Author Archives: Janie Lowe

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Pantone’s Color of 2012-Tangerine Tango

Every year, Pantone announces a “Color of the Year”, a hue that they project will influence development of fashion, industrial design, packaging, graphic design and home decor.  This year, the color is “Tangerine Tango”, a spicy and vibrant, red-hot orange! … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The Beauty of Thanksgiving

I think I would have to call Thanksgiving my favorite holiday, not only does it fall during my favorite season, it’s when we gather family and friends into our home and cook, eat, drink, listen to music and share good … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Color of Wool

Abby Mages is the founder and proprietor of Woolestudio, a cozy little shop full of wool carpets, blankets and other woolen objects located at 4730 NE Portland, OR. We met Abby back in the late 90’s when we were interior … Continue reading

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011

2012 Trend – Dusk to Dawn

I have never been fond of purple as a wall color.  To imagine being completely enveloped in purple makes me uneasy, I visualize being in a pool of grape juice.  I was so adverse to purple in architecture, that we … Continue reading

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Friday, September 30th, 2011

Living Outside

How is it that fall is my favorite season, yet this time of year always fills me with melancholy?  As I was putting away the pillows from our outdoor patio before the impending Portland rains, I realized, I most likely … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Think Pink, Win Prizes and Raise Money for Breast Cancer!

We are not the only ones thinking pink – this was a series of pink rooms that were shown at Milan Design Week Next week we are celebrating the Power of Pink in Architecture, honoring Breast Cancer Awareness. We have … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The Color of Pickles, by YO

The inspiration for the fall trend colors – The Pickle palette – came from looking at the beautiful colors we jar up every year at our annual pickling party.  Last year we packed about 120 jars.  The colors are accentuated … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Summer in Full Bloom, by LO

Ahhhhh, Summer! It’s the time of year when nature shows color in all it’s glory. It’s the time of year that we were inspired to create a whole family of colors and name them, PETAL. There are 7 members of … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Garden Color Celebration! by YO


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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Ida, Lou & Minne’s Colorful Coop, by LO

Meet the newest members of the family- Ida, Lou and Minne. They are named after my and Ginnie’s hometowns, Idalou and Minneapolis. Idalou, my small hometown in Texas was named after the founder’s two daughters, Ida and Lou. It seemed … Continue reading

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