Instaroll-Current Musings

Current Musings:

Hello!

A quick post on some trends I am seeing.  I predict GREEN is going to be the next “it” color!  With maximalism coming back in a big (but in a more restrained and edited way – which seems like an oxymoronic statement), you will see bold and saturated colors popping up in everything from furniture to rugs to accessories.  Color is back.

Love it or hate it, white appliances are coming back!  Since things never come back in quite the same way as before, this white will be more of a white glass vs a white plastic or white aluminum of years’ past.  It is actually quite nice.  According to my friends at Monogram appliances, white is where it’s at!

Lastly, with the return of color and my love all things Parisian, I couldn’t help but post on one of my favorite pastimes while in Paris; photographing all of the beautifully painted doors.  I hope this serves to inspire you as much as it did me 🙂

 

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Laurie

 

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Green With Envy!

Green can be a precarious color to decorate with.  It is bold and demands attention.  However, it is one of the few bold colors that can actually serve as a neutral.  We associate this color with life, nature, growth and renewal.  It can also be associated with greed, jealousy and money.  Whether you have an affinity or an aversion to this color, there is always a place in any room to make this color work harmoniously.  With a myriad of variations, there is a shade of green for everyone.  Green plays well with navy, gray, brown, gold and black.

If green is a favorite color of yours, you can make this color the star by using it on larger pieces such as bedding or upholstery.  However, if you’d rather use more restraint when decorating with green, you can use it on your accent pieces such as pillows and throws.

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here is my post on all things green.  I hope this serves to inspires some new additions to your home.

 

Below, these rooms utilize this color successfully.  The first room shows this color used with a black and white palette. This palette is bold, graphic and masculine.

This dining room is a more refined use of green. This color is just used on the drapes and accent pillows.  It is paired with gray, cream and gold.  It is a more sophisticated and feminine use of green.

Image via Pinterest - Blogspot

Image via Pinterest – BlogSpot

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I leave you with this Irish blessing:

May your troubles be less

and your blessings be more

And nothing but happiness

come through your door

Thanks for reading!

XO Laurie

 

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