As winter starts to fade away and we’re seeing small signs of spring we were inspired by this image and a color palette fitting of a crisp climate. I personally love working with the 2129 family of paints from Benjamin Moore. Soot and Blue Note (2129-30) are a few of my favorite deep dark blues to use, for doors, dining rooms and media rooms. If you want a happy, feminine dressing room, girls room or sitting room the light peach shades are wonderful especially in a light drenched room. When we were looking at this palette, my team and I … Read more
Archive for the ‘Oranges’ Category
We loved this wedding from Southern Weddings, photographed by KT Merry. Our palette of pinks and greens has a bit of ‘rust’ in the palette this week… which you could tweak to be a bit more orange to make a fun tropical color palette. Shot on location at the Boca Raton Restort & Club in Florida, we certainly don’t mind dreaming of warmer days under palm trees.
I’m always gathering punch recipes or special cocktail recipes for the holidays but I forget about what to serve for Christmas brunch sometimes. A classic mimosa is a perfect celebratory drink for Christmas day. Usually two-thirds champagne and one-third orange juice, you can really do any combination that suits your taste. Blood Orange juice can be used (like you see above), Prosecco can be substituted for champagne and a dash of Triple Sec can be added if you wish. Garnish with a strawberry slice, orange slice or even a mint leaf. Set up a self-serve bar if you are having … Read more
I’m a big fan of Hable Construction and my friends behind the company, sisters Susan and Katharine (You might recognize the name from Garnett Hill where their holiday felt stockings and rugs have been featured for several years). They have the most amazing prints, in fabrics, home goods, small case goods etc. and now they have partnered with Capel Rugs to introduce Hableland. They just introduced the line at the High Point Furniture Market and the rugs are available now. I’m so excited for this new collection, I think the “Stars” is one of my favorites. -Lynn Butler Beling … Read more
Compotes or bowls of fruit can be beautiful centerpieces. Forgo the costly floral arrangement and pick up a fruit that coincides with the color palette of your wedding or celebration. Clementines, oranges and kumquats (which symbolize good luck in Asia) are a perfect choice this time of year. Above clementines and kumquats are paired with succulents for a chic table setting. Mixing gold, silver and glass as neutral elements allow the orange to pop. Having a lot of guests for the holidays? Rental companies don’t just do weddings and really large events, consider contacting your local rental company about chairs, … Read more
What a creative idea for dessert or a sorbet course. Spoon orange sorbet into balls, top off with a clove and mint leaves for individual desserts.
This week’s color palette will be based around orange. I was inspired by this beautiful photograph on the shop Herriott Grace. Herriott Grace is a father-daughter company based in Canada that makes gorgeous wood spoons, rolling pins, pedestals etc.. Such special gifts for the baker on your list.
Mckenzie Powell, floral and event designer based in Seattle, has such romantic and organically beautiful florals. Mckenzie trained as a graphic designer which clearly has an impact on both her floral and event design. Her blog is charming. It features so many of her elegant celebrations and snippets of her personality and travels. When I asked her what advice she had for creating holiday centerpieces Mckenzie told me, “While I obviously love a lush floral centerpiece, something on the simpler side can still be really lovely. One of my go-to’s is using a collection of small potted plants, a … Read more
One of the best things about working in the design industry is meeting such creative people, like Nevena Christi of Rocketbuster Boots. Nevena and I worked at Nicole Miller together for a short time and Nevena certainly made an impression on me. I remember one of my first days on the job, Nevena had decorated Nicole’s office for her birthday with about 100 potato chip bags hanging from the ceiling and the design team would just reach up and grab a bag as they worked into the wee hours on a new collection. Margaritas sent in from Virgil’s and … Read more
This week’s color palette was inspired by the watercolor of Lourdes Sanchez, a Cuban-born artist whose work has been translated into fabrics for leading designers. Her work can be found at the Sears Peyton Gallery. The Benjamin Moore colors I’ve selected are from top to bottom: Arizona Tan 2162-50, Dusty Mauve 2174-40, Autumn Purple 2073-20 an Hale Navy HC-154.