Written on December 16, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
This holiday season, I have strayed away from the classic red and green color palette and focused on a more modern palette which includes gold, white and a little cream. The reason I am so keen on this color family is because it’s a nice transition into the New Year, and it gives off a more sophisticated vibe. A lot like the ensemble below, this color palette is classic, trendy and full of style. Try this holiday palette in your dining room and your guests will be sure to give some Ooh’s and Aah’s. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Folky Gold is a pretty hue to introduce in textiles, wall art and other accessories.
Color Inspiration: Shirt
Paint your walls a bright white, like Pure White, to allow all of the pretty tones to pop.
Color Inspiration: Pants
Venetian Lace is perfect for painted furniture and tabletop accessories.
Image: Coco Lapine Design
Written on December 2, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
When I think of the color green, there are hundreds of tones that come to mind. Mostly because there are so many versions of green available. Forest, emerald, lime and celadon just to name a few. Whatever green that you fancy, try pairing it with silver and white. It gives the green a chance to pop and look stylish and trendy at the same time. I focus a lot on living spaces when I write this column. Today I want to style a bedroom using green, white and silver. Inspired by the skirt seen below, here’s the look:
Below is a stunning bedroom, showcasing a beautiful, bold green. Would you decorate using this color palette?
Image: Because I’m Addicted
Written on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
One color that doesn’t get the credit it deserves is plum. It can feel like a intimidating color to use in a space. Because it is a vibrant hue, it needs to be paired with neutral tones. When pairing it with neutral tones, it has an easier time showcasing itself. You don’t want to have an over abundance of plum in your space. It’s better to introduce it in small portions. If you choose to use it in a large piece of furniture, don’t introduce it in much more unless it’s a vase or throw pillow. Using a plum wallpaper would be a striking addition to your space and would be a better choice than painting an entire wall plum. The pattern in the wallpaper will break up this color choice and allow it to not feel so overwhelming. Inspired by the outfit below, here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Dress.
A hue like Grandeur Plum should be used sparingly. Try it one large piece, in wallpaper, accent wood furniture and small accessories.
Below is a beautiful living space incorporating plum. What are your thoughts? Would you decorate using plum?
Written on November 4, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
No other color says style and glamor like red. It’s the universal color that adds elegance and sophistication to any space. It can also be a very intimidating color to incorporate. The key for using red is using it sparingly throughout your space. Don’t over use it or you might wind up with a headache. Pairing it with the right colors is also an important detail. I like pairing red with neutral colors and then adding splashes of salmon or even blue to keep it looking modern and fresh. Below we see Julia from Gal Meets Glam pairing her red trench coat with a pair of blue wide leg jeans. It looks effortlessly lovely. To incorporate this in your home, get the look here:
Color Inspiration: Coat.
Use Gypsy Red on an accent wall, in upholstered furniture and in accessories.
Color Inspiration: Scarf and Skirt.
A blue such as Rainstorm can be used in fabrics and patters.
A pretty accent color to incorporate with this red is Coral Bead. Use it in fabrics, accessories and wallpapers. Also, create a neutral backdrop with whites and grays.
We see below a living space that incorporates all of these color elements. What are your thoughts?
Image: Pierre Yovanovitch.
Written on October 21, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
I have to say that my favorite neutral color is gray. Gray goes with just about everything. It modernizes clothing and spaces almost instantly. Below Zoe Saldana is wearing an ensemble complete of different gray tones. She looks fabulous! This same approach can be made in your home. Filling a space with different tones of gray’s can create a modern, fresh and surprisingly inviting space. Start with a light, airy gray and just build upon it. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Shirt.
Use Reflection on your walls to create a soothing light backdrop.
Color Inspiration: Scarf and Skirt.
Online is the perfect cool gray to use in upholstery pieces and other accessories.
To create a dark, moody accent wall, use Rock Bottom. Also looks great in furniture pieces.
Bonus: Whites, blacks and accent colors all look great mixed with gray.
Below is a refreshing gray space. Do you decorate using gray?
Image: Planete Deco
Written on October 17, 2013 at 3:30 am , by Chelsey Andrews
Trend: The no-carve pumpkin. I have great memories of carving pumpkins as a kiddo, but sometimes it’s just easier (and maybe more fun) to go the no-carve pumpkin route. Need some inspiration to get you started?
Golden Pumpkin from Dough Puncher.
Decoupaged Pumpkins from FunkyTime.
Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins from A Night Owl.
Yarn Jack ‘o Lantern from BHG Style Spotter The Paper Mama.
Candy Corn Pumpkin from Better Homes and Gardens.
Striped Pumpkin from Makely School for Girls.
Gold Geo Pumpkins from Lovely Indeed.
Silhouette Pumpkins from Celebrations.com.
Funky Ombre Pumpkin from FunkyTime.
Creepy Cat Eye Pumpkin from Paper & Stitch.
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama