Posts Tagged ‘walls’
Tree decal/motifs seem to be all the rage these days. At least, it feels like I’m seeing them everywhere. I’m all about taking inspiration from nature, but I have mixed feelings about these. Yes, some of them are super cute, but other applications feel like overkill. Perhaps it’s my hunger to create unique spaces that is struggling with the excess of the tree decal trend.
At any rate, here are a few Lavender & Lotus approved examples. What do you think?
Moving right along… Art Nouveau. Considered avant garde for it’s time, this style is an exaggerated expression of lines in nature. Nothing slow, straight, or simple here! Art Nouveau is intricately detailed with curling tendrils, stylized flowers, dragonflies, butterflies, peacocks, and women with flowing hair. The whiplash lines common to this style remind me of wildflowers dancing in the wind. Art Nouveau became especially popular in decorative arts such as metalwork, glass, jewelry, etc.
I love the complexity of this style, in moderation. Creating an entire room or house might feel too much like living in Rivendell (Lord of the Rings). What do you think?
… I love to watch British television and movies. Don’t judge! There is something wonderful about their accents, the landscape, and the charming villages with cobblestone streets. I find myself engrossed in studying the architecture, trying to understand the way they think, dress and decorate their homes. Perhaps it is simply the cumulative experience of witnessing something unknown and exotic that is so fascinating to me.
At any rate, this weekend I watched the critically acclaimed “The King’s Speech.” Very good! But what may have stolen the show for me was the Therapy Room. The walls, the fireplace, the windows – amazing!!!
Next up – Orange! (Sorry Orange, you didn’t get much of an intro there). Orange is one of those colors that most people either love or hate. Personally, I have to admit that Orange has found it’s way into my heart.
From Red-Orange to Yellow-Orange, this color is known to suggest humor, happiness, encouragement, adventure, spontaneity, creativity, and abundance. A common element in nature’s palette, Orange is frequently represented as the undertone of many wood grains, soil/earth, sunrises and sunsets.
Hello again! I’m having such a great time with these colorful posts – hopefully you are enjoying them as well. Next in our series is what I would refer to as Blue-Green or Turquoise.
Although Pantone may have coined their “Turquoise” as Color of the Year for 2010, I wouldn’t consider Blue-Green to be out of fashion. After all Blue-Green encompasses a wide range of colors. For example, ”Quarry” is a hot color trend for Fall 2011.
Maybe it’s the soul of summer, but Blue-Green (or Turquoise) is really speaking to me.
Hello and welcome! Great to have you back Next to be featured is a color that has made quite an impression on me. So much so, that I even went so far as to include it in my business name! That’s right, you guessed it: Purple.
Purple, or Violet, is known to embody passion, drama, artistry, spirituality, opulence, determination, independence, wisdom, intrigue, and wit. Feast your eyes on these delicious images:
Welcome back for another exciting post about color. Today we will be discussing… Yellow!
A strong contender for my favorite color, Yellow has helped to lift my spirits on many occasions. Yellow is known to be the color of sunshine, friendship, optimisim, hope, joy, confidence, and spontaneity (to name a few). Yellow, well it’s just so darn happy!
Below are a few images for your viewing pleasure. (I dare you not to smile).