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Pigeon & Poodle: all in the details

Design really is in the details.

The larger pieces always seem to be the main focus of the designer, but we have to be careful not to lose sight of the smaller details and accessories we put into each project.  It’s these pretty little things that give the design character and make it unique.  Even the most minimal or simple designs will need to be carefully refined.

A few months back I found this wonderful accessories company called Pigeon and Poodle.  (Great name, right??)  They specialize in bath accessories, but also carry other home items like frames and baskets.  Their product line is inspired from nature and world travel, so each piece has its own story.  Beautiful handcrafted trays made from capiz shells (as shown below), marble soap dishes, and onyx tissue boxes are just a few of the offerings in their bath collection.

Here’s some of my favorites:

Handa Open Tray - Pigeon & Poodle

Manchester Turquoise Brush Holder - Pigeon & Poodle

ciaro tissue box

Malabar Wastebasket - Pigeon & Poodle

Avignon Mother of Pearl Frames - Pigeon & Poodle

Bali Tray Set from Pigeon & Poodle

Pigeon and Poodle kicked off 2013 debuting at the Atlanta Gift Show, New York Gift Show and Las Vegas Market, and have been featured in House Beautiful.   I think big things are in store for these guys!  Their products are sold to the trade only, but visit their website to see full collections @ http://www.pigeonandpoodle.com .

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(All pictures courtesy of Pigeon & Poodle’s website)

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color story: mint + beige

So 2013 is the year of Emerald according to Pantone.  Instead of boring you with yet another post about it, I will introduce its distant relative, and equally as fashionable counterpart: mint.   Mint is popping up everywhere, from the runway to furniture pieces.

It’s serene and refreshing.  Pair it with a creamy beige or khaki!  Here’s some inspiration shots….

mint and beige bedroom

In a sophisticated bedroom.

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mint and beige room

In a cozy living area.

mint beige and white room

Even in a kids playroom.

mint and beige hallway

In fashion too.

mint and beige fashion

mint beige style

Oh and for weddings I just love this palette!!

mint and beige wedding

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Here’s some minty treasures that are sure to rock your socks off:

mint & beige inspiration boarda: seafoam green deer head  –   b: studded cross body in nutmeg, Vestique  –   c:  geometric necklace, Blue Bird Lab via etsy.com  –  d: dipped mint hobo, Anthropologie   –  e:  big sky rug, West Elm  –  f:  mint fretwork pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles –  g: ferris wheel print, The Gingham Owl via Etsy.com –    h:  honeycomb glass pendant shade, Urban Outfitters   –  i: Salt & Pepper bowls, Paulova via Etsy.com

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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