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In anticipation of Michael Payne’s visit to the Burlington Home Show, we post this YouTube video from Michael’s home base of LA– wouldn’t you like Michael to help with your design issues? That’s the prize for Home Show visitors on February 25 and 26th: an hour’s consultation with design Michael Payne can be yours!

We’ve unearthed some useful links about Michael Payne, so you can become better acquainted with him before his Burlington visit:

Michael Payne’s Burlington visit is sponsored by
Gordon’s Window Decor
, in Williston, Vermont.

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I’m always “in the market” for some appealing — exciting — attention-grabbing material having anything to do with home decor. Nice, therefore, to find this blog:

And the first post read was an illustration-filled THUMBS UP for a new “reality” show called MILLION DOLLAR DECORATORS. With that title, Los Angeles as a base, and old Hollywood names like Max Factor popping up, well you just know this is not budget decorating, but an all-out feast for the eyes. Click on the picture (above) to go the Material Girls’ post on the show, and some gorgeous BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Here’s the link also to the show’s own website on Bravo. Million Dollar Decorators airs Tuesdays at 10pm. If you’re Bravo-less, check out the “video” section of the site for some extracts from the series.

Received over email yesterday a little tidbit from designer Michael Payne (I love his “Designing for the Sexes” show on HGTV!): Michael discusses adding color to your home decor to “enliven” your living space.

Even a “splash” of color can really give a room a little pick-me-up. My living room is a shell of warm-toned wood: oak flooring and knotty pine panels on the walls. Add to that a fantastic “fan” plasterwork ceiling and a lovely (and large!) brick fireplace flanked by two bookcases and you have the setting of a cosy evening inside while the storms swirl outside.

Color can come anywhere — from throw pillows on sofas and chairs, to a popping piece of artwork. Experiment!

Michael’s advice includes bringing in plants — something blooming (especially in the middle of winter!) is just the tonic for winter blues. Among my favorites are the ever-in-bloom begonia and the “tropical” appeal of the broad-leafed peace lily. See Better Homes & Gardens for recommendations of “24 Beautiful Blooming Houseplants“!

<– Can you imagine having these plush “rose-blush” blossoms crowding in a sunny spot in your home? I can! Add a sharp straw basket planter, or my personal favorite the copper pot and you’ve added ‘zing’ to your room!

Michael stays focused on ‘windows’ by then moving from plants to tassels and curtain tiebacks. Readers of The Scoop know that the cellular shades on the window can also add that dash of color and pattern. We’ve plans to add some *NEW* light filtering fabric options in the near future — so stay tuned, and come back often to check out the latest thoughts, ideas and problem solutions.

To visit Michael Payne’s website, click here.


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