Monday, January 4, 2010

Bright Colors!

Happy New Year! Thought I'd start things for 2010 off bright and happy. This post is a bit of a deviation from what I normally am drawn to design-wise but after a wonderful chat with my lovely sister-in-law from Iowa; she inspired me to pump up the color a bit! She is currently in the process of remodeling a turn-of-the-century house out on the prairie. Despite the long, cold winters in Iowa, they love bright Caribbean-inspired decor. This burst of sunshine is for all of you who have a bit of Puerto Rican running through your Scandinavian veins. :)

Above: I think I heard a mention that new plates were needed on the Iowa Prairie...this new Lemongrass color from Fiestaware paired with deep plumb would be just lovely!

Beautiful and bright!

All the pink could be a bit much for the hubby; but the girls sure would love it!

Bold staircase and fun textiles!

I love the dark wall paired with the bright patchwork; almost gives it a gypsy feel! So pretty!


Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

I love the dishes! And I love the bold walls with the patterned furniture! THAT is exactly what I was looking for! The pink / multicolored kitchen was, um, gaudy at best, but I could totally see myself living in that environment and loving it for a little while! And, the die for!!!!! Thanks for the blog! It made my night!

Megan said...

Ooh - the dark wall is gorgeous! Gotta have a lot of light to pull that off, though, or else you'd feel like you lived in a cave!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Bright colours are perfect for the new year. So refreshing!