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Beautiful in Blue and White

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Blue and white porcelain and china has always been a favorite of mine –– it has a certain timelessness. I just had to share this lovely image of Martha with you. It was shot for Macy's advertisements and the lovely dinnerware in the photo is from our Cobalt Orleans Collection.

If I want to be truly immersed in a blue and white world, I pull "A Passion for Blue & White" ($38) by Carolyne Roehm off my towering bookshelf. Roehm's passion really is evident in these photos from her many homes which feature the palette.

Inspiration: Dolce and Gabbana

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Dolce and Gabbana, Embellished Raffia Skirt, 2013 Runway, Sicily

When I noticed this stunning skirt designed by Dolce and Gabbana from their 2013 Runway Show in Sicily, I immediately felt inspired to create a paint palette using the rich, warm colors and pops of jewel tones. Combined, they'd make a fabulous palette for a sun room or other bright space.


From left to right: China Green Marble (MSL110), Hydrangea (MSL156), Terra Rose (MSL018), Shortbread (MSL077) and Crevecoeur (MSL249).

The Martha Stewart Living paint palette line for Glidden line offers a vast array of fabulously fresh and vibrant colors to match any and all trends. Pick a base, such as Shortbread (MSL077), and add in pops of color like China Green Marble (MSL110) the vivid Terra Rose (MSL018), Crevecoeur (MSL249), and dynamic Hydrangea (MSL156). I would love to hear if you use any of these colors in your Spring and Summer projects!

Measuring on the Mind

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It came to my attention recently that one of our Design Directors, Megan Oiler, passed out Poppin rulers to her entire team of designers as gifts after seeing one of their stylish and colorful tape dispensers on a colleague's desk. I noticed the neon colors on her desk while in an impromptu meeting, and was fascinated by them! Funky, bright colors can define personality and create a new energy at work. Each member of the team has a different color.



From left Megan Oiler, Nerissa Ritchie, Elizabeth Lapirisky, Soyoung Oh, and Holly Taylor

The company produces all kinds of office decor in amazing colors, from tape dispensers to file cabinets, to help add some personality to your workday.


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