Vermilion

vermilion, blood orangephoto via Caan Design.  By Jamie Bush & Co. Why, hello there.

How is everyone? In light of the recent snowstorm we just experienced, I thought I would warm things up with a bit of colour inspiration.

I'm officially in love with this interior above.  Which is quite surprising since I've been all-rustic-everything lately.  I love the juxtaposition of natural materials and industrial finishes in this photo.  The b&w abstract painting against the wood console + paneling create such an interesting mix of textures and colour.  And of course the gold adds a touch of bling to the photo which I can't be mad at.  It's rather delicious, I think.  And I'm calling this colour vermilion.  I could be wrong, but apparently there are a hundred shades of vermilion.  Some are more of a vibrant red and others more of a blood orange.  Either way, I think it's lovely.  I really need to add some colour into my home and wardrobe and this is a great hue to mix with tan, black or white. Feelin' it?

vermilion

Stay warm, people! xo

sources: 1. Moccasins via Joe Fresh 2. Cann Shift Dress via Anthropologie 3. Handmade Trivet via Baba Souk 4. Crosbody Bag by Marc Jacobs via Shopbop

Monochromatic or Complementary?

photos via Magdalena Björnsdotter for Elle Decoration and Pinterest (original source unknown)

I just received my first project back (which I aced by the way, woohoo!) on monochromatic and complementary colour schemes and it got me thinking, what do I gravitate towards? and what do y'all prefer? Colours like blue, pink, turquoise and yellow are all on trend right now. But what colour scheme do you have in your home? or which ones would you like to have?

And for those who aren't sure what these terms mean, monochromatic colour schemes use one colour or the different tints, tones and shades of a single hue. Complementary colour schemes are opposite colours on the colour wheel, for example, red and green. There is also split-complementary which uses a main colour and the 2 colours on each side of its complementary color on the color wheel, for example red with yellow-green and blue-green.

Do you gravitate towards these bold and bright colour schemes?...


Or do you love these light and more peaceful hues?


Or maybe you like a mixture of both in your home? I know it's a struggle for me sometimes because I love so many different colours and styles. I'd love to hear what you think, which do YOU prefer?


Photo Credits, Complementary: via Western Living Magazine | via Pinterest (original source unknown) | via Pinterest (original source unknown) | Pinterest (original source unknown) | via studiorover.com

Photo Credits, Monochromatic: via Stadshem | Elle Decor | via Lily | via William Waldron Photography | via Elle Decor

Feeling Tropical

Guess what? I'll be leaving for Costa Rica in 11 days!

This trip has got me thinking about tropical prints and bright colour. It's so interesting to see how the colour trends in fashion influence home decor and I do believe it could be vice versa as well. The 2 worlds definitely influence one another and it's especially evident this season.

Sources: 1. Westin Playa Conchal, we're coming! 2. Carnaby Nesting Trays 3. Ankle Strap Sandal 4. Colour Block Dress 5. Tres Color Pillow 6. Melamine Zig Zag Plate 7. Peggy Knit Shift Dress

I'm loving the bright dresses and shoes and I'm determined to find something ultra-feminine and colourful to wear to this destination wedding. Have you added any colour to your home or closet for Spring? Anyone in the mood to go shopping?

Wishing everyone a good long weekend and Happy Easter!

Bright and Cheery

Spring is nearly upon us and I'm loving the bright colours and patterns right now. Especially these cheerful items from Anthropologie. Just looking at them makes me feel like warm weather is just around the corner.

Do you have any bright and bold patterns in your home? Or what are you doing to get ready for Spring?

Sources: Birds of Paradise Mural | Amazon Dreams Pitcher | Felicity Duvet | Evenings in Quito Dinnerware | Bouvardia Crewelwork Rug