Lately I have been obsessed with mint green in both fashion and home decor. To the point where I just got my nails painted in this lovely hue!
I also started a board on Pinterest highlighting everything I love in fashion and home decor in Mint Green. You can follow my board here if you have an account.
In the meantime, here are some glorious images of this fresh colour to inspire you to add some mint green to your closet or home decor this spring!!
The current issue of House Beautiful is all about green!! Love that stunning chair!
The fashion runways for spring 2012 also showed a lot of mint green. However, this colour has been popular for many years now as seen in the gorgeous Haute Couture gown by Elie Saab from her spring 2010 collection. So there really is no need to be fearful of adding this colour into your closet or a few toss cushions!!
Now let’s look at some interior design highlighting mint green in all its glory!!
source unknown – via Pinterest
Gorgeous mint green walls!!
Room design by Nick Olsen
How about a mint green kitchen??
If that is too much for you, then how about some mint green pieces for the room: Like this vintage green fridge by SMEG! FUN!
A simple green chair can also make quite the impact!
I’m loving how fun this mint green vintage tub looks in this bathroom!
How about a quick DIY: Grab some mint green paint and freshen up your bookshelf for spring! (don’t you love how the shelves were styled also!)
I absolutely adore the look of this room. Imagine a sea-side cottage and you’ve got this gorgeous room. I love the mint green grass cloth wallpaper and accessories. !!
Here’s a sneak peak into my family room. The wall colour is called Sea Haze / BM 2137-50 and depending on the light it can look like sea foam. I really love this colour by Benjamin Moore because it changes to so many colours throughout the day! Highly recommend it!!
And last but not least, I couldn’t resist including these vision boards I found on Pinterest – they basically say it all!! I love Mint Green!!
So are you obsessed with Mint Green now….I hope so, because you will be seeing a lot of it this spring!! Have a great day!!
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!!
I love the month of September..not only because fall is coming and its always a time of rejuvenation but because of the great Interior Design Social Events that start happening. And you know me……gotta always be in the middle of all the action!
Tonight I attended AYA Kitchen Design Party and was surrounded by utter kitchen lust. If you are considering a kitchen renovation than call me so we can head on over to AYA Kitchens together.
Tomorrow I am attending a breakfast at Holt Renfrew given by KORHANI Home to hear about their upcoming collaborations, upcoming holiday collection and a sneak peak into spring 2012 trends. Korhani makes chic but affordable rugs for your home – inside & out!
I absolutely adore this rug from their Limited Edition Korhani Runway collection—how GLAM is that!!! It’s called Burlesque No. 4 – Blue – Cream.
Then I’m off to the Toronto Fall Home Show for a fun Tweet-up mingling and tweeting with Toronto’s top home, interior design, renovation and decor friends and bloggers. Can’t wait!
But right now I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for this time last year. On September 21, 2011 I went down to NYC with approx. 100 ++ Design Bloggers from all over North America to be in the audience of the Nate Berkus Show. And it was a jam-packed 24 hours. Click HERE to read all about my adventure this day last year!!
Can’t wait to keep you caught up on more exciting social events for the rest of the season!! Have a great day!!
WOW!! If I was single my bachelorette apartment would look exactly like this. Pink, zebra print, Lucite and pops of black make for a total GLAM SLAM!!!
This apartment was highlighted in the premiere issue of High Gloss Magazine and was designed by Erin Gates, one of the editors at the online magazine.
It’s ultra feminine but not overly ‘precious’. I especially love the strong hits of black in the x-benches and cushions. And oh la la, I love me some zebra print!!
Photography by Sarah Winchester
I also love how every inch of this small space as utilized.
This kitchen may be tiny but it is oh so glam!! From the Kelly Wearstler iconic imperial trellis wallpaper on the walls to the mosaic backsplash to the Carrara marble waterfall countertop. Yes folks, a kitchen can be glamorous!!!
And of course, touches of Lucite throughout the apartment never hurt anyone!!
The eat-in area is highlighted by the Saarinen tulip marble table and the Jonathan Adler white lacquer console table. So yummy!!