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Living in Color!

If you like color, you will LOVE Toronto decorator Holly Dymant.

She has a fabulous eye for design and is widely acclaimed for her fearless use of color.

From yellow walls in the living room, purple velvet headboard, orange painted staircases to electric wall paper color of sky in the powder-room . Her designs really liven up your life!

Hope you will enjoy her design panache and love of color as much as I do!

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Orange color in your Home Design!

picture-322 Orange is probably one of the happiest colors you could use. It's a blues lifter. A health promoter. And it just makes you feel better. You don't grab for a glass of grape juice when your sick. It's the orange stuff we drink! Orange has a sense of warmth and liveliness to it. It makes you think of energy and movement.

Orange color is a symbol of enthusiasm, creativity, warmth, play, endurance and vitality, it also known as a power color. As a dynamic color which has a red and yellow elements, blend together creating an aggression and also cheerful at the same time. You can decorate your house with orange furniture, wallpaper, bed cover, lamp shade or any other ornaments. Orange could be easily showcased with a neutral background. Once you apply some orange, your room will just pop. This color is really  known as an element which effects in people daily life, choosing the right orange color tone  for your house will be a great mood booster.

Here some beautiful designed room for your inspirations!


Wonderful pair of orange velvet wing chair - Kelly Hoppen


Classic interior with a burnt orange background.


Orange is a confidence booster! It has been wonderfully used in this hip lounge/ bar. Invite this lady to dance!!


Orange is beautifully complementing the white/ chocolate decor.- Metropolitan Home


Another great color combination! Orange is adding life to the light and dark grey wall and furniture pieces.


Look up! This ceiling had a beautiful glossy orange treatment.


My favorite! Luxurious design bedroom with just a touch of orange in a shiny velvet fabric for accent pillows and bed cover.-Kelly Hoppen

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Have you used orange paint or accessories in your home? Do you think that you are likely to use orange in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment on the Blog!


Exotic Decor- What your design style says about you?

  manoblue_adesh_final_page_5_image_00022Design by Manoblue Design

Do you love exotic or Asian colors and accents?  If you are one who loves a look that is anything but traditional, you are probably a bold person yourself.  Rich colors are often used in this decor.  Reds, golds, blacks, burnt orange - like the colors in this decor, you are more than likely no shrinking violet.  Asian and exotic styling demands attention, and will not be ignored.  Does this sound like you?


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Using Feng Shui Cures in your home office for success




Placement of objects in a particular area or quadrant of your office or desk can enhance the energy to various aspects of your life. To understand where the various quadrants of your desk are, consider where you sit as the front of the desk. For example, as you sit facing your desk, the wealth quadrant would be the upper left corner. Here's a few cures for your office:

Get rid of clutter in your home or office. Eliminating clutter will begin to clear away certain problems in your life and make room for something new and desirable to enter.

The wealth quadrant or upper left corner is the most important part of your home office or desk. Place a crystal bowl or a healthy plant in this area to enrich this area of your business.

A red object such as red flowers placed in the upper left corner of your office or desk can bring financial success-placed in the back center portion of your office or desk can bring fame.

Place a medium-sized rug in the center of your office. A deep blue, black, or other dark color rug in the middle of the office is like a deep pool of water upon which to rest the eyes and reflect.

If you don't have a view outside from where you sit, hang a plant or a picture of a plant in your line of view to bring the outdoors inside for a calming effect.

Never place anything blue in the fame quadrant or back center portion of your office or desk--you will be drowning your fame.

It takes money to make money, so pay attention to the quality of things you put into your office. You should only have objects that are truly meaningful to you in your home office.

Though a complex science and art, many of the principles of feng shui are common sense and based on intuition. When incorporating these principles into your home office, aim for simplicity, think creatively, and trust your intuition. Imagine being drawn to your office because you feel comfortable and relaxed. This results in a flow of creative energy which leads to an increase in productivity which ultimately leads to success and prosperity.


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Using Color in Your Office




Color research shows that people are stimulated in specific ways by different colors. Feng shui uses color as a cure to promote the appropriate energy for a space. That's why it's important to pick a color based on the tasks you will be performing. For example:

Yellow stimulates clarity of thought, creativity, and mental activity--making it an excellent color for a home office. Yellow also promotes discipline, which anyone working in a home office needs.

Red is an aggressive color, so it's a good choice for anyone making deals or selling, and for those who entertain clients in their office.

A blue-green color can be soothing, yet creative--a good color choice for writers.

Oranges and other warm desert colors stimulate socialization and collaboration--good for a small office using a team approach to management.

Your ceiling should be painted a light color--a dark color will make you feel as if there's a dark cloud hanging over your head while you work.


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Feng Shui Basics: The Fire element




The Fire element is associated with South and the season of summer. It is symbolized by lights, candles and the red color.

Red is a very passionate, romantic and vibrant color that will always make a  big impression in a room.

To bring romance and passionate relationships, this is a great color to use in your bedroom or to set up a romantic dining table.    

Also, the Fire element is a great way to boost your fame and recognition area which is a fantastic area of the Bagua to activate if you have a profession in the public eye or if you are an artist, actor, writer, singer, designer who needs public recognition and fame.

Everyone needs recognition for what they do and the work they produce!


Here are 10 ways of bringing Fire element into your space to gain recognition or boost the passion around you:

1- Have a fireplace wether gas, electrical or wood to enhance the fire energy.

2- Display pink or red candles around the room.

3- Add red throws and pillows to boost fire energy

4- Display pink, orange and red flowers to lift up the room.

5- Place floor lamps, table lamps, pendant lamps throughout the space to lift the energy level.

6- Use accessories in star shapes or triangular shapes to signify fire element

7- Bring in soft furnishing for your window treatments or pillows with triangular or star shapes motifs. 

8- Display art work with red colors and shades to lift the room energy.

9- Install a comfortable sofa or accent chairs in red tones to strengthen the energy.

10- Display a selection of red objects .

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