Showing posts with label color. Show all posts
Showing posts with label color. Show all posts


Robinson Spectator Middy Satchel (the same one I have in tan!)

C-O-L-O-R C-R-U-S-H. Who's with me?

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Like your middle school science lesson...but better.

P.S. What exactly is indigo?

{all images via Day Old News and InStyle}

Not-Too-Girly Gray

I love the understated femininity of this vanity designed by Amy D. Morris. The use of gray is glamorous but neutral; it's the shape of the chair that feels most graceful. It's a look that any boyfriend or husband could appreciate, don't you think?

Pink & Leopard

There is something so aesthetically pleasing about this unlikely styling of a hot pink shift and a leopard print clutch. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since spotting it on the stunning tumblr of Patterson Maker and I'm not sure that I want to. Charming, isn't it?

Blake Lively in Lanvin

I could design a whole house around the palette of Blake Lively's breathtaking Lanvin gown. Pony brown accents on slate gray, stormy blue draping, and just a hint of sparkle at the neckline... My wheels are turning!

Royal Blue

Royal blue is flattering on every skin tone and a festive alternative to your run-of-the-mill LBD. Keep it classy in a cocktail dress that hits just above the knee à la Camilla Belle or go for all-out glamour in a floor-length number like Kristen Bell or Demi Moore's. Why not try out this unexpected hue for your next holiday fête? 

Let's Talk Turquoise

Whether it's used in a pale-hued stairwell or the depths of a swimming pool, turquoise possesses a power that few other colors do. Equal parts energizing and relaxing, it works just as well on the walls as it does on a pair of club chairs in a Wearstler-designed hotel bar.

let's talk kitchens

what does yours look like? do you prefer light, bright, and white? i thought i did until i started falling in love with these darker options.
the homeowners balance dark floors and dark walls with plenty of white: cabinets, tiles, trim, and fabulous saarinen tulip chairs.
the perfect shade of pale gray on the walls is a happy medium between the black cabinetry and the whitewashed floors. don't you love that window?
gwyneth paltrow's high ceilings get a coat of white paint to keep her black cabinetry from taking over — and you know i love a chandelier in the kitchen!
a risk-taking designer pulls off a dark kitchen thanks to ample natural light and a pale tiled floor.
sommers takes a unique approach and counters the dark walls with a pop of turquoise at the door. like this space? check out camila's look for less here.

it seems to me that it's all about balance — offsetting the black and gray with white or even a dash of bright color. what do you think? could you handle a dark kitchen?

celebs in red

how was your weekend? do anything fun? personally i'm happy it's over... time to travel! today and tomorrow we'll be in london but i'd still love your travel recommendations for prague, munich, salzburg, vienna, and istanbul!

anyway, i thought we could start off the new week with a bang! how about a splash of bold red to cure the monday blues?
nicole richie promotes her house of harlow 1960 line. have you checked out her spring collection? i'm loving these bangles.
our february style icon stole the spotlight in a francisco costa for calvin klein slipdress back in 2006.
natalie portman graces the new york city ballet in lanvin. i absolutely adore this dress!
eva longoria parker accessorizes an asymmetrical frock with nude pumps.
the same trick works well on molly sims too. isn't she gorgeous?
the prettiest woman alive — er, miranda kerr — rocks a made-for-her hervé leger number.
camilla belle looks unbelievable in this jason wu creation. and how cute is he?!

go have yourselves a red hot week, ladies!

{photos from style.com, people, in style, and day old news}

'ray for the orange and the blue

there's no doubt i'm a little biased since my school colors are orange and blue, but i thought we could all use some bright colors after friday's post on predominantly white rooms. this color combination is certainly an unlikely one but i find that it can look good when done right.
i haven't been able to get this color combo out of my head since i first saw it in this photo of the olsen twins — so fresh and unexpected!
as it turns out, this unlikely combination can be equally refreshing in interiors, as the design firm du moment proves in this funky orange and khaki space with turquoise accents.
it also works in the opposite colorway: a primarily light blue room with bold orange accents in the form of a throw pillow and a lively quilt.
orange and blue even works for a unique wedding palette!
i love this blue bed! the orange pillow is just the icing on the cake. gambrel keeps the rest of the room simple with neutral walls, fabrics, and flooring.

now it's your turn. what do you think of orange and blue?

Blank Canvases

happy friday, everyone! i'll be spending the weekend dreaming of warmer weather since temperatures in tours have taken a turn for the frigid...
now i know you're not supposed to wear white before memorial day but frankly i'm a little over that rule and i think that white is the perfect way to bring about some warmer weather around here. what do you think? let's top off the week with some summery whites!
i love a painted white floor. the key to this space is its layers — subtly different whites used for the floorboards, the rug, the sofa, the armchair, the table, the lamp, the walls...
natural wood tones will do too, however. i like how low all the furniture is in this room... it's very relaxed and unpretentious.
white walls and a cozy chaise create a spa-like oasis out of an unusually large bathroom. it even has a balcony!
i believe i spy one of my favorite flowers (tulips!) on the coffee table of this light and bright space.
i love, love, love this old school fireplace. isn't it pretty in white?
an all white dressing room with enviable size and natural light would allow the clothes to steal the spotlight.
white freshens up built-ins and a clawfoot tub. wouldn't you kill for that much storage?
the king of white pulls off another clean-cut space. more white floors!
one of the best features of white is that it creates a blank canvas for more colorful objects like this abundant bouquet. the shape of the table and chairs is fabulous.
the dark frame of the chairs highlights their unique shape and stands out against white walls and bookcases.
a very white apartment (see the rest here!) uses strategic color in the form of art and pillows to brighten the space. isn't she adorable?

have a lovely weekend, darlings!