Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Orange Crush

The color orange draws a strong reaction from most people-you usually either love it or hate it. But the right shade of orange is something I often try to incorporate into my rooms. It's associated with things as wide-ranging as those much coveted Hermes boxes to that familiar Home Depot logo. And remember what a stir those thousands of orange flags in Christo's "The Gates" caused? In China and Japan orange is used to symbolize happiness & wealth. But I think that orange is fun & flamboyant and radiates warmth and energy. Here in the shop we figured we'd welcome in fall with a fab orange scheme. That's Benjamin Moore's "Raucous Orange" on the wall in our front window. And how glam does that Ressler Bergere chair look with its lacquered frame and Duralee fabrics? So fabulous we named it our Mick-Jaguar Chair...The perfect mixture of playful-luxury. We really went for the mix-antique pieces like the chest and leather chairs that we're featuring on 1st Dibs on top of a West Elm rug-it all works beautifully together.

Who wouldn't get noticed in these orange peep-toe pumps? Even celebrity chef Mario Batali with his orange crocs draws as much attention for his footwear as he does for his fabulous cuisine.

The genius of this table setting is in its crisp simplicity. The repetition of these orange posies in a sea of white has a strong 'WOW!' factor.

This orange lacquered ornate chest featured at the High Point Furniture Market grabbed the attention of everyone that passed. The finish on this piece was my inspiration for my Mick-Jaguar Chair.
"Orange is the happiest color."-Frank Sinatra

1 comment:

Maria Killam said...

Thank you so much for your comment. I am a huge fan of yours (as you can tell with the many photos on my blog from your website)!!

And I love orange too!