Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Last weekend we participated in a Holiday Home and Garden Tour in Orange County.
4 homes were featured on the tour and ticket sales benefit local charities.
Lining up early...putting on the required booties to protect the floors.
"Meet the Designer"
...Oooh what a gorgeous tree.
Simple holiday touches in the kitchen.
A home should reflect the client. Always.
Sincerest thanks to the homeowners for trusting me with their home and opening their doors to a few hundred strangers :)
via Sparkle Power
"Pantone is pleased to announce PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the Color of the Year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.In many cultures, Turquoise is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that to many people, Turquoise represents an escape, taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting – even if it is only a fantasy.
Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens."
Images via the one and only Sparkles Forever
Chesterfield inspired from High Fashion Home, Houston's "IT" store for stylish homes.
Color is a deeply personal, often spiritual, process. You either LIKE a color or you don't. You can lighten up to aqua, deepen into teal, whatever reflects YOU.
The same philosophy applies to amount of color used. I am of the nuetral wall color persuasion, preferring color in textiles. Some people prefer accessories-possible color commitment phobia:)