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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August 02, 2021 4 min read
It is a pleasure to introduce you to Anne Lindyberg. After her color analysis, Anne had the confidence to let her hair evolve to her natural gray. The overall affect is harmonious, appealing and surprisingly youthful.
She has a holistic approach to her work as a Counselor and how she builds her wardrobe. It is important to establish trust with clients and and to convey a confident, pulled together look. She radiates as someone who knows herself and can help others do the same.
July 06, 2021 4 min read
Meet Cool Summer, Jayne Burmaster. Jayne's specialty is working with product designers all over the globe to design sophisticated, contemporary, environmentally responsible chairs.
Jayne's creative sensibilities and meticulous attention to detail is evident in every aspect of her life. She has taken her passion and enthusiasm about her wardrobe to the next level by dying her favorite pieces to Cool Summer colors. Learn more about how Jayne uses her knowledge of color harmony in her design work and creating a perfect cool summer closet!
June 24, 2021 6 min read 2 Comments
The Indigo Tones Personal Color Plume© is the most useful tool to shop confidently for clothing, accessories, cosmetics, hair color and more. Read on to learn how to understand the layout and design and how to use your swatch book to build a coordinated, colorful wardrobe that enhances your unique style with total confidence.
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