DIY: I Installed a Temporary Vinyl Floor and You Can Too

NYC is full of “if only” apartments. If only my shower weren’t in the kitchen. If only my cabinets weren’t hideous. If only the bathroom didn’t have gross tile on the floor! If only I didn’t live over a bar! If only my neighbors would shut-up! The list goes on and on. And I’m sure other cities are just the same. And while I can’t help with obnoxious neighbors, I can help ...

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Playful Spring Palette: Sprout Green

So this is my first time ever posting pictures of myself. I'm a bit nervous, but I think if I could help even one person learn how to incorporate color into their wardrobe, it's worth my embarrassment. Luckily I had a great canine assistant that gave the shoot a touch of humor and levity. Anyway, this week I'm wearing GREEN! I have this vintage duster that I just adore. I'm not sure ...

The Surprising Colors You’ll be Wearing Next Fall

There were quite a few surprises at the Fall 2018 shows. But in my mind, none were quite as shocking as the color choices designers sent down the runway. Springtime pastels were everywhere! Fall seasons are usually characterized by more traditional fall colors- black, navy, earth tones, or muted shades. Or they go for bold color- jewel tones, bright pops, primaries. But it's rare to see pastels in so many prominent shows, ...

Your Guide to a Paris Holiday

Paris is absolutely one of my favorite cities. And it is by far the prettiest city I’ve ever visited. Paris is a fantastic holiday destination, whether you’re traveling alone, with a friend or partner, or with children. There’s something for everyone. In my opinion, the best times to visit Paris are in the spring and the fall. The weather is pleasant, flowers are in bloom and the crowds are thinner than they ...

Africa’s Favorite Fabric

African fabrics are some of the most beautiful, colorful fabrics in the world. There’s kente-cloth, a woven fabric made by weavers in Ghana. There’s mud-cloth, a beautiful neutral-colored fabric that has graphic markings on it, and is primarily made in Mali. And there’s my personal favorite: wax-cloth. It is sold all over Africa, and comes in innumerable bold & colorful patterns. The bold hues and intricate, often quirky patterns have become emblematic ...

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The Best Colorful Kitchen Brands

The kitchen is one of the easiest places in the home to incorporate color. From a bright cheery kettle on the stovetop to pop-color tea towels, it doesn’t take a lot of money or effort to brighten your kitchen. And fortunately, there are a wide variety of colorful brands specializing in cookware, tabletop, appliances and decor. Of all the brands I’ve seen, however, I think these five are the best resources for ...

Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year: Caliente!

This week, at a reception at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Benjamin Moore announced their pick for “Color of the Year.” And it’s a surprising one: Caliente AF-290. It’s a vibrant, energetic color, which I love. And I think will brighten up many people’s homes, should they be bold enough to give it a try. It’s an unconventional choice for sure, but certainly more exciting than their 2016 choice, Simply White. "Caliente ...

Inside San Francisco’s Color Factory

Move over Museum of Ice Cream, there’s a new Instagram darling in town: San Francisco’s 12,000 square foot pop-up Color Factory. The brainchild of Oh Happy Day founder Jordan Ferney, Color Factory features 15 brightly hued rooms for visitors to explore. The rooms feature a rainbow of activities for visitors of all ages; you can get lost in a giant yellow ball pit, color a green mural with giant markers, experience the rainbow ...

Kate Spade New York Launches Color-Inspired Fragrance Collection

The Kate Spade woman is quirky and off-beat, independent and strong. She is whimsical and cheerful and ALWAYS colorful. What’s not to love?! Even if I didn’t work for KSNY, I’d still be genuinely excited about our latest fragrance launch with Ulta, the Truly Collection. It’s all about being inspired by color! As Deborah Lloyd, our creative director puts it, “The collection fuses the worlds of color and fragrance and conveys the ...

Gabriela Mendez’s Colorful Portraits

I just discovered the work of 18 year old photographer Gabriela Mendez. Based in Miami, she is inspired by the colorful city she lives and works in. When asked if she has a “muse,” she replies that color is her most consistent muse. Enjoy her work above, and be sure to follow her colorful feed on Instagram for more inspiration.