Entries Tagged 'Colors' ↓
July 23rd, 2014 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Fashion, Food, Inspiration, Shopping
Lately I’ve been reminiscing about the trip I took last year to Marrakech, Morocco. Everything there is so vibrant: the color, the people, the food… It was an incredible experience. We spent our days wandering through the Medina, exploring awe-inspiring palaces and majestic gardens, and feasting on Chicken Tagine.
To satisfy my craving for Morocco, I visited the wonderful Oaktown Spice Shop
down the street from my house in Oakland, and recreated the fabulous, tangy chicken we had in Marrakech to the best of my abilities. It was delicious! Here is the Bon Appétit recipe I worked from
. Keep scrolling for some photos from our trip, sure to incite wanderlust. Enjoy!
Spice Market (#CSP-925) by Benjamin Moore is a mustardy yellow that looks like it was pulled straight from my Moroccan Chicken dish! Angela Dechard Design makes a statement in this bedroom by tempering the yellow wall with crisp white, black, and organic elements.
July 16th, 2014 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Fashion, Inspiration, Lighting, Shopping
As a kid at the beach, instead of digging for crabs or running away from waves, you would find me scouring the sand for sea glass. I would comb the sand for the rare and prized blue hued glass pieces. This hobby of mine turned a day at the beach into a treasure hunt! My handful of treasures would contain all shapes, sizes, and colors of this glass that is so beautifully tumbled by Mother Nature.
Here are a few items that represent the beauty of sea glass:
Candle Holder / Pillow / Sea Glass Sculpture / Bedding / Lamp / Wall Art / Sofa
Nesting Tables / Bowl / Pendant / Vases / Boxes / Necklace
Benjamin Moore’s Sea Glass (#CSP-735) is a subtle and beautiful hue true to its name. This enchanting color is the perfect soothing backdrop for the walls of an entryway, as shown here.
July 9th, 2014 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Lighting, Shopping
For all the parents out there, we know summer vacation means more than just long summer nights. It also means long hot days, with a house full of kids that need constant entertainment. To keep them from bouncing off the walls, consider designating a new play space. You can easily re-energize an unsightly basement or an unused bedroom to create an exciting new playroom. Transform the space with a fresh color like Benjamin Moore’s “Make Believe”. The pale walls will serve as the perfect back drop for all your kids’ brightly colored art projects and mix-and-match furniture. Take a look at these great playroom finds that are sure to excite your child’s imagination and bring their true colors to life!
Ceiling Fixture / Pintuck Pillow / Insect Pillow / Rug / Knit Doll / Canvas Baskets / Canvas Tent / Art Print / Table & Chairs Set
Benjamin Moore’s Make Believe (#CSP-1035) is a perfect neutral backdrop for any space. This beautiful Playroom found on Jute Interior Design perfectly illustrates how a room can be brought to life, without going crazy with your wall colors.
July 2nd, 2014 — Accessories, Colors, Fashion, Food, Holidays, Inspiration, Tips
Summer is in full swing, and the weather we’ve been experiencing here in California has been beautiful. What better way to spend the 4th of July than poolside? If you’re hosting an Independence Day bash, think about adding a fresh dose of minty blue to your traditional red, white and blue decor. Putting a twist on this classic color combination is a great way to add modern flair while letting your party props last all summer long. Cool off your guests with fresh fruit and ice cream floats, and go wireless with acoustic music speakers – no electricity needed! If you need to exercise your green thumb, individually potted succulents do double duty as table centerpieces and unique party favors.
Beach Towel / Paper Lantern / Enamel Serveware / Paper Napkins / Pool Tote / Swim Shorts
Melamine Dinnerware / Ice Bucket / Acoustic Speakers / Raspberry Float / Hand-painted Pots
Benjamin Moore’s Tropical Pool (#2038-60) is a saturated blue-green color that awakens any color palette. This room, spotted in House Beautiful, is a perfect example where the designer used tone-on-tone accessories that work together to create a fresh and vibrant look.
June 25th, 2014 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Fashion, Inspiration, Mood Board, Shopping
My absolute favorite source of inspiration when I’m designing a space is art. Art is such a personal form of self-expression, and a client’s collection tells us a story about their life, their style and even their personality. I like to think of interior design as a form of art where the entire space is our canvas, and the process is an intimate creative collaboration between the designers and homeowners.
Lately there has been a huge trend of artists collaborating with fashion and home goods companies. I love that this trend is showcasing artists that are new to the scene, and is making art accessible to the average consumer. These are some of my favorite fun and vibrant pieces that let your artistic style shine on the street and in your home just as it does in your art collection!
