As we stroll into fall, my color preferences often lean towards the more robust shades. I like to feature the colors in accessories, leaving me the option to replace them at a whim. My walls and main pieces of furniture are more neutral.
I am an aqua girl (way before this "year of turquoise"), so I fell in love with this great tile mask at first sight. It is from the Teotihuacan archaeological site in Mexico, c.450.
Just beautiful! The orange complements it nicely.
I thought that this was a lovely melange of colors.
Back to that aqua family- you cannot go wrong with turquoise accented with gold in a refined damask pattern.This is Designers Guild's Almaviva Turquoise fabric.
The chair's luscious red velvet fabric and gold frame are striking against the raw concrete, gray walls. They set each other off.
The concrete walls (with hints of blue in them) also make a nice foil to the blue plaster walls. I have seen these walls used in a few advertisements. I assume it must be a rental location.
I had a client present me with a photo of a rug which she used as an inspiration starting point for her library. The blue and olive colors are almost a neutral- neither feminine or masculine. But they sure look good together.
Marais from Niba Rugs
Here is the finish I came up with- a custom colored, blue metallic plaster done in a raw silk texture background and a damask pattern with a custom olive plaster. What do you think? Did I interpret it close enough? I love the challenge of figuring out the steps to a finish and the more inspiration photos you can present your designer or painter with, the better.
A similar colorway is used in this classic urn.
One really cannot compete with Mother Nature's color combinations. We picked these flowers on Tuesday to use in floral arrangements. Dahlias, buddleia and one white with pink geranium stem for good measure; yes, you can use geraniums in a vase of flowers as long as the stems are conditioned.