Archive for the ‘Yellows’ Category

May 24th, 2013 No Comments

we’re loving these tubs for organizing just about everything!

TUBTRUGS containers have been our new best friends lately. From large tubs that can hold wood to all different sized tubs to hold toys, games, pillows, blankets, food… anything you want really and they come in great colors! Our last purchase was the little Microtubs for $2.50 each which we plan to use to hold each of the fixings on our Memorial Day sundae bar. Because they are food safe we think we can use them this weekend to hold dips and salsa too. They could also be great to hold the kids ice-cream, popcorn for outdoor movies, snacks … Read more

May 20th, 2013 No Comments

our color palettes & stories: a look back at a wonderful year

Time is flying!  We totally missed our one year anniversary of the blog we were so engrossed in our stories! Last year on April 9th our first post went up. It was one of my favorite color palettes of black, peach and pink (pictured below). Here is the link to read the full post. But soon after we posted this rich color palette of pinks (pictured above) from famous baker Ron Ben-Israel‘s sugar flowers. Yes, I said SUGAR flowers. Those flowers are hand crafted out of sugar by Ron. I worked with Ron on many cake stories for Weddings magazines and these … Read more

May 17th, 2013 No Comments

Benjamin Moore introduces a new paint line: The Williamsburg Color Collection

Exciting news for paint and design enthusiasts. Benjamin Moore and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation have collaborated on a new collection of paints, featuring 144 colors that were actual hues from the 18th and 19th century called The Williamsburg Color Collection. Together they researched historic paint production methods and relied on 90 years of paint research that has been done to recreate colors that appeared more than 250 years ago. Sales of the Williamsburg products support the preservation, research and educational programs of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit center for history and citizenship. This foundation was responsible for the restoration … Read more

May 10th, 2013 No Comments

potted shrimp…with an edible flower topper!

As you all probably know by now I’m a huge fan of my friend Peter Callahan‘s mini creations. I’m constantly amazed by his creativity. While scouring his book, Bite by Bite: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Partyfor some ideas for Memorial Day Weekend I came across his Potted Shrimp. The recipe is in his book- which I recommend getting if you already haven’t- but Peter also gives the tip that you could skip making the pastry pots and serve the shrimp in clean one inch flower pots. How divine!  Here is a good link … Read more

May 9th, 2013 No Comments

what would a yellow door say about you?

A yellow door is said to channel positive energy and foster your mental sharpness. Yellow represents joy, happiness, imagination and hope. This door shown above has a bit more orange to it and orange can denote creativity, enthusiasm and success.  Yellow attracts attention, so you may want to use a bright color like this if your door is hard to find or maybe you just want to be the house that is most noticed on your block. You can see what an impact yellow can have when it’s a solid door vs. the glass door with very little area of color, … Read more

May 7th, 2013 No Comments

mother’s day: simple settings and pleasures

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. Some of you will take Mom out to brunch, but those of you that are hosting Mom at home here are a few simple ideas for a casual spring table.  A whimsical approach is to set each place setting with a flower cone. (see below for a tip on how to keep the blooms fresh all afternoon) Orange juice fits right in our daffodil color palette, so have chilled champagne on hand for mimosas as your alcoholic beverage. To keep the table fun and casual use mini daffodils on the tops of yellow and … Read more

May 6th, 2013 No Comments

color palette: daffodil yellows & stem greens

The daffodils have been blooming here in New York for the past week or so. I brought these in from my garden and laid them on my counter… and this beautiful still- life was begging to be snapped. I love when this happens, it so rarely does, especially on photo shoots- where you lay something down and just the natural way that you put it down is stunning; You don’t want to touch it- you just want to capture the image with a photograph. I wish I was a better photographer but that’s something I’ll have to learn from some … Read more

April 25th, 2013 No Comments

bring color into the kitchen- your appliances don’t have to be stainless

When I designed my kitchen I didn’t want to see a lot of stainless appliances, so I ordered cabinet faces for my refrigerator, dishwasher and freezer drawer. But then when I was at the Viking showroom in New York and I saw how many colors their appliances came in… I was excited. My kitchen color palette is navy, light blue and white (which you can see in House Beautiful‘s April issue). So I selected white double ovens and a white warming drawer to blend in with my cabinets. But you can select from Viking’s 12 different color options. … Read more

April 24th, 2013 No Comments

flowers with michael george: a peek at the rewards of spring from michael’s very own personal garden

Last week every flowering tree burst into a profusion of blossoms. Dogwood, cherry, magnolia and lilac are all available locally or from your garden. More great news, peonies have arrived at great prices. The coral charms are a bit more expensive. As far as telling you what to do, c’mon, you know what to do. And if you don’t remember, think of mom or grandma and you will remember. Spring is here. For the more avid gardener, muscari, violets and blue bells are all up and with the cool weather the daffodils and forsythia are still fine.  –Michael GeorgeRead more

April 11th, 2013 No Comments

interiors: 2 great paint color tools from benjamin moore

If you are planning on a renovation or just like to paint rooms, furniture etc. every so often, I find a very helpful tool to have on hand is the Benjamin Moore Color Preview Fan Deck. For $25 it can save you trips to your local store for swatches and keeps them all together by color family for years and years. Also available in Fan Decks are their Color Stories, Classics & Historical and Affinity collections. You don’t have to be a designer or set decorator to keep one of these on your desk! Another great tool is the … Read more