Monday, June 11, 2012

Turquoise Obsessed

With my husband Jim at a summer soiree in a vintage kimono inspired jacket.

Being known as a lover of color, I'm often asked to name my favorite hue. And while I'm a true believer that we all have a color story that speaks through us, choosing an absolute fave for ME would be nearly impossible. With that said, there are a few shades I come back to over and over again, turquoise being one of them. It's such a versatile color - it can be happy and bright in a living room, chic and serene in a dressing room and cutting edge in a kitchen. Here are a few of my favorite spaces - some of them from my very own home.

Painted Pretty: Turquoise is a fabulous paint color for almost any room!

This could be a woman's salon, dressing room or home office.The stenciled turquoise wall paired with the black and white photo gallery make this chinoiserie look hip and modern.


This Tiffany blue hue is a timeless classic and creates an exquisite backdrop for this amazing red chair!


An unexpected color combination, the turquoise wall is a very distinct backdrop for this raspberry and white toile day bed. (I also love the faux bamboo tole chandelier and silhouette pillows!)
 
Designer: MassuccoWarner Miller

I painted my living room this incredible blue - Benjamin Moore’s Seaside Resort. The same hue accents my dining room shelf unit; I love carrying a color throughout a home.







This highgloss painted kitchen is rich and sexy – who wouldn’t want to hang out in here!

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Bold Accents: Pillows, window treatments, art and lighting are just the beginning when it comes to incorporating turquoise in your home. 

In the June issue of House Beautiful, I designed a bedroom with turquoise damask curtains and leopard print roman shades using fabric from my Duralee collection.

 

One of the easiest way to freshen a room is to change the accent pillows. The pop of turquoise against the chocolate sofa makes my den come alive. I still love how it looks!
 

 A vibrant painting by Jasmina Danowski.



 A modern and reflective screen.


A twist on a traditional chandelier.


A painting, pillow and vase add a splash to my sun porch. Of course my favorite accents  in this photo,  featured in a spread in Family Circle Magazine this month, are my children, Emma and Luke!




4 comments:

Amy Callanan said...

in the family circle spread where is the lattice wallpaper from in the dining area

Tausha Marie said...

I absolutely love your obsession with turquoise. You have inspired me and I am now painting our front room (which I will be using as a dance studio) turquoise and accenting with pink and green in the bay window with pillows and a valance.

Muhammad Zahid Iqbal said...

I love how it looks! very graceful and awesome. research paper

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