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John F. O'Hara
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5 Fall-Inspired Color Trends

September 25, 2015 1:24 am

Is your home in need of a makeover? One of the simplest ways to refresh the look of your home is through seasonally-inspired décor.

“Fall is the perfect time to add color to your walls and update décor in your home, ahead of the busy holiday season,” says Julie Richard, Ace Hardware design expert. “Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color with a decorative statement piece, or apply a fresh coat of paint to a room that needs a lift, our advice will help you bring transformative updates to life during the most colorful time of year.”

Organic and timeless, autumn’s foliage lends itself to warm, neutral color palettes and vintage décor paired with deep greens and jewel tones, says Richard and colleagues Katie Reynolds and Nathan Fischer, also Ace design experts. The trio recommends updating your home with these color trends:

1. Green – Bring this trend to life in your home by painting a statement piece using a vibrant green, or by painting an accent wall in a muted olive tone.

2. White – Give your living room more depth and dimension with new baseboards (that are at least five inches high) in a creamy, opal white. To really transform the look of your space, paint the floor in a stark white.

3. Black – Dark furniture against white walls can help make a bold statement in an otherwise neutral space. Paint base cabinets or your favorite piece of furniture in a shade like black chiffon for a crisp, classic look.

4. Blue – Add doses of color in complementary shades, such as sky blue walls with orange accessories, to add character and flair to a room.

5. Pink – Don’t overlook the ceiling! Add a hint of blush to the ceiling to simulate the appearance of a slight glow.

Source: Ace Hardware

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Binge-Watchers: When Were You Hooked?

September 25, 2015 1:24 am

It may have taken “Breaking Bad” character Walter White nearly an entire season to become Heisenberg, but as Netflix reports, fans committed to the series long before the plot twist unfolded – and it wasn’t during the pilot episode.

“Given the precious nature of primetime slots on traditional TV, a series pilot is arguably the most important point in the life of the show,” says Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “However, in our research of more than 20 shows across 16 markets, we found that no one was ever hooked on the pilot.”

According to Netflix’s research, fandom emerges when commercial breaks and appointment viewing are stripped away. In fact, 70 percent of viewers who watched the “hooked” episode across Netflix and non-Netflix programming went on to complete season one in uninterrupted format.

Netflix also evaluated global fandom trends, revealing some interesting finds. The Dutch, for instance, tend to fall in love with a series the fastest, getting hooked one episode ahead of most countries irrespective of the program. Down Under, viewers hold out longer across the board, getting hooked two episodes later than the rest of the world. Inexplicably, Germans exhibited early fandom for “Arrow,” whereas France fell first for “How I Met Your Mother.”

Source: Netflix

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