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New Urbanism

Via Rolling Rains: Eleanor Smith of Concrete Change has some excellent observations on the shortcomings of New Urbanism in an article in the Ragged Edge. Prospect here in Longmont is an example of New Urbanism. While I applaud breaking out…
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The Will to Decorate

I think I’ve lost it. I’ve given in on wall colors and doors. Light fixtures can’t be far behind. A couple of years ago I bought the end of a bolt of this incredible fabric that I just adore at…
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Color III

And the winner is … white. Excuse me while I go cry in my beer and re-visualize.

Color II

Aaahhh!!! Heaven on Earth is pastel baby blue. My living room looks like a baby boy nursery. I don’t know if I can cope. Maybe once we add the many, many 7 foot bookcases, the large round cherry coffee table,…
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The first coat of color is up in the living room, and my color-shy Beloved has proclaimed it too dark. Since he’s put up with screaming yellow and orange for several years, I figured the least I could do was…
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And the remodeling goes on, and on

I’m messing around with colors a lot lately. I’m having a lot of fun with a book called Choosing Colors by Kevin McCloud: 64 sets of palettes, with example photos, and lists of actual paint colors, mostly Benjamin Moore. I…
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