Category Archives: Color

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Katie Lee Joel’s Townhouse

La Dolce Vita did a post on ‘this or that‘ a while ago and featured Katie Lee Joel’s west village town house – and I recently bought a set of mint colored chairs and they also remind me of this spread – so I haven’t been able to get the color scheme out of my head.

Her house is so airy and pretty – chocolaty browns, peony pinks, deep turquoise, bright indigo, muted greens & rusty oranges all set against soft creams and marble grays.

Sampled color blocks are how I often start to work out color schemes in my graphic design projects – so I thought I would use them to illustrate the soft color palette that is inspiring me right now.


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Fabric Possibilities For My Chairs…

I realize that all my posts have been ‘help me decide’ lately – but I have been making so many decisions and processing so many projects that looking at inspiration photos seems, well, uninspiring. I am looking for some fabric to make cushions for my Chinoiserie chairs and below is a collection of really lovely and fun fabric choices that are all available for under 20 dollars per yard (some are 50% off at joannfabrics.com right now).

I thought you guys out there in the blogosphere might enjoy them – also to be fair some of these fabrics are not upholstery material – but I thought I would include them anyways as I am considering making some throw pillows as well…. And if you have any recommendations for me in the process – you know I love them!

GREEN




Sanibel in Apple Green


Kimino Olive White Slub


Python Tendril Green Daffney


Essence in Spa


Essence in Leaf


Coral Cascade in Lime


Essence in Citrine


Ginseng Pine Celery



Tunisa Chartreuse


Daisy Chain Natural Daisy Bouquet


Palm Beach


Snow Flower Aqua Snow Geo


Daisy Chain Kiwi Mosaic


Monaco Green Fern


Deer Valley Azure Lodge Lattice


Positano Moss


Lanterns


Tunisia Chartreuse



Tazo Texture Chartruse

BLACK


Snow Flower Black Snow Geo


Flights Of Fancy


Carrie Espresso White


Canopy Black Linen


Carrie Black White


Accord Black


Tunisa Black White


Black & White Abstract


Black /White Peach Skin


Navy Blue White Shirting


Squares


Chippendale fretwork



Natural Elegance II Bassett Hall Onyx


The Garden lattice Onyx


Lovely Lattice in Caviar


Black Duck Ticking


Canopy Black


Wildthing Oynx


Chevron Black


Ivory / Black Double Knit

YELLOW


Summer Soiree Chevron


Summer Soiree Animal Party


Deer Valley Goldenrod Lodge Lattice


Yellow Duck Ticking


Flights of Fancy


Key West


Floored Sandstone

PINK


Midwest Modern – Honeycomb


Flights Of Fancy


Daisy Chain Grey Daisy

RED


Carrie Lipstick



Traditions Lipstick Red Linen


Canopy Lipstick


Tunisa Lipstick


Large Peony Floral Red


Geranium Floral Ivory


Criss Cross in Cardinal


Coral Cascade in Petal


Madison Lipstick Linen



Floral Lipstick Red Chocolate



Pinking Flower Red


Lodge Lattice Peony


Noveau Bouquet Gold


Avery Texture Tabasco

BLUE



Acree Hvy Basket Lapis



Criss Cross in Navy



Cadence Thai Blue



Blue Duck Ticking


Silhouette


Navy/White Batik


Curly-Q Spring


Adriana Capri Indoor Outdoor

BROWN


Harmonics Essence in Sunset


IO Cheetah Natural


Giraffe Java Natural


Key West Chocolate


Diamante


Luke


Cheetah Print Earth



Theorique Chocolat

GRAY


Baldwin – Wisteria


Sudan Sage


August fields Sunrise Grey

MULTI LUSH CHINTZ


Tree Peony HAR Scarlett


Hazelmere 25217 Sage


Dorset Multi



Aria ML Coral


Carone Chestnut



Trieste Watermelon



Lyndora Cr Multi


Serifina Summer


South Hampton – Berry

MULTI EXOTIC


Rosalinda


Harmonics Harmony Sunset


Suzani Jewel


Maldives Lapis


Pheasant Floral


Yellow Floral Linen Look Shirting


Cream Floral Print Linen


Matisse Sprays Apple Green

MULTI OTHER


White Multi Twill


Black Multi Lawn


Sophia Orange


White Stripe Sateen

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Blue or Red?


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My Chairs

I have Chinoiserie Chippendale faux bamboo chairs that I bought at my favorite junk shop – and although they were originally green I am considering either a hot orange-y red or a royal blue, or maybe a light pink shell. Opinions? I am hoping to use oil paint (I find the finish more even and durable)- Does anyone know where to get oil paint in great colors? I usually mix RustOleum paints to get my own colors, which has led to uneven results – does anyone have a better source?

Sorry about the long absence – late June and early July were busy for me :)

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Black white and read all over


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I also started to read this book ( a little summer treat for my self)

and this one

Did you know you can buy used books on amazon? the prices are amazing (sometimes on 79 cents for a book (although there is still 3.99 shipping). But when you do you are often supporting a lot of small used bookstore businesses. That is how our neighborhood bookstore (in our tiny town) is able to stay open here because they do so much business over Amazon :D. Not to mention the total luxury of getting a book you want to read sent to your house for only 5 dollars.