Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Perfect Color

Have you ever heard someone say, "That's the perfect color!" or "That's a bad color!" or "What's the 'IN' color?" Well, there is no such thing! Choosing colors for your home and your work environment is deeply personal and these color choices can impact mood and productivity. There are many factors which influence our choice of colors: the part of the world in which you live and work, at which time of year you are selecting colors, and what touches or inspires you.

What you might have considered a "bad color" can be perfected by the right color combinations. Color success depends on how and where you use the color, what your tastes are, and what inspires you. Color expert Meri Stevens says, "Color inspiratioin is all around us. Filtering it is the key to creating memorable color palettes. Nothing will give you as much pleasure as finding the color palette that is 'you'."

Pantone named Tangerine Tango the color-of-the-year for 2012. A color is named each year and designers do take note of these "IN" (popular) colors. However, the only "IN" color is what works best for you, in your environment, in your life.

The truth is, as Scott Kravet of Kravet Fabrics says, "The perfect color is in the eye of the beholder."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Be Fearless!

Are you afraid of color? Do you dare to be bold?

Here is a great example of how to be fearless with color. Our client wanted to give her kitchen a simple facelift. We started by replacing the cabinet doors and adding invisible hinges, but we decided to take it a step farther. Instead of repainting the cabinets white, we made the suggestion that she take the color from the walls in the adjacent Breakfast Area and use it on the lower cabinets, while keeping the traditional white on the uppers. She was apprehensive, but, in the end was thrilled with the result.

Never be afraid to use color in unusual and unexpected ways. Steffler Design can help you overcome any design challenge.

Live fearlessly!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

First, let us introduce ourselves. We are Steffler Design, aka Karen and Ashley, a mother-daughter design team in Fort Worth, Texas. We have over 40 years of combined Interior Design experience. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our careers and hope you will be a part of that.

Visit here frequently for updates on projects, design trends, products and new ideas.

For instance, we found this exquisite Stickley chair in Dallas. It was the perfect final touch to pull together the Arts and Crafts look of the client's 1911 Four Square home, which we renovated after a fire. We added this to some existing and new pieces. Sometimes all you need is one special piece or detail to achieve your design goals. We specialize in accomplishing such goals.