Pittsburgh Paints Color of the Year 2015

PPG COTY 2015 Blue Paisley | KitchAnn StyleOne of the major color transitions in interiors has been a shift towards blue. So it’s not too surprising PPG Pittsburgh Paints named Blue Paisley as its 2015 Color of the Year.

Paisley Blue (PPG-1238-6) is a vibrant color with bold, inky undertones. It is enthusiastically positive and represents where design is headed in the coming year.

Homeowners will appreciate the reliability of this blue and incorporate it into their decor to positively influence their lives.

Blue Paisley Color Inspiration | KitchAnn Style

Blue Paisley looks terrific as an accent wall and can be balanced with neutral gray.

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Combine a playful mix of hues and Blue Paisley feels more bohemian.

COTY 2015 Blue Paisley Color Inspiration KitchAnn

As the trend for warm alloys continues, expect to see other materials becoming richer and more luxurious in color and feel.

Color Inspiration 2015 Blue Paisley | KitchAnn Style

Blue Paisley is perfectly at home in a Coastal Interior. Small vessels are great way to add an accent color without making an expensive change in your home.

Upholstery Inspiration 2015 Blue Paisley | KitchAnn Style

Blue Paisley is dramatic and will be noticed wherever you put it.

Color Inspiration 2015 Blue Paisley | KitchAnn Style

World travel will influence interiors in 2015 and Blue Paisley pairs exceptionally well with colors you’d expect to see at a Souk in Morocco.

Color Inspiration 2015 Blue Paisley | KitchAnn Style

As we approach Summer 2015, expect to see Blue Paisley follow the fashion industry and be paired with vibrant coral hues.

For more color inspiration, visit my Pinterest Page.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Kitchen Studio of Naples and KitchAnn Style

Thanksgiving Day isn’t the one and only day to be thankful—it’s the day we can pause and reflect to remember how much we have to be thankful for, give thanks to the gracious God who has given us so much, and then find ways to practice gratitude every day


Recycled Lighting Artist Spotlight

 “It takes true creativity and a strong imagination to transform an item into something else with a completely different function. And that’s exactly what artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga does to create her “CONNECT Series” of lighting fixtures. She collects old bicycles from junkyards and dumpsters and uses the parts to create beautiful chandeliers and lamps.”

Facaro Connect Upcycled Lighting |KitchAnn Style

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga (Caro) is a multidisciplinary artist who operates under the name Facaro and is recognized internationally for her unique perspectives on medium and form.

In the CONNECT Series, Caro reimagines used bike parts to create luxurious, cascading chandeliers.

The lights are a careful balance of style and substance. Each piece is unique and no two quite the same. Photos of the Connect Series are of past stock and each piece is made to order and customizable in Caro’s Victorian Bike Punk style.

Recycled Facaro Connect Lighting |KitchAnn Style


Some of the Connect upcycled chandeliers are massive and can take months for the artist to make in L.A. studio.

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Making each chandelier an approximate perfection despite the imperfect nature of the material. I’ve had to surrender to the rhythm of creation and accept regressing in order to progress.”

Recycled Bicycle Connect Lighting |KitchAnn Style

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga was born in Mexico City, then moved to Denver, where she graduated East High School in 1999. She got her BFA from Metro State, where the chandeliers were her thesis piece, in 2007. Her very first chandelier was donated to Derailer, a bicycle collective that dissolved and gave birth to the Bike Pit, where the chandelier still hangs.

Caro’s Facaro studio focuses on art that explores of the “third function” of materials. She hopes that her creations will inspire dialogue about the importance of eco-friendly up-cycling.

Last year she was invited to show her work at Comme des Garçons Trading Museum in Japan, and she recently finished a ten-foot-long, four-foot-wide chandelier commissioned by Heineken.

For more information about Facaro and her work visit  facaro.com.