Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Greenery at the Holidays

Pantone recently announced Greenery as the Color of the Year 2017.

A verdant yellow-green shade, greenery is a vibrant and fresh color as pleasing as it is refreshing.

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I couldn’t help but to make an immediate Christmas connection between trend the tree decorating and the selection of greenery as the Pantone Color of the Year 2017.

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Better Homes and Gardens

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Color and pattern checks in for festive greenery complement throughout the holiday season.

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Snow White Amaryllis

Greenery at the holidays.

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Limoges Porcelain Soup Tureen France 20th Century

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If you follow my Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista Pinterest board, you’ll note a fascination with antiques and vintage porcelain.

A vintage porcelain soup tureen doubles beautifully as a vase for fresh flowers, becoming a new traditional part of traditional holiday decorating.

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Southern Living

‘Tis the season for dressing up for a night out on the town.

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Aimeiya Fashion Magazine Perfume Bottle Evening Hand Bag 

Strike a chord of holiday cozy by spending a winter night in or outdoors by a warming fire.

absinthe-match-strikerFrench Absinthe Porcelain Match Strker

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Green & Gold Luana Capiz Square Candle Holder

Louisiana fa la la la la, la la la lagniappe.

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Unique finds make the best stocking stuffers.

This vintage glass desk prism is not only an excellent conversation piece, but an on-trend color of the year 2017 gift for the lover of all things vintage on your holiday gift list.

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Care for a spot of holiday high tea in high greenery style?

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That Old Black Magic Has Me In Its Stylish Spell: Stylish Black Interiors

That old black magic has me in its stylish spell.  Leave it to the vocal stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith on “That Old Black Magic” and the ever classic Blackglama campaigns to give me a Halloween appropriate idea for this stylish black interiors design and decorating topic of conversation post.

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In regards to interior design and decorating elements, I often borrow from the genius of Blackglama and the question that rhetorically asks, “What Becomes a Legend Most?”  Stylish black interiors definitively ask and answer the question, what becomes a classic most?

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The Design Daredevil

The color black instantly adds an air of drama to the space.  Depth and tone mesmerize and entice the eye.

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Drama comes home in a most elegant way through the presence of stylish black interiors.

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An impressive aesthetic opens the door to details of spellbinding proportions.

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Stylish black interiors make an unequivocal statement of distinction.

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Fall Afternoon Color Crush

You may be asking yourself one or more of the following questions in regards to a fall afternoon color crush:

What is this fall afternoon color crush you speak about?

Another fall related post?

How much can one person possibly gush about fall?

When will the subject of fall 2016 fade from the pages of Places In The Home?

What is so special about and why all the fuss over and fascination with a fall afternoon color crush?

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An unabashed expression of admiration for an awe inspiring color palette seen only for a very short season, but thoroughly appreciated on this fall afternoon.

Yes.

The beauty of fall knows no bounds.

Until the Places In The Home There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays series begins sometime around the first of November or my fall afternoon color crush cup runneth over, whichever comes first.

Inspiration is everywhere.

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When the splendor of the season inspires, a fall afternoon color crush ensues.

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“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

Mae West

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“I see
the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun,
and brilliant shades of crimson
glowing when a day is done.”

Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott

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“…I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Traditional Home, Southern Living, One Kings Lane, Online Fabric Store, The Huffington Post, What2Cook, Country Living

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Making A Bold and Beautiful Statement: Bold Home Decor

Making a bold statement with bold and beautiful home decor and the bold, color wheel wow and oh so beautiful decor accessories drenched in bold home decor color is a bold move in the right and decoratively daring direction.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Katie Charlotte Fiedler

Steven Gambrel

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If you have been considering going for the bold and the beautiful, but have yet to test the waters, there’s no time like the present.

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My Domaine

Taking an all in approach to bold home decor produces bold results.

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Bold home decor statements in bold and living color are alive and done very well in New Orleans style as illustrated page after unique page in Valorie Hart’s book, House Proud: Unique Home Design/Louisiana.  

There’s no place quite like New Orleans, and Ms. Hart recognizes and features the interior design and decorating so expressly unique to New Orleans.

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Another stunning feature from the pages of Elle Decor further makes the point.  New Orleans based artist Ashley Longshore’s studio is a gallery of bold expression.

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Bold color incorporation on a grand scale boldly colors the world of some, where as a gradual color progression better sets the tone for others.

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Rather experimenting on a small scale or full-on bold color saturation, working with bold home decor colors may be easier to do in baby steps for the decor timid or undecided.

The shallow end of the bold home decor color pool is a great place to begin.

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Fabulously funky, extravagantly elegant and guaranteed to produce a bold reaction, try coloring your world and space with one focal point piece.

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Lisa Mende Design – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Go bold and go home, Dorothy!

There’s no place like it.

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From floor to ceiling, a brilliant contrast created through bold color, pattern and texture combined with distinctive accents and home decor accessories notes a truly unique design and decor visual experience.

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Floor to walls to ceiling-

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 “Fiori Di Como” by artist Dale Chihuly in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

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Cherita Modern Bold Geometric Blue/Green Area Rug

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Amanda Nisbet

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Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors

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DecorPad

Bold color combinations and pattern selections capture the modern twists and turns of today’s tastes, yet stay true to the core appeal of classic designs.

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Southern Living

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Pinterest

Neutral walls more of what you have in mind for the space?  Introduce bold home decor to the space through spot accessories.

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Subtle boldness is not a firm contradiction of terms, but more a design approach to keep in mind.

This example beautifully illustrates the role color plays in bold home decor accessories servings as both focal point and integral color infusion.

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Kirsten Kelli

Traditional styles mixed with bold color choices strike a palette balance and speaks to the unique personality of the space.

