Archive for January 2012
Well, its that time of year again when utter craziness begins with fabulous social events! Starting tomorrow, the Interior Design Show opens in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. And I can’t wait!! It’s always a great par-tay!!
When I attended the media preview and the gala last year I posted about them here and here! Although I can’t make it to the media preview this year due to time constraints I will be attending the gala with all my interior design friends and attending Trade Day on Friday.
But first, Kimberley Seldon is having a pre-gala launch party & tweet-up for her new Business of Design website. Business of Design is a network community of industry peers; an innovative professional development website specifically created for interior design professionals.
Once Kimberley’s party is finished at Modern Weave, then it is off to the Gala for the IDS opening night!! Remember this pic of the gang from last year! Same faces – new outfits!!
Haven’t figured out what I am going to wear yet but I am wearing these fabulous ‘shooties” by LAMB I bought last week! Are they not to die for!! And yes, my feet will be dying by the end of the evening!!
Then Friday morning we are off to Trade Day at the IDS Show. I’m attending Blog Podium right at 9 am to hear a series of great speakers speak to a huge group of design bloggers.
Should be a very insightful morning!! After that the gang will wander all the fabulous design booths and I promise to take lots of pictures.
Ok….I need my beauty sleep so see you back here with tons of fun from the IDS!!
Today I’m guest blogging over at Decor Happy Blog. My good friend Vanessa has been hosting a series of organizing guest posts. Today I am talking about how I organize my shoes in my closet!
Here’s just a sneak peek:
So head on over there and read all the lovely guest posts about organizing your home for 2012 and let us know how you are organizing your home this year!!
This is the first “Decorate As You Dress” blog post of the year and I thought why not start it off with Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the year: Tangerine Tango!!
“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
Now let’s take a look at how you can incorporate this vivacious colour into your wardrobe or home decor:
I absolutely adore this spring coat as much as I adore this headboard. Now that’s the way to add some POP into your room!!
On the other hand, this kitchen is definitely over the top orange which is something I would NOT recommend doing in your home but I would definitely wear that cute orange outfit above.
Pops of orange like these counter stools or the dining room chairs below is a much palatable way to go with decorating your home in this hue! And used with whites is a sure-fire way to garner positive attention.
Definitely much more refined looking when such a bright colour is used as more of an accent!
But if you want to stop traffic at your next gala event, then this gown is the way to go!!! STUNNING!!
And just as stunning is this front door. What a way to welcome guests to your home!
I’m actually coveting this glorious wallpaper along with these oh so glam Steve Madden shoes!!! Be still my beating heart!!
In case you want to run out and paint a feature wall in this colour, Benjamin Moore has a similar colour called Tangerine Melt CC-091.
If I have inspired you to incorporate this wonderful colour into your home or closet, here are a few tips:
1) This hue is magical when used as an accent against a neutral background, especially with greys!
2) Don’t be afraid to use in colour combinations such as blue & orange or pink & orange!
Wow, I love this glamorous girly look for my Glam Cave!!
3) Don’t be shy about incorporating this colour into your wardrobe or home decor…start off small, then go from there!
Like this or like this……
4) This colour is not for everyone so if it doesn’t suit your skin tone or you absolutely hate anything orange in your home, then DON”T DO IT!! Instead try Benjamin Moore’s 2012 colour of the year: Wythe Blue (HC-143). I’ll blog about this colour later this week.
So tell me….are you ready to tango with the tangerine?
If you want to know how to decorate your home for 2012, then contact me online or via twitter…I’d love to help!
Couldn’t resist this last image!! Want this look for spring!!