The New Orleans Saints are back on the field in black and gold glory. Saints fans are hoping for an exciting season of New Orleans Saints football. Black and gold home decor accessories make decorating for Saints football gatherings become fast friends with interiors this time of year, and I do like to show my support for the team colors by decorating with black and gold home decor accessories and design accents.
Stripes, pattern, and pancakes star in this showcase featuring the bold and bright patriotic palette of red, white and blue– the original grand pop of color! What better way to celebrate a standard of style than with red, white and blue home decor and red velvet pancakes.
Section 8 of the United States Flag Code explicitly states the flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. What is permitted by The United States Flag Code is the use of a flag design in fashion, but only if the fashion article is not designed or formed using the actual design of the flag. Wearing an article of clothing that represents the flag is allowed. The wearing of the actual flag is not only disrespectful, it is never allowed.
A romantic tablescape begins with a blank canvas of inspiration and repurposed details. For example, marbled paper in shades of pink becomes a designer table runner. The gold place rose can be easily emulated with gold spray or craft paint and a bouquet of artificial flowers.
Red roses are not the only way to express red hot looks on Valentine’s Day. Nailheads on both the burlap ottoman and the pop of pink trim on the rolled-arm chair put the accent on wow factor accents. One thoughtfully placed book in red jacket perfection, one throw pillow, and one simple glass pitcher win the heart of the space.
Lincrusta embossed wallcoverings master traditional interior design application through the art of subtractive texturing. The effect is achieved by applying water-based paints on embossed wallcoverings. The desired result is achieved by applying red paint to white acrylic primer base coat. Complete effect by dragging and wiping to create cream highlight.
The heart of design is inspiration, and inspiration is everywhere! Valentine’s Day inspired interiors, colors, and accents get to the heart of the design and decorative matter through texture, craftsmanship and design application.
Life often revolves around the color wheel. The influence of color touches lives far beyond pattern, palette, and walls. In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, I find I am more and more amazed at the power of color. It’s no coincidence that color is closely associated with traditional rights of passage and milestones in our lives. The pink or blue of a baby nursery, the religious significance of white baptism robes and christening gowns, graduation caps and gowns in school colors, white and ivory wedding dresses, black tie affairs, golden and silver anniversaries- you get the idea.
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Emilie Parker, Josephine “Joey” Gay, Grace McDonnell, and Victoria Soto share obvious and tragic circumstances, but choosing to define their memories by those circumstances is not fair to the lives they lead. I am so struck by one particular detail, a shared commonality lovingly revealed and colorfully expressed. We’ve learned how color defined their individuality and its impact in each of their lives, memorials, and funerals. Josephine loved all things purple, Emilie the color pink, Grace claimed both as her favorites, and Victoria adored the color green.
Big sister Emilie Parker nurtured way far beyond her young years. Comfort came to those who remembered her caring qualities by a simple and colorful request- to wear the color pink, Emilie’s favorite, in a united show of love and remembrance of the little girl who loved pink.
Grace McDonnell’s mother talks of Grace’s love of peace signs and the colors pink and purple. Her mother shared with Anderson Cooper how the family took part in a very colorful, deeply personal, comforting, and fitting tribute to Grace. Grace colored the world with her artwork so full of vivid colors, wise subjects, and touching sentiments. Color was not absent from her world, and her parents made sure it would never be via Sharpies and color filled tributes.
Victoria Soto simply adored the color green and pink flamingos. That revelation crosses my mind when I source, select, and admire the color green. Green has a calming quality and is said to represent safety. From what we now know, Victoria Soto died offering to the best of her ability the qualities of her favorite color.
Isn’t it beautiful how color is a sweet and strangely comforting testament to the creativity, imagination, and strength of Grace, Victoria, Josephine, and Emilie. Color gives hope through the green and white ribbons that stand strong with Sandy Hook and the citizens of Newtown, Connecticut, and unity echoes through music, small voices, and somewhere over the rainbow colors in support of the families and in remembrance of Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Engel, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Anne Marie Murphy, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Benjamin Wheeler, and Allison N. Wyatt.
