Inspirational Palette: Neopolitan!

22 Mar

Remember this?

Gorgeous wide stripes, and delicious, too! (image source unknown)

Growing up, I used to love going to my grandparents house to eat ice cream (and just hang out, of course).  My grandfather was a huge fan of sweets, and he loved pink, white, and brown striped Neapolitan ice cream.  They ALWAYS had some. I also remember these fondly, not necessarily for the taste but because they were so pretty:

Coconut, chocolate and strawberry candies. (image via Brach's Candy Co.)

Those wide stripes of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate: it’s like childhood wrapped up in a neat little rectangle! It would be fairly easy to translate this color combination into a room, or at least bring the hues into a space as a subtle reference.  The challenge is in accomplishing this without being too feminine, juvenile, or silly looking. I think the choices below do the trick in terms of bringing some Neapolitan flavor into a home.  I especially love the NeoAbe print from Etsy seller JustinRichele, and I like how the seemingly solid colored rug catches you off guard when you look closely (it’s a mix of all three shades that comprise this lovely combo).  …and the dress…oh, the dress!

Enjoy taking a look, and go get yourself a big bowl of ice cream when you’re done!

What a fun Inspirational Palette this was to do! Top Row: NeoAbe Print, $15 by Etsy Seller JustinRichele, (image via Etsy); Pink Chair by Pieces (image via Pieces); Chevron Pillow, $50 by Twinkle Living (image via Twinkle Living). Middle Row: Kate Spade Market Street China (image via Kate Spade); Pink Wonder Rug, $310 + by Avalisa (image via 2Modern); Sweet as Spumoni Dress, $75 at Modcloth (image via Modcloth). Bottom Row: Farris Brown Glass Vase, $139 by Arteriors Home (image via Arteriors Home); Pink, White and Brown Moroccan Poufs, $395-$450 at Serena and Lily (image via Serena and Lily); Coral Kids Rug in Pink and Brown, $139 (image via Shoppers Best)

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.


2 Responses to “Inspirational Palette: Neopolitan!”

  1. Erin Miles March 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM #

    I want to lick the screen. Seriously.

  2. jgbinteriors March 24, 2011 at 11:24 PM #

    I’m glad you like it!

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