If there’s any day that deserves an explosion of color, it’s Monday.
Don’t you agree?
I’m a huge fan of animal pillows, but sometimes, they’re a little too technicolor or kitschy for my taste. Here are five great neutrals that will be at home in a forest of beige or in a technicolor landscape. Take your pick…either way, these add punch! Bonus: they’re not very expensive, either.
I’m pretty convinced this is the *it* color right now. I have three clients who are using some variation of it on their walls, in their furnishings, and as vibrant accents throughout the home. It’s slowly becoming one of my favorites, too.
Here are some of my favorite teal picks – many of them are better deals than you might guess! Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
I haven’t done one of these Color Fridays in a while. So I’ll ease back into it with an easy, looks-good-on-everything color: BLACK!
(Top via Benjamin Moore, Bottom L via Pinterest (source unknown), Bottom R via Elle Decor)
I know black can be pretty dramatic. Some people find it depressing or too dark or moody. But I LOVE it. I think it’s a happy medium between serious masculinity and glamorous femininity. Lots of clients are gravitating toward black floors and railings, which I think is extraordinarily beautiful…dusty and fingerprinty…but beautiful and worth it. I find black to be a wildly sophisticated and easy to work with color, so bring on the black!
Any of these items would be lovely in a room with equally dark walls, gallery whites, or pastel brights. One of the best things about black is its versatility. Not only does it pair well with almost everything, but it is just as at home with grandma’s antiques as it is with the acrylic ghost chair you ordered last week.
Enjoy! And have a great long weekend!
I have several clients who like the look of well-loved, vibrantly muted, geometric kilims. I like them, too. Sometimes people use them on the floor as rugs, as they were originally intended to be used. Sometimes people hang them on the wall; a technique that is great for stairway walls, because they can take up a vast amount of what is usually awkward space without overwhelming a room. But most of the time, I hunt down ottomans that have been upholstered in vintage kilims and we use them as soft coffee tables. You can definitely have your upholsterer make one of these for you, or, you can find scores of them (often at great prices) at retailers like West Elm, One Kings Lane, or Anthropologie.
Here are five great pieces – from pillows to poufs – all upholstered in vintage, authentic, kilims. Enjoy and follow through with the links if you’re interested in purchasing them – that one-of-a-kind One Kings Lane pillow (#1) isn’t going to last long!
I certainly haven’t been blogging regularly lately, but…as promised…I have another sneak peek to share!
This client wanted an urban, casual yet grown up, simple and green space on a fairly modest budget. I think we managed quite nicely and I am thrilled with how it turned out.
I really like the textures here, and the way that the neutral walls give the art some room to breathe. …and those vintage wallpaper bolts by the fireplace are a favorite find of mine from Trohv.
Hope you like it, too!
This week’s Color Friday – Red! - is inspired by a few red things I’ve recently sourced for clients that are particularly fabulous. The glass pendant is one of my favorite recent finds; but I’ll give you fair warning that it’s a light fixture on the pricier side, especially for its small stature!
Enjoy these fun red finds, and have a great weekend! Mine is bookended with two school workdays and a sick husband, but thankfully I’m caught up on work and can relax for a few hours. Finally! Hope you’re up to something fun!
You guys. I’m the worst. I haven’t been blogging, I’m doing the Color Friday I promised on a Monday, and I made frozen pizza for dinner for my family several nights last week. (But I made a salad too, so it’s cool).
Things have been really busy. Lots of great clients, my little one is doing very well at preschool (but we’ve encountered our first fall illness this year – both of us), and my husband is working hard as usual. That said, it’s been a nice past few weeks and we’ve managed to spend time together and with family and friends, and that is what it’s all about.
Plus, IT’S HAPPENING. And by that, I mean the leaves are changing. We were sitting at a stoplight today and I had my car window open and a leaf just blew into my lap. Amazing! I just love this season.
Enjoy the colors, and have a great week!
It feels bizarre not to have blogged for a while! I almost forgot my WordPress password! But please forgive me, because I’ve been staying away from blogging so that I could take better care of my clients. And boy, are there clients! September has swept me up in a cloud of school supplies, packed lunches, new renovations, and paint swatches unlike any September before this one. And I love it. But it’s keeping me on my toes.
So without further ado, let’s get down to the typical Friday routine: Color Friday! Today’s color is Navy. I’ve done it a few times before, sure, but it’s on my brain again with more than few clients. It’s also the primary color for a recent room I did for the Washington Post’s House Calls series. In November, my second room for the column comes out, and I can’t wait to share it with you! But today, I’m sharing the usual hodgepodge of goodies. Hope you enjoy!
Blueprint Throw Pillow, $35; Bunny Williams for Mirror Image Home, $979; Dessert Plate, $12; Navy Nautical Steamer Trunks, $690; Navy Shop Chest, $399; French Regency Style Chair via 1st Dibs, price on request; Agate Paperweight, $20; Racing Stripe Chair, $1550; Sunset Throw, $49
Have a great weekend! It really feels like fall now, doesn’t it?
Fall is coming…which means you’re going to want some throw blankets to drag around your house sooner or later. And what’s a better versatile neutral than black and white? Probably nothing.
Here are five great throws that will go with almost any decor seamlessly. They’re all well-made and of good-to-excellent quality, so they’ll last you for a long time. This, however, means they’re not cheap. But not to worry – I’ll “throw” you a bone here with one fab Ikea find for under $15.
1.) Wool Throw from Jayson Home, $150; 2.) Greek Key Throw from High Street Market, $195; 3.) Vilmie Rund Trow from Ikea, $14.99; 4.) Richard Nixon Throw from Jonathan Adler, $295; 5.) Chevron Throw from Nube Green, $155
Which is your favorite basic throw for Fall?