Ever hear of Pantone? If you’re in the design industry, chances are you know about the Pantone company, but in case you haven’t heard about them, let me fill you in a little…
Let me start by saying I’m absolutely fascinated with color. I’m not at all promoting any business with Pantone, I’m completely neutral and have no opinion of doing business with Pantone, but in my fascination with color and how the marketing/business world turns, Pantone plays a key role in it all, and that’s what I’m interested in and wanted to share just a little with you about it.
Pantone is a company started around 60 or so years ago, and their business is color.
From my understanding, to narrow it all down, Pantone basically has two main activities.
First, they give the entire design world and consumers alike the opportunity to read more…
Ever have something that you’re good at, but when someone asks you to explain how to do it, you struggle with being able to put it into words?
I’ve struggled with that too, especially several years ago, before I started to decorate for hire. I had natural ability to create but really hadn’t ‘wrapped my mind around’ exactly what it was that made one arrangement or vignette look so much better than the next.
It took me many years of studying, both books, and pictures, plus doing and re-doing many, many arrangements, vignettes and hanging artwork to be able to ‘get it’.
I was constantly asking myself, (yes, out loud sometimes) what did I like or not like about this or that vignette, until I was finally able to put it into words…
So here are a just a couple of tips that on what I’ve learned to make vignettes or arrangements look great.
In my quest to lighten it up a bit in the living room at “Our House”, I’ve needed to decide what I want to change and what I want to keep. This is the living room before I started. (And obviously before the Valentines mantel was completed, or the cord covers were up!)
My notes on the pictures tell the story of what I considered and decided on in order to bring a lighter feel into the space. Read on…