I'm so happy for those of you who have birthdays this month. Your birthstone is the luscious ruby and, according to American Gem Society, rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. That's a lot to expect from one little gemstone!
I've always been a little intimidated by ruby red decor. It's so definite and assertive.
The Admiral's Room in Castle Howard located in Yorkshire, England,
is decorated in the bold colors and stripes of the Regency style.
What's that? You don't have a castle?
Well, these normal rooms look lovely in red:
If you've never experimented with red in your home maybe it
would be best to start with a few crimson colored accent pieces.
Although red conveys a sense of sophistication,
it completely 'country-fies' a kitchen: