Dear readers, I may be moving yet again. The Buddha was correct when he said the only constant is change. Sometimes I wish I could get a point where I can feel settled and say, "I'm here!"
Ah well, with thoughts of a new apartment come thoughts of my two favorite things. You guessed it! Decorating and color obsession! I haven't even chosen my new apartment, and already I'm decorating it in my head. I've been thinking of a color scheme I've used many times. Pink and orange. (If interested, you can see my previous dining room done in this color scheme, here). I love pink and orange with yellow, with red, with violet and generous amounts of white. Funny thing, as soon as I think about a color scheme, I start seeing it everywhere!
Did you see the September issue of Marie Claire? How perfect is that pink and orange dress? Sarah Jessica Parker is perfection in this marvelous frock. It proves pink and orange look great together. As you know, I'm a fan of color blocking.
Image by Peggy
Spent a Saturday recently at football championship games, and look what I saw! These are the coolest football uniforms ever! Just proves that inspiration is everywhere. Wonder where I can get some of those fab hot pink socks. Here are some pink and orange rooms from my inspiration folder. Hope you enjoy!
Beautiful bedding and check that lamp. Fab!
This room is a little over the top for me. I'm still not really sold on wallpaper, even though it is quite trendy right now. But I do love that sofa.
I'm not a big fan of pattern either, as you know I prefer big blocks of color. However, this rug does work for me. Maybe I prefer pattern on the floor rather than on the walls. Or maybe it's because the pattern is still simple and there is a large amount of white helping the pattern not get too sweet.
Above two images Linnea Heide Art
I love large paintings on white walls. There's an old decorating rule that your art shouldn't match your decor. I'm not one for following the rules. Sure, it doesn't have to match, but I tend to choose art based on colors or texture. Oftentimes, the painting is the jumping off point, I often design a room around a painting. I love these works by Linnea Heide, I could see them in the apartment I am decorating in my head.
I am in love with Flor's ingenious carpet tiles. I've been itching to use them in a room. These pink and orange ones really pop in the black and white room.
I definitely want to experiment with accent walls in my next place. I adore this coral wall. Also really love that modular bookcase.
I am lusting after this totally fab pink coffee table! Anyone know who designed it so I can give them credit? Also really digging the color blocking treatment.