The roses are in bloom now as well as the cosmos and geraniums, each one with their own shade of pink…the geranium being a bit more coral in color. The bright yellow, the greens of the stems and leaves and the gray background all can act as pops of accent color or in the case of the gray, a grounding color for floors or your furniture palette. I have maple floors in my own home that are pre-stained a gray, so it is possible to have a gray floor apart from the obvious rugs. Benjamin Moore paint colors guide … Read more
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I’m a collector of Carolyne Roehm’s books and I hope that her latest book “Flowers” will show up under my Christmas tree! Here’s a gorgeous example of a floral arrangement using reds, but with the accent colors of corals, pinks and burgundy (deep red) that I suggested in this weeks’ color palette (featured on monday). What a great hostess gift or for the gardener on your list. This book includes glossaries of flowers, so it’s a resource book as well.
Red and white is a classic choice for Holiday decorating this time of year. To put a little twist on your red and white palette, try the accent colors I’m suggesting. Pair red and white with one of the accent colors or all of them. Try adding in pink, coral, burgundy and/or brown. Add these accent colors in floral arrangements, gift wrapping, wreaths, candles, glasses, pillows, throws and of course ribbon. Here are some of my stylist sources for beautiful ribbons: Masterstroke Canada, Hyman Hendler, M&J Trimming, The Container Store, Etsy, Bell’occhio, Cream City Ribbon and … Read more
Kashmir Quilt and Shams, $80-425, from John Robshaw, Stella Wicker Sofa, from Maine Cottage, Palmer Sunglasses, $12, from Fred Flare, Summer Floral Crew Neck Swim Shirt (UPF+50), $165, from Parasol, Essenstial Oils Gift Set in Pink Grapefruit, $30-40, from Williams-Sonoma, Home Masala Citrine Pillowcase Set, by Dwell Studio, $77, from Layla Grace. (complete sheet set also available)
The exclusive residential community and club, The Lyford Cay Club, was recently re-done by Tom Scheerer (photograph by Pieter Estersohn). The layering of coral/peach with pink and accents of yellow is great example of how to pull this week’s color palette together. Visit Mr. Scheerer’s site to see his residential projects for so many inspirational decorating ideas! He uses a lot of striped and patterned rugs in his rooms and layers colors expertly.
Peter of Peter Callahan Catering has shared with us a whimsical cocktail for summer entertaining…the bubblegum-tini! Peter is known for his creative presentation and this is a great example. Peter fills his signature lucite trays with orange/coral, pink, yellow and white bubblegum balls to bring whimsy and creativity to serve this fun cocktail. (see recipe below) A colorful signature cocktail is an easy way to keep your wedding color palette going through the cocktail hour. Be sure to communicate to your caterer your color palette and interests and I’m sure they’ll be able to suggest a cocktail that could … Read more
I’ve been seeing the color palette of coral combined with a pale pink here and there. Some coral’s are deeper and some a little softer. I’ve also been seeing this color palette with a touch, or an accent of yellow. It’s a very beautiful combination I think. It’s very sophisticated and feminine- but I think the addition of yellow makes it stronger, bolder and and more vibrant.