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Swatch Botch? How To Choose Paint Colors

Dear Jill, I love the colorful rooms I see in magazines but when I try to imitate them I fall short.   My house now looks embarrassing. Should I just go all beige?  Help! - Leslie in Overland Park, KS BEFORE: From gold to a... AFTER: ...soft, jeweled turquoise. Hi...

The Pantone Color of 2010

By Jill Tran & Co. By Jill Tran & Co. By Jill Tran & Co. By Jill Tran & Co. It will no doubt be everywhere this year!  I love that it is fun and bright.  Photo from Pantone -jill Got a comment?  Reaction?  Question?  Interior Design question...WWJD? (What Would Jill Do) Tell me what’s...

Festive Red…Love For The Holidays!

There is nothing I love more than the rich, warm and festive color of red in a home.  While hard to design and work with, done right, it really can make a room so fun and fabulous.  I hope these rooms inspire you, too.  Why wait for the holidays...

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Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Blue…

In honor of the beauty of the holidays, I wanted to share the colors of blue (ok, I know the turquoise room is pushing it a bit, but I love that room so much, I am hoping you will let me sneak it in!) I wish you and yours a...

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Decor For Kids, A Fun Christmas Advent Idea That Starts Today!

Helloooooo December! This is such a wonderful time of year for looking back at my wonderful Christmas memories as a child...counting presents under the tree with my brother, making press cookies with my mother in her gold and avocado floral apron and getting that special holiday tree ornament every...

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For The Baby Book; First Steps and a Design Award

The winners from the 2009 Design Excellence Awards by KC Home Design Magazine were published in their July/August issue with the fantastic finished wood cover.  I get asked quite a bit about the projects I was honored for so thought I would share them here! A baby's room I designed...

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Designing Behind Closed Doors

It is well known that a good interior designer makes a space look good, but if it doesn't function well it can never be fully enjoyed. And my question to you:  Why, oh why, can't a closet function well and look great, too? After working on a pair of closets in...

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Color Rut? Grab Your Jacket

Today, it was 60 degrees outside. Two days ago it was snowing with freezing rain. In Kansas City, the weather turns on a dime constantly. It makes me want to bring electric blankets to the animals outside... This Spring storm however was energizing. Hiding under an umbrella to keep my camera...