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I am Nancy Wildermuth, Owner and Founder of Intentional Designs, Inc. Whatever your requirements are, Intentional Designs remains committed to exceeding your design vision with professional and courteous care. Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I have over a decade of experience, offering Innovative Interior Design/Decoration coupled with full product lines for every space and point of view. Intentional Designs may be new to you; however, have confidence that ID carefully designs each project based upon individual needs, selecting vendors with the highest degree of integrity, quality, style and reputation. ID offers Interior Design Services and products for Residential use. As an Allied ASID Member or the Philadelphia East Chapter, I am currently the Chairperson for the Interior Design Awards, to be held in May 2013. Prior to that I volunteered with the IDA 2011 committee.

DIY Holiday Decoration

DIY Holiday Decoration can be time consuming and sometimes costly. Here is a DIY Holiday Decoration that was made out of items I had in my home … cost $0.00. And the best part it was fun and easy to make!

The Inspiration …
My inspiration was the little pillar candle I purchased at HomeGoods. I just loved the cheerful bit of ribbon neatly wrapped around the candle.

DIY Holiday Decoration, before.
DIY Holiday Decoration, before.

Materials needed …
Candle holder, pillar candle, ribbon, leftover holiday greens and/or decorations.

And the result …

    For this candle I had beautiful red + gold ribbon, some colorful metal bells in a matt and shiny finish and some greens. I tied the ribbon around the candle leaving the ends long and cutting it on an angle. I placed the candle in the holder, filled in with the metal bells + tucked in a sprig of greens intertwining it with the ribbon, making sure to keep the greens and ribbon away from the flame area.
    Please note * be extra cautious not to place any of the added decorations near the flame area.
DIY Holiday Decoration, after.
DIY Holiday Decoration, after.

My tip 1~
Try using battery operated candles. In some cases the battery operated candles now come with a timer, love that!

My tip 2 ~
Purchase off season. The candle holder below I purchased at Target at the end of summer for a great price!

    For this candle I decided to use some pine cones around the base. I began with the pillar candle, tied my ribbon around it leaving the ends long and cutting it on an angle. I placed the candle in the base then filled in with pine cones, tucked a sprig of berries + a touch of greens into the ribbon, making sure to keep them away from the flame area.
    Please note * be extra cautious not to place any of the added decorations near the flame area.


DIY Holiday Decoration, after.
DIY Holiday Decoration, after.

Word of Caution …
When working with candles, safety first. Keep the flame area completely open free of any greens or anything that may burn. Battery operated candles are also a great option.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season.
Thanks for sharing your week with me,
be happy + be comfortable in your home
~ nancy

Sherwin-Williams 2015 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams 2015 Color of the year … Coral Reef SW6606.

“Coral Reef embodies a cheerful approach to design that we’re seeing for the coming year. Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary,””
said Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.

Sherwin-Williams 2015 Color of the Year
Sherwin-Williams SW6606 Coral Reef Coordinates.

Black and White is going to be a major player in the fashion world for Spring 2015. The photo below pairs Coral Reef SW6606 with black and white for a dramatic yet playful feel.

Sherwin-Williams SW6606 Coral Reef
Sherwin-Williams SW6606 Coral Reef

How will you use Coral Reef in your home??? Or will you??
I think Coral Reef is a great accent color for neutral furnishings.
or – An accent wall like the one pictured above adds a lot of energy to a space without overpowering it.

Some coral discoveries along my travels …

A favorite fabric of mine in coral …

Isabelle De Borchgrave - For Fabricut

Isabelle De Borchgrave – For Fabricut

At a trade show I found accents in coral …

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year
Accents in Coral

At Crate and Barrel I spotted the Lowe Leather Bench in coral leather …

Crate and Barrel Lowe Leather Bench
Crate and Barrel Lowe Leather Bench.

Visit the link below for more information on Coral Reef SW6606.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2015-color-forecast/color-of-the-year/?WT.ac=/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2015-color-forecast/%20BP2%20/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2015-color-forecast/color-of-the-year/

It’s Thursday, Friday is just around the corner!!!
Hope everyone has a great day
be happy + be comfortable in your home
~nancy

HGTV Dream Home Window Treatments

My 2nd Take away from the HGTV 2015 Dream Home … Window Treatments.

First~
There are The Window Treatments in each of the rooms.
In the Master Bedroom below, I really like how they added drapery panels to the French Doors but only one panel on each door so the draperies do not interfere with the fireplace, but keeps the continuity of the rooms design plan.

