The Best Paint Color Combos

Stumped about which shades go best together? Don’t know your robin’s egg from your eggshell? REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. design expert Gia Russo created this cheat sheet of palette pleasers; it’s the closest you’ll come to paint by numbers!

Displaying Family Heirlooms

Are your passed-down pieces collecting dust on a shelf or―worse―in the attic? REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. design expert Gia Russo offers these tips for putting treasured keepsakes front and center.

Tips for Choosing a Paint Color

Can’t decide between Cool Sky and Yarmouth Blue? Design expert Gia Russo shares her step-by-step process for getting the right color every time.

Painting Stripes: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do try this at home! Wendy Keer’s playroom was transformed using a simple painting technique; follow these steps from REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. design expert Gia Russo to get the same great results. 

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3 Easy Centerpieces

Throwing an impromptu party? Design expert Gia Russo shares centerpieces that take less time to arrange than the cheese and cracker plate.

Gia Russo, Design Expert

Walk into any room with the talented Gia and she instantly knows how to make it more stylish, functional, and fun.