Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Red, White or Honeysuckle??

I'm a bit behind schedule with posting my blog, but it is still February, so this is all about the color choices: Red, White or Honeysuckle? Check out Pantone Color Institute's color of the year, 2011: Honeysuckle... This leader of the world's color trends, PCI, has chosen this hue to create a calming effect on the public's psyche after all of the economic challenges that we've seen the past few years. This color is popping up everywhere; from the fashion runways to appliances as well as home decor. I'm also quite sure that a lot of companies are pitching in to raise breast cancer awareness by selecting this color for their products. They'll usually donate a portion of their proceeds to go towards cancer research and/or treatment.

For all of the men reading this; do not be afraid to wear or use pink! It will make you so in style...

I LOVE this dog wallcovering, left photo; it's a bit over-the-top but great for a child's room or "pet room" ;-) Any veterinarians out there??

The "birdcage" light fixture, above photo adds whimsy also to any room in the house. It especially goes well in a four-seasons room or porch.

This chair is a great look for a living room, family room or reading area. I would incorporate it into a contemporary setting, eclectic or traditional. Pair it with a zebra print, a chocolate brown leather piece of furniture or a white flokati rug and you've created a fabulous look!

For those of you who in live in the Chicagoland area, the magazine House Beautiful is hosting a pink chair giveaway from February 26-28. They will be dropping 20 different chairs off in different locations in Chicago. The first to grab them gets to take them home! For additional info, you can read more at I've decided to wait a few months to showcase my newly recovered furniture, as the process takes a bit longer than I had anticipated...stay tuned for some exciting pieces that will be available for purchase.

I'm still blogging for Natural Home magazine. If you didn't have a chance to read my posts, here are links to the past few:



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1 comment:

  1. Hello
    I would love to know where I can buy that pink chair, do you have any idea?
    Thanks so much!