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Decorating the Living Room with a Feature Like a Green Couch

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A great way to make your living room reflect your personality is by making it cohesive. Your task is to find a suitable color scheme that ties together all the elements you’ve featured in this room, including the sofa and chairs, carpeting, and decorative objects. A few easy ways to achieve this effect are to use a single color family across all surfaces or work with whatever features stand out most such as the flooring (by painting, for instance), or complement these features rather than competing with them. Bring in those retro-industrial influences by punching your walls with a splash of orange. Orange can be highly effective at increasing focus and concentration, so throwing in an extra blast on the wall can help keep you stimulated when you’re trying to work on something important.

But the living room area is not just about work. It also needs to have a touch of relaxation and sophistication; the theme should look inviting and soothing. So if you paint walls in burnt orange or any other variation of this color family, infusing a dose of green can be most pleasing. One of the simple ways to attain this is to place a green couch in front of the empty orange wall. A painting can go on the wall behind to create a desirable vibe. Make sure that it ties the two shades together or doesn’t compete for attention if it contrasts.

Do you wonder why a green couch only and not any other color? The color psychology of your living room sets the scene for a comfortable and cozy environment. Generally, what you like to see in your living room colors should set the tone for how you expect your living space to feel. For example, when considering what colors to feature in a living room, the answer is blue or green. It’s safe to say that you’d be looking for your color scheme to send a message of comfort, hearty chit-chats, and camaraderie. After all, the intention is to create an overall happy feeling, and a touch of green, even in one corner of this area, can easily stimulate such emotions.

If you decide to buy a green couch because you want this space to feel comfortable for anyone spending their time there, you would like to know what you can do around this single element to give your living room the unique look of your imagination. Here are some suggestions to lead you to the best options.

The subtle effect

If you wish to spin cozy energy with boldness, the combination of red walls and mint green couch can perhaps be most palatable. The mint green couches can be appealing and gentle on the eyes. The vibrant use of green in the room helps add depth and dimension when combined with the fireplace in the background, the floral design of the curtains, the throw pillows, and the footstool over to one side. The sofa table running at a slight diagonal angle can be visually appetizing, dotted with white vases of green leaves that look as fresh as spring.

The blend-in type

The moss green couch stands out in a living room with predominantly earthy tones, but only because it is a complimentary color to the other shades in that space. Different earth tones compliment each other and bring a cohesive feel to every bit of square footage. It makes room for the couch to stand out against the rest of the elements without appearing awkward or out of place. Make sure you choose an area rug that shares similar colors with some of your decorative objects to keep harmony within the space and provide a balance between all elements.

If you have decided that this area will bear earthy charm and a green couch will play an integral role in this, check this link for couch varieties available in many shades of green for a fair idea. Don’t forget to focus on couch shapes and fabrics also. After all, these will also affect your decor and its objective.

The bold impact

A sure way to compliment the green couch and the textures in a modern living room is by pairing them with stunning artwork that uses diverse shades of vivid color. A large abstract piece that covers almost the entire space of a wall will be easy to draw attention to itself and back to the main element, such as your cozy green sofa. You can place houseplants strategically all over the room to bring a hint of green from the couch’s coloring. Metal-colored or metal-based accent pieces are a beautiful way to infuse a touch of glamour and shine to this type of room’s interior design.

The adorable and self-assured dark

A bright green couch can be a striking furniture piece. With this kind of choice, you can think of creating contrast in the room through dark hues. For example, you could pick dark brown wood or dark-colored throw pillows as accents that look like they belong with the bright green couch. Or you might place it near walls painted with warm earth tones such as taupe, yellow, and orange. These bolder colors around your bright green sofa will help tone down the room’s graphic quality. Last but not least, spreading the touch of dark colors throughout the space allows the design to look more coherent than fall apart, which you will want to ensure.

