glorious color and contrast…
a beautiful palate inside or out!
Do you have a favorite spot in your home; a spot that you like to change according to the season, or just on a whim? The welsh dresser in my dining room is my go-to for a quick fix to match my mood or the time of year. September always sends me into fits of nostalgia, nesting, and needing a new look! Fall provides warm color choices……..however………..here in Santa Barbara the temperature has been consistently in the 80’s or higher for weeks, and because of the on-going drought we have been looking at fall colors for months!!!! Warm colors – orange, red, rust, – just don’t feel right on so many levels!!!
with a touch of green……..
with a bit of bling………..
and a metallic grounding………
with inspiration from the March 2012 issue of House Beautiful – interior design by Myra Hoefer
would love to hear about your favorite spot to change up in your home when the mood strikes…………..!!!!!!!
‘Sensory overload’: the best way to describe the way I feel in January about all the decorations and colors and lights that went along with the holiday season. My eye longs for calm: open spaces, pared down accessories, simplicity, neutrals……..
As I am gearing up mentally to tackle new design projects in 2014, I want my studio to be a serene, inspiring space in which to work. The palate which has accomplished this goal: khaki, black, white, grey, energized by Tiffany blue and touches of reflective gold.
my family, never neutral, never fails to inspire me
even boxes for my latest project, sorting family photos, reflect the same neutrality
like a deep cleansing breath to begin work in the new year!!!
Early for an appointment on the Upper East today, so decided to use the time to visit the Queen. Upper East being an area in Santa Barbara, the Queen being the Queen of the Missions – Old Mission Santa Barbara.
Pink facade and yellow and white banners were reflected in the roses just across the street in the Rose Garden
-yellow found even here-
a gift of unexpected time and incredibly inspirational beauty…………..
Not that you need follow my convoluted thought process in drawing together the design application of white and white stationery, but here goes……….
classic elegance in interiors using iterations of white = one definition of elegance = absence of multiple bright colors = French decor = examples of use of white with classic colors: gold, silver, dark blue, gray, black = my collection of hotel stationery = my husband’s aunt
Here are some examples from my collection illustrating classic color and design
now about the aunt………….a violinist who traveled with a vaudeville troop in the late 1920’s and early 30’s
and wrote home to ‘Mummy’ on classic hotel stationery
-an interlude with an RAF pilot-