Monthly Archives: December 2010

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The Story of a Color Surprise, by LO

I was at my friend’s house today helping get ready for our New Year’s Eve party when she asked me to go into her china cabinet to get out the champagne glasses.  I went into her dining room and spotted … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Merry Merry Color and Creativity! from YO & LO

Below are some of our favorite ornaments, made out of re-purposed objects to adorn the tree. A pair of felt ice skates – the blades are paperclips Raggedy Ann and Andy – made out of old clothespins Christmas Tree – … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

DIY Nation, by LO

Wool yarn made by Spincycle Yarns One thing that has made the stress of holiday shopping subside for me is the regeneration of the old bazaar, or in modern terms, art and craft shows.  With the explosion of the Do-It-Yourself revolution, … Continue reading

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Friday, December 17th, 2010

Windowsill Still Lifes, by YO

I love to see what friends and family choose to put in their windowsill galleries.  The treasures they choose and how they arrange the objects are such a reflection of who they are.  Here are three windowsill still lifes, each … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Color Trends 2011-Natural Neutral, by LO

Winter is the time of year where our Natural Neutral palette really shows up in nature.  All the bright colors of flower petals are long gone, the leaves have gone through their big “color show” of fall and shed their … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Color Trends 2011 – YOLO Boho, by YO

The YOLO Boho palette is my personal favorite of the YOLO Colorhouse  2011 trend colors.  I am drawn to homes that are eclectic, with both clean lined furnishings and more traditional ornate antiques, with lots of colors layered in patterns, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Color Trends 2011, by LO

The 2011 palettes from YOLO Colorhouse are an interpretation of the colors we see moving forward in the year ahead. This is one of three trend palettes that we have put together for 2011.  The darker values of DREAM .06 … Continue reading

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The Color of Ziggy’s Eyes, by YO

Over the Thanksgiving weekend it is a tradition to go wine tasting in the beautiful Willamette Valley.  Our friends Ken & Mauro at K&M wines are usually the first stop. www.kandmwines.com This small vineyard makes delicious pinots and a chardonnay … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The Color Shed, by LO

The Color Shed is a garage-converted-studio on which we tested YOLO’s exterior colors.   We designed, mixed and tweaked 36 colors that we thought worked best for exteriors in this little shed, and then to make sure it looked good in … Continue reading

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