First off, we had a contest last week and are looking forward to running it again so we can get more participation. We had quite an interest in our newly launched Mary Douglas Drysdale Signature Colors, our Katherine Collection and our Faux Glass Mosaic Tile with order placements but not as many comments as we had hoped to bring results for a winning prize. Don’t worry, we’ll be doing this again – but not bad for first time out of the gate.
We did have a wonderful article written about us in Modenus’ newsletter, which was a welcome distraction.
With summer officially here tomorrow, (can’t believe it!), we think it’s time to shift the colors in your home to something more seasonally light. This will not only lighten up your interior for the season but your mood. As I was quoted in Northern Virginia’s magazine Best of NoVa issue this month, we think little things can do a lot:
“This day and age when we’re all in the dumps about the state of the economy, changing a few things to personalize one’s own space can do wonders to uplift the spirits and transform a room. If someone is looking to decorate with decorative finishes, patterns, murals or photos, this is the easiest, highest-commercial grade (peel and stick wall covering), affordable (faux finishes forever) and convenient (no paint, mess or glue) around. You can get a designer-quality look that can be completely customized to color choices as well as with commissioned artwork.”
Suzanne Wintrob reiterates the theme in interview in her Vancouver Sun article,”Seasonal shifts perfect time to change décor:”
Resident Kelly Oliver states, “When it’s sunny and nice outside, it should be sunny and nice inside my home. It refreshes it. You get less bored of your space.” Reflecting a similar philosophy…In response, stores are bursting with fun bright hues of yellow, green, blue and coral infused in everything from pillows and rugs to furniture and accessories. Andrea Mills, design spokeswoman for Ikea Canada, likens a seasonal home makeover to a wardrobe update. “The change of season, especially into summer, is a time of renewal,” says Mills.
Newell Turner, editor of House Beautiful, states the importance of design in our everyday living in the May 2011 issue:
“I would argue that great rooms are a works of art. While a flailing economy, political turmoil, and natural disasters around the world tend to make decorating seem more of a luxury than a necessity, we should never forget the power in every aspect of good design., The mood of color on a wall. The inviting feel of fabric on a sofa. Or how the prefect pillow yields when you slouch into it.”
Kevin Kelly Interiors delve further into the Psychology of Color on their interior design blog. Pelfusion explains the emotional affects of color through color theory.
We are pleased and thankful to learn that Faith Monson, an awesome success consultant for businesses, including Casart, mentions Color + Casart = Success in her news section of her website. With our partnership with Mary Douglas Drysdale, our design mentor, we truly have learned the impact that color can have.
All this is to say, lightening up for summer and changing your interior color — will help minimize the heaviness and weight of the previous months, by celebrating the bright light of summer. Lightening up your décor brings results in change and mood. The seasons are all about change and the beauty of Casart is you can make that change easily and smoothly with slipcovers for your walls.