What Color Inspires You?

Jan, 2011
In This Issue
Color Trends for 2011
Save 40% on Woven Wood Shades
Vote, Vote, Vote!!
Quick Link

Designer Discounts!
We can help you find what you're looking for AND save you money.  Discounts available at these fine retail stores:

Crate & Barrel

Ballard Designs - great version of the popular Chinese garden stool:

Pottery Barn


West Elm

Modloft Furniture
Esplendore - NEW! Call me for pricing

Calico Corners

Prosource Floors

Bellacor Lighting

LampsPlus Lighting

Capitol Lighting

Smith & Noble

And more!
Embellishments Masthead
Dear Jane-Marie,
decoratorGray, gray and more gray - oh, and a big dose of white (about 55" of it season-to-date) - that's what I'm seeing in terms of color trends around here.  So, I just had to break out of the igloo and check out what's really happening on the color front elsewhere in the world.  Read on . . .

Remember, we are on Facebook & LinkedIn!  Follow current projects, check for events and start discussions!  Find us on FacebookView our profile on LinkedIn


Forward to a Friend
Embellishments Design Studio is available to speak at your group's next function.  Contact me for more information!
Color Trends for 2011
Obviously, we don't change our interiors' color schemes as frequently as we change our apparel, but there's nothing wrong with shaking it up a bit with some fresh new colors in accessories or throw pillows (accent chair, anyone?). 

Hot 2011 colors include gray, coral, green, yellow, blue and red-cast blue (almost a purple).  But how do you get inspired to use them?  Here are my top picks complete with inspiration images to get your creative juices flowing:
  • fairview taupeThere's that color gray again - hey, they must have visited Minnesota to pick this color trend!  It gets a bit muddier (warmer) than in years past, which should put all you brown-addicts (me included) at ease.  I just painted a client's family room in Fairview Taupe (HC-85) - a great restful dark gray-brown.
  • coralCoral will be hot, hot, hot!  Be glam and try it in a powder room with white trim - crisp and sassy with gold and black accents.  Or, use it as an accent color in a TV room (I'm picturing dark brown walls, velvet fabrics and punches of coral in vases, picture mats or tape trim on pillows).  It's so flattering.  Look how great it is paired with icy blue.
  • rug by Concept InteriorsWhen looking at green, two ends of the spectrum come together to make a really dynamic duo - Olive & Teal.  This cool-tone combo works really well with the muddy gray-brown mentioned above.  Add in splashes of canary yellow and you have one amazing color story (see client's photo of pillows & vase above).  My friend and rug designer, Julie Dasher, designed the beautiful rug pictured above - click on it to see more of her designs.

Fashion Tech Woven Wood Shades - 40% off through April
Looking to add privacy to your room but don't want to do a typical honeycomb shade?  Wanting a bit more texture to warm up the space?  Can't commit to a fabric on your windows?  Check out woven wood shades - now 40% off from Fashion Tech from now through April.

Can be lined with blackout or privacy lining.  Tape trim can be used to add an accent color.  Motorization also available. 

Call me today for a complimentary consultation.
It's Voting Time!

Best of Southwest Metro 2011It's that time of year again when Metro Magazine offers YOU the chance to vote for your favorite restaurant, hair stylist, workout facility and, of course, interior designer within the Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Victoria and surrounding area communities!  

If you feel so inclined to vote this year for Yours Truly, Embellishments Design Studio, you may do so by following this link.  The interior designer category is at the bottom.  Voting must be submitted by March 1, 2011.  Thanks for voting!


Some of my votes:  Teea Martin of Flagship Salon (best hair stylist - great service, great results, great company), Liz Rosenberg at Requet Chiropractic Wellness Center (best massage - her technique is unbelievable!), Mackmiller Design+Build (I've partnered with them before on design projects and they always leave the client happier than they expected to be), Stitch It (best tailor in the EP mall) and JJ's Coffee & Wine Bar where I love to go for lunch or a drink.

Embellishments Design Studio provides interior decorating, space planning and color consultations, as well as custom window treatment designs and staging services so that you can transform the house you live in into the home you love!

Embellishments Design Studio is available to speak at your group's next function.  Contact me for more information!

Jane-Marie Bloomberg
Embellishments Design Studio