What color should be seen Where our fathers’ homes have been But their own immortal Green? ~ Author Unknown
It is believed the color first associated with St. Patrick was a shade of light blue. The color connection between the St. Patrick’s Day and the color green dates back to the 17th c to what some perceive as an association to the lush landscape of the Emerald Isle.
Social networking is an integral tool of the blogging trade. Those in the social media know advise selecting two to three social platforms to focus on to perfect your social media presence and contributions. I went with the big 3 in the blogging world conference- Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I usually am so good at following sage advice, but in the instance of Instagram an exception is being made. More viewer than posting participant, I must admit I am late to the Instagram photos party, but better late than never. Instagram photos take the eye on a visual journey one scroll at a time. Places In The Home is first and foremost a design show and tell, and I can tell you these beautiful scroll Instagram photos are show and share worthy.
Discovering the overnight temps will be in the low 50s throughout much of the week mixed and mingled with the excitement over the home decor fall finds currently catching my eye is a big fall finds deal.
One may even say reason enough to get their it’s fall y’all prep and pretty groove on.
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The snap, crackle and pop of fall color naturally evokes a session of seasonal match game. We associate texture and pattern-fabrics and fibers rich in warmth and coziness with fall decorating and feathering essentials.
Nature is the ultimate tastemaker- a stunning source of inspiration. I’m calling this Twig Accent Table by Three Handsthe fall finds deal of the day. Available at Gilt.com, this spot accent table is $39. There is only one(1) available and is a final sale and non-returnable item.
A new season means new home decor accessories, seasonal decorating updates and a totally new and refreshed blog theme. The Places In The Home Gotta Have It List spring home decor accessories edition is here to get the refresh and update ball rolling.
First up on the list is a home decor accessory considered a quintessential gotta have-must have for the southern, Gulf Coast and Floridian home. We do love and revere these elegant pink feathered creatures.
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Color, pattern and texture pairs well with the the best outdoor living spring into summer style has to offer.
Style on the beach~
The Leopard Lady Beach Towel from our favorite maxxinista haute haunt, T. J. Maxx delivers big returns on life’s a beach fun and style. The price is right and the look is spring into summer fun.
Sunny, Spring Sunday Afternoons ~
We interrupt this sunny spring Sunday afternoons train of thought in the name of Louisiana travel and tourism transparency. Never let it be said that this native Louisianian is less than honest about Louisiana humidity and the hot as Hades havoc it plays with our unsuspecting visitors. The summertime humidity levels down Louisiana and Gulf Coast way ain’t for the faint at heart. Oppressive puts it mildly.
Ah, but spring is a most delightful time of year to visit our fair state. The sights, seasonings and strolls pair well with a sunny spring Sunday afternoon tailor-made for festivals, food and finds of the antiques, vintage and spring home decor accessories kind.
Mixing, matching and marveling at the new season of home decor accessories remains my top suggestion for an instant seasonal update. What spring home decor accessories do you have in mind for your gotta have it list?
I thought I would bring back my A Most Fetching Friday series for the spring and summer season. Today’s spring and summer fetching Friday kicks off the series with a collection of images drenched in color and seasonal decorating inspiration.
This brilliant blue-green color was extremely popular in the mid-1800s. Because it was cheap to manufacture, it was not only used as an artist paint, but as a household paint and was widely used for patterned wallpaper. Unfortunately, the paint was made with poisonous arsenic. This made damp rooms, where the arsenic would be turned into a gas by the mod living in the wallpaper paste, a death trap. Napoleon’s death in exile on St. Helena was possibly hastened by his exposure to the Emerald green wallpaper in his favorite room.
Pristine. Classic. Fresh. Timeless. Color trend with traction. It seems the love affair between kitchen design and decorating and the very right of the white kitchen (or nearly all-white kitchen) is going stronger than ever.
Knock It Out of the Tuxedo Park Perfect! Elle Decor
Immersed in natural light from floor to ceiling, the kitchen in this historic Livingston, New York, home features antique architectural elements. The kitchen cabinets are fashioned from antique windows, and the well placed pendant lights, center island lantern and black and white tile flooring only serves to further enhance the predominately white color palette. Unpretentious in design, this white hot kitchen is farmhouse fabulous on steroids.
Highlighting the effectiveness of natural light coupled with distinctive Louisiana architectural elements, this kitchen-dining space combination becomes the design feature of this custom home from award winning St. Tammany, Louisiana Highland Homes. The rich natural accent colors present in the decorative wood beams and flooring play well to the white countertops, striking center island chandelier, kitchen cabinetry and custom range hood.
I’ve looked at well over sixty pictures for this post, and this one from Apartment Therapy never fails to impress. I love the clean lines and distinctive design. The theory of less is more applies here.
Size does matter, but it is not always the design feature afforded the space. The kitchen in this New York studio apartment demonstrates how proper design can result in optimization of space and function. Big or small, that is the desired design result of today’s working kitchen. The custom cabinetry is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Dove Wing.
The white kitchen (or nearly all-white kitchen) is still going strong. Does the clean, fresh, crisp and pristine look of the very right of the white kitchen (or nearly all-white kitchen) continue to appeal to your design and decor taste?
Hello there. With all things holiday and the last week of 2015 coming to a close, I thought I would check in with a year-end color review post. Color is an instant way to infuse a space with inspirational drama, serene appeal and the decorative oomph.
Light, bright, soft, dark, neutral, complementing, accent or focal- color takes the pulse of a space with the stroke of a brush and decorating genius. Let’s color review the top of the pops of color schemes, palettes and combinations that colored our world in 2015.
Although black is not the only dark color choice associated with dark interiors, it does seem to be the basis for dramatic back in black magic. Black is the new black- a perennial color classic and decorating color essential. What oomph the perfect little black dress lends to a fashionista’s wardrobe, a space dressed from floor-to-ceiling in the color black speaks to a decorista’s personal interior design and decorating style.