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Lately, I have been moving more into the commercial design realm – hooray!  I am currently working on a New City Office Layout, plus decor, etc for a previous client.  To my surprise, I found the commercial jobs actually much more fun than I had first anticipated.  Being able to be creative on such a larger scale was very motivating to me.

Here are some pictures of a color consultation for a commercial office bathroom:

Commercial Bathroom Color Consult Before Pictuer Before My Paint Color Consultation

Here is the picture with my new paint color selection:

Commercial Bathroom Paint Color Consultation by Kate Case, Kate's Home Staging

Obviously, this is a Women’s bathroom, but I just love the new paint color.  The bathroom was also professionally cleaned before this pictures was taken.

I think the Benjamin Moore Paint Color just warms up the entire space and we have successfully eliminated that sterile, white feeling the space previously had.

We are moving slowly through several buildings this client owns and will be updating the paint color scheme throughout, so stay tuned for some more pictures this summer.

So, please let me know what you think?  Do you like my Paint Color Selection for this bathroom?

Kate Case, Owner/Designer at Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign, specializing in commercial and residential floor plans, decor   updates, paint color consultations, and home staging.  Call Kate at (845) 538-3623 to schedule your design consultation. Hiring a Certified Design Professional is less than you think🙂

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Color in design evokes emotion and is very subjective.  Color Theory explains how colors interact and can influence each other.  Color Theory divides color down into their primary shades of red, yellow, and blue; these three colors are “pure” since they are not mixed with any other colors to achieve their effect.  Secondary colors are formed by mixing together one or more primary colors; secondary colors are orange, green, and violet.  Tertiary colors are formed by mixing two or more secondary colors; examples of tertiary colors are blue-green, red-violet, yellow-orange, and blue-violet.

primary color schemes                                               secondary colors schemestertiary colors schemes

To better understand color, the Color Wheel can visually explain how the various colors interact.  As you can see below, the Color Wheel visually illustrates warm versus cool colors.  The colors red, orange, and yellow are associated with warmth (located on the right side of the color wheel), such as the sun’s yellow color. Cool colors such as blue, green, and violet can remind us of the pale blue sky.

monochromatic color schemes by Kate's Home StagingMonochromatic Color Scheme

analogous color scheme room designs by Kate CaseAnalogous Color Scheme

complementary color room designs by Kate's Home Staging and RedesignComplementary Color Scheme

Analogous colors are a palette of colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel; they tend to blend easily together. (To learn more about Analogous Color Schemes, please see guest blogger Charisse Colbert’s  post below.)  Complementary colors are on the opposite side of the color wheel; these colors generally enhance and intensify each other.  Complementary colors can create a sense of enthusiasm and excitement based off their contrasting tones.  Monochromatic colors use variations in lightness and saturation of a single color; this color scheme tends to be very soothing since there is only one color being used in the space.  There are more color schemes which will be discussed in a future blog – so please check back.

Today, we are focusing on Complementary color schemes and how they work together.  Complementary color schemes work well when you use a warm color against a cool color. This color scheme offers a higher contrast than the analogous color scheme.

complementary color wheelThis color wheel is highlighting how the Complementary Color Scheme works; to create a room design using this scheme you must select a color on the opposite side of the Color Wheel. For example, you can create a room design with a blue/orange color scheme or a yellow/violet color scheme.

violet and green room design by Kate Case, owner of Kate's Home Staging and Redesign

Violet and Green Room Design by Kate Case.

blue and orange room design by Kate Case, owner of Kate's Home Staging and Redesign

Blue and Orange Bedroom Design by Kate Case.

yellow and violet room design by Kate Case, Orange County top home decorator

Yellow and Violet Girl’s Room Design by Kate Case.

Color can have a huge affect on our emotions and it can influence how we see things.  I hope you enjoyed my Complementary Color Room Designs and check back soon for more color schemes designs.

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Guest Blogger Charisse Colbert discussed the  Analogous Color Scheme.

Analogous schemes are hues which are adjacent on the color wheel creating a harmonious scheme. Look to nature to discover analogous color schemes abundantly displayed in plants and flowers.

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OB-Orange and Yellow

Orange and Yellow room design by Charisse.

OB-Blue Green and Yellow Green

Blue Green and Yellow Green Room Design by Charisse.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kate Case, owner/designer at Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign, to schedule your design appointment please call Kate at  (845) 538-3623.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the home decor items displayed in the above room designs, please just click on the pictures and you will be taken to my Project Decor Design Shop.

When I was a first time home buyer, I was a little aprehensive about purchasing a fixer-upper.

But, since my husband has plumbing, electrical, and other construction skills we decided to go for it back in 2004.

