There’s something to be said about a classic black & white scheme. It never tires and you will always feel fabulously chic when dressed in this high contrast combo. I’m a lover of neutrals and bold colours, but black & white will always be number one in my books.
- Threshold Black Lattice Accent Table, Target
- Srtiped Area Rug, Ikea
- Threshold Ceramic Lattice Canister, Target
- Etta Canvas Striped Pumps, J. Crew
- YSL Cabas Chic Large Leather East West Bag, Saks 5th Avenue
- Les Touches spotted pillow, Arianna Belle
On the street images: 1/2/3/4/5 In the home images: 1/2/3/4
I’ve been inspired by neutrals lately especially with white on white. I can’t WAIT to wear white again this spring!
Growing up I always loved having light coloured walls in my bedroom. And even still, I love the feeling and look of a light and airy room with a crisp white or light grey on the wall. Sometimes I’ll do a bold colour if a client is keen, however, it’s not typically my style. But ever since my trip to New York this past May, I’ve been obsessed with dark walls. Specifically, black. It can make a room look crisp and elegant to daring and sexy. It makes furniture, art and accessories pop and can totally be treated as a neutral. Now all I need is a client who is willing to paint their walls black :) Anyone?? Add in some wall panelling and I just died and went to Heaven.
I am obsessed with these 7 For All Mankind snake skin jeans! I saw a recent post from Anh- one of my favourite fashion bloggers (9to5 Chic). I love the sexiness of the print, but also how they’re not too over the top as some printed pants can get. I found them at The Bay, here in Vancouver, but they didn’t have the teal that I am after. They’re super lightweight and soft and can be dressed up or down. Here’s how I would wear them:
I am taking some inspiration from one of my fave fall trends- dressing tone on tone that is. Aritzia has some beautiful emerald and kelly green blouses and dresses that I will be sure to pick up this coming fall. I can’t wait for fall shopping, it’s by far my most loved season.
I’ve become a little obsessed with navy lately. It’s a great neutral and I really dig the nautical vibe. It goes well with almost any color and right here I have paired it with pink! I was shopping at the Cross this week and was inspired by their beautiful Josephine tufted sofa. I think it looks beautiful with deep navy, do you?
Clockwise from left:
- Lamp, Mottega
- Octagon Mirror, Zinc Door
- Throw Pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles
- Throw Pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles
- Area rug, Madeline Weinrib
- Armless Chair, Once A Tree Furniture
- Sofa, The Cross
Images L to R: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
I have found lately that I have been gravitating towards bright, bold and rich colours and leaving behind muted or soft tones. I use to shy away from decorating with two strong colours like royal blue and red, but I thought I would challenge myself a little and do up a quick living room scheme using both. I’ve still stuck with one of my decorating philosophies of selecting your larger “investment” pieces in a neutral colour so they don’t date and last you through changing colour schemes. But I love how the navy or royal blue acts like a neutral itself and the pops of red really stand out. I also was really inspired by the rose print from The Cross that I saw in person at one of their events. It’s rather large with a simple white frame, yet it is soooo beautiful! Anyways, it’s fun now and then to get out of your comfort zone and try something new! I could get use to these bold colours!
Items from top:
- Gallini Rose Textile Framed Print, The Cross
- Burton Sofa, Zinc Door
- Royal Blue Lamp, Mottega
- Alexander Cube Table, Zinc Door
- Camden Chair, The Cross
- Tibetan Lamb Ottoman, The Cross
- Navy Deco Pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles
- DL Rhein Scales Teal Pillow, Zinc Door
- John Rabshaw Hydrangea Pillow, The Cross
- Gloria Area Rug, Elte
So I’ve changed my mind. And I’m sure I’ll do it again. But here is my newest inspiration for our bedroom colour scheme. I first came across this colour palette in a shirt I have from Aritzia and that got the ball rolling for me (funny where inspiration comes from huh?) Then I saw this on Pinterest and it’s been solidified. Sold. Finito….. Well, maybe. :)
Image via Kitty Genius (striped painting)
Gold is back in a big way! It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with gold, you’d rarely catch me wearing silver. I love the warmth it radiates and the way it looks with a tan :) When it comes to designing, I still enjoy a brushed nickel or polished chrome fixture. I think gold is a big commitment when it comes to a faucet per se because if it doesn’t have the right form or lines it will look very dated like that scary brass era. So far I have used some gold hardware on pieces of furniture, but I’m yet to use a gold faucet or bathtub! I adore the one pictured above, SO glamorous!
Images via Pinterest
I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of green. Any kind of green. And I don’t know why, but it just isn’t me. I do love emerald green, but kelly green (it’s brighter sister) is really growing on me. Like, really. The first picture with the kelly green window coverings single handedly helped change my mind. Designer Kay Douglass created such an inspiring space. Seriously, that dining room is unreal. I think if you changed the curtain colour, the impact would not be the same. It’s just perfect.
Now I can’t say this is a favourite colour, but it’s high on the list. Right now my two favourite colours are Hermes orange (obviously) and golden rod yellow. What’s your favourite colour? In clothes? In decorating?
Images via Pinterest
Gucci went big on the colour blocking trend for their SS 2011 collection and personally, I’m a huge fan. Normally, I’m not too into the whole colour blocking idea because I find it a little hard on the eye and sometimes unflattering, but the rich jewel tones Gucci has used have completely changed my mind. The colours are so rich and saturated, they look amazing together. No joke, Bebe has the EXACT rip off of the dress on the top left corner. Bad Bebe, BAD!
Images via Strong Sense of Style, Star Style Inc, Think Thru Fashion, Swanky Celebs