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INSPIRING: plate palettes

9 Jan
these colours look fab on the dining table – but can you imagine how great they would be in a room? on a cushion, on a rug, or even the trim! hit up your favourite store or vintage shop, and see what kind of room palette you can create!
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INSPIRING: pantone names colour for 2012

6 Jan
tangerine tango 17-1463 has been crowned colour of the year by the colour authority, pantone! it’s a sophisticated red-orange hue that is both deliciously seductive, yet warm and friendly. now that’s a winning combination! read more about its’ attributes here
some onlookers may have thought that i hit the lotto or won a grand prize of sorts, once i learned that this GORGEOUS orange was the colour for 2012. i didn’t care if i looked like a fool – i was in celebratory mode and was out to rub it in the faces of all those orange-haters (ha!). it also just so happens to be one of my absolute favourite. colours. ever. it’s an attention grabber; it’s thrilling and provocative; sexy and exotic. please do yourself a favour and get some orange in your life – it’s not hard either, with these funky finds.    
10 2 notepads with bamboo pen – iomoi
11 enamel curves frame – jonathan adler
12 club atomic orange sofa – cb2
13 quenching body butter in orange-cantaloup – fruits & passion
14 tangerine tango earrings – notonesparrow on etsy
15 orange pebble leather handbag – artoncrafts on etsy
16 picnic flatware – west elm

left | this journal (among other items) is available in a range of colours from the pantone store. get it here.   

 curious about the history of pantone? apartment therapy posted a quick and interesting article on their blog today. enjoy!

INSPIRING: winter retreats

4 Jan
layered winter whites  +  chunky knits and throws  +  wood elements +  fur accessories
warms up winter in an instant.

on a day fit to be wrapped in a warm blanket and sipping a hot bevvie, where do you go to hide away?

INSPIRING: energetic living room

13 Apr

now, this is my kind of room – vibrant + bold; outfitted in one of my favourite colour palettes! can you feel all of its’ energy bouncing around?

a play of hot orange, cool teal, with a fresh hit of green + great graphic fabrics + an oversized bull’s-eye mirror, that all pop against a glossy, dark background. oh, and that hardwood chevron floor… wow, i think i’m drooling.

INSPIRING: fresh spring rooms

29 Mar
the birds were chirping, the sun was shining the entire day, sunglasses were on and scarf was off!

i feel like it’s finally time to post some photos of bright + refreshing spaces which convey what we’ve all been waiting for…spring! winter’s gloomy days are over and it’s about time to bust out the bright colours and fun prints! these beautiful light-filled rooms are the perfect inspiration for spring style:

crisp white background + fresh colour palettes + tons of light + floral elements

INSPIRING: think pink power

18 Feb
the global authority on colour – Pantone – has named Honeysuckle as colour of the year for 2011! a confident and invigorating colour, this energetic pink will uplift your spirits and make you shine. it’s the sort of colour that puts a smile on your face + it’s flattering on anyone and anything. read more about it’s attributes here.
there are so many ways to incorporate this feel-good colour into your life. whether you want super-saturated fuscia, or just a hint of powder pink – i think, any pink will do!
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