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Color Friday is: Black!

18 Jan

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!

Beautiful Black Rooms

(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.

Color Friday is: Black!

Clockwise from pendant at top:   Pendant.   Mohair Pillow.   Globe.   Table Lamp.  Chest.   Rug.  Table.   Chalk.

 

Enjoy! And have a great long weekend!

 

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Color Friday is: Copper!

3 Nov

I love this time of year and all of the rusty shades of copper that are blowing in the trees. With the storm last week notwithstanding, the weather is crisp and the leaves are gorgeous. In fact, in DC, it’s almost impossible to tell we had any bad weather at all. That said, I’m hoping all my readers and clients who are negatively impacted by floods and storm damage and power outages recover quickly and fully.

Since this week’s thrown everyone for a loop, I’m bringing you Color Friday – Copper! – a day late this week. If you love this rustic shade as much as I do, check out an older round-up: there’s a lot of copper to go around! Enjoy, and stay warm!

 

 

Pot Rack, $1100;  Ornaments, $25Chair, $111; Flatware from West Elm, no longer available;   Art, $1295Lamp, $560;  Spoons, $16Amber Jars, $150; Pillow, $70

 

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Color Friday is: Red!

19 Oct

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!

Tangled Glass Pendant, $898   Rug, $480  Ottoman, $99.95   Ornament, $12  Desk  Throw, $295   Dresser, $1495   Teapot, $56

 

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Color Friday is: Fall Leaves!

1 Oct

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.

So here is my Color…umm…Monday: Fall Leaves! You can also see the one I did last Fall, and the Fall before that.

 

Chandelier, $869; Paper Bull, $178; Artwork, $1,495; Lamp, $519; Pillow, $388; Settee, $1,249; Teapot, $56; Pouf, $90; Vase, $78; Pot.

Enjoy the colors, and have a great week!

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Color (Almost) Friday is: Peach!

9 Aug

Before you delve into this post, I’m editing it to add that I posted my Friday post on a Thursday. AND I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS THURSDAY until my cousin sent me an email saying “Happy Thursday” and I went “She’s crazy…oh…wait…it’s me.”.  See, it’s been a long week, and my husband has a big project due today that’s kept him working until later than 10pm most nights. But he’s done with it today, and my clients are almost done for the week, and I finally have child-care relief tonight! So that basically means today is Friday for me. But not you. In short: expect no post tomorrow.  Now…

I admit that this week I had to search my own blog to see what colors were being ignored. Turns out I had prevalent and recent hues of everything but orange. So since it’s the absolute tail-end of peach season (we can say that, right? It isn’t over, right?) today’s color is Peach!

Door  Peaches Room via House & Garden

How about that DOOR?! I love it. And I especially love the way the above images take a little of the saccharin out of super-feminine peach, and infuse it with some edge via the Moroccan-inspired graphic aesthetic (see the shapes? the cushions? the geometric curves and variety of metals?). Enjoy this plethora of perfect peach objects. Each one is ripe for your decor!

Peach PendantPeach LampPeach Twill Tape Pillow;  Peach Candy;  Cloth NapkinDresserTransparent Louis Ghost ChairBrooklyn Fox Theatre MirrorJuice Cup

Have a great weekend!

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Color Friday is: Rainbow!

3 Aug

I love this one! I should do it once a month. There are just so many rainbow-colored goodies out there, I can’t resist sharing them with you as I find them. So here are eight beautiful objects, each bursting with color!! (And if you’re hungry for more, check out an earlier Rainbow-themed Color Friday here.)

Rainbow Chandelier, $105 or DIYGift Wrap Paper, $4.50Tumbler, $58Cosmetic Case, $88Tectonic Floor Rug, $299-$399;  Rainbow ChairOriginal Art, $3,000Cushion Cover, $7

 
Enjoy your weekend! Hope it’s a good one!