Take your look boldly where no look has gone before.

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Family style time in the home of fashion designer Kim Bachmann as featured on One Kings Lane

Revisiting and refreshing vintage posts is the norm for most bloggers in these slow and easy summer months.

Readers utilize every moment of these summer long days and outdoor living nights to get the most out of their summer season, and I totally respect that.

While I hope these new reads and range of topics keeps us engaged during the summer, I also hope you will enjoy the updated posts as well.

Garden Home Decor Colors

Every now and then it is necessary to perform housekeeping and updating to clear the cobwebs away from older posts, revivify information and renew resources.

Garden home decor colors is one of those times and one of those posts.

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We gather inspiration from the color palette of nature and company.

Funny how the colors of what grows in the garden inspires from the garden home decor colors.

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Farmers Market, Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Eggplant or Aubergine takes its place on the color wheel in visually impressive fashion.

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Aubergine commands full focal point attention.

This particular shade of purple is no shrinking violet.

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Photo by Emily Gilbert Photography; interior by The Brooklyn Home Company.  As Featured by One Kings Lane

Robust.

Confident.

Vibrant.

Palette Potent.

Eggplant or aubergine brings the hue you calling gorgeous drama to a space.

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Rachel Volpone 

Buttery French Yellow #e6b70f

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Pattern

Pattern makes a compelling argument for the beauty that lies within in the it’s all in the details details.

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I do believe a color combination post featuring the swoon worthy color combination of buttery French yellow and luxurious creamy dreamy not quite white is in the immediate future of Places In The Home.

Simply gorgeous!

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 Color

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Tomato Red #9d0104

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There is something so summer about the variety of colors associated with fresh from the garden tomatoes.

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From the garden to the table to the perfect color choice of a decorative home accessory, garden home decor colors inspire.

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Love the pop of garden bold colors paired with a Places In The Home house favorite- the ever so chic choice of leopard print accents.

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Anthropologie Matte Velvet Curtain

 Cucumber Recipes

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Striking color combinations in fresh from the garden home decor colors make an anything but garden variety statement.

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Summer home decor updates in from the garden home decor colors are naturally influenced by the seasonal palette influenced by the deep, rich, bright and vibrant shades represented at the farmers market.

It’s a growing trend!

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A Most Fetching Friday

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adjective: fetching

attractive.

synonyms: attractive, appealing, sweet, pretty, good-looking, lovely, delightful, charming, prepossessing, captivating, enchanting, irresistible

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.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Top of the Pops of Color: A Color Review

With all things holiday and the year 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.

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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 this year.

Blue, Brown and Aqua Color Palette

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What Works For You Is What Works

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Flawless Gray Areas: Inspiring Gray Rooms

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St. Patrick’s Day Decor Favorites In Gorgeous Shades of Erin go Bragh Green

Julianne-MooreJulianne Moore in Gucci as featured in Harper’s Bazaar ~ photographed by Camilla Akrans

Louisiana Gulf Coastal Style

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Who’s Ready For Summer?

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Inspired Ideas Floating Around

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Benjamin Moore Color Of The Year 2016 Simply White

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Combining Classic Elegance With Modern Chic: The Color Palette Jackpot

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark Interiors

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Pantone Color of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz and Serenity

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Combining Classic Elegance With Modern Chic: The Color Palette Jackpot

Last week I featured the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year.  Let’s keep the color palette conversation going, shall we?

Many decorating moons ago, the color wheel of decorating fortune landed on the color palette jackpot.

Jackpot of inspiration, that is.

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The decorating jackpot was, in fact, a realization which forever changed my way of thinking and decorating.

Combining classic elegance with modern chic in the places and spaces of the houses Dave the Builder and I were flipping met with the delight of the real estate buying public.

That is one test, if passed, that will validate the design and decorating choices you are making.

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Transitional or traditional with a modern twist offers the best of both decorating style worlds.

I quickly discovered transitional colors play well with traditional styles and the traditional fall color palette.

Don’t get me wrong, I am totally on design board with the classic warm tones and colors generally associated with the fall color palette, but at the same time I don’t strictly adhere to the if it isn’t broke don’t fix it rule of thumb.

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Thumbing through fan decks, color chips and shelter magazines for color inspiration connected the dots between color as an accent and color as the focal point.

I believe we can all agree color anchors, emphasizes, enlivens and transforms a space.

For those times when a space calls for a powerhouse pop of color, may I present a collection of transitional colors or your decorating consideration.

fall-vivid-colorsTraditional Home  ~ Paint Colors Upon Request

Common, expected and (dare I say it) traditional choices can be a “safe” decorating choice, but at the same time a boring choice. I recently saw the image below and attached quote from Isaac Mizrahi on House Beautiful’s Facebook page.

I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Mizrahi if by tasteful he means boring.

“I’m all about exuberance. We only have one short life to live, and we shouldn’t waste it being tasteful.”

Isaac Mizrahi

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Try implementing an uncommon color choice into an otherwise common color situation.

Take a chance, folks.

Trying new things is what puts the fresh and fun in decorating.

fall-interior-paint-colors-antiquesOne Kings Lane ~ Paint Colors Upon Request

Let’s look at a around our house favorite, decorating with antiques.  When it comes to decorating with period antique pieces and the selection of complementing or even contrasting decorative accessories, my advice is to think outside of the crayon color box.  Neutral, schmeutral- pop the color to it.

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Vivid, strong and brilliant transitional colors emphasize and heighten the rich color pigments found in rosewood, mahogany, oak and walnut woods.

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Color is and always will be an integral component to tying the total look of the space together.

I call it hitting the color palette jackpot.

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