I was searching my Pinterest boards for this image of a tv mounted on dark wallpaper, and then of course, I needed to know about the wallpaper. I vaguely remembered it from the Domino book, so I flipped through it and behold, the wallpaper in question was designed by Nina Campbell, a decorator and Rita Konig’s mother. Aha!
I went through the patterns and found quite a few feminine patterns with dark backgrounds. These are my favorites!
This week I was in North Carolina styling props for the new Society Social magalog and one of the items I brought along was this print. I made the print just for the shoot, but the response to it has been awesome! So it’s in my print shop now, ready to join your gallery wall!
The shoot itself was fantastic, and I can’t wait to share the images when the new magalog arrives!
Ever since I saw this bathroom, I’ve had a bit of a thing for a blue splatter print. Now it’s everywhere! You can wear the print while sitting in your splatter room, eating off splatter dishes! Zach Braff is totally going to use that tableau in his Garden State sequel.
Ever since our trip to Merida, I’ve been poking around real estate sites for houses there. (I have dreams!) One thing I’ve noticed about a lot of the colonials, renovated or not, is the tile floor: they all have colorful encaustic tile floors, or what they call mosaico. They’re often over 100 years old with historical value and… not my style at all.
So in my daydreaming I’ve wondered how I’d decorate around them, and really, it’s a great exercise for anyone with tile floors they can’t change! Of course you could always throw down a sisal rug and call it a day, but in the spirit of decorating a house in the tropics, we’ll resist just covering up the tile.
Tile: This tile is from a remodeled home in Merida. It’s pretty, but the blue and yellow color palette isn’t quite my bag.
Curtains: This will be the foundation of the new palette, so I chose a pattern with a lot of colors in it. Chiang Mai Dragon picks up the teal and yellow nicely, while also introducing coral and orange.
Accent Chair: Quadrille’s Cabana Stripe pulls the yellow, coral, and orange from the Chiang Mai, the teal from the tile, but also brings in a fuchsia.
Pillows: The pillows punctuate the palette, so choose your favorite color. A solid or small-scale pattern works the best, like this Jonathan Adler ikat.
Phew. I feel better about buying a tropical dream home now.
Purple is one of those colors I don’t outwardly claim to love, and yet, it has a strong showing in my wardrobe. I like wearing feminine colors, but one can only have so many pink things.