The matchy-matchy air

Green is a historic color that can lend a tremendously rich and gorgeous style to any room. The green tones derived from pale shades of emerald can be more enchanting. In an all-green setting, tufted green velvet sofa, something with flared armrests in loveseat style, or 60’s look-inspired rolled arms can create significant interest and comfort within its space. You can play on its charm with accent walls, throw pillows, and even the curtains that show a hint of green. Make sure you vary the green tones to do away with the monotony. Mixing and matching light to dark variations can be wise. The contrasting patterned floor tiles can complement all the features wonderfully. Are you a fan of herringbone flooring? This style can be a perfect partner in the chosen theme.

The favorite minimalist energy

If your decorating style leans towards minimalism, you can still add depth to a room and make it unique. Stay away from over-decorating areas – go with a monochromatic color scheme instead! Use pieces that add visual interest, such as furniture with details like tufting or exposed wood, rugs in unexpected colors, and alternative materials like leather, vintage finds, and plants in strategic places. So, if you love a more simplistic or modern look, go for it.

Simplistic or modern doesn’t mean boring. You may have to choose items that complement each other and help unify the room design to appear intentional. The dark green ottoman in the room will work with the same colored couch, and it would be pretty exciting if both these furniture pieces carry the same feel as the fabric of your throw blanket. That will make everything appear harmonious, which results in an exciting but not overwhelming focal point.

The twinning of midcentury and modern air

Sticking to a consistent theme with the furniture and overall style can be instrumental in making your green couch look the hero. Take note of the smooth, clean lines because these heavily contribute to midcentury and modern charm. When dealing with sofas of such a bold color, it is vital to ensure they mingle well with everything else, such as complementary colors or motifs.

The airy flair

The couch could be of a mossy green tone. Cream-colored natural curtains can effortlessly blend with the sofa and are an excellent way to invite in light without making the area glaringly bright. Sheer curtains are also perfect for more opulent rooms since they have a more luxurious and aged feel.

The open design concept

In an open concept room, the sky is the limit. When you have ample amounts of natural light pouring into a room, that space can feel seemingly unlimited and much larger than it is. You can feel more capable when making design choices for some regions of the space, especially ones related to furniture. It lets you make the room feel visually scaled down to a manageable level, ensuring your couch will serve its intended purpose and add to the design appeal. The key with open concept rooms is to use window space as an opportunity for framing views or art displays that are aesthetically pleasing yet generate interest or spark discussion as if encouraging a person’s imagination in ways otherwise not imagined possible.

If you wanted to have a chesterfield-style couch but never got an opportunity to try it, this theme can be the perfect motivation to indulge in it once. You and your visitors will surely admire the whole arrangement.

As you can see, the green couch has so much design and décor potential. So, don’t stop yourself from going all out for this. You can create many attractive visuals in your living room with this single element at the center of the theme.

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Wendy Williams: Guardianship/ Conservatorship and What You Need To Know Part 1

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“How did her health deteriorate so quickly, and why isn’t her only child allowed to be by her side?” These are questions being asked by Wendy Williams’ former attorney LaShawn Thomas. Williams, 59, was first placed under guardianship by her bank, Wells Fargo, but the conservatorship has since been moved to attorney Sabrina Morrissey.

Thomas alleges that she had been “threatened with physical and financial harm” if she speeks out about the care Wendy is receiving.


The Lifetime documentary, began shooting in August 2022, shortly after Wendy was forced to move back to New York for the guardianship. Although they allowed the documentary to be shot, Wendy’s guardians went to court two days before the scheduled showing dates, seeking to prohibit the network from airing Where is Wendy Williams? Why?

Wendy Williams is just one of an estimated 1.5 million to to 2 million active adult guardianship cases across the country. This is a massive industry, with guardians controlling an estimated $50 billion in assets and this is just the numbers they are telling us as the precise figures are not known as there is no government entity keeping track of citizens who lose the right to determine their own fate.

