Tag Archives: orange

DECORATING: sneak peek!

9 Feb

(click to open) here’s a sneak peek of a project i’m working on! i’m using colourful combinations of red, orange and blue tones to create bold impact for a child’s bedroom – these colours are opposites on the colour wheel and will always intensify eachother. to tone it down a bit, i’m using grey as a neutral to balance out the brightness of the other colours. great vintage finds will add character to the space, and the prints will offer up yet another layer of graphic interest.

complementary colours + layers of multi-patterns = fun, fun, fun!

check out these etsy shops to find vintage items and beautiful prints for your home:
MiraOnTheWall
littlethingsstudio

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!

STYLING: doug + tim’s garage overhaul

6 Apr
Style at Home Magazine – May 2011
styling vanessa bottoni
photography donna griffith

doug + tim’s backyard/garage revamp with fun, punchy colours of orange + pink
perfect outdoor getaway for entertaining or just enjoying the days of summer

read more about it in the latest issue of Style at Home!
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