Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Interior Designer Julie Richard

These beautiful photos are all from the portfolio of Julie Richard.  I'm so impressed by her talent with color.  She's obviously not a designer who has "a look" or a color palette on which she has to rely.  I love the bright, bold colors she uses, but her more serene rooms are equally appealing.  I'm a big fan of her blog, Shelter, and check in daily to see the incredible interior design and fashion images she's sharing.

Joss and Main invited Julie to curate a collection for them which is on sale today.  Be sure to head over there and check out all of the amazing items she's chosen.  

This room is by Kishani Perera, and is on Julie's Pinterest Board Amazing Interiors.  You can see her other lovely selections here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Blue and White Monday with Phoebe Howard

My newest design book arrived in the mail Saturday, and it's amazing.  I'm such a fan of Phoebe Howard and knew I'd love her new book, The Joy of Decorating.  It's 50.00, but Amazon sells it for 31.00, and if you don't mind waiting for 7 to 9 days, you can have it shipped free.  Her work is perfection, and I'm spending way too much time ogling the many gorgeous pages.  I'm sharing just a few of the blue and white rooms, but she's worked her magic with many other beautiful hues as well.  

The beautiful rooms below are from the February/March 2012 issue of Tradition Home.

Those giant dragon ginger jars are unbelievable.  I want some.

Does anyone recognize this fabric?  I know I used to know what it is, but can't remember.  

This photo below is Charles Faudree and is from the Pinterest board Blue and White by Mary Rose.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Styling Books

Did you see Emily A. Clark's fantastic post this week on design tips for bookshelves?  She inspired me to work on the books I keep on the media cabinet in our family room and our wall of bookshelves.  Both were fairly disorderly, but now the books under the television are a bit straighter.  I love having some of my favorite design books so easily accesible, and I love the pops of color they create under the huge black rectangle on the wall.

Come back tomorrow for Blue and White Monday and see some amazingly gorgeous photos from the new design book that arrived in the mail Saturday.  I'm looking so forward to sharing it with you.  It's quickly become my new favorite.  I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Orange and Turquoise

Before Pantone announced the color of the year, we were already seeing lots of orange.  After the pronouncement of Tangerine Tango,  I see orange everywhere.  I see it paired with turquoise more than any other color.  My perspective on color is also influenced by my store.  It's always so interesting for me to see what colors are selling.  I sell a variety, of course, but the orange/turquoise combination is very popular.  Does anyone know the process by which the color of the year is chosen by Pantone?  I'm sure I could find it in a matter of clicks, and I'll try to remember to work on that.  I think it would be fascinating to know more about that process.  The influence Pantone has, and the effects of their color choice are huge.  I put together a fun collection of orange and turquoise Etsy items, along with these gorgeous photos for you to enjoy.  Happy Friday!

Kimberley Hall via COCOCOZY

via Lonny

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