“Established in the late 1800s, the guardianship system was designed to assist the most vulnerable citizens: the elderly and the physically or intellectually disabled. While guardianship has been beneficial to many “wards of the court,” this little-understood process can be a judicial rollercoaster from which there is seldom an escape, and which often leads to financial devastation for the ward and their families. Each year, fifty billion dollars belonging to wards are placed under the control of court appointees, an obvious temptation to bad actors who are in a position to control these funds. As investigative journalist Diane Dimond discovers, the number of exploitive and abusive guardianship cases nationwide demands our urgent attention. This book also provides concrete steps that families can take to protect themselves, as guardianship can happen to any one of us at any time” states award-winning investigative journalist Diane Dimond, whose new book “We’re Here to Help: When Guardianship Goes Wrong” is currently making waves.

Guardianship/ Conservatorship harms some of the most vulnerable members of society with little if NO legal recourse. In South Florida, the GuardianshipProgram of Dade County sold at least a dozen homes of “incapacitated” people under their care to one Miami real estate company, Express Homes. These houses were often resold for hundreds of thousands dollars more than the purchase value.

This state-run system, is largely unregulated, ill-understood, and increasingly populated by financially motivated predators. Until recently it was a hush, hush problem until Britney Spears. Thanks to her case a person in the system lose all their civil rights in the process. Currently, there are an estimated 1.5 to 2 million Americans under court control, but precise figures are not known as no government entity keeps track of citizens who have lost the right to determine their own fate.

In these cases they go after people with money, people who live in rent controlled buildings or buildings the landlords want to tear down. Don’t believe me? I will give you cases in NYC that are going on right now.

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Bonnie Comley Nothing To Wear

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Bonnie Comley stepped into the art world last night. She and ChaShaMa presented a piece called “Nothing To Wear”, at 340 East 64th Street, which is an interactive installation, a thought provoking look at fast fashion and body image. This provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste, challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption. “Nothing to Wear”, asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office, facilitates self-reflection on biases regarding our own clothing and the community around us as uniform, self-expression, or just protection from the elements of weather.

Also involved were Sarah DeMarino – Co-Producer/Director, Leah Lane – Soundscape Monologue Writer and Jasper Isaac Johns the Exhibit Designer.

Sarah DeMarino and Dallas Bernstein

At the opening and on certain dates Hannah Durant Joe Guccione and Dallas Bernstein perform monologues that coincide with the project. These mini playlets were insightful and thought provoking.

Hannah Durant Joe Guccione and Dallas Bernstein

In attendance were:

Anita Durst and fashion designer Shani Grosz

Cooper Lawrence, Dr. Robi Ludwig, Errol Rappaport, Bonnie Comley, Quinn Lemley, Suzanna Bowling, Shani Grosz and Merrie Davis

Anita Durst and Bonnie Comley

Danielle Price, Bonnie Comley and Andrina Wekontash Smith

Sylvia Hemingway and Bonnie Comley

Bevin Ross and Bonnie Comley

Alyssa Ritch Frel and Bonnie Comley

Shady Kerko and McLean Mills

Frankie Lane, Bonnie Comley and Lenny Lane

Riki Kane Larmire

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She was recently re-elected as the Board President of The Drama League. She is a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee. Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is also the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. The theatre community has honored Comley for her philanthropic work; she is the recipient of The Actors Fund Medal of Honor, The Drama League Special Contribution to the Theater Award, The Paul Newman Award from Arts Horizons and The Theater Museum Distinguished Service Award.

Stewart F Lane and Bonnie Comley

ChaShaMa helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They have awarded 11 million dollars worth of real estate to artists and have subsidizes another 300 with work spaces. They provide over 215 free art classes and have supported over 75 businesses with free space

To see Nothing to Wear click here

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New-York Historical Society Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Throughout Women’s History Month, the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street), will showcase women’s stories through exhibitions, installations, and public programming.

