The Queen of Textiles

When looking at elegant Indian Silks, I feel almost mesmerized and enchanted by the shimmering jewel tones. As we know, silk has the reputation of luxury and the bright colors woven throughout the piece tell its story. It is almost impossible to glance at a piece of silk just once, for you may miss the mysterious “between” tones that create the most exciting, unexpected result.

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LILAC, LAVENDER, VIOLET, and PERIWINKLE

These lovely colors, some of the most beautiful in nature, are also flowers of the same name. These tones perfectly represent the fresh and delicate season of Spring. It’s not that these colors feel out of place in other seasons; On the contrary. It’s just that Mother Nature reminds us each year, when Winter’s chill is finally behind us in April and early May, that these exquisite hues; blossoming lilac trees, Texas bluebonnets, pale lavender, fresh violets and periwinkle, are truly some of the most beautiful in the entire color spectrum.

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EARTHTONES AND WHY INTERIOR DESIGNERS LOVE THEM

Continuing the conversation on color usage or lack thereof in American residential interiors, it seems very true that the ‘color’ palette most commonly preferred is a quiet neutral one. White itself gets dissected endlessly and carefully for its subtle shading choices (warm, neutral or cool). One single light neutral tone for all public space walls is often the choice to support all other design decisions.

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RICHLY LAYERED COLORS AND WALL PATTERNS. WHY NOT?

What is it about differences of culture that makes the people of Morocco or India, for example, want to surround themselves, wear and live with radiant colors? In Mexico the people love bright colors in all aspects of their lives. But in America we often prefer more muted tones; earthy and quiet.

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DECORATIVE PATTERNS FOR WALLS

Plaster as a wall material has been used for centuries…even Millenia. Mixing color pigments into plaster before application is as beautiful today as it was 1.000’s of years ago. Drawing patterns on interior wall surfaces as decoration has also been seen for Millenia but has become regionalized over time

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COLOR TONE LAYERING FOR INTERIOR WALL SURFACES

Artisan Marmorino Plaster (Polished, Low Lustre, or Matte), brings depth and elegance to any interior room environment. Layering applications of color pigmented plaster, one over the other, is a wonderful way to bring your walls to gentle life. Marmorino is an import from Italy, a lime based plaster infused with marble dust, applied to the wall in layers by trowel.

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