Blissfully Delicious Recipe Contest Entry And Winner! Vanilla Bread Pudding With Vanilla Sauce
There you have it- the best of 2012 . Thank you all for reading, visiting, subscribing, commenting, tweeting, pinning, sharing, liking, and supporting me and Places In The Home. I know there are gazillions of choices out there in the blogosphere, and I am humbled you take the time to click on mine. 2013 will bring more color, pattern, suggestions, trends, ideas, inspiration, recipes, and home decor news. I’ll be here and I hope you will be too! Dave the Builder and I raise our gorgeous goblets toasting and wishing you happiness, health, family, love, peace, prosperity and friendship throughout the New Year 2013!
The holiday season is in full swing, and there are so many sites and sights to see. This is the time of year when treasures, goodies, ideas, and pretty images flood the day in the best possible way. Holiday inspiration is all around.
When I can’t sleep I don’t count sheep, I try to recall the stores and shops that lined the downtown area from when I was a kid. Do you remember shopping downtown at Christmas time? Santa Claus in his red house with white trimmed windows, Christmas lights and tinsel stars strung from store front to store front, and department stores display windows decked out in holiday finery. Lerner Shops, Bakers, JCPenney, W.T. Grant, S. H. Kress & Co., Rexall, Morgan & Lindsey’s…
Inspiration is a powerful motivator. I’ve been keeping late hours the past few weeks catching up on emails, resources, writing, and supervising the kitchen paint project. Earlier today I didn’t think I would have the energy to write up a post, but here I am at the keyboard.
In order to keep my painter happy the air is turned to artic blast, the coffee is brewing, and the radio dial is set to classic rock. Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal” played this morning and is now stuck in my head. Between that song and the Olympics, the inspiration for this post was born.
Super Copper Tastic Excellent à la Decorocious! That’s one way to sum up the beauty of the copper home decor accessories. The patina, richness and versatility of copper lends a distinctive presence and truly unique color palette choice to interior design accents and home decor accessories. Copper is not only a timeless trend choice, but a gorgeous heavy metal of ever current never outdated mass appeal.
A stroke of antique treasure hunting afforded me the perfect opportunity to own a large double handled solid copper serving bowl. As soon as I unpack it (gotta find it first) from storage it will again grace the kitchen gallery wall.
When it came down to countertop selections for our kitchen remodel I knew the direction I was going in, but how much of my choice to incorporate into the scheme was the question I struggled with. Dave the Builder and I drove to Home Depot and soon the question was answered. We selected copper half round rope metal molding wall tile trim to enhance the tile back splash.
From the kitchen to the front exterior of the house, copper accessories make their presence known. When we moved into our home I accessorized the exterior with copper and copper inspired treated items. I chose treated items for their resistance to weather and time. The copper mailbox, copper address plaque and wall mounted copper garden fountain look as new today as they did when purchased.
The wide range of availability and price points of copper interior and exterior decor items is in our favor. Copper remains an elegant and traditional choice of color and material to enhance any space and complement any taste.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Leviton. All opinions are 100% mine.
Home decor revolves around the desire to create a look with style and function in mind. When function meets style without compromise, decor synergy exists. Small changes and “freshen ups” through color, accents and accessories breathe new life into your decor, maintains affordability and in most cases is instantly recognizable.
I have focused attention on both my bathroom remodel and the upcoming master bedroom and bathroom remodel. Paint colors, wallcoverings, and fabrics set the look but accessories pull it together. Traditional switches, wall plates and dimmers have their place, but when decorative lagniappe ~ that little something extra~ would better suit the space and perfectly bring it all together, a choice is now available.
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The Renu color palette offers trend appropriate color choices for today’s traditional, modern and classic tastes. Replacing the traditional electrical hardware in my bathroom with Renuswitches , wall plates and dimmers in tranquil Sea Spray is the all important gorgeous pop of color needed to further accent the wall covering, wall tile and marble countertop. Whispering Wheat is under consideration for the soon to be under construction master bathroom.
A major decorative impact for minimum costs, attractive color choices and easy installation shed new light on any home decor situation.
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