Color

color story: citrus tones

We all draw our inspiration from different places.  Finding inspiration in food… that’s perfectly normal, right?   Yup.  Some of the most cheery colors out there are citrus tones.  Lime, grapefruit, orange, lemon…  They are like little works of art.  Especially when styled like this pic below:

 

lovely citrus shot

And besides, what’s summer without good music,  longer days, – and of course – bright colors?

 

 

citrus tones style

 

Oh and Margaritas!! Can’t leave that off the list!!  (Click the picture below for the recipe to this Pink Grapefruit Lime Margarita)Grapefruit Agave Margarita recipe - Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

 

Honestly, this may be my favorite color palette in the world.  (I may have said that before in a blog post, but I was just kidding, and am super serious now.)

 

citrus tones paint palette

I mean, some of my favorite interior shots EVER are in this palette:

 

 

colorful living room, featured in Coastal Living

 

You may remember the image from above.  This home was featured in Coastal Living.

green banquette! - vim + vintage

And this one: well if a green banquette doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.

Tastefully done with some more traditional flair.

vintage citrus tone bedroom

 

This nugget below made the cover of Southern Living’s May 2012 issue.  For me, it still remains one of the best mixes of prints I’ve seen in an interior.

Lindsey Ellis Beatty Living Room - featured in Southern Living

And let me just say – Mandi at Vintage Revivals is the bomb-dot-com, because she gets the last 2 photo mentions.

This first one is the love child of retro vintage and bohemian styles and it’s awesome.  retro bohemian bedroom, featured on Vintage Revivals

And YES, one of my favorite DIY projects of all time!!! Seriously, still can’t get over that hex wall.  She’s a genius!

DIY Tufted Picture Frame Headboard - Vintage Revivals

MYTH #1:  You have to live in FL to rock these colors.

MYTH #2:  Using a bunch of bright colors together creates disaster.

As proven by the pictures above, both of these statements are totally false!  Yes, these colors do favor coastal environments, but when done right, anyone can pull off this look.  Intermix some of these fresh tones in, and the fruits of your labor will pay off (See what I did there?)

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citrus tones color story inspiration board - Vim & Vintage

1 // such an awesome book with inspiring bright colors, from Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar

2 // I don’t think it’s possible to talk about bright colors and not bring in some Jonathan Adler.  This chair comes in a variety of finishes and colors!

3 // of course you need some fun fabrics.  ( Clockwise from top left: Robert Allen Out of Bounds Chartruese, Kravet Almora 712, Robert Allen Delighted Citrine, Robert Allen Cats Cradle Papaya)

4 // yes, I always have to feature a watch.  This Michael Kors one is pure dynamite!

5 // pretty pillow cover

6 // most possibly the cutest set of measuring cups

7 // simple, elegant, and versatile summer wedges

8 // I wish I could have each and every one of Madeline Weinreb’s rugs.  They are absolute perfection

9 // another fun, midcentury-inspired JA chair!

10 // vintage vase in a fun yellow color!

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Have yourself a bright and cheery day! xo

(inspiration board is my creation, but all other photos link back to their original source)

 

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GIVEAWAY: win a free pillow cover from Motif Pillows!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. 

CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE GIVEAWAYS & CONTESTS! 🙂 THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED, AND MOTIF PILLOWS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!!!

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Guess what? Vim & Vintage is hosting its first giveaway!

pillow cover giveaway!

I’m so pumped to be partnering with Motif Pillows on this awesome giveaway!  Fabric is such a great way to bring color and personality into your home, and Motif Pillows has a wide variety of exclusive fabrics to choose from.  The Charleston-based online boutique features custom pillow covers in an eclectic mix of patterns and colors.  Each is handmade by the very creative and talented Priscilla, who sources the latest designer fabrics and sews each pillow cover herself!

Priscilla is giving ONE LUCKY BLOG FOLLOWER a pillow cover of their choice!    That’s right –  the winner gets to PICK OUT ANY PILLOW COVER (up to a $70 value)!  You can choose one of the featured numbered styles below, or look through the hundreds of styles in her shop to find your perfect match!

 

It’s easy to enter:

1) Like Motif Pillows’ Facebook page
2) Like Vim & Vintage’s Facebook page
3) Comment on this blog post and tell me which pillow you would love to own (indicate the # or include the link), and where you will put it in your home!

pretty pillowspillows from Motif Pillows!

 

Contest closes at 12am CDT on Friday, April 25th,2014.  The winner will be announced Friday morning around 9am Central on Vim & Vintage’s Facebook page!  Good luck!

