Emerald Green is Pantone’s choice for 2013 “Color of the Year”.

"Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2013: PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013....Read More

What Not to Wear if you are a Window…Part Two

Every once in awhile I just have to shake my head.   What are people thinking?   Case in point is this window treatment which was posted online for a forum in which I participate.  Kendall Carter, who snapped the picture, shared this insight:  "New custom window treatments ... New...Read More

Pink Pig has a window to taste…

When I'm out and about, I have the habit of wanting to move furniture around, or tweak a window treatment....  I think this is mostly due to the fact that cleaning crews don't always know how to put things back once they move them to do their cleanings.   But...Read More

Real OR Fake?

This weekend I'm in Los Angelos for a conference, and it just so happens to also be the weekend of the Oscars. I've been teasing the natives around me that I'd like to see some of their famous friends walk down the red carpet. They just roll their eyes, partially...Read More

Christmas Already?

[caption id="attachment_580" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Christmas already!"][/caption] "Yes, I know I have glitter on me!" is becoming my new logo for the month. We've already started buying product and staging it for the next big production.  And yes, even started decorating!   Why would someone decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving?  ...Read More

Holy Smokes

Missing a turn in the neighborhood of a client I was visiting allowed me to see this amazing burned out house.   I speculated about what had happened to it while making  my way to the correct street.   Had it been struck by lightning?  What happened to the people and...Read More

“Cheryl is Like an Addiction”

I recently received the most fabulous testimonial from a client on Thumbtack.com. Thanks so much John!!   As quoted by John Williams:  The question is not "Why would you use Cheryl Draa?" but rather "Why would you NOT use her!?" Easy to work with and really listens to what you're...Read More

Pet Peeves

[caption id="attachment_249" align="aligncenter" width="307" caption="Cows roam the front lawn of a country home."][/caption] My clients truly love their animals.    Some live in the country and have cows in their front yards and raise the cutest baby goats I've ever seen.   They occasionally traipse in some hay or red clay mud, and it...Read More

Seasonal Thoughts

[caption id="attachment_62" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="The front door is the first thing your guests see....."][/caption] One of the many things I do for people is decorate their homes for Christmas.  My "elves" and I start the process often before Thanksgiving rolls around, and we finish up around the second week of...Read More