Friday, July 25, 2008

true colors

Items featured, left to right: Fuschia leaf print pillow by EnVogue, persimmon candlestick, leafy green lacquer bowl, decorative shell ball, Riviera Blue pillow by EnVogue.

I have a confession to make: I am hopeless with color. Which is why I enjoy COLOURLovers - it gives great inspiration from a variety of sources. I particularly enjoyed the recent blog entry on palettes inspired by my favorite mollusk, nudibranchs*, so I decided to see what other nature-themed palettes were out there. What I found really proved that colors from nature aren't limited to just earthy greens and muddy browns! The "Painted Bunting" palette reminded me of one of my favorite shams, so our designer David & I put together this mini-vignette (above).

And since everyone else is getting a jump on fall, why not trove? Here's another mini-vignette inspired by the golden hues from this autumnal palette.

Items featured, from left to right: Peanut shell vase by Shawna Stoney, hand-blown budvase from the Czech Republic, Ecstasy Spice pillow, copper wire fruit bowl

There's only a week left for our pillow sham & mirror sale! Which reminds me... To start August off right, the entire Gilman Village (including us, of course) will be participating in a HUGE sidewalk sale. We're going to be clearing out the last year's worth of odds & ends. So if you're looking for some great bargains, I would definitely stop by August 1, 2 & 3


*I studied zoology in university, so yes, I'm not making it up, I really do have a favorite mollusk.