Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tickled Pink

Pantone has announced Honeysuckle Pink 
18-2120 as 2011 Color of the Year. The color is light and 
uplifting and looks fabulous anywhere in the home. 
Be daring with a statement piece of furniture in the 
living room or bedroom. We love this bold couch
by Ann Mashburn (Pictured Right). If bold color isn’t 
your style, try adding a few hints of the hue 
with an accent pillow, hand towel or other home 

John Robshaw Pillow 
Pottery Barn Shower Curtain 

                               Missoni Home Throw                                     Vera Bradley Hand Towels

This year’s color goes nicely with just about any color in the spectrum. Play it safe and pair the color with neutrals or go bold and mix with other fun hues like orange, blue, and green. Honeysuckle pink is the color to turn your tired interiors into instant spaces of welcome and charm. Check out some more of our favorite finds in the season’s hottest color: 

Left to Right: Serena and Lily Pillow and Paint Color in "Punch",  Anthropologie Framed Art and Mini Colander 
Text: Liz Bingham 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Luck of the Irish

Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday and an excuse to throw a festive party!  Since this holiday only happens once a year, there’s no need to go buy themed flatware and leprechaun decorations.  With these ideas you can decorate your house for St. Patty’s Day without breaking the bank!

1. Sprinkle shamrock confetti or metallic garlands in a hurricane vase (or any other glass vase with a wide mouth) and place a green candle inside for a glowing centerpiece. 

Max Hurricane Vase and Echo Verde Candle
2. Purchase several packs of plastic gold coins, available at most dollar or craft stores, to scatter around the mantle or table for extra glitz.

Gold Milk Chocolate Coins www.candywarehouse.com
3. Cut shamrock garlands in 5” sections or use green ribbon to wrap around wine glasses, making simple stemware fun and festive.
Source: www.favecrafts.com/St-Patricks-Day/
Go to website for template 
4. Create delicate napkin holders by tying twine or ribbon around your napkin rolls and embellish with an artificial, or real if you can find one, four leaf clover. 
Source: bhg.com/holidays/st-patricks-day
5. Give the gift of luck!  Purchase bags of oxalis seeds, more commonly known as shamrocks, from your local nursery and send your friends home with a gift that keeps giving.  Write your guests’ names on them in green pen and they can double as a place card!

Lucky Gold Shamrocks
6. Create a beautiful mantle with shamrock garland made from wire & construction paper. You can also use dried flowers, green vases and other found items around your house. If you want to go the extra mile, print out the Irish Blessing, frame it and place it where it will be seen by your guests during dinner. 

Source: hoosierhomemade.com

Text: Amanda Harris