Written on September 23, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
Unlike some colors, turquoise has to be paired with just the right colors to be trendy and not tacky. Inspired by the sea and all of it’s beauty, this color can be a stunning accent for any room. For fashion, it’s best to wear one key piece in this bright color and pair it with neutrals and or denims. The same goes for room decor. Try using a neutral sofa and adding turquoise throw pillows or a turquoise side table. Another fun idea would be to find a rug with a turquoise weaved throughout and add it to a neutral space for just the right amount of color! Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Turquish is a color that should be used sparingly. It’s a beautiful turquoise, perfect for accessories and accent walls.
Color Inspiration: Scarf.
For another colorful accent, Rejuvenate is a great option to pair with turquoise.
Color Inspiration: T-shirt.
Use a cool white like Pure White on your walls in in furniture pieces.
Bonus: Grays and blacks are also lovely neutrals to use with turquoise.
Below is a pretty way of incorporating turquoise into a stylish space. It’s an example of how adding just a touch makes for a great impact.
Image via Nicety.
Image via Home Life.
Written on September 9, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
Nothing expresses timeless style like black and white. It’s the color palette that just keeps going and going. Whether you want to dress up for a fancy event or dress down for lunch with your besties, black and white always performs perfectly. Black and white also creates a sophisticated space when used correctly. Below we see a pair of black leather pants paired with a white jacket. For your home, try pairing a black sofa with a white coffee table and or a white chair with a black floor lamp. However you tie these two colors together, you will create a timeless space. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Use Pure White on your walls, floors and accessories.
Color Inspiration: Pants and Shirt.
Try Domino inspired black in your upholstered pieces, lighting and wood pieces.
Color Inspiration: Shoes.
Black of Night is another fantastic black to use possibly on an accent wall.
Bonus: Try accents of green in plants and other natural objects throughout your room.
Here is a great example of a black and white space done right. It’s simple yet dramatic. What are your thoughts on this color palette? Would you do this in your own home?
Room image via I Want That.
Written on August 26, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
If you are in touch with trends or like to be in touch with trends, you’ll notice that pale pink is taking over. It’s a soothing, complimentary color that creates peaceful moments. It’s not just your girly girl color anymore. I’ve seen a variety of pinks in mens fashion and even in male offices and other spaces. When pairing pink with other colors, two options can be applied. You can pair it with other colors, creating a colorful array or you can pair it with neutral tones, creating a tranquil space. Inspired by this delicate outfit, I have put together a look that is stylish, classic and playful for your space. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Pants.
Amour Pink really is the perfect pink! Try it as a wall color or use it in upholstered pieces and accessories.
Color Inspiration: Sweater.
For a neutral cool grey, try Gris. Use it in fabrics, on walls or in accessories.
Color Inspiration: Shoes and Bag.
Black of Night can be used in lighting, frames, wooden furniture pieces and much more.
Bonus: Try accents of gold and brass with this color palette.
If you are wondering what this color palette looks in person, below is the perfect example! This space has a great combination of pale pink and grey with lots of neutral accents. What are your thoughts on this color palette? Would you do this in your own home?
Room image via Weekday Carnival.
Written on August 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm , by Allison Maze
We asked, Drew answered!
Drew Barrymore — actress, new mom, and creator of the makeup line Flower Beauty — is featured in our annual Stylemaker Issue! We called for beauty questions last week on Facebook, and today we’re excited to share a special video Drew’s made to answer a few of them. Drew was so impressed by your questions, she asked to hang on to them for future Tip Tuesday videos.
Many thanks to Drew and her team for letting us be a part of today’s video. If you love Drew’s style, be sure to pick up a copy of the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens to learn about her new makeup line and beauty tips.
Written on August 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm , by Ellen Miller
In early May, the BHG style team met in sunny Santa Monica, California to shoot and interview the E! News host, designer, and new mom for our September Stylemaker issue. Here’s what we learned:
“Giuliana wears these amazing bright, girly dresses on E! News. But, when she arrived at the studio she was dressed very simply in dark skinny jeans and a black leather jacket—definitely a more minimal, tailored vibe. I was impressed with the pieces we pulled from the collection she designed for HSN—particularly the top we shot for the opening page of the story. Peplum is a trend that’s going strong for fall, and I loved the way she mixed leather details into the line.” Christine Bibbo Herr, Stylist, @NYCPretty
“As a red-carpet junkie, I know that Giuliana has access to the most amazing designer pieces in the world. But after interviewing her for the issue, I was surprised to learn that she lives for a great deal—she couldn’t stop talking about a $5 pair of cotton shorts that she’d just bought! And, I’ve adopted her favorite tip for saving money when it comes to fashion: She designed her closet so that all of her accessories are exposed, and she invested in matching hangers so her clothes hang at the same level. She swears that you’ll shop less when you can see everything you already have.” Ellen Miller, Fashion and Beauty Director, @EllenMillerBty
“I’m a huge fan of Giuliana & Bill and Fashion Police, so I know how many projects Giuliana is juggling at once—she’s got a restaurant, three shows, and has a one-year-old! I was surprised at how mellow she was despite her crazy schedule. She had a great energy on set, and make a point to chat and joke with the entire team that day.” Lauren Matina, Market Editor, @LaurenNYStylist
“Baby Duke made a cameo on set and was laughing and cooing at his mom from behind the camera. The little guy loved the music, the camera flashes, and an impromptu visit with Giuliana. It was fun to see that she’s a working mom just like me.” Kylee Krizmanic, Art Director, @KyleeW
Can’t get enough of Giuliana’s starlet style? Check out the style section of the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens to see her favorite tips and tricks including how to look your best in every photo op.
Written on August 12, 2013 at 6:01 am , by Kirsten Grove
One trend that is overtaking fashion and interior design, and one trend that I hope doesn’t go away for awhile is copper. You could translate that into more than just copper. Brass and even gold are in it to win it right now as well. When decorating with copper, it’s best to use it sparingly. Even used in just one piece is usually the perfect amount. We see that the outfit below only has a pop of gold in her bracelet, which blends beautifully with the deep greens. Of course the easiest way to use copper is in lighting. Frames, ceramics and even some furniture pieces can be great copper options. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Leaves in Pants.
Talipot Palm is one of those greens that you just can’t get enough of. Try it in fabrics, baskets and even upholstered pieces.
Color Inspiration: Flowers in Pants.
For a pop of color, Fireworks is perfect for pillows and other accessories.
Color Inspiration: Pants.
Chartreuse could be a very pretty accent color to use on a wall. Also would look lovely used for an upholstered piece.
Bonus: Paint your entire room in Pure White for a clean backdrop.
Below is a room that has a spread of pretty greens and one breathtaking copper pendant. Are you loving this color palette? Or are you ready for something else?
Room image via COCOCOZY.