HGTV 2015 Dream Home, Master Bedroom
HGTV 2015 Dream Home, Master Bedroom

HGTV 2015 Dream Home, Master Bedroom, Window Treatments
HGTV 2015 Dream Home, Master Bedroom

Second~
The Window Treatments are simple drapery panels, either in solid fabrics only or with a banding detail. In the Guest Room, the navy banding adds just the right amount of detail to the room, keeping it modern with a custom touch.

HGTV 2015 Dream Home, Guest Room, Window Treatments
HGTV 2015 Dream Home, Guest Room

Third~
The drapery panels are installed on a rod with rings quite a bit over the window or door frame. Installing your window treatments over the door or window frame adds height and presence to the space.

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Window Treatments
HGTV 2015 Dream Home, Great Room

Drapery Panels are so versatile and can be easily installed. The clean crisp lines of drapery panels make it a good choice for most spaces. When you are shopping for drapery panels make sure to measure for length & width.
My Tip ~ To install draperies over your window or door frame as in the photo’s from HGTV’s 2015 Dream Home above, purchase a longer length, if need be have them hemmed at your local dry cleaner.

Visit HGTV.com at the link below for more information on the 2015 Dream Home.
http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-dream-home

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy

Dining Room Trends

Dining room trends have shifted from a rarely used room to a space full of life and energy.

After my blog Wednesday on HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors, I wanted to follow-up with a few of my take aways from the spectacular home.

With the Holidays on our doorstep, our dining space once again becomes the heart of our home as reconnect, share holiday meals and pass on traditions …

So my first take away is the dining space…

http://photos.hgtv.com/photo/bright-white-great-room-with-open-layout-

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Great Room, Dining Area + Kitchen.

In the HGTV 2015 Dream Home the Dining Room is simply a part of the Great Room, not a dedicated space but part of an open concept floor plan.

The dining area is located in the great room the behind the sofa and before the kitchen begins. The floor plan allows for plenty of room to move through the space and around the dining table.

    I really love this idea and can imagine a family enjoying the space together how they need to … from cooking to working on a puzzle at the dining table to cuddling up and watching a little tv.
Dining Room Trends
HGTV Dream Home 2015 Great Room/Dining Room

Design is driven by function. And with the ever-increasing need for a dining room to function as a vibrant space + one that demands double duty, functionality becomes the overriding trend.

    I think it’s exciting to breath new life into design and the result … we are going to start to see some really innovative design applications like the one below.

This HGTV Smart Home has a dedicated Dining Room, but even so the room also functions as a home office.

http://www.hgtv.com/content/hgtv-photos/en/photo.html/hgtv-smart-home-2014-dining-room%3a-an-explosion-of-color

pop up offices for half day friday's
from hgtv smart home

Purchasing habits for dining room furniture has begun to primarily focus on the dining table and chairs either from the same collection or not. All other pieces are really on an as needed or wanted basis, just as in Meg Ryan’s Dining Room below.

http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/meg-ryan-hits-the-beach-64383#slide-2

Elle Decor Celebrity Homes: Meg Ryan, Dining Room Photographer: William Waldron
Elle Decor Celebrity Homes: Meg Ryan, Dining Room Photographer: William Waldron

Thanks for sharing your week with me,
and as always have a wonderful weekend ~ nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home.

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Paint Colors

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Paint Colors …

I just love this time of year when new paint colors and palettes are revealed!
I know most of us are caught up in the Holiday rush but sometimes we just need a diversion. There is something soothing about taking a break, relaxing and viewing beautiful homes … so grab a holiday cookie and a cup of coffee and enjoy!

http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-dream-home

HGTV Dream Home 2015 is located in Martha’s Vineyard. With its charming New England Style architecture this one story home has it all. A cottage style fence welcomes you to the property as you drive into a roundabout. Leave your car in the garage during your stay and grab a bike from the custom bike rack, nice touch!

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Front Yard
HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Back Patio

Enjoy a peek inside HGTV Dream Home 2015.
Photo credits hgtv.com
Paint from Sherwin-Williams, HGTV Home Collection
Furnishings from Ethan Allen
Flooring from Lumber Liquidators
Cabinetry from Cabinets to Go

Paint Colors …

Great Room, Dining Area + Kitchen:
Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7005-pure-white/

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Great Room, Dining Area + Kitchen.

