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Its strawberry season and with that comes days picking and enjoying juicy bites of colorful strawberry heaven.  I can remember strawberry picking with my Grampy when I was just a wee little one.  I would carefully pick the biggest ones I could find, and try to fill each green container till it was overflowing with goodness.  If you love eating strawberries why not take it a step further… How about some strawberry inspired paint colors and rooms?


country living

Strawberry walls that look so scrumptious you just want to eat them…or at least dance around by them a little.  Yummy Yummy walls!

staw room



A strawberry shortcake special!!!


ripe color

Try these:

mialnostraw paint

Benjamin Moore Milano Red:1313

To pick your own in MPLS try:

Bauer Berry Farm!

Delish!!!  If you know of a great Strawberry paint color or have a room you would like to show off please share!!!

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pink & blu


Easter may be long gone by now but flirty colors like pink and blue are still going strong.  Here are a few rooms and color combos to help give you a little extra girly bolt this morning!





related topics on  color wanderlust:

5 colours to cheer https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/5-colours-to-cheer-up-your-space-this-spring/

sherwin williams 09 colors https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2009/02/28/sherwin-williams-09-colors/

majestic blue https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/majestic-blue-by-benjamin-moore/

painted headboards https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/painted-headboards/

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I have to head out the door to do demo’s at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Finishes Open House today but, the ever so sweet Nancy Jansson from ‘Affirming Spirit’ http://www.affirmingspirit.com/ sent this over to me this morning and I just had to share it with all of you.

This girl rocks!!!!  Design student Sara Watson Decorative finished her car to DISAPPEAR!!!!  read more here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/8030766.stm

sara-watsonHave a colorful day everyone!!!!  lulu

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Spring is here and is currently in full effect.  Aside from all the cleaning and organizing a good way to make your space refreshed and renewed for a lively summer is to add a fresh coat of some cheerful hues to your walls.

Here’s a few shades that I’m buzzing over this Spring!


This vibrant color is just bursting with energy and warmth.  Its a combination of both yellow and red so it holds elements of beauty and celebration!






This is the official color of the year 2009 as launched by Pantone.  Hindus in India wear Yellow to celebrate the festival of Spring and to holistic healers Yellow is the color of peace.  This energizing color is surely going to be livening up homes and spaces more this year than ever before.

keithscottmorton-countrylivingKeith Scott Morton



This cozy color brings a big ol smile to my face every time I walk into a room filled with it.  Like Red this is the color of beauty.  I personally believe this is the joyous color, one that invokes a room full of giddy laughs and lullabies.




Purple is a royal color, fit for any season it suggests refinement along with grace, elegance, and something a little different and special from other colors.  I double dog dare you to paint one of your rooms purple and then enjoy the energy that bursts out of it.



and last but not least…


Turquoise is a real crowd pleaser and mood enhancer…Its sweetly feminine with a lively sophistication that’s strong enough for men but delicate enough for women.  It stems from the colors of water…think beach…think swimming…think vacation.  Now deck your walls with rich colors that make you think  of these wonderful things every day.



Now get to work!  Don’t just wait for summer to come and brighten up your world with sunshine and open airy windows.  Your home should be filled with love and joy.  It should be filled with all things that make you smile and inspire you or make you happy.  Enjoy yourself by enjoying your space with some lovable cheery colours!!

colorful hugs. lulu

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Dear Benjamin Moore,

I love you!!! I love you for working so hard to create such splendific paints that have unbelievable coverage, no odor, beautiful colors, and are 100% VOC FREE!!!!!! Cue… NATURA!!!


Benjamin Moores latest paint innovation is modeled after Aura..which I’ll have you know is my numero uno paint!  It has a similar coverage..minus all the bad stuff like the Volatile Organic Compounds, which have been linked to cancer.  Its offered currently in over 3,500 wear-resistant hues.   All this, and  it still cost s about $15 less than Aura. Woop Woop!!!!  Contact your local Benjamin Moore paint supplier for more info on this savvy paint!  Love, lulu

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gasl_fawn_galli_08Photo by Laura Resen

What a transformation for this twin bed… I’m drooling just thinking of waking up to this color explosion every morning…  Oh Alicia…do I paint one or make one? So much inspiration!  Thank heavens for spare bedrooms.

I can’t wait to show off the masterpiece 7ft high, 7ft wide handmade headboard that one of my designers Jennifer Frisbee has made for one of our clients.  You will be drooling all day long!  Have a colorful day everyone! xo LULU

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Hoo Hoo… a new sale from Patina Stores… not to be confused with Patina Designs… okay, I’m confused!!!

owlmainHave a great day!!!  love, LULU

you can visit patinastores.com to have a colorful fix of fabulous gifts and household goodies.

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