my favorite way to decorate: use what you have, what you live with, what you love. If you love green and red as I do, you will have treasures to use….
a heart, a star
an old wooden box
a vintage jump rope
Spode Christmas plates and red transferware
A significant piece of what we do as designers centers on the use of color – the emotional response to the way one color compliments or highlights another, how color defines shape and dimension….. We’ve already visited color: orange and pink. Now let’s explore color, starting with my favorite: _____. Yes, white is color according to Webster’s definition number 17: ‘a color without hue at the extreme end of the scale of grays, opposite to black, that reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely.’
Some creations are just meant to be white:
monogrammed damask linen
enamel over cast iron
Do you have a favorite color?
Pitchers intrigue me………even at rest they have a certain kinetic energy. They are not only useful, but if chosen carefully, beautiful as well. Which brings me to a quote fromWilliam Morris that I have long been pondering:
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
Here we are more than a decade into the 21st century where the integration of function and form have been the goal of designers in all fields. Dare I think of this quote with one word changed – ‘or’ to ‘and’??? Exchanging the ever-useful Tupperware container for a vintage ironstone pitcher…useful and beautiful!
Each has a story.
Do you have a favorite?