Summer isn’t the only time when flowers should be on the mantle, or the side table in the entryway. Keep a pop of color in the house all winter. Here are a few great aquamarine (a big hue for spring this year) vases perfect for holding a stem or two all year long. The clean, spa-like feel of this compact piece makes it perfect for a side table or dresser in a bedroom. Lucid Vase,...
Wallpaper is making a come-back. And I love it. Whether on one wall, to give personality to a room, or wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling in a bedroom.It’s romantic, classic, and yes, sometimes even timeless. We’re not talking the old days of wallpaper. Not hose awful colors and patterns from the 70’s - I recall one specifically horrible yellow Chinese dragon printed walls in my...
Decorating for Fall
Fall décor brings whirlwinds of oranges and earth-tones to a room. But your home doesn’t have to become synonymous with the color of pumpkins. After all, what’s more beautiful on an October day than the contrast of a blue sky against the autumn leaves? Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room, a down-to-earth décor blog featured on HGTV.com, Apartment Therapy, and Ladies Home Journal,...
One Homeowner Gives us a Tour of Her Land- and...
Linda Kennedy’s home is a sea of blues, greens, and turquoise. Resting on the shores near the base of Lake Michigan, Kennedy’s Indiana home takes color cues from the outside, and brings them in. When you can’t buy a vacation house, Kennedy reminds us, make your home feel like an escape. Endless Shades of Blue: Tell me about the color-flow through your house. Linda Kennedy: For years, I’ve...
A Cushion for Color
People are drawn to certain colors. Green, for example, is often associated with the Earth and considered a calming hue. Yellow is playful and sunny. But experts say there is one clear favorite. A 2004 report by The Global Market Bias Research Series indicated that for every country in the world, blue is the winner on the color scale. “A lot of people either love, or hate, for example, pink and...
It’s a trend that’s been back in the loop for a while now - popping up on everything from rugs to dinnerware, and all over the fashion world. Ikat, a specific type of South Asian fabric-making where warped threads are dyed before weaving, gives a similar effect to die-dye in that the colors bleed on the fabric. The iconic shapes that make it Ikat though, along with the color-blending,...
MISSONI for Target
The Italian luxury fashion brand, Missoni, launched it’s new zig-zag clad line for Target yesterday. With the extended hype of bloggers, other fashion websites, and Target’s own Missoni ad campaign however, both Target stores and the online site are already almost entirely sold out. Here’s a look at a few of the items Missino created for Target’s home collection. Keep in...
On the Floor
This new Carini Lang silk carpet was featured in the September issue of Elle Decor. I love the way graphic white rectangles pop on the watercolor-esque indigo background. It’s a super modern take on a print that looks almost as if nature itself could have conjured it up. In true Carini Lang fashion, all dyes on these carpets are natural and botanically based. Here are a few of my other...
“With a renewed emphasis on blue based shades, we added varying degrees of periwinkle blues including Paler Halogen and Chambray Blue, some more watery based teal and aquamarine blues with names like Mykonos Blue and Aqua Splash and 12 new navies including several red based navies, a true indigo and more classic navy shades like Night Sky and Evening Blue.” Pantone Fashion + Home...