Design Fixation

Can I Have This Job?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

One of my most favorite things to do in life (other than snack on Girl Scout cookies by the dozen and ignore the scale) is to surf the net or discount stores hunting for high end looking décor for a great price.  Raise you hand if you share my love of snagging something stylish for a bargain?  Oh, all of you. 

I’m a huge fan of Style at Home and I frequently pop over to see what’s new and inspiring.  There’s always something!  Seleta blogged about this space earlier this week, and it’s one of many in a favorite series over at SOH called ‘High/Low’ where they feature two practically identical spaces, one designed for top dollar, and the other at a much lower cost.

Take for example this garden room.  Here is the High version at $9,937 and Low version to the right at $3,109

high low garden style at home

Here’s another . . .style at home high low entry

. . . and another. 

Can you tell which is which? 

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Color Spotlight: Orange with Blue

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

It’s raining again  today, grrrr, and I can’t take it anymore !  I crave sunshine, I need warmth, I’m dying to put my winter clothes away permanently for the next six months.  Why won’t this weather cooperate hmmmm ????

In contrast with these gloomy April showers, today I’m craving orange, especially tangerine, persimmon, and burnt orange mixed with all shades of blue from indigo to teal.  The combination in so fresh, so invigorating, so cheerful, so inviting.

And oh so complementary !

Here are some of my favorite spaces featuring blue and orange:

southern living blue and orange Southern Living

 

massucco warner miller chair Massucco Warner Miller

 

palmer weiss orange and teal Palmer Weiss

 

real simple boxes in shelf Real Simple

 

southern living orange and blue Southern Living

 

peacock blue walls with orange House Beautiful

 

homes and gardens Homes and Gardens

 

blue and orange via colour me happy  via Colour Me Happy

 

massucco warner miller Massucco Warner Miller

 

orange linens southern living Southern Living

 

saturated tangerine coastal living Coastal Living

 

This looks like black not blue, but still works so well

sunset blue and orange Sunset

 

celerie kemble Celerie Kemble

 

via home interiors zone via Home Interiors Zone

 

via yhl via Young House Love

 

blue and orange home mag elle decor Home Magazine/Elle Decor

Doesn’t orange and blue work so well with crisp white ?  I’m so inspired by this classic color combination, I must add some more orange to the (in progress) blue and white boy’s room.  

Want to add some pops of orange and blue to your living space ? 

Here’s a few fun fabrics !

fabric collage

Waverly Sea Scallop Coral Reef; Annie Selke Scramble Bluemarine; Thibaut South Beach Orange; Chippendale FretworkRebecca FernWaverly Lattice Lagoon.

How about some modern accessories? 

blue and orange collageDeco turquoise lamp; orange croc coasters; teal vase; bottle vases; labyrinth pillowbutterfly pillow; turquoise throwsmall orange trunk; floral teal pillow; swag chandelier; martini side table. 

What about you ?

Do you love the classic mixture of orange with blue ? 

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