Author Archives: Ginnie Young

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Color of Rain in the NW, by YO

We are in the middle of several days of low clouds and heavy rains here in the Pacific Northwest.  This time of winter is always a little hard for us, but this morning I looked out my kitchen window and … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The Color of Team Spirit, by YO

Football is really not my thing and never has been, so it surprised most people who know me that I was completely captivated by the Oregon Ducks this season.  I have to say, not only has the game never interested … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The Color of Cooking, by YO

Our friend Nina, co-owner of Eco Home Improvement in Berkeley, recently moved into a new home and made it hers by adding lots of color. Her kitchen is all about simplicity, with a flutter of happy hues. The composition of … 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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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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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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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. This small vineyard makes delicious pinots and a chardonnay … Continue reading

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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Timberline Lodge, by YO

Last weekend we had friends in town who hadn’t visited Portland before, this is always a good opportunity for a trip to Timberline Lodge. (something you shouldn’t miss if you’re in or around Portland)  Timberline sits 6000 feet up on … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The Color of Figs, by YO

Last year we planted a small fig tree in our yard and this year we already have a good crop.  Figs have turned into one of my favorites from the harvest and our little tree can’t produce enough.  The shape … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The Color of Apples on the Wall, by YO

Bouley Restaurant, NYC This is one of my favorite wall treatments of all times – such a visual surprise! After the initial treat for the eyes, it hits the nose and you can’t help but smile.  Even as I look … Continue reading

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