Decorating with Color? Learn the Meaning Behind Your Favorite Hues

When decorating, follow your instinct and incorporate colors that make you feel energized and inspired. Here’s how to figure out the meaning of the colors that you’re drawn to and how to incorporate them into your home.

  • Blue represents the color of the waves in the ocean and should be used to be calming, healing, and relaxing. It also exemplifies the feeling of security and dependability.
  • Green represents newness and life. It is a balancing color that stands for growth, abundance, and nature.
  • In decorating, red is a very powerful color. It is exciting and powerful and represents luxury, passion and romance.
  • Purple is a very spiritual color that represents abundance and dignity.
  • Yellow is a color that gives you a happy and uplifting feeling. It is a great sociable color so it’s recommended for your kitchen, dining room, or living room areas.
  • Grey represents “the rock” and stands for solidity and support. It is probably the most popular neutral in decorating because it can seem nondescript.
  • White can have a way of making you feel clean, pure, and innocent. It represents hope and openness and is very inviting.
  • Decorating with the dramatic color black can bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to your space.

Color 101: Learn the Underlying Meaning of Your Favorite Shades [HGTV]
What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You [House Beautiful]
<a href=" omeprazole dr 40 mg.html” target=”_blank”>FENG SHUI COLORS: Find out the meaning of colors and how to use them successfully in your home [Feng Shui & Beyond]

Millwright’s Restaurant: Historic Atmosphere

Located in the historic Mill at Hop Brook, a Simsbury fixture since the 17th century, Millwright’s inspired New England cuisine is influenced by its unique location. Expert culinary preparation using the freshest ingredients, stellar service, spectacular waterfall views and a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere heighten the appeal of this popular eatery. Choose something delectable from the starter menu like Roast Vegetables with pickled pear, coriander purée and puffed wild rice, or Tuna Tartare with potatoes, bacon and celery. Entrees let you select from a succulent array of dishes that includes Duck Breast with creamed greens, pommes puree and pickled red onion, Pork Chop with apple-braised cabbage and mustard spaetzle or Roast Salmon with parsnip puree, watercress and mustard seed. Save a spot in your tummy for a swoon-worthy dessert like Pear Crumble with crème fraiche ice cream. Millwright's is open for dinner, Tuesdays through Sundays.

Millwright's Restaurant
77 W Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-5500

Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar: New American Food From the Sea and From the Land

Maine lobster pasta. French onion soup. Smoked duck quesadillas. What do all of these dishes have in common? They're on the menu at Abigail's Grille and Wine Bar in Simsbury. The classy, contemporary restaurant and bar specializes in traditional and new American fare, and the results are creative dishes beloved by local Yelp reviewers.

There's a huge array of tapas and appetizers to pair with your first glass of wine at Abigail's, so take your time perusing the seafood-heavy list of American eats. Then move on to something larger from the sea or land portions of the menu. There's the whole roasted fish of the day, served fresh and hot from the wood-fired stone oven at Abigail's, as well as Asian-marinated big eye tuna. From the land, you can order an eight-ounce French filet of steak, lamb chops, or the bone-in gorgonzola pork chop. Don't forget to check out the house-made pastas, too.

Abigail's Grille and Wine Bar
4 Hartford Road
Simsbury, CT 06089
(860) 264-1580

AvaGrace Gifts: Something Special for Everyone

You can go shopping at AvaGrace Gifts even if you can't actually make it into the store. Its online store has all of the same fun, colorful accessories and trinkets that you'll find at the brick and mortar location on Hopmeadow Street. Shop online, then have your item delivered right to your home or set aside so that you can pick it up in-store later.

The fun, funky inventory at AvaGrace Gifts offers a little something for everyone. Grab a cute monogrammed makeup bag for one of your friends, or snag a much pricier LETIZIA handbag for yourself. Browse the selection of on-trend infinity and blanket scarves, or peruse the collection of birch wood and twine art by Amanda O. Hobo bags, cuddly giraffe stuffed animals for babies, and even gag gifts like Poo-Pourri also line the shelves at AvaGrace Gifts, so you never know exactly what you'll find at this colorful boutique.

