Orange. Stop Two on the Rainbow.


The Power Color.  Orange is joyous and thought to stimulate creativity.  For me ... it is just a happy color.  Bringing orange into a room makes it bright and cheerful.  This Master Bedroom, from my Peckham Hill project, is the perfect example of bringing in a strong color but not feeling garish because it is balanced by moody dark tones.  So rather than screaming ORANGE ... it whispers ... oh, come sit here and be happy!


This bedroom cocoons you with its' moody walls, and the orange brings in the light making it cheerful by day and cozy, warm by night.


Another one of my favorite projects Pleasant Street, features this fun boys bath.  The orange color scheme along with the turtles make it fun for a boy, but also grown up enough for a guest bath when needed.


Orange might be my absolute favorite color.  I can wear it, live in it and look at it unendingly!  One of my very first "real" projects, almost 10 years ago, was this one from Wyndstone Way where orange takes center stage!

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Orange is powerful and happy!  Next time you need a little refresh ... think Orange!!  And just remember it truly is ... all in the MIX!


Fall Prep.

This week is kind of fun ... temperatures are settling, nights are cool ... but NOT cold.  I am beginning to take an interest again in what is happening inside my house.  Summer tends to keep us outside which I love ... but now my mind comes back in.

Since I have joined up with Project Design for this Friday's post about How to make a Beautiful Bedroom I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things to do to prep ... and how I truly start to wind down and savor every bite of Fall.  

Like Lavender Laundry detergent for my sheets.  Nothing is as cozy as fresh smelling and perfectly ironed sheets.  Only I don't iron my sheets.  I so wish I did.  Just another reason to buy Matouk.  They wash more beautifully than any sheets I have ever owned!

I also love a good candle ... and this one from Parachute I just might have to try.  Because I do love the smell of a fire ... but I am over hauling wood.  I think this would be the perfect solution!

My guiltiest pleasure ... Candy Corn.  Cuddled down with a scrumptious cashmere throw, some hot tea and Candy Corn.  Couldn't get better.  Well, unless Don would make me a Manhattan to substitute for the tea! 

What do you do to prep for Fall?  And do you have a guilty pleasure?  Or maybe you have a few ... do tell!

OH!  And if you want a little guidance on lighting in the bedroom ... pop over to my friend Kathleen's blog post and get her tips!  You'll be glad you did.  

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.