Here is what the outside of my home looked like initially:

Orange County Fixer-Upper Home

Here is how it looked once we were through with the updates:

Same Orange County Home After Renovations

So, how do you know if you should purchase a fixer-upper house? 

This chart from Realty Toast may help you decide:

Should-you-buy-a-fixer-upper-home

As you can see, many factors need to be considered before you purchase a fixer-upper or any home for that matter.

If you recently purchased an older home and need help deciding on what rooms to update, please consider contacting Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign for some honest and cost effective design advice. 

Kate can be reached at (845)538-3623 or by email at kate@kateshomestaging.com.

Good luck with all your home updates.

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With Spring here, I find my mind going wild with what home decor updates I can start at my house.

This blog will feature some ideas of Home Office updates for your husband or significant other.

 

Home Office with Horse Theme by Kate Case

 

 

Manly Man's Home Office by Kate Case

 

A home office for your husband should be masculine yet still organized.  I prefer to use darker colors for a man’s home office and leather accessories.

If you enjoyed these home office E-Design Boards, please let me know and drop a comment.

Happy Spring Everyone!

Kate Case, Owner/Designer at Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign. We offer home decorating, color consultations, home staging, and Real Estate Photography.  Call Kate at (845)538-3623 to learn more about what we offer.

 

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Spring is here!  Time to update your home decor and incorporate brighter hues and let some fresh air in.

To celebrate the start of Spring, two of my designer friends and I wanted to make it special.  The three of us have decided to express what Spring means to us using our Design Boards.

We have named our Design Team “Tres Chics” and here are the members and our Spring Design Boards:

Charisse Colbert  Charisse Colbert – CMC Design Studio

Charisse’s Design Boards are “What You Need for Spring – Dining Room, Tabletop, & Dining Storage.”

Spring Dining Room

What You Need for Spring - Tabletop

What You Need for Spring - Dining Storage

The use of wallpaper patterns with the greens, grays, and blue tones works beautifully together.  Spring design trends show the increase of floral wallpaper.  Check our Charisse’s Blog to learn more about her design boards.

Spring Flowers

Catz DiVirgilio   Catz DiVirgilio – Blondiesloft&Co

Catz’s  Design Board is “Oceanside Breakfast in Bed.”

Spring Bedroom Design

Catz has a home on the Gulf Coast, but does not spend enough time there.  The ocean and sand help her to relax.  She uses pastel colors that blend perfectly with her ocean view.  The blues, greens, and gold tones really unite the space and reinforce the relaxation effect.  Check out Catz’s Blog to learn more about her design boards.

Spring Flowers

Kate Case - Designer  And me – Kate Case – Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign

My Design Board is “What You Need for Spring – Living Room.”

Spring Living Room

Adding colorful bouquets of flowers is a quick Spring update that anyone can do.  For me, Spring is a time of rebirth and I enjoy watching all the trees fill out and flowers begin to sprout new growth.

Incorporating more earth tones into your wall paint colors in another rather inexpensive update for any homeowner.

My Living Room Design Board incorporates a monochromatic yellow flower hue, which helps to unite the space.  Floral accent pillows further coordinate the space.

The wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Affinity (AF-695) Eternity.  This paint color has blue and gray tones mixed together creating a almost neutral tone.

By welcoming nature into your home decor style, you cannot go wrong.  The use of greens, blues, yellows, and gray colors definitely get us all in the mood for Spring.

If you enjoyed viewing “Tres Chics” interpretation of Spring, more home design boards can be found on Project Decor.  We hope you enjoyed our designs.

Project Decor is running a sweepstakes for the next few weeks.  The winner will receive all the home decor items in the bag they select.

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Project Decor carries home decor items from many manufacturers and shipping is always free.

Since Spring is almost upon us, I always begin to stir and think of ways to update my home.

Since buying a 100 year old Farm House in Orange County, New York, I have not been happy with my master bedroom.  We were unable to re-do this room prior to moving into the home a little over a year ago.

For some reason, the main bathroom and kitchen took the priority🙂

As a home decorator, I have been creating online master bedroom design boards in the hopes of creating the perfect retreat.

Here are my four favorite master bedroom design boards:

White Master Bedroom Retreat - by Kate Case, decorator and designer

Sleep Like an Angel Master Suite - by Kate Case - Project Decor Designer

Magical Master Suite - by Kate Case on Project Decor

Sleep Well and Dream Master Suite - by Kate on Project Decor

I was able to design all these boards online at Project Decor.  If you are interested in creating your own home design boards, just use the Project Decor link to sign up.

So, which of the Master Bedroom design boards are your favorite?

Kate Case, Owner/Designer at Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign.  We offer home decorating and E-Design services to meet all client budgets.  Contact Kate at 845-538-3623 for more info.

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