On International Women’s Day, renowned Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick and New-York Historical’s Chief Curator Wendy Nālani E. Ikemoto will be in conversation over a live, free Zoom discussing WalkingStick’s exhibition Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School, on view at New-York Historical through April 14. Other exhibitions and displays on view throughout March include Women’s Work, an exhibition that demonstrates how “women’s work” defies categorization; Women Who Preserved New York City which explores how Shirley Hayes, Margot Gayle, and Joan Maynard galvanized communities to save historic buildings and places; and Serving Style: Ted Tinling, Designer for the Tennis Stars, which turns a spotlight on the designer who made many of Billie Jean King’s iconic looks. On March 3, the ninth annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History will center on exploring how we understand “care.”

Additional details follow:A Conversation with Kay WalkingStickFeaturing: Kay WalkingStick, Wendy Nālani E. IkemotoFriday, March 8, 6 – 7 pm ETFree | Presented live on ZoomCelebrate International Women’s Day with this online event featuring renowned Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick in conversation with New-York Historical’s Wendy Nālani E. Ikemoto. WalkingStick is the focus of our acclaimed exhibition Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School, which places her work in a fascinating dialogue with 19th-century Hudson River School paintings and explores the relationship between Indigenous art and American art history. They’ll discuss WalkingStick’s remarkable career, her recent invitation to the Venice Biennale, and her decades of work reimagining and reframing the American landscape.Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River SchoolOn view through April 14Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School places landscape paintings by the renowned, contemporary Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick in conversation with highlights from New-York Historical’s collection of 19th-century Hudson River School paintings. This artistic dialogue showcases the ways in which WalkingStick’s work both connects to and diverges from the Hudson River School tradition and explores the agency of art in shaping humankind’s relationship to the land. The exhibition celebrates a shared reverence for nature while engaging crucial questions about land dispossession and its reclamation by Indigenous peoples and nations and exploring the relationship between Indigenous art and American art history.Women’s WorkOn view through July 7Presented by the Center for Women’s History, Women’s Workshowcases approximately 45 objects from New-York Historical’s own Museum and Library collections to demonstrate how “women’s work” defies categorization. The items range from a 19th-century mahogany cradle to a 20th-century doctor’s dissection kit to a pinback button with the message “Shirley Chisholm for President.” The exhibition seeks to demonstrate that women’s work has been essential to American society and is inherently political: Women’s work is everywhere.

Women Who Preserved New York CityOn view through June 9This installation explores how three women—Shirley Hayes, Margot Gayle, and Joan Maynard—galvanized communities to save historic buildings and places. Each subverted gendered expectations that limited them to the domestic realm and instead led campaigns to protect the historic cityscape.Serving Style: Ted Tinling, Designer for the Tennis StarsOn view through June 23Our installation turns a spotlight on the designer who made many of Billie Jean King’s iconic looks. King and Tinling had a tremendous influence on the visibility of women on the tennis court. King’s tenacity and commitment for equal rights, together with Tinling’s bold designs, challenged conventions about what women can do, emphasizing that women can be simultaneously powerful, strong, and feminine.

On and Off the Clock: Reconsidering Women’s WorkSunday, March 3, 12—5 pm ET$4; Free for Women’s History Council MembersThe ninth annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History will center on exploring how we understand “care.” Across three linked panels, we probe what “care” means, who does the work of caring, and what services get pushed to the margins by our current social policy framework. The conference will culminate with a keynote conversation on reproductive care. Reception to follow.

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Events for March

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St. Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, a Harlem Renaissance exhibit at the Met with160 works by Black artists. Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature,at The Morgan Library & Museum through 6/9. The Orchid show continues until 4/21 at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Florals in Fashion highlights the work of designers Hilary Taymour (Collina Strada), Olivia Cheng (Dauphinette) and Kristen Alpaugh, aka FLWR PSTL Also Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s “Giants,”is at the Brooklyn Museum until 7/7. The exhibition features artists who have made and continue to make a significant impact on the art world and contemporary culture. The show features 98 artworks by Black American, African, and African artists including Gordon Parks, Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mickalene Thomas, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, and Amy Sherald.

