I was working with a client this weekend, beginning to discuss the color palette for the interior of his new beach home. We decided on this pale neutral palette to start and as we go on we can interject some deeper colors or soft blues but this was a great jumping off point. He wanted to go a bit more gray than brown. Above are the Benjamin Moore paint colors I selected for him as an overall base palette. When you are faced with deciding on colors for an entire house it’s always good to pull out photo tears from … Read more
We are so inspired by this week’s color palette of red, pink, peach, burgundy and violet, we hope you are too. It’s perfect palette for Valentine’s Day parties, weddings, anniversaries… any party for that matter! Credits: Rue, Lane Flowers, Ruffled Blog, Wedluxe and Flirty Fleurs.
We usually talk about weddings on Wednesday but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought we’d link you to a few great shops on Etsy while there is still time to order supplies and decorations. Whether you make your decorations yourself or buy them, we love mixing it up this year with our color palette this week of reds, peach and a violet burgundy. Paper Pom Poms via PartyGarden on Etsy.com. Straws from PetuniaCrafts on Etsy.com Paper Heart Garland from MailboxHappiness on Etsy.com or use a heart punch and string different shades of paper hearts together with … Read more
Victoria Amory has done it again. Besides her wonderful soups and meals she has introduced a line of gourmet condiments to make entertaining “effortless” at home. This is a wonderful gift for the foodie in your life or just to keep in your pantry for parties this winter and spring. Head to her website for recipe ideas and of course to purchase. – Lynn Butler Beling
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I think we all gravitate to reds for flowers and wrapping. You can make a red palette a bit more sophisticated by layering in shades of peach and burgundy and even violet. If you are planning on decorating a room though in this palette we found a great example in this nursery of using pattern and multiple colors within the main palette. Above are our selections for paint in this color palette from Benjamin Moore.
How about this beautiful white cocktail for the winter weekend? It might make you feel as if you are on a vacation if anything. If you are hosting a Super Bowl party remember it’s always nice to have other drink options besides beer, whether it’s a stocked bar, simple coke bottles that guests can spike with rum or even a crisp white wine. Offering non-alcoholic beverages is also a gracious gesture to your guests as not everyone drinks alcohol or they might be a designated driver. Sparkling water with a flavored syrup (like our lavender syrup) is always a … Read more
Selecting the right purple to paint your room is no easy task, so here are a couple recommendations for you. Above, a nice, light, calming shade from Benjamin Moore called Lavender Mist 2070-60 and below a warm, deep shade called Purple Haze 1413. Pair the deep hue with accents of Navy and it’s really striking and moody. Paint your trim in Decorators White like you see in the room above and it keeps it light and etherial.
When planning an event like a wedding or birthday party take a walk through the farmer’s market or local specialty confections store and you’ll find lots of inspiration. Whether it’s for an already existing color palette that you’ve selected or you are really stumped on what colors to use, you’ll most likely find something that inspires you here. Our color palette this week is a lavender/mauve shade with a honey hue. Figs might not come to mind right away when you say that color palette aloud, but look at their beautiful colors. A fig cake could be just the thing … Read more
When you want to give a small token gift or favor, honey always makes a sweet gift and is usually loved by all, man or woman. For Valentine’s Day honey is an appropriate gift for co-workers, teachers or friends. For a wedding it makes a wonderful favor for guests. Giving a honey dipper along with the honey is extra sweet, I sell beautiful wood ones on my shop. We also have a nice jar of honey candies from France available. By printing out a verse and wrapping it around the jar or bottle (and affixing it with double … Read more