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A beautiful new trend

 It’s been almost a decade since I saw this trend.

For the last ten years, most of the design world has been focused on cream, blue, and grey tones.

These colors aren’t bad — per say — but after awhile they can get a little dull.

Which is why I’m pleasantly surprised that so many delightful brights have been making their way back into our world!

Especially since I’ve always favored rich colors and jewel tones within my own home.

Of course, if your house is dominated by creams, blues, and greys, a complete overhaul might be too costly and time-consuming.

But instead of changing your whole color palette, you can add a few key anchor pieces that will really make your home pop!

Here are just a few of my ideas:

Special side chair – Red velvet Louis XVI Gilt Chair

Every single one of those words excites my design senses!

Personalized décor to pop against an elegant background

Coral Monogram – If it has your name on it, you can’t go wrong

Eye-catching painted cabinets to create a focal point

Green Cabinets – A high color-contrast can anchor your room and draw your guests eyes to a particular area.

or Black cabinets

A small or big dose of statement art.

It doesn’t have to always be a huge modern art canvas.

Small art placed in a closet, dressing room, or on a nightstand can be equally inspiring

I absolutely love this updated take on florals, whoever ends up with this will love it for decades


Look for a delightful bright rug to add a brilliant foundation to your neutral decorating.

I especially love antique style rugs that have color but are also a little faded.

So what do you think, is color here to stay?

Leave a comment and share your favorite way to incorporate color!

All of these stunning pieces are available at Village Antiques, my go to shop for any decorating project!

And if you know someone that would love this blog, don’t forget to help them out and share this blog with them!

Till the next time we meet, keep making your home amazing with your design gifts!



P.S.  Don’t forget to check out our other classes. We teach you everything you need to know about transforming your furniture and your home with our signature chalk paints!

We’re putting on four different classes this month, so you get to pick which one fits you best. The choices are:

1. Beginners Hands-On Workshop- Are you new to chalk painting? Would you love expert feedback while you work hands-on on a smaller project before you dive into that piece of furniture or your kitchen? Then this class is for you!

We’ll dive into beginner and advanced techniques that will give your furniture the professional POP and finishes to set it apart from the hobbyists and the amateur look.

You’ll learn how to paint like a pro, seal for long lasting finishes, and use our antiquing glazes to create furniture that looks antique and expensive…even if it’s brand new or a bargain find. You will learn how to master all our tools and our must have tips throughout the process.

You’ll also be shown the fundamentals of distressing. If you truly want to give your furniture that classic vintage style, then it’s absolutely VITAL you learn how to distress your paint.

You’ll leave the class with samples, your very own painted decorative object and the confidence to tackle those bigger projects and know how to do “right”.

Plus, you’ll learn 2 bonus tips that we don’t teach any other class!

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2.Advanced Hands-On Workshop- Get ready to skyrocket your skills to the professional level. In the pro class, you’ll learn 6 never before taught complicated designer paint finishes!

  • – How to layer colors to add depth and brilliance to your furniture. You will learn not just one but TWO techniques the pros use
  • – Whitewashing techniques
  • – Pro distressing techniques and the fail-proof Amitha Verma Antiquing System to create an authentic finish
  • – The secret to signature finishes like dry-brushing
  • – Amitha’s treasure trove of favorite techniques to make an ordinary, flat piece come alive with detail (this should be its own class)
  • – How to recreate the beautiful French Country Style on your own furniture.

* It is highly recommended you take the Beyond Basics or the Happy Hour course before enrolling for the Advanced Pro Class. We will jump right into several Advanced Techniques. Plus, you’ll get to leave with samples you can keep referring back to for years to come.

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3. Register for the FREE Fundamental Deminar July 22nd -New to the world of chalk furniture paint and want to see what is all about? Then this is the demonstration for you.

*Please note this is a demonstration only. If you want a hands-on experience we recommend the next workshop, The Beginners Hands-On Workshop.

You’ll learn the fundamentals about our products—everything from our step-by-step process to applying the paint, drying times, how to select colors that work best together, mistakes to avoid, and additional pro secrets and tips.

We guarantee that this workshop will let you recreate your favorite designer looks in under 2 HOURS (versus weeks). It’s our most popular option, and what we recommend to beginners.

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4. Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour Workshop. Just want to have some fun but still learn a thing or two? Then come in with the piece you want to paint and a certified Amitha Verma teacher will show you how to paint the right way. You’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes, we’ll help you with color suggestions, show you how to apply sealer and antiquing glazes like a pro, and give you expert tips and guidance. Bring a friend, make it a ladies afternoon or personalized party event! Perfect for private parties or fundraising events!

What’s more, you’ll leave with a finished product!

All of our classes are small, with only a handful of people. This means you get personal attention no matter which class you choose.

But they fill up fast, so sign up now before your spot is gone! Click here to register:

In friendship,


p.s. spots are extremely limited in this exclusive course series. Don’t delay, register today to avoid disappointment

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