Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year - NEW COLOR

For 2010, it's all about COLOR!

If you are thinking of purchasing a new home, or remodeling and refreshing your current living space, adding new colors is an easy way bring back a dull area. Paintwork, rugs, wall hangings or additional accessories can be a great way to start a new look - especially with the new year’s hot colors.

For 2010, African influence will play a large role with interior colors ranging through the greens, smokey blues, sand and curry tones, and some mauves with touch of copper. Accent your room with an exotic print rug such as the Rawhide Company brown zebra print cowhide: not only will it bring the African influence into the space, it has those popular copper and sand tones as well to add a pop of color.

The eco-friendly trend is still king this year, and since we are all try to “go green” and protect our world, the colors are following suit with grey timber, deep amber and turquoise (The color choice for 2010) bringing tranquility of mind, earth elements and the sky directly to your space.

For the modern look, stick with deep water blues, mints, lilacs, violets and greens with warm pinks, gold tones and light amber.

In the kitchen, head back to the Farmers Market and food vendors with delicious palettes of rich colors like tomato paste, wine, lemons and green apples. A beautiful Dijon colored mustard yellow and chilies will surely stir up the appetite. Another trend for kitchens this year is eye opening coffee flavored colors, cognac and hues of denim and soft sage and stucco.

In the bedroom, lavender will be the hot color pick, portraying luxury and elegance provoking warmth and comfort.

There is no longer a need to spend thousands when you want a change, simply add some paint, or purchase some new rugs, pillows or interior design accessories to bring in some colors.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Interior design obstacles

Have a design dilemma? Looking for something to add the finishing touch to a room or space you’ve been working on? Do you have an awkward shaped room? Are you stumped on how and where to add color to your room?

Rugs are an essential addition to any room and are no longer limited to traditional styles as in years past. Many interior designers feel that if you carefully choose a rug sized for your space it will add value to the furniture, artwork and fixtures, leaving plain and boring carpet or flooring a thing of the past.

Cowhide rugs
are often thought of first when considering that final addition to enhance the living space - whether it’s in an upscale condo or an elegant Victorian design. Cowhide rugs and cowhide d├ęcor accessories solve your design problems in many ways:

Durability: Cowhide rugs are an extremely durable rug!
Clean: These rugs are masters of disguise with regard to hiding most dirt and pet hair – and can be cleaned easily.
Variety: You have many colors and varieties to choose from, black and white, tan, wild colors, or solids. You can even order a swatch to see what you like first.
Shape: Cowhide rugs bring some “life” to places that otherwise might be stale or plain, with their organic shapes and natural coloration.
Arrangement: You can arrange cowhide rugs any way you want: you don’t have to be predictable. You can toss on the floor at an angle or stretch out for a common “sitting area” in a small or large space.

Whatever your design complication is, you can bet that rawhide rugs, whatever your choice is going to be the perfect fit and addition to your area.