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50 DecorBook Ideas : 24. Gold Winning Frames

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Don't you love a score?  I'm all excited about this $10 gold frame (4' x 3') found at a rather permanent flea market in Berkeley, CA.  Kicking out the battered plexiglass and dusting it off as best I could, I could hardly wait to get it home.  Looks like it has a bad case of premature aging due to the weather but the patina is perfect. The linen interior frame was nasty but a quick coat of flat black paint fixed that. Now the question is what to put in the frame. Let's look at some ideas. 

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Color Game : Out of the Blue

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There's some big sky around our house and every once in a while, it's dramatic.  Loads of pastels, especially pink and yellow.  Would that color combination work in our rooms?  Pastels can be a bit tricky.  Maybe the key is to have them all the same tint - all very pale, for example.  Let's take a look at how those sky colors can translate into some spectacular rooms.

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Color Game : La La Land

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I couldn't wait to see La La Land, but it was on one rainy afternoon last week that Sue and I finally got to the Orinda Theater.  Built in 1941 in the streamlined moderne style, the theater was the perfect setting.  And then, after months of waiting and a long drive in pouring rain, I missed some of the movie.  As soon as I saw Mia's apartment, I couldn't get that striped sofa out of my head.  I can't tell you about any scenes that happened on that couch.  I'm still over the moon for it.  

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 23. Little Red Books

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Please Note : Organization is key to a successful house. Here's my way of keeping organized.

You know how some men, before the iAge, used to have a “little black book?" This morning, my husband said, “Well, you have all those red books.”  I said, “I do not.”  He said, “Yes, you do.”  So, I went to my desk and there they were - all 5 of them.  I brought them out and said, “But these aren’t like a little black book.” He said, “Yes, they are.”

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 22. Going Glam

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Let's face it.  If you are like me, you don't consider your rooms to be glamorous.   Modern glam is surely different than the Hollywood glam of the 1960's.  Now, glamorous rooms seem to be a bit monochromatic with a touch of animal print, mirror and metallic all rolled into one sublime room.  A touch of glam can perk up any room and make it sizzle.  Let's look at some glam ideas you might want to try. 

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