It’s time for my annual round up of the best posts of 2013, here they are:
1. How to be Smart in a World of Dumb Designers
This homeowner was so generous to share her mistakes with us and this photograph illustrated my never changing advice about combining colours and fixed elements accurately.
2. An Open Letter to All Paint Companies
Ever wondered why some fan decks are so complicated? Well that’s what this post is about.
3. My One Big Secret You Don’t Know
At 456 comments, well, we were overwhelmed at how supportive you all were! Thanks again so much!
4. How to Find More Money for Home Decor
Ever wondered if there were more effective ways to spread around your renovation/home decor budget? This post will get your thinking cap on.
5. First Rule of Design: Boring Now Equals Timeless Later
Check out the dramatic results of this transformation from concrete to flagstone pathway.
Ever wondered how my system was born? This post explains it.
7. Italy vs. Drapery. Which would you Choose?
This post generated a lot of ‘Are you nuts that you didn’t go to Italy?‘ comments, haha. I’m still waiting for Terreeia’s post about Italy.
8. 5 Best Ways to Choose your Roof Colour
This post is a great resource if you need to make this colour decision.
9. Wood Stained Kitchen I Like
I recently had a reader ask what I thought about combining wood and white in a modern kitchen with a slab (flat) cabinet door style. I responded that I think a lot of plain white kitchens with flat door styles can look, well flat. So a combination of wood stained and white works well. If you are going to do it though, I would still stay away from espresso brown.
10. The Best White Bathrooms
This post got a lot of reactions because many readers thought I meant the walls should be white as well. That is not what I meant. My point here was that if you stick to white or cream fixed elements in your bathrooms, you would not have to be married to the same colours for as long as that bathroom was installed in your house.
Happy New Year my lovelies!
Best of Colour me Happy 2012
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