Design Dilemmas: Choosing a colour palette
So first up choosing a colour palette and the difference between those warm and cool colours.Like me, my mother wore gold jewellery and had white hair so I imagine it was a short step from sliver hair to silver and cool colours and that was then the rule.The warm colours are basically yellows, reds, oranges while blues and greens and purples fall into the cool colour.Of course there are variations – some blush pinks will look almost peach in a warm south-facing light while magenta is very definitely a bluish and cool pink.But, on the basis that it’s good to start with our wardrobes when it comes to choosing a colour palette, the old gold and silver trick can work.
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Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home January 2013 issue Designer: Boychuk+Fuller In Colomba Fuller’s powder room, the red medicine cabinet is a dramatic backdrop for her collection of sculptural perfume bottles.Photographer: Angus McRitchie Source: Maison et Demeure June 2013 issue Painting the dining table a daring red provides much-needed tension in this otherwise ladylike dining room.Photographer: Donna Griffith Source: House & Home February 2013 issue In designer Nancy Riesco’s own Vancouver home, red accents liven up the light-filled basement media room.Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home November 2015 issue Designer: Brian Gluckstein Even if going all out isn’t your style, a tiny touch of red can add energy and visual interest.Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home September 2013 issue Products: Stacey Smithers
Tour the Hot Pink New York Home of a Spanish Fashion Designer
Alejandra Alonso Rojas doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty.She commissioned a nearly matching cherry red armchair from French designer Laura Gonzalez which pulls up to a small desk.Starting with her fall/winter 2020 collection, Rojas had created floral patterns by painstakingly applying rose petals, rose leaves, and eucalyptus leaves to silk.“I think that was the hardest room, but the one that I had the most fun with,” Alonso Rojas says.Whenever the family escapes from the city, he has a common refrain: “When are we going back to the pink house?”
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Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home September 2017 Designer: Tatiana Velasevic Black and white also has the power to tie together eclectic collections.Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home January 2012 Designer: Tommy Smythe Inspired by nature and eminently livable, green and tan is a color combination that can work in every room.Photographer: Valerie Wilcox Source: House & Home April 2018 Designer: Joel Bray Fusing blue and green feels both classic and decidedly fresh.Photographer: Angus Fergusson Source: House & Home June 2013 Designer: Kai Ethier A mix of lighter tones strikes a whimsical, refreshing chord.Photographer: Stacey Brandford Source: House & Home July 2014 Designer: Natalie Hodgins and Kate Stuart, Sarah Richardson Design
3 Unique Painting Ideas for your Living Room
Continue reading to discover fascinating, inspiring, eye-catching, unique paint ideas for your living room.Painting with wall stencils has the ability to give your living room a sense of sophistication, texture, and character – and on a budget!Painting with wall stencils is completely customizable – giving you the freedom to do anything you want with your living room.Create a Personalized MessageCreate an inspiring and moving design by simply painting a personalized message on your living room walls.Painting a message on your living room walls is a cost-effective and unique way for your living room to be special.
A Perfect Pink and Red Christmas...So Sweet!
The Living Room, Christmas 2018!This adorable pink and red nutcracker was my inspiration!I also LOVE this FA LA LA LA LA sign!I did find the Hat Tree Topper and I will link several of my favorite red and white candy ornaments below!This final side table shows two adorable children looking out the window of their pink and red house to the Christmas parade going on below!
How to decorate with pink
Not for the faint of heart or sharp of vision, this hot pink floral living room certainly makes a statement.Pink wallpaperSanderson (opens in new tab)4/10 Dusky pink bathroom(Image credit: Future PLC/Katya De Grunwald)When is pink not really very pink?Similar beddingBetween the Sheets (opens in new tab)8/10 White bathroom with hot pink bathtub(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)This could be just another plain white bathroom, but the hot pink freestanding tub adds oodles of fun and character.BathFired Earth (opens in new tab)10/10 Traditional-style kitchen-diner with hot pink cabinet(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)Here's how to do hot pink without fully committing to the cause, but still making a bold statement.OilclothCath Kidston (opens in new tab)For more fabulous decorating ideas go to our dedicated living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen channels
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR 2020- PART 4: LIVING ROOM
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR 2020- PART 4: LIVING ROOMHello friends, welcome to the final segment of this year's Christmas Home Tour!A few weeks ago I shared all about my Christmas tree and the tissue paper flowers.If you missed it in my Fall Tour, the sweetest friend gifted me this coffee table that she was ready to bid farewell to.I gathered up enough to spell out "Merry Christmas" with the exception of just a few letters that they didn't have.I gathered up enough to spell out "Merry Christmas" with the exception of just a few letters that they didn't have.
Color Crush: Orange + Pink
I’m totally in the mood for brighter ‘look at me’ colors these days, and my latest summertime color crush is orange and pink!I begged asked my daughter if she’d be cool if I revamped her room in these two colors and she told me pink was definitely okay but no on the orange.So I’ll live vicariously though these amazing pink and orange spaces, and feel free to mix in a little bit of coral and pops of red too – on the color wheel, they’re all best friends, ya know?Style at Home, via Marcus DesignBetter Homes & GardensProject NurseryMaria Barros via VT InteriorsKiki’s ListMartha StewartBetter Homes & GardensInterior Design, Jim Thompson ‘Bamboozle’ fabricBetter Homes & GardensPhoebe HowardBetter Homes & GardensDuralee Fabrics via PinterestNY MagPinterestFrom top left: Angelica Pendant , Rosenberry Rooms; Watercolor Scarf , Target; Amy Butler Midwest Modern , Fabric.com, Hibiscus by Trina Turk , Layla Grace; Algiers Lotus Fabric , John Robshaw; Spritz Paper Box , Target; Zig Zag PIllow , PopOColor; Geo Link Trina Turk , Layla Grace; Respond to Every Call Sign , Rosenberry Rooms; Personalized Chevron Pillow , Confections by Shara’s Paperie; Smartphone Planner , Zazzle; Link Bracelet , Rumors, $22; Stuart Weitzman Wedge , Nordstrom, $229; C olorblock tote , Handpicked, $48; Indian Paisley Elephant Print , The Pink Pagoda; Hopper House Little Shyla , Kate Spade, $149 Ribbon Rug , All Modern, Westley Rug , Madeline Wienrib.What’s your summertime color crush?
These Rooms Designed in 1970 Were Inspired by Flowers
ZinniaEditor: Richard FitzgeraldZinnia, a flower touched with gold, suggests a palette of Straw, Orange, Citron, Red, Yellow, Zinnia Green Leaf.Furnishing the terrace: Green Leaf wicker, Orange lacquer folding chairs, and poolside outdoor carpeting in Straw.Zinnia red walls and wood cabinets are brightened by a Straw ceiling, light-reflecting foil wallpaper, and the circular skylight, which floods the kitchen with daylight.PeonyEditor: Frances HeardThe Peony palette—very white White, strong, Bright Pink, pale Shell Pink, a gentle, blue-tinged Red, deep, bronze-cast Leaf Green.BILL HELMSThe sophisticated Peony, a living room designed by Milo Baughman, monochromatic, Shell Pink and Bright Pink in varying values.