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I’m Late to Color Friday…

30 Jul

…but I’m here now.
Let’s not talk about how I haven’t watched a second of the Olympics so far this year, and instead, let’s talk about these lovely Gold, Silver, and Bronze finds!

Enjoy them! I think my favorite is the sanding sugar, which is luckily the most affordable item on the list!

Sunburst on the Scene Mirror, $299, Westwood Gold Lamp, $318Edible Sanding Sugar, $7.95Martini Side Table, $129Cheese Knife, $6.95Frosted Foil Pillow Cover, $29Iron Side Table, $775Metallic Bronze Hurricane, $49Arteriors Anderson Pendant, $910

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Color Friday is: Gold!

13 Jul

I thought about doing “rainbow” for today’s Color Friday, but somehow I feel like I’ve done that recently. So as an apt substitute, I’ll focus on what’s at the end of the rainbow: glittering gold. I get asked all the time by clients if they should choose silver or gold for their spaces, and here’s my typical response: when gold is a metal, there’s no need to expel silvers and bronzes from your repertoire: mixed metals are huge now, and all it takes is adding a few pieces of each type to achieve a beautiful balance. Throw in some distressed metals and mercury glass, and the task is easy. So see? There’s room for every kind of finish in my book. 

Enjoy the picks this week, and have a lovely weekend!

Clockwise from pendant at top: Arteriors Osgood Iron Pendant   Gold Pig Bookends from CB2  Thomas Paul  Gold Rug  Vintage Gold Clutch  Goldleaf Franklin Media Cabinet by Dwell Studio  Trina Turk Sunburst Yellow Pillow  Baroque Antique Goldleaf Mirror  Donut Table Lamp from MG+BW  Gold Velvet Pillow from Room and Board

 

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Land of Nod Steals…for Adults!

11 Jul

Luxury is wonderful. But sometimes, a deal is even better. This simple fact is one of the reasons that I love love LOVE to peruse child-centric designs from time to time: there is always a deal to be found. Provided of course, that your adult-taste is whimsical, colorful, fun, and youthful. On that note, these new Land of Nod products do not disappoint. Here are five picks that would fit in many grown-up spaces beautifully, and for a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay at an “adult” store! Enjoy the whimsy…and the unexpected savings!

1.) Little Twigs Wall Mirror, $219; 2.) Licorice Rope Rainbow Pendant, $149; 3.) Magnificent Metal Letters, $34 each; 4.) Aquarium Gravel Rug, $299 and up; 5.) Camp Throw Pillows, $29 and up

 

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Color Friday is: Radish!

8 Jun

I’ve been growing some radishes this past month. It appeared as if some of them were ready, but when I pulled them out, they were tiny. They are supposed to look the ones on the left: large, smooth, and very photogenic (image via Amazon.com). But mine look like the ones on the right: tiny, not very smooth, and un-photogenic. I did successfully grow the lettuce myself though!

Anyway, I’m excited for the actual harvest, so in celebration of that, today’s Color Friday is “Radish” – or, if you prefer, “pink.” And I mean “pink” loosely…as these shades will range from very powdery to deep purple-tinged mauve. Enjoy the round-up and the weekend!

Clockwise from chandelier at top: Pink Jade Chandelier by Marjorie Skouras, price on request (image via marjorieskourasdesign);  Marimekko Unikko Pink and Red Wool Throw, $259 (image via Crate and Barrel); Spiced Pomegranate Dishtowel from Anthropologie, $24 (image via Anthropologie); Pink Mirrored Planter by Worlds Away, $780 (image via ClaytonGrayHome);  Petit Bird Chair for Kids by Oly Studio, price on request (image via The Foundry);  Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in Pink Agate, $60 (image via LaylaGrayce);  Paul Marrot Pink Maze Artwork from Dwell Studio, $1400 (image via Dwell Studio);  Shangai Links Pillow by Trina Turk, $100 (image via LaylaGrayce);  Vesuvius Bottles from ZGallerie, $40 (image via ZGallerie)

 

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