Posts Categorized: Color

Color + Design + House + If I were a room + Inspiration + Interiors + Life + Style / Friday, 20 Sep 2019

Shop the Look: Solange House

Whenever I look at work by Solange Azagury-Patridge I feel like I have stepped out of reality and into a magical new world full of color, wonderment, and awe. It’s for these very reasons that her new London shop has left me basically speechless… Seriously, all I can say is ”WOW WOW WOW” or ”I want to go there” and ”ahhhhh….”. Because I love this design so much I wanted to go ahead and create shopable looks at two different price points so that we can all live in houses just as amazing as this beautiful shop!

Behold… Solange Azagury-Patridge’s London boutique. You may want to sit down for this, it’s just that good!  Read on →

Color + Food + holiday + Party / Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

Rainbow Pies

Rainbow Pies I am not going to be so bold as to say that pies are the BEST dessert—who am I to discriminate against desserts? But, I do have a soft spot for those buttery, flaky crusts. Pies are often reserved only for the holiday season, and I quickly came to realize that this was doing them a disservice. Pies should be embraced for every occasion and every holiday! In every color of the rainbow! So that’s exactly what we did.

Pies tend to get shafted because they’re a little more time-consuming, a little more involved, and a little more messy. It’s not always “easy as pie,” people. Luckily, method dish soap helped us combat the mess and provided the solution to our clean freak tendencies! We created six different pies in all the colors of the rainbow for every occasion and when it was all said and done, our beautiful white pie plates were spotless. So let them eat pie!

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Artist Feature + Color + Design / Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015

The work of Sarah Illenberger

Every so often on the blog I like write fan letters to artists. Don’t worry, they’re not long or anything. It’s just a little bit of text to express my awe and appreciation. I’m much more contained than I was in my high school N’Sync hysteria days. Please oblige: 
What???? Who are you? Can we be friends? Or rather, can I just sit in the corner while you just be? OR, I’d happily come volunteer as your assistant. I’ll do anything you want. Coffee runs even (I’ve never made any but I’ll learn!). 
Love,
Brittany Jepsen
Right?! You know what I’m saying? I mean, the colors, the cleverness. Fruits! Flowers! Cactus! Agh! Maybe I need to learn photography once and for all so I can finally start creating the type of still lifes that live inside my brain…
You know?! 

Check out her full portfolio here

collaborations + Color + Design + Home + Interiors + Projects + video / Friday, 24 Oct 2014

Finding the perfect pink with Valspar

As you know (remember?), I’ve been struggling to personalize my basement apartment so that it feels like home. And not just any home, but OUR home. Because that’s the trick–making something feel like yours.
Painting the walls is something I’ve been wanting to do for ages, but as small a step as it may seem, it’s been quite a huge step for me. I’ve never ever painted any room I’ve ever lived in. I’ve never lived in a place long enough or felt like it was worth the time or money.
But finally, we made the decision to remain in our apartment for the time we’re here in Utah (we’re here for at least 2 more years). And being so indecisive has helped me feel like investing time, money, and thought into our home will make me feel like we have our own little spot in the universe. I knew immediately that I wanted white walls because I needed to work with a clean slate. But then the whimsical side of me wanted some way to express myself through color, so I’ve been searching for the perfect shade of pink for my house for months. I wanted a peachy/blush pink that wasn’t too in your face. I wanted it liveable yet identifiable pink. I partnered up with Valspar Paint to find the perfect shade. With 3,000 colors to choose from, Valspar had more than enough options. I found the perfect shade in Snow Pa, and as you can see from the video below, I got a little pink happy. This video was SO fun to make. I get happy just watching it! 
Valspar has this new line of paint called Valspar Reserve that is both a paint and a primer. With time being of the essence with our busy schedules, any time saving device is welcome so the primer/paint combo is essential. And it only takes one coat! Score! This is now a requirement for every paint project I do and the quality was so great. Valspar Reserve is also extremely durable and stain + scrub resistant so  knew it would stand up to any wear and tear and last for a long time.
I went through a long battle in deciding on the right shade. I thought about going darker but ultimately realized that this basement apartment needed light. Loads of it! Valspar Snow Pa was strong yet light enough to feel airy and spacious. 
I’m still working on decorating it and styling it, but for now I got a few bookshelves up and am slowly adding to it. The rest of the space needs a lot of help in the furniture department so it will be awhile before I show you that.
And are you ready for this? Some before shots. Ha! I tried out various shades to get this Snow Pa. And notice how my house acts as a prop house. 
Gorgeous pink/peach, no?! 
For me this little project has been a huge victory. Paint is such a small spec on the home renovation spectrum but it makes a huge impact in the way you feel and how you connect with your space. This little basement apartment of ours is feeling more and ore home the more we customize it.
Thank you Valspar Paint for helping us connect with our home!

This post is sponsored by Valspar Paint. Valspar Reserve is available exclusively at Lowe’s. Find the location nearest you. Thank you to our sponsors who make this blog possible. 

Color + giveaway / Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

#CraftTheRainbow

We’re taking a break from Halloween and talking important issues: color. As you are probably aware, I have a thing for color that manifests itself into nearly everything I do. In fact, the cop who pulled me over today noticed my brightly colored accessories. Ummm, thanks for noticing? And, does that mean you’re gonna let me go?

No, it didn’t mean he let me go. But that’s another topic for another day.

To celebrate color, I started a little project on Instagram called #CraftTheRainbow where for the next 30 days (well, 28 days now) I’ll be sharing craft projects that complete a rainbow. So far it’s been a ball! Sadly, I do have enough craft supplies to complete many many rainbows so this allows me to actually remember what I’ve acquired and notice how beautiful things can be when placed in the right context.

I’m inviting you to join in on the rainbow action by taking a picture of your your crafty rainbows and tagging it with #CraftTheRainbow. Every time you post you are entered to win a fabulous goody bag of colorful craft supplies. Oooooo, it’s too good!

Go check it out here