Category Archives: color inspiration/palettes

Strange Librarian…

I totally admit that this is out of left field. To be honest I was planning on going in a different direction when I started playing around with the Etsy Treasury tool… but that green scarf had “crazy, scary, sexy librarian” written all over it and the rest is Etsy Treasury gold. Well, I think so anyway!

My inner Halloweenista has stepped out into the October night!

Prelude to Halloween? Maybe… Could just be insomnia. Check out the treasury and tell me what you think. Until next time!

Color Full

A kitchen by stylist Lo Bjurulf in brilliant multicolor hues.

Spring is on the way… and I find myself looking at more vibrantly colored things for around the home. I seem to be on a kitchen kick though! So here are some pretty, colorful things to brighten up your home this spring:

These plates are very perky! I bet, if the colors here aren’t to your tasete, this this could be a fun DIY with some thrift store plain janes and a couple of bottles of Pebeo Porcelaine 150:

Chevr-on a Roll Plate at Modcloth.com.

Now, these appliances are seriously making me long for a new toaster! Whoever thought to break out of plain, boring stainless steel land is a genius!

Delonghi kMix Collection appliances. (Photo via threetwentyeight.com)

I’ve never been a fan of those horrid looking flat magnets that you get from the dentist, the local pizzeria, or your vet. You know, bad graphics? Worse slogans? I always thought that if you’re going to bother to decorate your kitchen, why not decorate down to the details? I mean, who says that magnets can’t be pretty too? I think these beautiful gems from Pigeon Toe Ceramics fit the bill nicely.

Facets magnets by Pigeon Toe Ceramics.

I have an insanely irrational love for cute kitchen lines, so these just make me super happy!

Houndstooth Tea Towel by Avril Loretti on Etsy.

If you don’t feel like buying something new for your kitchen you could always make something… Got old wooden spoons, laying around that could use some jazzing up? Then this colorful DIY is for you:

DIY spoon project from A Little Bit Funky.

I hope you all are having an awesome weekend… see you next time!

Orange + Pink + Black

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All photos via Pinterest.

I’m loving this fresh and sophisticated color combination right now! It just pops and announces that spring and summer are on the way. Amid the photos above (all from Pinterest) are new fashions from J. Crew, art from Laurie Rollit, colorblocked pillows, a pinstripe cake and other fun and infectiously colored items.

Color inspiration board from Jessica Tierney Designs.Jessica Tierney Designs


More inspiration from Pinterest: this color inspiration board from Jessica Tierney Designs (image via Noa Noa) is a sweet and sexy example of this stellar combo.

A Holly Penikas pin from Pinterest.


Holly Penikas shared this colorful sign… a little kitschy but again, I love the color combination. This just proves that it really is a timeless combo.

It could also be great as a bold choice for a girl’s bedroom…

Pink, coral, and black in a girl's room. Via Pinterest

The just right pops of color to keep a library from being just a dull reading room:

Coral pink and back library in House & Home via Pinterest.

Or a statement maker in an entry:

Tablescape featured in Lonny Magazine via Pinterest.

Check out more coral + pink + black or orange + pink + black on Pinterest. Have a happy, fun and safe weekend!

Lemony Goodness

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Clockwise from top left: Threadsence necklace – $24, Old Navy plaid gauze shirt – $25, Anthropologie dress – $398, Anthropologie clutch – $100, Asos sandals – $600.

I haven’t always been a fan of the color yellow. In fact, at one point I was all about neutrals and all other colors be darned! Thankfully, I’m way more open to color now. Good thing too; there are some awesome products in some really amazing hues these days. This part lemony, part yolky bright yellow is adorning a lot of cool things from clothes to interiors. So yeah, I’m a bit obsessed with yellow right now. How about you? What colors are you craving?

Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll see you next time. πŸ™‚

Carried Away

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My favorite thing is a new bath and body fragrance from Bath & Body Works called Carried Away. I first tried some on just before Christmas while I was shopping for my Secret Santa recipient. I saw they had a few new scents and I tried on two: Paris Amour and Carried Away. I ended up buying my friend the classic and well loved Japanese Cherry Blossom.

Cut to last Friday, after leaving the Kent Station AMC (I saw Underworld: Awakening and Haywire), I decided to check out Bath & Body Works to see if they had any deals on. They did. But I wanted to make sure I was going to like how Carried Away smelled on me before I committed to full size bottles. I bought a set of travel bottles to test it out.

I’m very happy with the light fruity floral scent of this fragrance. I’m definitely going to for the full size bottles the next time I stop by Bath & Body Works.

I hope you’re all having a fantastic Thursday, I’ll catch you tomorrow. πŸ™‚

Neutrals + Lilac + Orange

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Ralph Lauren Paints in (left to right): Palais Royal, Washboard, Oatmeal, Spring Violet, Bold Orange.

I was surfing around for something else (isn’t that the way it always is?) and discovered this lovely palette of black, gray, cream, lilac, and dark orange from The Pink Couch blog. The colors seem really fresh and current… even though the blogs author picked this palette two autumns ago! In the spirit of this awesome combination of colors, I’m sharing some of my fave rooms and pieces featuring these colors.

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Sources from top left: unknown, unknown, Crate & Barrel, Elle Decor, Patricia Gray.

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Top Row: Calluna Vase/Crate&Barrel, DIY chairs/BHG, Close rug/Christopher Farr, Tod Table/Zanotta.
Second Row: Benson chair/Anthropologie, Flynn lamp/Arteriors, Hee tray coffee table/A+R, Azure Sofa/Crate&Barrel.
Third Row: Hard Candy in Tangerine/Brentano Fabrics, office chair/Windsor Smith, DIY Le French dresser/Wary Meyers, Amethyst Marbled fabric/Domesticate.
Bottom Row: Drop stool/Zuo Modern, Watercolor Drops fabric/Domesticate, Purple & Black boxes/A Lille Shop, Slim Round end table/Room&Board.

One of my favorite things about this scheme is that it is truly unique. You’re not going to find it everywhere like you might with classic combos like black and white, yellow and blue, etc. It would take a lot of thought and careful searching for just the right pieces to pull it off. I love that kind of challenge!

I hope you’ve got some color in your Monday everyone! Tomorrow is another totally inspiring room. πŸ™‚

Autumn Lights

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The inspiration piece: a print from Volume 25.

I apologize for the late post everyone but I worked today and, honestly, I had not prepared a post beforehand! So here is something that I’m quite proud of, that I’d like to share with you (in case you haven’t seen it): my second Etsy Treasury!

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Photograph of Versailles by Amanda Kay Photography.

OK, OK. Maybe I shouldn’t be so excited… but I just discovered the amazing amount of fun that can be had putting a Treasury together. And this one is getting such an awesome response…

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Gorgeous macro of (one of my favorites) a hydrangea by Chez Jolly.

Check out An Autumn Full of Light for yourself and let me know what you think!

Two more days til the weekend and some quality chair makeover time!