September 01, 2021 2 min read
I am pleased to introduce you to Soft Autumn Peggy Morgans. Peggy made a set of gorgeous custom curtains for me decades ago and I still love them! Since then, she founded Parkway Window Works, an award winning custom sewing workroom exclusively serving interior designers and architects in the Rochester, NY and Finger Lakes region. Peggy's attention to detail and craftsmanship is like no other and her work is in high demand. I love following Peggy on Instagram and seeing all the incredible design projects in every color and style.
I enjoying sharing my knowledge of color harmony to her highly skilled seamstresses and designers in her colorful workroom. Read more about Peggy's journey in wearing Soft Autumn colors.
What prompted you to have a color analysis?
I arranged for Kerry to speak at one of our workroom association meetings with a presentation on color analysis and her business Indigo Tones. The workroom association is made up of businesses that do custom sewing for the home (draperies and valances, pillows, cushions, bedding, etc.). Understanding color and choosing colors is a big part of what these business owners do. The presentation was great and the whole concept intrigued me and prompted me to get my own color analysis.
How has it changed your life? Now, I do not buy new clothes without consulting my color swatches. I carry it in my purse so I have it whenever I need it.
In what ways has it changed the way you approach your business? My business supports interior designers and color is such a large part of what they do. I want to present myself in the best light, looking my best, when dealing with my interior designer partners and also when representing them in their clients' homes.
What has been the biggest challenge? The biggest challenge is buying clothes at the opposite time of year as your own personal season because it is more challenging to find items in my palette. As a Soft Autumn, spring and summer shopping can be challenging.
Any interesting things happen while you were wearing your colors? I ALWAYS look better. And a true indicator is that even when I have no make-up on, my soft autumn colors make me look better.
What was the biggest surprise? I have slowly eliminated colors from my wardrobe, even though I personally like them. When I reach for a favorite item of clothing in an "old" color item, I invariably swap it out for one of my new items in the soft Autumn palette. I also find that I gravitate towards my colors when decorating myself. The fabric displays in my studio are versions/variations from my own personal palette.
Tell me about your favorite color in your palette. Hands down it is coral.
Photo Credits: Kristin Leitten @madebyk.me
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November 30, 2021 3 min read
I am so excited to introduce you to a trusted colleague and fellow color enthusiast, Jewelry Designer Sara Silvio. Years ago a client of mine introduced me to Sara's work and since then I have had the pleasure of analyzing her colors, choosing pieces which have become favorites in my own jewelry collection and collaborating to bring our clients masterfully crafted wearable art.
After years of preparation, Sara and I are now launching an exquisite line of jewelry exclusively curated for the Indigo Tones 12 seasonal tones. With unequivocal passion and painstaking enthusiasm, we have created collections of unique pieces inspired by her world travels to reflect the colors and vibe of each season. Meet Sara!
November 01, 2021 2 min read
I am thrilled to introduce you to a Rochester treasure and the hippest Optician on the planet - Dark Autumn, Tamra Asmuth, founder of One Hip Chic Optical. Tamra and I realized our shared passion for color and art during her color analysis many years ago. Since then we have collaboratively helped our mutual clients to confidently wear eyeglasses that enhance their unique style, face shape and coloring.
One Hip Chic offers an interesting selection of unique frames by designers from all over the world. Her local shop was recently named "America's Finest Optical Retailer" by Invision, a leading industry magazine.
October 02, 2021 2 min read
It was a treat for me to do a "surprise" color analysis for Donald Green for his 50th birthday several years ago. He was a good sport and went along for the ride and jumped enthusiastically into his Warm Autumn palette. Donald is a Podologist and runs a specialized European foot care center. I was amazed at his professionalism and attention to detail on my first visit. He and I share a similar exacting approach to our systems and methods and I appreciate the care he gives each and every client.
In the years since his color analysis he has incorporated his colors into his business branding and lifestyle.
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