Master Bedroom, closet + dressing area:
Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005
Sherwin-Williams Watery SW 6478

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6478-watery/

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Watery SW 6478

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Master Bedroom

Laundry Room:
Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005
Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn SW 7674

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7674-peppercorn/

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn SW 7674

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Laundry Room

Powder Room:
Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005
Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige 7037

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7037-balanced-beige/

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige SW 7037

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Powder Room

Kids bedroom:
Sherwin-Williams Pure White 7005
Sherwin-Williams Memorable Rose SW 6311
Sherwin-Williams Charming Pink SW 6309


http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6311-memorable-rose/

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Memorable Rose SW 6311

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6309-charming-pink/

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Charming Pink SW 6309

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Breaktime SW 6463
Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005

Kids Bathroom:
Sherwin-Williams Pure White 7005
Sherwin-Williams Breaktime SW 6463

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6463-breaktime/

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Breaktime SW 6463

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Kids Bathroom


Guest Room:

Sherwin-Williams Pure White 7005
Sherwin-Williams Honest Blue SW 6520

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6520-honest-blue/

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Sherwin-Williams Honest Blue SW 6520

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Paint Colors
Guest Room

I hope you enjoyed your break today, make it a great Tuesday!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy

Pantone Color of the Year 2015


Pantone Color of the Year 2015 … Marsala 18-1438.

Pantone Color 2015
Pantone Color of the Year 2015, Marsala 18-1438.

From Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

    “Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home.”
Pantone Color 2015
Pantone Color of the Year 2015. Marsala 18-1438.

From Pantone.com

    A Hearty Yet Stylish Tone … Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.”

Visit Pantone for more information on Marsala 18-1438.
http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21167

Below are color pairings for Marsala, suggested by Pantone.

Pantone Color 2015
Marsala Color Pairings from Pantone
Pantone Color 2015
Marsala Color Pairings from Pantone

What a great surprise it is when Pantone reveals their Color of The Year!
Marsala is a warm rich color, a “wine red with brown undertones”.

    What did you think Pantone’s Color of the year would be???
    I was back and forth between a sheer light “white” or a rich olive tone, leaning more towards the latter. But I do see a lot of olive tones in the Color Pairings for Marsala, maybe next year!

    Although … Marsala makes perfect sense to me with gray and neutral tones so abundant. Marsala is so versatile it will work well as an accent color or a dominant fabric or paint color.

Pantone Color 2015
Pantone Color of the Year 2015. Pantone Marsala 18-1438.

How will you or will you use Marsala in your home? Or, do you already love this color and have it in your home?

I think Marsala will immediately resonate with homeowners, it’s a familiar color with so much warmth and sophistication when paired with new fresh colors and within modern fabric patterns.

    The modern global print fabric below is a wonderful example of Color Pairing 2, with shades of Marsala with hints of Golden Ochre Gold Earth and Calypso Coral.
Pantone Color 2015
Pantone Color Pairing #2 for Marsala.

This fabric would be beautiful in drapery panels, a perfect jumping off point for your room’s palette!

Pantone Color 2015
Isabella De Borchgrave for Fabricut. Global Print.


Thanks for sharing your week with me and as always,
Have a wonderful weekend ~ nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home!

Benjamin Moore 2015 Paint Color

Benjamin Moore has announced their 2015 Paint Color of the Year … Guilford Green HC-116.

    As described by Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director, Benjamin Moore
    “A neutral that’s natural. A silvery Green that works with, well everything. No worries. No second thoughts.”

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/for-your-home/benjamin-moore-colour-trends-2015

Benjamin Moore 2015 Paint Color
Benjamin Moore 2015 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore’s selected Colour Palette is a combination of “warm, cool, dark and light layers of the same hue. It’s one chromatic concept, gracefully flowing from room to room.”

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Benjamin Moore 2015 Paint Color
Benjamin Moore 2015 Colour Palette

Benjamin Moore’s 2015 color palette is a well planned combination from their extensive color collections allowing you choose a palette for your space with confidence. ~ nancy

My Tip ~
Look at the colour palette not only as paint for your walls, but as accents colors for your space; such as the window treatment fabric, accent pillows, bedding or upholstery.

    If Split Pea 2146-30 is a little too bold for your space but you love chartreuse try painting your walls in Patriotic White 2135-709 and adding this fresh modern Ikat fabric pulling the color palette together.
Benjamin Moore 2015 Paint Color
Ikat Paisly Fabric from Isabelle De Borchgrave for Fabricut.

With the Holidays upon us probably we’re not painting right now; however for some of us the push is on to get that last room painted or maybe this new Colour Palette from Benjamin Moore will spur us on to tackle an unexpected project. As for me, my projects are completed (for now) but I do have my eye on a couple of these colors for January.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks for sharing your week with me.
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy