Color Inspiration

Something Red

July 16, 2012

Hello decor8 readers! It’s me, Emilie, and I’m here to post a little something red for you for my Playing With Food column… A few months ago, I went down to the south of France to the home of my grandparents. They live near the sea Méditteranée, in a region called l’Herault. There, the sun shines almost all year, the weather is warm, the sky is often blue, and the village is surrounded by fields and vineyards. It’s so nice!

Something Red

Going for a walk, we came across a field that was so special as it was a vast field of poppies! Like red paint in the fields, it was magical! The wind blew the flowers and a kind of red wave was rippling in the wind, just amazing!

Something Red

I stopped for a moment, and the next day I returned with a wicker basket. We sat near the fields, we had cookies (shortbread specific region) with strawberries that I had prepared the day before by marinating them in a mixture of thyme and sugar, and we took the time to snack while enjoying the beautiful poppy fields.

Something Red

Something Red

Something Red

Something Red

This visit gave me a new idea for my column on decor8, Playing with Food! Why not occasionally include some articles with colors that inspire me? So I searched red food ideas to add to the theme.

I picked cherries from the garden and I made small meringues, accompanied by a chocolate mousse and a cherry. I also picked a lot of raspberries (it’s finally summer, there are plenty in the garden! YUMMY!), made tarts, and then I ended up with a few cupcakes with red cream icing, of course!

Something Red

All this reminds me of this pretty poppy fields, the one who made me realize that summer was finally here! What color is inspiring you lately? Any colors that you have noticed popping up often in your dishes at home that you’re preparing lately?

(images: emilie griottes)

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16 Comments

  • Reply madame love July 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Super Emilie! j’adore tes photos et tes mises en scène sur fond de Liberty!

  • Reply Sukaina July 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I am currently inspired byt the crimson and dusky hues of plums- lots of varieties on the market and they’re adding a little color to my kitchen. Lovely post as always Emilie.

  • Reply Judith July 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Beautiful! Poppies are my favorites. I used some fake ones in my wedding bouquet… so pretty! Merci Emilie!

  • Reply Knit Spirit July 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, as usual!

  • Reply argone July 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I did a lemon sorbet photo shoot and was inspired by the lemons’bright yellow color. It was fun to try to find the right fabric to match with it, and style the whole thing.

  • Reply muscade July 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Red a wonderful summer colour! Raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes… Beautiful pictures as usual!

  • Reply Tina Ramchandani July 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Very pretty. The red fields look so peaceful and the food looks delicious!

  • Reply Petit Pastel July 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Emilie, beautiful pictures! I also love cakes and tarts with red fruits – cherries or raspberries :) Greetings!

  • Reply Sue Schlabach July 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    The raspberry photo, in particular, is sublime. And only a few weeks until raspberry picking time. Great post.

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang July 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you for such a sweet and colorful post today! It brightened my afternoon.

  • Reply Audrey - This Little Street July 17, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Oh yes, red definitely! These are gorgeous, Emilie. And yellow. It’s lemon this and lemon that – I just love how refreshing lemon is in the summer. I could (do) eat lemon curd by the spoonful :)

  • Reply Bouboulette July 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Love that color !! Pics are beautiful !!

  • Reply fenny setiawan July 18, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I really love the color red. Lovely styling too…

  • Reply Tracy A. July 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Amazing shades of red!

  • Reply Pink Sister July 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I am just preparing for a big ruby wedding party for the folks tomorrow with an entirely red menu… Details on my blog with more tomorrow. Just waiting for the eton mess meringues to come out of the oven. Love the post. Thanks.

  • Reply Anne August 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

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