Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 was announced yesterday - Radiant Orchid
OK, we all know purple is not my favorite color. However, in small doses I think it can be fun. Here are a few fabrics with Radiant Orchid inspiration - just to get you thinking!
Saw this amazing image taken by photographer Gunnar Larson. He and his wife welcomed a new baby into their 400 square foot NYC home this past Spring. Yelp. I said 400 square feet. Talk about a challenge, but I love how they managed to pull it off. Go to Gunnar's website to see more of this amazing inclusion.
I'm totally crushing on this fabric at the moment by Carleton V Ltd.
It comes in two colorways and has a crazy huge repeat of 58 inches. So, you could use it to make some incredible draperies or pillows each with it's own completely different look! Must work this into a design soon!
In the November/December issue of Veranda, there is a villa in Los Angeles featuring the handy work of interior designer Daniel Cuevas. One of the images blew me away . . .
This art installation is 144 small graphic images in simple frames. Each row of frames is sitting on a long shelf painted out the wall color. For those that have worked with me you know how I love a grouping! I could stare at this one for hours. The artist is Allan McCollum. So many ways to make this happen in a space - just love it.
We are having some very balmy weather here in Birmingham, but based on the forecast the chilly temps are coming our way soon. I made this amazingly healthy stew a couple of weeks ago and the entire family had seconds (that speaks volumes with my picky crowd). My plan is to make again this weekend.
The version I made called for fresh basil and rosemary instead of the cilantro, but this one sounds delicious too! It's also super easy to make and quick which is what I need with all the crazy errands on my list this time of year! Enjoy your weekend. M.