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Archive for December, 2012
Such a cute Christmas gift for the boyfriend!
Posted in Color Schemes, tagged Color of the Year 2013, Damask Wallpaper, Emerald, Emerald Cutlery, Emerald Flatware, Emerald Green Sofa, Emerald Ikat, Emerald on the runway, Fashion, Ikat, Organizing, Pantone, Wallpaper on December 11, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Pantone announced their color of the year, finally! The winner is… EMERALD!
“Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
So how do you use this bold color to actually work in interior design? By pairing it with neutrals such a creams, white, or black to really make it pop. Emerald also looks gorgeous with accents of bright blues, or even last year’s Pantone Color of the Year 2012, Tangerine! What a nice transition!
Would you want Emerald in your home?
If you need help selecting your perfect accent color, contact me!
Posted in Accessories, Fashion, tagged Accents, Accessories, Bar, Bar Accessories, Christmas, clothing, Diane von Furstenberg, Fashion, Gift, Holiday Decor, Marc Jacobs, Neiman Marcus for Target, Organizing, Oscar de la Renta, style on December 5, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Target + Neiman Marcus = beautiful things!
The Neiman’s collection for Target is now available and I love all of it! Here are just a few pieces I neeeeddd…
A little holiday shopping perhaps?
Posted in Color Schemes, Commercial Design, tagged Benjamin Moore, Black and White, bold, Bold Color, Color, Color Schemes, Contrast, Dorothy Draper, Greenbrier Hotel, History, Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, paint colors on December 1, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Who was Dorothy Draper?? Well, in 1923, she was the first person to actually establish an interior design company, thus making it a true profession! How cool?
As a true “Interior Designer”, she made huge strides in the field and broke through what was considered safe and common at the time. She was known to pair uncommon colors and print together, her motto? “If it looks right, it is right”. (dorothydraper.com)
I love her use of bold contrast in color and prints!
Just a few of her largest and most well know project include the restaurant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, nicknamed “The Dorotheum”, the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, and the Camellia House, Drake Hotel in Chicago.
Benjamin Moore even came up with a Dorothy Draper color palette and several famous designers such as Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler have done design projects in ode to her as well.
I wonder, what would the design world be like without Dorothy Draper? Would we be living in boring little tone-on-tone boxes?
If you need help designing your own Dorothy Draper inspired room, contact me!