Inspiring Interiors: Orange

Orange in interiors is very a-peeling to me right now. In fact, I hope my love for orange will nav-el end! Orange you glad that I have some inspiring images for you to get juiced for the weekend?! With any luck we’ll all be Sunkissed come monday! Now to find a pulp-y beach read…

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What’ll it be?! One Sofa Styled 4 Ways

This hot weather has got me craving a change in the ol’ pillow lineup. Only hitch? I have a grey slubby woven sofa. Not that grey woven is totally disgusting and that I have to hang on to it for another 30 years for it to become tolerable again, like, say, avocado was to 1995, but grey sofas have totally become over saturated, in my humble opinion. Name me one big box store you can’t find one of those bad boys ready made for ya!  I do still like our sofa’s styling with it’s midcentury, classic shape, walnut tapered lags, some sweet piping and button tufting. Dare I say I was on the cutting edge of the grey sofa trend, if you can call it that, custom making mine 3.5 years ago? Mmm probably not. In hindsight I would have liked to do black, white, natural leather, pink, green, orange, yellow or blue. (I think I’ve gone through my ROYGBIV? Ok, so not violet. Or red.) Anyways, I had hard time feeling right on with our pillow situation for a while. Something looks off with bright white backgrounded things and some colors just look nasty on grey. So, how to make this work? By adding a hint of grey to the mix (or black and white to read as grey). Yes, these combos would probably be that much cooler if they were on a white or colored sofa, but I figured there were other ladies (and gentlemen) out there with the same grey dilemma, and they might be able to get by with a little help from this friend?! You’ll be happy to know some of them are a real steal! So pick a refreshment and shake up your pillow style! Maybe there is life for the grey sofa after all!

Sofa / Greyhound: Coral Pillows, Light Pink and Gold Pillows, Hexagon Lumbar Pillow /Mojito: Citron Geo Link Pillows, Yellow Pillows, Love Lumbar, Lemon-Lime Throw, Aqua Spectrum Throw / Champagne Cocktail: Le Zebre Pillows, Hotel Monaco Animal Pink Pillows, Aqua Diamond Weave Pillows, First Lady Pillow / Hard Lemonade: Dwell Studio Zebra Pillows, Hot Pink Pom Pom Pillows, Yellow Lola Pillow, Bright Pink Mohair Throw


Groovy Girls Room

I had so much fun designing this room for two spunky post-college girls that are getting thrifty and sharing a space! They wanted something funky and fresh while keeping the existing aqua wall color. To tie together this palate of aqua, orange & pink I chose one of my favorite fabrics from my recent obsession, Spoonflower, to make into Euro shams. Isn’t that pattern incredible?! The Nate Berkus Crosshatch Sheets are rocking my world, as are the partially nude dudes…I think these gals are old enough to handle some tighty whiteys, right?


Eyeball Sconces / Hunky Man Print Front / Hunky Man Print BackOrange Op Art Print / Metallic and Aqua Lamp / Table / Floral Fabric / Crosshatch Sheets / Orange Pillow / White Duvet / Sheepskin Rug / Basketweave Throw 

The best part? The total cost for each girl is about $275 plus an art board and a $25 Ribba frame to DIY an orange geometric art piece using painters tape and acrylic paint!

(Shameless plug: Contact me for e-design, consulting or styling rates! I’d love to work on a project together!)

Retro Prints

Looking for affordable and stylish art? Check out these retro cool prints from Australian design duo,  Inaluxe. One of these suckers could brighten up any room, amiright? I’m especially digging Composition I, perhaps it’s the striking resemblance to a plate of macaroons…I’ll let you guess which one that is.