I Spy… Mustard


Top 8- all via pinterest

via House and Home 2011

Had enough??

Lots of people are hatin' on yellow lately but I think this mustard is its own color all together. It's more golden, currey, warm and fuzzy. Makes me want to wrap myself in a wool blanket, start a bonfire, and sleep in the woods. Yup. That mustard just did it to me. The color- not the condiment. 

Have a great weekend!!

I SPY...Shades of Green

I go through color phases every few months. I was in a gray phase,

and now I'm in a green phase. 

I have always loved green (in fact, I'm pretty sure I recommend a touch of it in every home), but lately I have been really into mixing all shades of green...

Green crayons flicker
via flickr 

Green reminds me of the movie Great Expectations with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. Did you ever see it? The movie is visually beautiful- every single scene is alive without romantic shades of green! (to represent envy, ofcourse)

Green looks good on Gwyneth... let's be honest.

A green looks good in these rooms as well...

 Mcalpineboothferrier green 

Purestyle home sofa

Mcalpine ferrier green 

Hg via this is glamorous 

Cheryl tague 

   Picture 1


Veranda patio

House beautiful 

OR maybe I'm just ready for a little green to show up outside...

Marieclaire maison
Is anyone else in a green phase?

(1-3) images via IMBD (4) Mcalpine Booth and Ferrier (5) Lauren's living room from Pure Style Home (6) Mcalpine Booth and Ferrier (7) H&G via this is glamorous (8) Cheryl Tague (9) Bill Ingram (10) via coco kelley (11) via domino (12) via H&G (13) via veranda (14) via House Beautiful (15) via Marie Claire maison

I SPY... Pumpkins

If you haven't gotten your pumpkin yet.... it's time. 

And if you're bored with the usual jack-o-lantern theme here are a few ideas...

Good housekeeping 3
via good housekeeping

Country living pumpkins BHg
fun displays via country living and BHG

Drill holes bhg
drill hole pumpkins, BHG

Glitter pumpkins martha stewart Tracery interiors
**glitter pumpkins** via martha stewart, and tracery interiors

Good housekeeping

Good housekeeping2
pumpkin stripes, and pumpkin candles via good housekeeping

Katy elliot
I saw this alot in New Hampshire, pumpkins over the door. If you have the house to pull it off, DO it! It looks really cute.      via katy elliot

Pumpkin House Numbers! Another great idea. via apartment therapy

Or you could add a little harmless humor to your decor...

Pumpkin-cork_rect540 apt therapy 
via apartment therapy

Pumpkin couple 

And if you have all the time in the world you can try to pull off Martha's pumpkins. (If you do, please send me pictures!)  

Lace patterned pumpkins martha
lace patterned pumpkins, via martha stewart

Martha stewart
 pumpkins as flower pots, via martha

Thorny vines country living
flowery vine pumpkin via country living

Pumpkin tower country living
pumpkin tower via country living

Polka dot pumpkins bhg Patchwork pumpkins
polka dot and patchwork pumpkins via BHG

LAST BUT LEAST $ (and amount of effort)

Pumpkin candle Pumpkin place cards country living 

pumpkin candle and pumpkin placecard, via country living

If these ideas aren't enough you have a REAL problem you can check out martha stewart, better homes & gardens, and country living- I found most of these images on their websites and they include tutorials for each one. Just google the title I gave for each picture and you'll find it.

Happy Carving!


I Spy Gray and Pink*

Color therapy color forecast 2009
color therapy color forecast 2009

One of the bloggers that I (openly) stalk-Marianne at haven and home- did a post yesterday about rooms with bursts of pink- and I loved it. Then it had me thinking about PINK. I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan of pink rooms and I think it's because it's very often paired with blah blah brown. Not to say that it doesn't look good- it can be very tastefully done! But we all know restoration hardware likes to take a color scheme and run with it do victory laps past the finish line with it.


But I might be calling the tea kettle black here---I've been in a gray phase since Day 1 and I can't seem to shake it. So, naturally, my heart skips a beat when I see pink and gray together. Even the words look good next to each other:

pink. gray.

And just to be clear: I'm not talking about the gray that almost turns blue or even purple. I'm talking about a warmer,stone-colored gray. Even verging on hints of green...

One of my favorites- off the top of my head- is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. I just did a client's living room/entry in this color and it is gorgeous. The perfect combination of neutral and gray- definitely agreeable.

I've always wanted to do a nursery in soft gray and pink. I used to carry around this magazine tear-out of a putty gray wall next to a pink stripe roman shade (terrible description). It was so random and had nothing to do with a nursery but it screamed "baby girl's room" to me. It was soothing and beautiful... and I have absolutely no idea where I put it. 

So as soon as Erika at Urban Grace (another blog crush) posted that she was going to re-paint her girl's nursery "Comfort Gray" I thought Bingo.
Although I'm totally assuming that she will be using a little pink to go with it. It's the American way.
Gasl06_soothingbath-724740 domino
via domino
Home sweet home

*the pink/gray combo can be subtle or bold. These days I prefer the more subtle approach... (but I included pictures of both)

Tom scheerer townhouse
the fabulous Tom Scheerer
Decor pad 
image via decorpad

design by kelly wearstler

Katy elliot pink room
image via decorpad
Gray bedroom point click home 
Pink kitchen point click home
above 2 images via pointclickhome
martha stewart living, sept. 05
Elizabeth_Bougainvillea walnut
Apt therapy
Jane-packer-tabletop-southern accents
via Southern Accents, styled by Jane Packer

Peter dunham
peter dunham designs

an Antonia Hutt entry
Bedroom 3-Haymarket Hotel[4]
Haymarket Hotel room via absolutely beautiful things
Romo fabrics 

Soothing colors, don't you think?

I SPY... Lemon and Charcoal

Or just yellow and grey. The above sounded more interesting, right?

Peacock print schumacher      174233 schumacher  
Super paradise print schumacher

Trina Turk's collection for Schumacher- outdoor fabrics! Love them all. 

Paul costello yellow

I love this picture. By the fabulous Paul Costello...

Banana republic mens shirt  Banana republic yellow dress

Men's shirt and yellow dress- both from Banana.

Yellow:gray rug co.
From the Rug Company
Jcrew yellow suitcase
Who wouldn't want to haul around this luggage?? From Jcrew.

Yellow and grey
spotted this image at decor8blog and had to put it in here! The designer is Summer Thornton.

O&L dewberry  O&L papini O&l lucini
Yellow coatrack urban
How cute is this coatrack? Get it at Urban Outfitters.

Houseoftulsa headband
I spotted this awesome headband on coco+kelly, you can get it here from House of Telsa. I want one!
Oldworldweavers lemoncurd
Summery, linen fabric from Old World Weavers.

 Westelm dinnerware with lemon
I told you I spied lemons.

This picture makes me want to be sit by a pool and eat _______ on these fun plates!
*I'm so hungry right now that the thought of choosing only one thing to eat for my imaginary day by the pool seemed like a daunting task. And for it to sound cute and fresh too? Forget about it.

Image and plates from west elm.

Honeycomb saffron gwks trim

I'm obsessed with this honeycomb trim from groundworks by Lee Jofa. Wrap it around the base of an ottoman... 

Or this one, love it too:
Vintage link dovemocha gwks trim
Yellow bedside table houseb
image from House Beautiful

Last But Least $
Cotton lawn flower pin jcrew
Flower pin from Jcrew, $8.50: click here for more info.

Gotta go eat!
xo RH