz #3: Find Your Color Personality!
Real Simple
We would love to hear your results! Share them with us below!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Balance Your Home Using Color!

Decorating your home can be a daunting task. Picking the right colors, patterns and textures can hard, but that's where SWI comes in right?! Color is something that can be the foundation of a home, or even a design. Thankfully, there are some easy steps/ideas to follow with color that will help balance your home, while still keeping it unique and interesting. Here they are....
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You can also balance your home by using color and Feng Shui Bagua, at the same time! Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice that is all about balancing energy. Using Bagua, a map that delineates nine areas of your home and relates them to aspects of your life, you can achieve a desired balance. 

To read the map properly, think of your home as a grid and that the front middle is where you enter your home. For a perfectly balanced home energy, incorporate all the colors with paint, furniture, decor or whatever works best for you and your style.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kicking the Week Off...

We told you on Friday, that this week was going to be all about color! To start the week off, we will share what sales we are featured in currently on One Kings Lane. They have numerous sales up right now that are all about color! Colored furniture, decor, and art among other categories, fill the sales. This is a great way to kick off the upcoming spring season. Check out the sales below to see all of the great colorful products or click here to see just SWI's products!

Room In Bloom Sale!

Vintage Hollywood Glam Sale!
Shades of Spring Sale!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sneak Peek Day!

Happy Friday Readers! We have some exciting news to share with you today! We have been asked to host a "Vintage Brights" Sale with One Kings Lane! The sale starts Sunday at 11:00am and will feature lots of our great colored furniture pieces. Here is a sneak peek at some of the great items that will be available on Sunday. For the complete list, click here on Sunday to see them all!

We will also be kicking off "A Week of Color" series starting Monday, so be on the look out!

all photos copyright of Shanahan Wildermuth Interiors and SWI Vintage

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vintage Inspired Lampshades

Need some lampshade ideas? Check out these cool ones that caught our eye while browsing through the new issue of The World of Interiors. The shades are produced by graphic designer Alessandro Poli and architect Francesca De Giorgi, who have been designing since 2007. Unfortunately, the shades are only available in the UK right now, but they are great examples of how to add some color, fun and unique forms to your home.

"The duo is inspired by vintage forms re- searched from an archive that dates back more than 50 years, they then re-interpret the old style of lampshades adding unusual trimmings to salvaged materials such as army blankets, old velvet theatre curtains or screenprint fabrics with innovative and provocative images commissioned from artists with whom they collaborate." 

All photos courtesy of Servomuto

Monday, February 18, 2013

Little Bit of Inspiration

Sometimes a finish can make or break a piece, especially when it comes to furniture. A few of our favorite finishes are malachite and tortoise. Checkout some of the finishes we are loving this week!
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Bookcase Transformation

Happy Friday readers! We thought today, we'd show you a before and after project of a piece that we have for sale currently on One Kings Lane. We found this vintage Drexel Heritage bookcase and thought it would look stunning in black with some bright gold accents. We love it! What do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the new look!



Hardware and Feet Detail
Lower Cabinets and Drawers
Doors Open to Reveal Moveable Upper Shelves

all photos copyright of Shanahan Wildermuth Interiors
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