Gray is the New Black

Gray is such a wonderful neutral base color to work with.  It is a color that is not too harsh, or too subtle.  It is a prominent color that works well against any color in the rainbow.  Here are a few examples of some interiors using the color gray.








gray living room harpers


Living Room Furniture Placement

When space planning your living room, it is important that the room be balanced in scale and that the space arrangement allow for proper circulation.  Here are a few furniture placement measurements for you to keep handy:
1) It is best to leave at least 18″ between your sofa and coffee table.
2) If you have furniture adjacent to your sofa, it is wise to leave at least 20″ between the two pieces for easy access.
3) Although we have done a blog on area rug placement, a quick measurement to remember is the space between your wall and area rug.  If it is a large piece, it is visually better to leave at least 18″ of space between the wall and rug.
san francisco mansion living room

Area Rug Placement Tips

Placement of your area rug can be a confusing task; do you place all your furniture legs onto it? none of them? partial?  Well here are a few tips to help you decide on your rug placement.

Front Legs on the Carpet

area rug

Half on, half off

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All Furniture Legs on the Carpet

No Furniture on Carpet

2014 Color of the Year

It’s that time of year for Pantone to reveal their color of the year – and (drum roll please) it’s RADIANT ORCHID!


A great way to stay on trend and to incorporate this color into your space is to use it in your accent pieces.  Pillows, throws, and object d’art are great examples in which to display this color.