The Pantone Color Institute, which is an organization that predicts color trends, has recently announced that their color of the year for 2018 is ultra violet, a shade of purple. When I think of purple, I think of its historical assocations with royalty and power. Purple also has spiritual and celestial qualities and is often…… Continue reading The Pantone 2018 Color of the Year
I keep a file folder of house-tour magazine articles that I cut out and save. I was flipping through the contents of my folder recently and came across a tour of a Florida town house that was featured in Southern Living in January 2014. I was struck by how colorful, cheerful, and summery the home was…… Continue reading A Colorful and Fun Florida House Tour
With Easter just a few weeks a way, I have had pastel colors on my mind. Pastel colors are pretty and cheerful, and, in my humble opinion, they are underused for home exteriors. Here are some images of homes that aren’t afraid of showing their Easter colors! Farfelue (Notting Hill, London) flickr (Painted Ladies, San…… Continue reading Pastel Home Exteriors
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next week, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight rooms that are primarily green. I have always been drawn to the color green–it reminds me of nature, and I find it soothing and pleasant. I read that green is the most restful color for the eye and can even…… Continue reading Seeing Green!
If I ever win the lottery, I am going to create my dream kitchen–and the pièce de résistance of that kitchen will be a blue La Cornue range. Made in France since the beginning of the 20th century, La Cornue gas ranges are classic and gorgeous and work in all styles of kitchens, from farmhouse to…… Continue reading My Dream Appliance
header image from Yep Its Prep As Valentine’s Day approaches, we see red and pink everywhere. Both colors work well in the home, but pink offers a wider variety of shades and tends to be a happy addition to any room. To put us in a festive spirit, I thought it would be fun to look…… Continue reading Seeing Pink