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Monday, December 9, 2013

Houndstooth and a radiant orchid

When I was shopping a few weeks ago for the library project I wandered into Crate and Barrel... 

And fell in love. I love houndstooth especially a really big one. I can see this chair - two of them actually, with a simple white Parson's table - one on each end. But I already have chairs and a table that would not work with them, and as much as I am tempted, you I just cannot change everything just because something better comes along. You can read about the chair designer, Paola Navone here

But I am super excited that when I showed the chair to my sister she fell in love too ... and ordered one to go in her downstairs studio. Because if I can't have something for myself - I want it to go in one of the homes I design.

And did you hear that the year is up for Emerald Green and a new color has been chosen?

Pantone's color of the year 

I don't know about this one. But this is what Pantone says about their new choice:

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

We can all use more joy and love and health ... but I am not sure this is the avenue to receive it (for me anyway!). You can read the rest of the press release here

clockwise from top right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I did a little research to see what was out there already in this color and was surprised to see that Lamps Plus already had a lamp in the Pantone color. And I really don't mind it in the artwork that Sally Wheat used. But for now ...

I think I will keep it to a minimum in my own home. 
Happy Monday everyone!


therelishedroost said...

Orchid is a color that I love but never use in my home, but I think a great guest room may be in order with that lovely paint color!!!


I saw those at Crate and Barrel….so darn cute!