Friday, October 29, 2010

New Orleans Designer Karyl Pierce Paxton's Dramatic Dining Room

Photos: Kerri McCaffety
Painting: David Harouni
Karyl Pierce Paxton creates a perfect blend of contrast with dramatic orange draperies and the painting by David Harouni against a buttery cream wall.  Your eyes focus in on the painting framed the draperies.  The mix of traditional furnishings and accessories including figurines from Africa and New Guinea adds interest to the dining room.  Kerri McCaffety who is a talented photographer and author captured it perfectly.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Think about using a vibrant color to highlight areas of a room that deserve to be noticed.  It's also a great way to add life to a space.

This Candy Corn Orange fireplace wall demands attention and becomes a fabulous focal point.  The Liquorish Black floors and white walls add contrast creating a powerful color combo.

Check out this Halloween inspired kitchen with a Candy Corn Orange table and accents.  Love the spiderweb placemats!

The white cabinetry and walls help balance the bold use of orange and black.  The Liquorish Black mosaic tile adds texture and a small scale pattern to a room filled with larger geometric shaped objects.

Candy Corn Orange used in small doses brings an element of warmth, excitement and energy.  A small accent tray and several oranges transform and give life to this neutral inspired room. 

Email Susan at to find more ways to use orange and black in your space.