PANTONE® 101

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. For over 45 years, Pantone has been the innovator in the identification, matching & communication of accurate color matches within all industries.

Every season, Pantone does a trend forecast & selects the key color directives for the fashion, cosmetics & interior design communities.


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Planning the perfect party, conclusion

By LIN ELLIS
DavidsonNews.net

You are deep in the midst of planning for your party or event ~ you have developed your theme, the invitations have been sent & you are working on your decorations, flowers, menu, beverages, music/entertainment. You want to capture images of this special day ~ the options range from diy with your digital or disposable camera, enlisting a talented friend, hiring a professional photographer, to:


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Planning the perfect party, part 2

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Here is where we left off from Tuesday’s post on planning the perfect party:

3. It’s now time to embrace the nitty gritty portion of event planning process &, to me, the most fun part ~ the invitations, decorations, flowers, menu, beverages, music/entertainment, etc.

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Planning the perfect party, part 1

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

As I write this post on this first day of August, we are clearly in the height of summer. The 10 day forecast predicts continuing 90 degree plus temperatures, with no exception. However, parents are beginning to make back-to-school purchases & before you know it the kids will be back in the classroom & we will find ourselves in that in-between time from summer & fall.


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Stenciling…not just for the scrap book

By LIN ELLIS
DavidsonNews.net

Long before wall paper & wall decals, our ancestors added interest to their walls with stenciling. Easy to personalize, stenciled walls have been making a comeback over the past year or so, especially in moroccan inspired patterns.


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Get happy with a Happy Chair

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

I am a huge fan of reworking older pieces of furniture & giving them a new & funkier life (in fact, I have 2 chairs I scored on Craigslist about to be transformed). So is former Nascar racing trailblazer & Charlotte resident, Shawna Robinson (read a nice profile of her here). Shawna’s second passion, her love of design, has evolved into her post-racing career & new business, Happy Chair. Also, read more about Happy Chair on DavidsonNews.net here.


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