good morning and happy tuesday. i hope your week is off to a good start! it’s officially almost summer! the weather’s been a little crazy with lots of rain and humidity over here.
it’s brutal but actually has been creating pretty random prisms everywhere from the oil on the street to rainbows in unexpected places.
then again i guess rainbows are always unexpected!
anyway i took the opportunity to use it for another color post.
candy and i were contemplating the incomprehensibility of the vibrant neon in a peacock feather the other day.
we wondered where else you’d see so much brilliant color (let alone tones that are basically fluorescent), in mother nature’s palette.
i’ve been kind of a minimalist for the past few years, really loving the serenity of whites on whites.
but these color posts have challenged me to look at things in a different way. it was hard at first to find decor that was inspired by the neon-ness of rainbows without being gaudy.
but it’s everywhere from casa mexicana
to boho chic
to a rococo room!
humans never cease to amaze me with their creativity and homage to everything from flowers to birds to fish.
so does man imitate nature? it certainly isn’t the reverse!
and boy do we love a riot of color!
of course once i started looking for neon was absolutely everywhere
the combos are magnificent
and even when they’re subtle
kind of wild when an entire town or village comes together to show their love for color
maybe there’s something magic in it
a bridge to another dimension?
the best part of working on the post was the realization that the neon in the feather or the flower was just a microcosm for the really big neon rainbows
in the sky
in the cosmos
throughout the entire universe
ahhh well, i could have gone on and on with this post, i fell deep into a vortex that was far from a black hole.
i was just about to push publish when i stumbled onto fractals. don’t get me started!
and that’s the beauty of the both the world and the web i guess. there’s always another layer do discover.
but we have to save something for tomorrow after all! for now, have a beautiful, colorful day!
) hello and happy friday! i don’t know about you but i’m not sure where the week went. it whizzed by at lightning speed. one of the good things about blogging is that it helps keep track of the days like a log. one of the bad things is that it shows what an obsessive compulsive personality looks like!
(173599760607893452) i fell into the trap again today, spending more time playing than working so far this morning. but what i’ve come to realize is that it will all get done no matter how you arrange the hours.
(23925441742692309) so my little indulgence was again a challenge for me, taking a color i normally shy away from in decor and checking out how it’s used creatively indoors and out: chartreuse
(38702878020666976) a little touch goes a long way
(38702878020666959) and if you can take it, it’s a lot of fun. but it’s a weird color to pinpoint. it straddles between green and yellow, natural and neon
(23925441743110695) below is coco chanel’s apartment where she used an apple tone on her pillows
(228205906090555498) sometimes it can lean toward garish
(38702878020666955) the vanity in this bath is what i believe is true chartreuse
(228205906089582174) or maybe it’s this ceiling trim…
(58054282666090380) but of course there’s artistic interpretation
(38702878020666910) it’s a very bold choice in decorating but for those who take the plunge the reward is great!
(228205906088210722) this little pillow is enough for some!
(58054282666087060) but i see how accents can brighten up the place
(58054282666087056) another great choice for a DIY as an entry chest color
(173599760606803219) or again, in a piece of art
(183662491025747124) maybe take it outdoors
(23925441742943529) it works with almost every color from red to turquoise
(58054282666087073) and we’re certainly not the first ones to love it!
and if there’s ever any doubt of it’s timeless chicness, we can always turn to the french who apparently have been using it for years. below at versailles. go figure!
well i hope you enjoyed today’s colorburst. now off to work for real! have a great friday!
hi guys, happy memorial day weekend! it’s been weird weather around the country so i hope you’re getting a bit of well deserved sunshine. i’m making this long weekend one of complete RnR, turning off the tv, the phone, and even the lights. when it’s dark, enough is enough.
(yoga-before-sleep) of course, i did manage to get some pinterest time in which is where i got the shots to illustrate my fantasy weekend. reality may not be as pretty as this but it’s as much fun!
(2163427259) my alone time has given me a chance to swim,
(38702878020631302) catch up on reading,
(shooting-in-manual) learn about my camera,
(dressing-rooms) try a DIY
(tumblr) hit the beach and a do little yoga before sunset (better do that now)…
(delicious) eat well
and of course, nap!
well, i hope i haven’t put you to sleep. enjoy the weekend however you’re spending it and thank you to all the servicemen, women and vets who selflessly protect our freedom so that we can enjoy these beautiful days. we owe it to them to make the most of it so i’m off to catch those last hours of sunshine. have a great night!
wow it’s hard to believe we’re half way through may already. summer is going to be here soon and it would be great to savor every minute this year instead of remembering it fondly once it’s flown by. for now i’ll settle for a quiet and peaceful spring sunday at home making little improvements. i’ve been surfing this morning and thought i’d just share a couple super easy of DIYs that popped up.
paint a window frame a cheery color
paper the inside of a drawer
or a cabinet
or a little more ambitious, paper the inside of a closet
make panels out of foam core and fabric
add a fat trim to plain curtains
use gold paint to trim prefab doors
rearrange wall art
paint a staircase in color
add something lacy to a window screen
use plain 12 x 12 tiles to separate herbs
use that wagon wheel!
trick out a single planter
if you’re home i hope you enjoy a little nesting. i may start the herb garden today. have fun with whatever you’re up to!
and if you’re just not in the mood to do any of it, pull out the glitter, it’s the fastest way to improve almost anything!