As much as you all know I love blue color palettes, I keep coming back to pink and green. I think it conjures up a fantasy world of sunny days by the ocean, coming straight out of the pages of a Slim Aarons photograph. It’s a palette that I think you dive into and go with 100 percent or it doesn’t quite work. Above are a few true pinks with red undertones from Benjamin Moore Paints as well as a stem green called Spring Meadow Green, not to be confused with just Spring Green which is much more dull … Read more
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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
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
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.
Concord Grape Smash anyone? You’ll find the recipe below and on Food52.com. We are loving this site that has contests 52 weeks out of the year for winning recipes from “inventive home cooks” throughout the country. They also compiled the winning recipes into books. Currently there are two volumes available on Amazon.com. Wouldn’t these books make great gifts for the cook on your holiday list this year? We think so!
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Amy Gardella’s Seaport Flowers company can create an arrangement big or small, for a wedding or for your home. Daily imports from Holland, South Africa and New Zealand allow Amy and her team to create arrangements with the most unique flowers available. Amy works with marrying texture and color with both Asian and European influences. For over 16 years Amy has been creating exceptional events and now this fall she will expand to offer interior design services. Pictured above, Amy used magnolia leaves, cymbidium orchids, peony coral sunset and mahogany (from New Zealand), as well as … Read more
Instead of using cut flowers as a centerpiece it’s always fun to use seasonal flowers and foliage and plant in a bowl or antique vessel which should last 2-3 weeks at least when kept in a cool environment. (Placing them on an outside table when not in use is best.) There are so many pretty, deep colors this time of year. The cabbages and lettuces are particularly beautiful. Above we pulled red lettuce, blue pansies and pink oxalis (otherwise known to some as false shamrocks or pink sorrels) in keeping with this week’s color palette. Ornamental peppers are also abundant … Read more
I’m in love with the mood this photograph has created. It reminds me of an old oil painting with the dark background and the saturated colors of the flowers popping out. Painting a room dark has it’s dramatic appeal but it doesn’t necessarily mean to you have to go that route if you like this palette. This living room below is light and has incorporated the pops of color in book jackets, flowers and then grounded the room with dark woods and black shades. Above are Benjamin Moore paint colors I have selected from our inspiration photo to help guide … Read more
One of my favorite floral inspiration books is called Bringing Nature Home. Photographed by the amazing Ngoc Minh Ngo, whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with several times on projects, and floral arrangements by Nicolette Owen. Broken up into the four seasons it not only has breathtaking florals with sometimes unexpected pairings but it has beautiful calming interior shots. This is an amazing book to give as a gift or just to treat yourself. – Lynn Butler Beling As we do every Monday we have selected Benjamin Moore paint colors which are listed on the color … Read more