A friend of mine in the Bay Area recently solicited me for some color advice. The fireplace wall of her new home had some interesting built-in niches but everything was painted a horrible dull teal color.

She likes blue but wanted something a little more alive, but still subued.  Luckily she is very internet savvy and uploaded some photos to a paint site and played around with their color tool.  I think the end product looks pretty good.  She even took a trick of the trade and color coded her books – just a few throw pillows and staging and she’ll be all set.

Of course the best accessory is Ruby Mae and her amazing onesie.  Do they make those in adult sizes?