AvaGrace Gifts
1408 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing you a Fourth of July filled with pride, honor, and lots of fun!

How to Give Your Rental Home More Pizzazz and Personality

You want your home's surroundings to reflect your personal style, but this can sometimes prove difficult as a renter. Follow these tips to help give your rental home more life and character!

  • Keep fresh flowers and potted plants around to add warmth and life to your space.
  • Change out the hardware on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers. It will make a big impact, and it's easy to change back when you move out.
  • Add area rugs to help define your space and to add warmth and color.
  • Use temporary wallpaper to create a statement wall and bring some color or bold patterns into your space
  • Changing out your light switch plates is such a small detail but can really make a difference. Plus, this is also something you can change right back when you leave.
  • Hang your favorite art pieces around to brighten your mood and inspire you. Instead of hammers and nails, use 3M hooks to hang framed photos and posters.

How to Decorate a Rental [Style Me Pretty]
Dos and Don'ts of Decorating a Rental [HGTV]
5 Easy, High-Impact Rental Decorating Ideas (That Can Move With You) [Apartment Therapy]

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Millwright’s: An Upscale American Dinner With a Waterfall View

Whether you’re planning a surprise birthday dinner, an anniversary celebration or even a business lunch, there are few places in Simsbury with more ambiance than Millwright’s. The upscale American eatery boasts a waterfall view that is visible from many of the tables situated near the wall-to-wall windows, and its interior has a downstairs pub lodge-style feel complete with stone fireplaces, while the upstairs dining room is a bit more elegant and modern. You’ll feel like you’re a world away from everyday life from the first sip of your old-fashioned cocktail or premium glass of wine all the way to your dinner of local New England fare. Salt cod pierogis, fresh oysters and New York strip steaks create hearty entrees, and for dessert, Millwright’s offers incredibly creative dishes like the peanut butter roulade with banana brûlée and toasted marshmallows. For foodies who prefer close attention to detail in all parts of a meal, this is the place to go in Simsbury.

77 West Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-5500

Happy Father’s Day!

Today is a chance for us to recognize some very important people in our lives. May this day bring you many reasons to smile!

Happy Father’s Day!

Sakimura: Japanese Cuisine in Simsbury, Connecticut

Fans of hibachi dining love the high energy style of Simsbury's Sakimura, where diners get to watch as the chef slices, dices, swirls and tosses ingredients on a giant steel grill. Hibachi meals are served with soup, salad, fried rice and vegetables, plus a 2-piece shrimp appetizer. You can also order off the entrée menu, with a tasty selection of teriyaki, tempura and noodle dishes. Sushi lovers will swoon over the uber-fresh tuna, eel, shrimp, salmon and yellowtail that go into these scrumptious raw seafood creations. Stop in at lunchtime for a Bento Box, where you get an entrée choice, California roll, miso soup, salad, shumai and white rice, each in its own little boxed compartment. Open for lunch and dinner, Mondays through Saturdays.

10 Wilcox Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-7929

Jojo’s Coffee: Local Coffee Shop

Take a break from typical coffee chains and head over to Jojo's Coffee on Pratt St. for your caffeine fix. This is the perfect spot for a quick lunch and coffee. The coffee beverages are delicious. If you decide to eat in the shop your coffee comes in an oversized mug with a delightful leaf design drawn on the lattes. The teas are a hidden gem. The bags are filled at the counter to your specifications. When your hungry the menu has a great selection of lunch sandwiches and tasty treats like home made granola and scrumptious blueberry scones. There are a few tables available to sit and chat with friends or use the free WiFi. The staff is always friendly and is known to offer suggestions for regulars on their favorite drinks.

Jojo's Coffee
22 Pratt St
Hartford, CT 06117
Neighborhood: Downtown
(860) 524-1488

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