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Color Game : Blushing Rooms

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I'll admit it.  I've got a crush on "blush."  Seems like every decade, pale pinks come into our lives. This time, the color seems more intriguing than the "mauve" or "dusty pink" of the past.  A feminine, sophisticated neutral, it pairs well with almost any muted color you can imagine.  Let's take a look at some "blushing" rooms.

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Happy Hour : Spring Vases

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Have you noticed?  White vases are suddenly everywhere.  Springtime fresh, white vases bring a modern, crisp look to any room.  And, they're easy to find - you'll see in dollar stores and IKEA.  You can even make them yourself but more of that in a minute.  First, let's look at how great they can look in any room.

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Happy Hour : Home Plates

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Our Oakland A's are batting just over .500, but you know you have decorating-on- the-brain when that sparks another quick and easy Happy Hour.  Home plates.  Yep, real home plates!  Decorating with plates is an inexpensive and colorful way to decorate our rooms.  What's more, you probably have all the stock you need right in your cupboard.  Let's take a look at some stunning home plates - easily mounted during Happy Hour.

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Happy Hour : Grab a Paintbrush

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Hot pink might not be for everyone, but don't you love what happened to this old secretary desk? Maybe a Happy Hour is best spent with a can of leftover paint as coloring a piece of furniture might be the happiest way to recharge a room.  Let's look at some examples of fun, sophisticated and thoughtfully painted furniture.  Even if hot pink isn't our thing, these ideas -in any hue- are ripe for the picking.

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Color Game : Blue&White

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There's a little game I like to play that gets my creative juices flowing.  I find a picture of a house exterior and then with my "unlimited" online budget, fill it with perfectly fresh rooms.  That got me thinking - would a whole house decorated in blue&white be just too much?  Blue&white is optimistic and cheerful and lets other colors soar.  In fact, I like it so much, I write it as one word.  If you'll indulge me, let's "shop" Pinterest and see how we could fill the rooms based on the classic blue&white.

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