Its been a cold week around here but I can't help but notice all of the bikini and beach images springing up on Pinterest. While I'm nowhere near ready to slip on a bikini, I am looking for a few fresh cuts like these vintage turqoise porcelain plates.
I need some lovelies that remind me of the warm waves and sunshine without the need for a bikini-ready body. I've been dying to try an ombre technique on the walls . . . just waiting for the right space.
I know we all waited with baited breath for Pantone to announce the 2013 Color of The Year and thankfully, they confirmed my genius & trend-setting ability . . . (I seriously crack myself up). PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald is this year's color du jour and for those of you like me, you didn't need PANTONE to tell you its fabulous. My very first post, Green Day, explored our need for more of this lush hue, and while I'm still swooning, I've moved on.
Right now I'm drawn to this raspberry-meets-violet hue and although I don't see it anywhere yet, it is certainly on my mind. This is it and I want it . . . on my nails, on my lips, on some pillows, drapes, you name it - I'm loving it.
Maybe I'm over gray & nude lips or maybe I'm must looking forward to spring & something fresh, but I'm loving me some color. Whether its emerald or raspberry-meets-violet, I don't see an end in sight to my color crush.
I've hit the Winter doldrums. Everything feels dry . . . my hair, my skin, my style - I'm ready to spice it up a bit, but every time I try, I find myself clamoring for the nearest pair of wool socks and a hooded sweatshirt. A funk some may call it, and I'm in the middle of one - a big one.
If you're feeling like me, here's a little inspiration for you.
Dream with me of warmer days when our skin will glow and our sun-bleached hair will fall effortlessly & perfectly across our faces.
After spending a white Christmas in Michigan, I'm craving some color and some inspiration for last minute fixes before my New Year's guests get into town. This peachy-coral color is one of my favorite hues right now & paired with black & white or hints of emerald is a serious show-stopper. My New Year's quick-fix? Stack artwork instead of hanging and add some fresh flowers to my guest bedrooms.
And my final current color craze is of course, emerald. But I will have you all know that my very first blog this year was on this very color and our need for more of it. I still believe it - look how it pops against a neutral grasscloth and graphic black & white. My final quick-fix for my New Year's guests? Add some cozy pillows to seating & bedding for a warm welcome.
Happy Holidays! I hope that everyone is blessed enough to get time with friends & family this Christmas and New Year.
I've been thinking of ways to slow down & savor this Holiday Season. It always rushes by and I'm left staring back at it. This year I want to enjoy it all while it's happening. I love the idea of setting up a hot drink station for family & guests - so warm & inviting.
I don't care if I have guests invited or not, I want my table set & looking pretty. It makes me happy when I walk by and that's worth it to me. I love the plaid throw as a runner & the holly berries used for this tablescape.