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(The fine print:  Winner will be selected at random.  Giveaway is for (1) pillow cover and shipping, and does not include the pillow form to stuff the pillow.  You must like both Motif Pillows & Vim & Vintage on Facebook to be eligible.  If in the event contest winner does not respond within 72 hours of announcement, a new winner will be selected.)

color story: blush + gold

Blush and gold.   Together they are glamorous, soft, and romantic.   The ultimate girly combo? Maybe…. but this color scheme can be used in many more places than just your daughter’s bedroom.    kitchen with pink & gold accentsSee! Even in the kitchen!  A little accents go a long way.

be happy be bright be you

I love this poster by the way.  A purchase waiting to happen.

blush and gold - color scheme

 

blush coat with gold buttons

blush and gold event decorPERFECT wedding colors.

blush and gold

Or for a shower or party for that matter.

blush blazer with gold top

pink cocktails

 

pink and gold accessories

blush pink peoniesOh no big deal… just my FAVORITE flowers EVER.

pink and gold office design

This office is pretty much perfection.

pink and gold stationary

Mariah Careys closet!

And yes, I will end on a photo of  Mariah Carey’s amazing closet!  You’re welcome.

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blush and gold color scheme- inspiration board

 

  1. Moose Head with Gold Antlers, Etsy
  2. 25 Small Heart Tags, Etsy
  3. Rock Chrono Watch, Marc Jacobs
  4. Roundish Mini Bowl, cb2
  5. Fleming Double Pocket Bag, Tori Burch
  6. Whirl Flats, Jimmy Choo
  7. Gold and Pink Love Digital Downloadable Print, Etsy
  8. Janey Pillow, cb2
  9. Drop Earrings, LC Lauren Conrad
  10. Mink Pink Eyes on the Prize Skirt, LuLu’s
  11. Modern Geometric Pink Pillow Cover, Etsy

For links to all items, visit Vim & Vintage’s Pinterest page!

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 (all pictures link back to their source.  inspiration board credit: me)

love it or leave it: graffiti as interior art?

Graffiti.  Some people love it and embrace its raw beauty and expressive nature.  Others think it is a distasteful display of destruction or vandalism.  But the question lies here:  Is it an art form worthy of being displayed in the home?

Graffiti Wall via Design Sponge

Bachelor Pad - Adore Home Magazine June-July 2012

Adore Home Magazine featured this bachelor pad with a graffiti accent wall.

 

IKEA graffiti painted dresser

Remember IKEA using graffiti to advertise the ability to customize their furniture?

graffiti accent wall

High End Graffiti'd BathroomCheck out Houzz and you’ll find it in some high-end, custom residences.

Kelly Wearstler's Home - graffiti wall

 

Bold designer Kelly Wearstler used it in her home.  Would you ever consider it in yours?  Love it or leave it??

 

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(all photos link back to their source)

color story: burgundy tones

burgundy outfit

Maroon.  Wine.  Oxblood.  Raspberry.  Is it just me or are these colors everywhere right now?!

Dramatic.  Romantic.  Passionate.  Fierce.

From the streets ….

oxblood blazer and pleated skirt

…..to the red carpet.

emma stone red carpet oxblood

Awesome chunky burgundy scarf from Lulu Love’s Etsy Shop!

chunky burgundy scarf

Julie from the fashion blog Sincerely Jules wears it well.  Love these pants.

burgundy pants

I came across this amazing DIY  home dye job.   I love it, but I think I will just live vicariously through her blog post.

burgundy hair

Red has never been one of my favorite colors, so I’m not so sure if I could pull these looks off.    I think my fashion sense is too neutral and “normal”   What do you think?  I must not be the only one that feels this way!  Maybe I need to step out of my comfort zone….

Okay,okay…..here’s something I can live with – nail polish!

oxblood nail polish

OPI.  Going to CVS to get this ASAP.

You may ask: How does dark red look in a home?  Great.  Fantastic.  Wonderful.  But under one condition –  don’t overdo it.     A little goes a long way.

burgundy door

This red exterior door is welcoming yet sophisticated.  Painting the whole house this color would clearly be another story.

Because deep reds are so bold, first buy a rug or other accessory to “try on” the color.   I love this Amy Butler rug because it uses a peachy coral and a light pink to offset the red.

Amy Butler Caracas rug.

Lots of red items out there, here’s my faves:

burgundy tones inspiration board

1: Amy Butler Caracas Rug

2: Mitchell Gold Beverley Banquette

3: Leaping Hare Cushion from Helcat Design on Etsy.com

4: West Elm Ikat Diamond Napkin Set (NOW ON SALE!)

5: Burgundy Squirrel via Mazerandvee on Etsy.com

6: CoachMadison Dotted Op Art Wallet in Crimson

7: Zara Long Quilted Jacket (NOW ON SALE -69.99!)

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(All images link back to their original source, if known)