Color Inspiration

Alpa Mistry – Stripes!

July 2, 2007

I’m finding myself so attracted to mixing colorful fruit stripes and zig zag prints with ethnic florals lately, especially in apple greens and Palm Beach pinks. Reminds me of days spent growing up on the coast of South Carolina… I discovered Alpa Mistry lately, and thought you’d like the mix of colors in her palette, which I think would look amazing paired with florals in the same colorways. I also love the idea of weaving ties to create a chair seat or art for the walls, something that came to mind the moment I spotted her glorious selection of ties.

Alpa Mistry - Stripes!

(images from alpa mistry)






Objects

Virginia Johnson *New* Online Store + Textiles

June 30, 2007

While some are out enjoying a beautiful summer day, I’m home working like a mad woman [insert poor whiney voice here], putting the finishing touches on a trend report for HGTV. While taking a mini break, I decided to check in on Virginia Johnson to see what she’s up to lately. Oh. My. Goodness. My day is made. You can now purchase all of her textiles online. I have to share! Isn’t this great? I’ve been trying to decide on the fabrics that I want to use for the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow that I plan to make in July, but now that I found all of Virginia’s textiles online (super easy to order), I’m going to jump in and just go for it. Aren’t these exuberant colors simply intoxicating?

Virginia Johnson *New* Online Store + Textiles Virginia Johnson *New* Online Store + Textiles (images from Virginia Johnson)






Color Inspiration

House Beautiful Colors of Summer

June 30, 2007

House Beautiful just posted one of the most helpful features I’ve seen on a magazine website in a very long time. Although they only show two rooms, the myriads of paint swatches that accompany them are gorgeous. They give you the name of the paint manufacturer and color name and number. I’d love to see them expand this feature on their site, and to see more magazines do this on their websites, too. It’s so helpful when magazines tell us the exact paint color they’ve used in a room. Something I also love about Domino magazine. Hats off to House Beautiful for their Colors of Summer. I love it and had to share… Now *this* is helpful.

House Beautiful Colors of Summer House Beautiful Colors of Summer

(images from house beautiful magazine)






Etsy Faves, Fashion + Accessories

Foundling + Daughter of Luxury

June 29, 2007

I’m having so much fun with my new etsy widget (see left column) because I really enjoy showing you all the artists on etsy that I’m following and hope that you like watching the “etsy ticker” too. I rarely talk about jewelry on this blog, but after finding these two sellers recently, I can’t hold back from telling you about them because they are beyond beautiful. Please visit them, they are exquisite finds.

Foundling + Daughter of Luxury This is Foundling.

Foundling + Daughter of Luxury And here’s the work of Daughter of Luxury.

Enjoy!

(images from foundling and daughter of luxury.)






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