The new season of the hit TV show is just around the corner and this sexy Mad Men line from Estee Lauder is the saucy side of the ’60s. The packaging and the soft colors will be hard to resist. Loving these fresh colors and let’s face it, a new lip or nail color is a great pick-me-up!
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Several years ago, I saw India Hicks’s pink sofa and I knew that we were kindred spirits. In my home, the white, gray and black color palette is softened throughout with various pinks. I love it. Here are more photos (taken by Christine Martinez) from India’s home in the Bahamas showing her version of a very chic pink! Now if we could just find out the exact pink paint she uses!
To get India’s look for your home, these finds will get you started…
Want a fabulous pink sofa? George Sherlock has the best!
This Quadrille fabric (Lane stripe) would make the perfect throw pillows
Add a lacquer table from Bungalow 5
Mix in a linen chair from Serena and Lilly
a great zebra mirror from Oly Studio
and my best guess on a great pink … Checkerberry by Glidden
Join me as I hit the road North and visit one of my favorite places to find great antiques. I am always on the search for soulful items to give a home some character. Click here to watch episode two!
This is a good day to think green! Cheers!
April showers are just around the corner and if this week is any indication, we have a rainy Spring ahead. Ann Mashburn gets it right with this handy number. Better order now so you have it for April!
Were you inspired by the fresh use of color in yesterday’s post? Here are a few great pieces that work together for a similar approach. This tufted blue sofa from Neiman Marcus is a fabulous starting point.
A brown and blue throw pillow from John Robshaw is a subtle balance to strong colors
This modern blue vase from Wisteria is a perfect hit of blue
This modern gold pillow from Anthropologie is a modern hit of this bold color.
An iconic Bertoia chair from Design Within Reach looks hip with the gold cushion and will mix well into any room.
Add in a pink poof from John Derian for the finishing touch.
Mixing colors is not as easy as it looks. This living area is so well done and looks completely effortless but it is not! This is the perfect balance of soft and strong colors. The trick to success … repeating the colors. The blues, yellows and red all show up more than once. This keeps the “conversation” going! Loving this!
Now that we are well into March, it is time to bring Spring indoors. All you need is a big vase filled with branches from blooming flower trees. Cherry and Dogwood trees and even Forsythia (my least favorite of all) look great indoors. Florists are now full of the gorgeous branches to liven our homes. I love them best in an entryway or dining table. If you are lucky enough, you may have trees in your own yard you can snip from. Fabulous!
I am the first to admit that technology is a great thing but old school can even be cooler. This red wall phone from Urban Outfitters has been on my kitchen to do list for a long time. I am sorry to say but hand-held sets are just not attractive. I love everything about this. The color and the way-back-when feel it has. The remotes can go elsewhere but this red number is screaming to be hanging on my kitchen wall. Let’s remember … no electricity needed for this baby. All the better when there is a power outage. Every home should have a land line, so why not this fab one?!
The iconic Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon print looks fresh in a non traditional color palette. We usually see this in reds and greens but I love it more in rich blues. I can easily see this as the middle ground to white and high gloss black for a room drenched in natural light. Use for seat cushions on black lacquer chairs. Big lush throw pillows on white sofas. This fabric gives room energy and daring style. This is great!