3/1 -3: The Vienna Philharmonic one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, takes center stage at Carnegie Hall.

3/3 -5: Coffee Fest NY Javits.

3/3 -5: International Beauty Show Javits.

3/6 – 10: The New Colossus Festival provides a platform for new artists, including international bands making their NYC debuts. The festival will take place across multiple venues mostly spread throughout the Lower East Side and the East Village, including Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, Berlin, Heaven Can Wait, and others. This year’s artists include Cucamaras (UK), Ducks LTD (Canada), Heffner (US), Holiday Ghosts (UK), Hotel Lux (UK), Housewife (Canada), and more. You can check out the full lineup and schedule of events here.

3/8: International Women’s Day 

Steven Reineke by Michael Tammaro, Bryan Terrell Clark by Asher Angeles, Valisia LeKae by Antonio Navas

3/15: The New York Pops Hitsville: Celebrating Motown

3/1 -17: The Annual Flamenco Festival with 22 performances across 13 different venues all over the city.

3/1 -17: The New York International Children’s Film FestivalHappy St. Patricks Day
3/17: Join in on the 263rd celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC. The parade kicks off at 11am, moving along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 82nd Street. This year’s grand marshal, Maggie Timoney, president and CEO of Heineken USA, is only the fifth woman to lead the parade since its inception.

3/20 -24: Affordable Art Fair with over 400 living artists to discover you are sure to find your next perfect artwork.

3/23 – 11/: JAPAN Fes, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. This is the largest Japanese food festival in the world, with over 1,000 vendors.

The Macy Flower Show

3/24 – 4/7: The Annual Macy’s Flower Show created in partnership with Dior.

3/26 – 10/2: Apollo: When We Went to the Moon at The Intrepid Museum. The exhibit is included with museum admission.

3/29 – 4/7: The International Auto Show at the Javitts.

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How Many More People Have to Be Killed or Hurt Before This Madness Stops?

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The latest crime involves a 17-year-old Nicaragua migrant boy who was stabbed in the back in front of shocked tourists on 42nd Street near 8th Avenue. The attack took place at 5:30 pm/  Police are now hunting for 16 suspects all part of a gang that has infiltrated Manhattan. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital by EMS, and is listed in stable condition.

The police have five of the alleged attackers some more migrant teens. Michael Colome, 22, of Queens, has been arrested and charged with gang assault, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Three are 16 and one is just 14-year-old boy. There names are not being released because they are underage. Two are believed to be migrants from Venezuela.

This was on the same block where a group of migrants brutally attacked cops last month. Venezuelan Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, 19 was let go after the mob attack, but got arrested again on new charges. He allegedly participating in a coordinated robbery at a Macy’s store in Queens. Hopefully District Attorney Melinda Katz will make sure this teen criminal stays in jail since Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg seems to let this teenagers out with just a slap on the hand.

Bragg, doesn’t care that these teens do not have permanent address or community ties or are flight risks. Thank-God when it came to Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa, another migrant teen, who has since been charged as an adult, is being held at Rikers for allegedly shooting a tourist during an attempted robbery in Times Square. This kid also has priors.

And here is why this is happening….Yohenry Brito 24 who is accused of instigating the group assault on two NYPD officers in Times Square, was in court a second time for different charges. He’s being held on a $15,000 bail and a Brooklyn pastor paid that sum to set him free. More than a dozen immigration advocates also showed up to support this alleged criminal with a rap sheet. He is the main ringleader of this gang assault on our police officers. He has been arrested multiple times, has at least two open cases for shoplifting and pleaded guilty last year to disorderly conduct. Why do these people want this man free? What if it was one of their own family members who was shot? Will they change their bleeding heart’s if their own are attacked? When does this madness stop?

 

 

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