Copper is on its way to becoming the new darling of home decor. Gold is still fantastic, but copper is a great alternative or complement to just shake things up a bit. It’s still a little hard to find, but you can get crafty with a can of copper spray paint or some copper tubing (check out this end table DIY and this laptop stand DIY!) until you can find it in more places. I’m loving the pairing of copper and sweet shades of peach; it would make for a really lovely and modern nursery!
Sources, from top left: (1) Vintage Copper Pendant Light; (2) Circles 2 Print; (3) Little Bears; (4) Mini Hot Pink Heart; (5) Vintage Copper Jello Mold; (6) Synchronized Swimmers; (7) Un Deux Trois; (8) Black Dots; (9) Gray Sheep; (10) Char-Bea Pillows; (11) White Sparrow Crib; (12) Mia Lamps; (13) Matte Black Dresser; (14) Sleep Tight Crib Sheet; (15) Copper Tray; (16) Milo Glider; (17) Accent Table; (18) Caramel Zebra Stencil Rug; (19) Color Block Basket; (20) Ah-ha Print
Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Trend: Neutral spaces with bright white walls, black accents, and natural finishes
Bright white walls with natural wood finishes and black accents seem to be dominating interior inspiration these days. It’s a fresh and clean look, but it can still be fun to add in some color here and there. I came across this beautiful rug, and though it would be the perfect starting point for a lovely girls’ nursery with a restrained, yet interesting palette. Sources, from top left: (1) Dahlia Chandelier; (2) Sky Block; (3) Reclaimed Wood Letter; (4) Hexagon Monte Mirror; (5) Diamond Monte Mirror; (6) Wildflowers Print; (7) Love Print; (8) Glacier National Park Print; (9) Black and White Photo; (10) Lovely Pillow; (11) White Sparrow Crib; (12) Gold Lamps; (13) Provincial Dresser; (14 & 15) Black and White Vintage Photos; (16) Finn Rocker; (17) Aqua Tassel Curtains; (18) Talitha Rug; (19) Cloud Sheet; (20) 1976 Print; (21) Color Block Basket
And here is to a blessed and happy 2014! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
New Years is in just a few days. With that comes spring cleaning, organizing and throwing away those things that just don’t matter anymore. I love removing things from my decor that are adding clutter instead of adding beauty. A lovely palette that can take your space from too much stuff to being minimalist awesome is black, white and silver. Of course color is the best and can always be introduced but if you are craving a more simple space, this is your color palette! Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Jacket
Introduce Samovar Silver in accessories and even wood furniture pieces.
Color Inspiration: Pants
I’m all for black accent walls. Domino creates the perfect dramatic wall to showcase your whites, silvers and other tones.
Color Inspiration: Shirt
Extra White is a great bright white that looks awesome on the walls, furniture and accessories.
We a see a stylish, minimalist space below using the black, white and silver color palette.
Image: VT Wonen
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
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
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?