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The Power of Color

by KRISSY MILLNER

I love color in all elements, but the degree to which one can infuse color most certainly depends on the client, the location and the space. Sometimes, color can come from something as simple as a vase of flowers. Many times, a piece of art will set the tone for the best infusion or addition of color. Picking up on a deep nuance of a painting can inspire one to paint an accent wall; perhaps a deep, dark navy to contrast white walls. If you find your personality type is that of a chameleon, keeping a neutral palette for upholstery and just updating pillows, or accent walls is a great way to satisfy your changing mood.

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Scale Down, Brighten Up!

by KRISSY MILLNER


Tips to make a room look bigger from Krissy Millner

Sometimes we just want our home to have that breezy, walk -through feeling and instead it’s full of clutter and obstacles. If you have a room that is small, consider the following tips to give it a much needed makeover:

First, remember these 3 rules: Scale, Light, and Movement.

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Starting Fresh

by KRISSY MILLNER

A little help goes a long ways

Hiring an Interior Designer: An Interview with a client by Krissy Millner, Terra Firma Home.

Putting a new home together can be a daunting task! Many of my clients are people who have moved to the area from another home and have chosen to retire in Southern Oregon. And here is how it usually goes: Couple moves to Ashland, scaling down from a home of 20 plus years, or, building their forever home to enjoy with friends and family for the rest of their lives….they are ready to streamline, modernize, feel a little more hip, but how to do it?

And so begins my interview with Mary Silva of Ashland, newly arrived within the last year!

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Interior design to fit your lifestyle

by KRISSY MILLNER

As 2015 came to a close, I found myself reflecting on what it is I love about interior design. I realize there are many elements and considerations that are woven together to make a beautiful, happy home. Every day I work with basic design principles of balance, proportion, scale and color when approaching a design project, but it’s not just those elements that will make a space truly sing. If you understand the limitations of your home in terms of its era and architecture, have an open-mind and an adventurous heart, you can have a home that truly reflects your soul and style.

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