Citrus + Warm Brights -5 Tips for Revitalizing Decor

A certain way to add life to your space is by adding depth of color. Paint an accent wall or woodwork, table or chair brights. Add a refined sofa in bright blue, yellow, or orange.

Beautiful brights like orange and yellows with white walls and eclectic accent pieces… I have a special affinity for orange, although I know it can go terribly wrong in decor …too much can leave one feeling a little overwhelmed, and orange has an awful habit of just not looking the same out of its paint can.

 

1.Velvety Brights

My love of orange clearly comes from my grandparent’s house where they had a lovely orange couch covered in itchy wool. There was lots of relentless complaining about its texture but I spent hours sitting next to my grandparents on this couch, as they talked with their friends, often falling asleep in my grandmother’s lap as she argued with someone about the merits of Dylan Thomas. Whatever it is you want to debate it can be accomplished in comfort in an overstuffed updated model of the orange couch –cozy comfort courtesy of Loaf. Or add bright pillows from Ragged Rose (pictured above).

 

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Pudding Couch by Loaf

 

2.Add character with a Boldly Bright Accent Piece

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Lush Designs

 

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Orange is beautiful with pinks and evokes a sense of play and subtle brightness. Wonderful bedding Gingerbread Girl -Fox Face from Indie Art and Design.

 

3. Embrace the 1970’s Look

 

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Emfurn amazing sleek lined contemporary furniture that allows the texture of materials to shine…

This is such 1970’s perfection, so much great orange and those omnipresent non exotic house plants that just filled everyone’s homes in that era. And yet, there is exquisite balance in this vignette. I love the patterns of Orly Kiely but find too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.  The textile designer shows us how to get it just right in this picture of her home -so cozy yet with lots of retro fun!

 

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Image courtesy of Dwell Magazine.

 


Cayson Orange and Brass Side Table

 

 

4. Stay Classic Manor House with a touch of Globally Inspired Decor

 

Paint by Farrow and Ball, and Rebeccas’s Aix Home Kantha Blanket Collection

 

 

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Farrow and Ball

 

 

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Ann Spiro

 

 

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The Fox and She

 

5. Rich Bright and Anything By Neptune -Classic beauty + Enduring Style

 

AND THE WINNER IS, anything by Neptune, a bespoke UK brand that just gets color right, deeply earthy and lush every room in rich color is seriously gorgeous…the color “Fox” is my favorite, the hue is said to age beautifully adding a sense of luxury and history to the interior or furnishing.

 

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All images from Neptune

Get Cozy -Winter Interior Decor Tips

 

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Looking at any of lifestyle photographer Gilian Stevens’ work you get the sense that cozy and warm is more than plaid and old rugs. Write down these ideas!

Think beyond the 1980s-90’s home decor look! Go north and warm it up with a reading nook, charming tea or coffee set, sheepskin, wall hanging, plush faux fur and cable knit throws. Enjoy your indoor time with beautiful tableware and beautiful throw pillows.

 

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Via Alchemy Fine Home, from their beautifully curated and hand selected Celebration Collections.

 

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Via Bo Bodre by Kahler Design

 

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Via BlueBirdVintage

 

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Via The Nordic House Blog

 

Wood burning stoves are simply amazing, they save money and create heat and are beyond warm and cozy!!! Whites and grays add depth to the space in this lovely room.

 

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Get warmed up and read indoors, Photo by Gilian Stevens, Via Blissful B Blog Well..these looks like toasty bliss, cable knit blankets lined with faux fur, adorable! Via RH Baby and Child -their kids and baby selection has a lot of gorgeous stuff that can be used easily for adult decor -and they have amazing sales!

 

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Via Fresh Home

More wood burning sweetness, and a sheepskin throw -remember minimalism and modern can be warm! Indoor time in winter is about returning to your home, and making it welcoming, warm and stylish. After a long hike, skiing or snow man building, host a small get together or just cuddle up for quiet time solo or with your family…

 

Via Pinterest and Ferm Living

 

 

room divider ideas

My home is a beautiful open plan upstairs with sliding glass doors outdoors to a porch with a half arch window above, lots of light and sense of fluidity. It’s a dream home truly, built by husband, his friends, the FDNY & family, post Sandy.

In this space at one end there is a small sitting area, & at the other end, a playroom on the right, & my home office on the left. And therein lies the problem, too much overflow of plastic ponies & tiny farm animals.

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Searching for a solution that provides a non permanent divider that won’t ruin the beautiful architectural & can be changed as our lives change. I wanted to share some of the interesting ideas I have found during my research for this problem! Enjoy!


 

Room Divider Idea #1: Glass Walls 

 

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Room Idea Divider #2: Just Curtains…

 

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Fearon Hay Architects


 

Room Divider # 3:  Screens

 

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# 4 Bookshelves as Room Dividers

 

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