Phone Case / Pillow / Print / Sneakers / Fabric / Tote Bag / Clock / Calendar
Gallery Buff by Benjamin Moore (#CSP-225) is a classic “greige” – a neutral somewhere between a gray and a beige. This tone is the perfect backdrop for showcasing vibrant colors or artwork in a space. Romanelli & Hughes used the color beautifully on the walls of this artist’s studio, where it compliments the rustic wood and teal accents and provides a soothing environment for the artist’s creative process.
June 18th, 2014 — Colors, Concepts, Details, Inspiration, Tips
A client of ours recently installed a Dutch door, and it reminded me how much I adore them for their rich history and multi-use functionality! Dutch doors originated in Holland in the 17th century. Before screen doors came about, Dutch doors kept animals and debris out of the farmhouses, and children safe indoors, while allowing air and light to flow through the open top. We are now seeing a variety of these gorgeous doors being installed in all types of houses, from traditional to modern. They are even being used for secondary entrances and interior rooms. Here are a few of my favorite looks:
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Looking for a hearty DIY project for the summer? Turn your standard door into a fun Dutch door with these project guidelines.
The front door is usually one of the first impressions someone sees when visiting your home. It can be a great way to get creative or to make a statement. There’s no better way to feel welcomed into a home than through a beautiful front door and entryway. Benjamin Moore’s Home Sweet Home (#1088) is a light, soft hue with faint peach undertones that is perfect for making that warm first impression. I love how it is used here in this welcoming foyer, via Houzz.
June 11th, 2014 — Colors, Concepts, Fashion, Furniture, Lighting, Shopping
Go Overboard! Teal is trending for summer and I can’t get enough. Whether you choose to go bold with a dark accent wall, or to add subtle touches of the color through artwork and table decor, you’re sure to make a statement with your selections. Intimidated by color? Try adding a pop of teal to your nails first! Essie’s “Go Overboard” is the perfect shade to brighten up your summer look and ease you into future color commitments.
Herringbone Tray / Lamp / Agate Bookend / Nail Polish / Plate / Pillow / Print / Chest of Drawers
Benjamin Moore’s Dark Teal (#2053-20) takes jewel tones to another level, introducing richness and warmth to the already vibrant teal. Erin Williamson utilized the color perfectly, transforming a cold Dining Room into cozy Reading Room.
June 5th, 2014 — Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Shopping, Travel
With summer fast-approaching, Lady Gaga’s Gypsy has been inspiring me to embrace my inner free-spirit and hit the road. But as fun as it would be to see the world, the easier option is to bring the world to you. Here are some of my favorite items that can help your bedroom become an oasis that surrounds you with global flare.
headboard / bedding / mirror / floral pillow / oil lamp / antique map / rug / side table / dragon pillow / lantern / hammock
Benjamin Moore’s Gypsy Love (#2085-30) is a raspberry color that adds brightness and a dose of fun to any space. As seen on this Pinterest find, Gypsy Love brings a fresh pop in an antique color.
May 30th, 2014 — Colors, Concepts, Details, Events, Lighting, Mood Board, Shopping
Happy Friday! With all this gorgeous weather, I’ve been giving my deck some extra love. Using that area as another living space doubles my room for entertaining, and provides a lovely environment for weekend relaxation! Here are some inspiring rooftop gardens, and my favorite picks for gardening vessels and accessories. Enjoy!
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Rooftop Garden by Benjamin Moore (#CSP-765) is a dusky, urban green which looks beautiful on the windows of this brick-facade estate by Windsor Companies. The muted green complements the colors of the surrounding garden and the architecture of the home.
May 21st, 2014 — Colors, Events, Fashion, Shopping, Tips, Travel
Festival Season is here! From now until late fall, we have access to a wide variety of amazing music festivals to attend. From local events like Outside Lands and BottleRock Napa in our own backyard, to Lollapalooza in Chicago and Governor’s Ball in New York, there is a festival for wherever you live. As we gear up for these approaching events, I thought I’d share some essential items to make the most of your music-filled day/weekend.
Camera / Sunglasses / Hat / Picnic Blanket / Scarf / Water Bottle / Leather Bootie / Satchel / Hand Wipes
Benjamin Moore’s Festive Orange (#2014-10) is a stimulating hue that is a real attention-grabber. This vibrant orange can be used to give a space a burst of energy. I love the idea of using it as a bold statement piece in an otherwise neutral space, as seen with this Dining Room Buffet from Design Megillah.