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Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Crazy For Red

Written on November 4, 2013 at 6:00 am , by

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:


Products: 1. Chair 2. Lamp 3. Throw Blanket 4. Wallpaper  5. Ottoman 6. Pillow 7. Accent Table For even more finds inspired by this palette, go 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.

Outfit Photo via Gal Meets Glam. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

We see below a living space that incorporates all of these color elements. What are your thoughts?

Image: Pierre Yovanovitch.

Joni Lay

get the look: gold lamps

Written on October 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm , by

Trend: Gold lamps in decor.

The gold trend is anything but over, and I’m a huge fan of gold accents in a room, especially when it comes to lighting.  It is subtle, but can make a big difference, and add just the right bit of bright polish. For example, here is a favorite styled in Henry’s nursery.  This room has lots of natural and neutral finishes, but that pop of gold injects a bit of personality and a refreshing textural change:

and in Vivi and Brigette’s shared room:

Here is a roundup of some favorites, with a range of styles to fit any personality or taste.  Which is your favorite?gold lamps

Sources, from top left: (1) Perch Table Lamp; (2) Rodeo Drive Lamp; (3) Lily and Gold Lamp; (4) Gold Rock Lamp; (5) Gold Pear Lamp; (6) Branch Lamp; (7) Brass Bunny Lamp; (8) Ripley Lamp

Enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 

Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Unexpected Gray

Written on October 21, 2013 at 6:00 am , by

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:


Products: 1. Sofa 2. Pillow 3. Basket 4. Coffee Table 5. Rug 6. Pillow For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

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.

Outfit Photo via Fashion Trends. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

Below is a refreshing gray space. Do you decorate using gray?

Image: Planete Deco

Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Feeling Fall

Written on October 7, 2013 at 6:00 am , by

Whether you like it or not, it’s fall! Some places are experiencing fall more than others. Where I’m from, we have a beautiful, colorful fall season. The trees turn epic hues of orange, red, brown and deep deep green. The weather becomes crisp and cool, making one desire warm textures and fabrics. When I first saw the outfit below I instantly got excited for early fall. It’s a season where you can layer those warm and deep shades in your outfits and in your home. Burnt orange, army green and cranberry red look stunning together. All you need to do is anchor those colors with neutrals such as black, cream and add a splash of gold to the mix. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Floor Pillow 2. Chair 3. Wall Hook 4. Rug 5. Pillow 6. Wire Cubes 7. Butterfly Chair For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Shady Lane is one of my favorite green hues to use on a wall, in accessories and even in upholstered pieces.

Color Inspiration: Shirt.
For a creamy wall color, try Butter Pecan.

Color Inspiration: boots.
Use Rustique in accessories and fabrics. It’s the perfect warm tone.

Bonus: Autumn Orange and Brick Red are both fall friendly choices.

Outfit Photo via Obaz. Paint via Benjamin Moore.

Below we see some of our favorite fall color trends being used in this hip and cool living space. What are your thoughts??

Image via Vintage Revivals.

Joni Lay

get the look: animal print

Written on September 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm , by

Trend: Animal print, in fashion and interiors

Touches of animal print seem to be everywhere, and it’s a fun trend to incorporate into a nursery for a sophisticated touch.  Here is a take on a nursery with a few exotic details for a polished yet feminine look.  I really love the prints that  are a little more abstract, like the black and white spots, rather than the literal leopard, although that can be quite fun, too!  Green velvet is a natural pairing with animal print, and would be great for recovering an old chair, or on a pouf or ottoman for an extra luxe room ideasSources, from top left: (1) Flower Drum Shade; (2) Paris; (3) Bunny Watercolor; (4) J is for Jaguar; (5) Little Darlings Bobcat; (6) Paris is Always a Good Idea; (7) New York Map; (8) Little Darlings White Tiger; (9) Vintage containers; (10) Century Crib; (11) Brass Tiger; (12) Black and White Pillows; (13) Hot Pink Dresser; (14) Charcoal Spots Sheet; (15) Green Velvet Chair; (16) Gold Branch Lamps; (17) Yellow and White Rug; (18) Let the Wild Rumpus Start; (19) Basket; (20) Charcoal Dots Fabric; (21) Freestyle Fabric

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 

Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Turning Turquoise

Written on September 23, 2013 at 6:00 am , by

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:

Products: 1. Sofa 2. Pillows 3. Side Table 4. Pouf 5. Chair 6. Rug For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

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.

Outfit Photo via Chicisimo. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

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.