Monday, February 28, 2011

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a rock, largely formed from the mineral lazurite and looks beautiful when paired with jewel toned colors. This color can be the focal point in a space or simply act as an accessory; either way you will love playing with this color! 

Here designer Isle Crawford  uses the bold lapis lazuli for the entire space and balances it with pops of jewel-toned furniture pieces and black and white accessories. The pink, gold, white and black really bring this space together!

This is a great example of a lapis inspired space!
Lapis lazuli in its raw form has many different shades of blue along with veining.  The geometry of the chandelier reminds me of the veining goes along well with the mixture of hues. 

Lapis lazuli inspired accessories by Taika Dinnerware are eclectic and sophisticated! This is an easy way  to add a beautiful pop of color on your dining room table.

These lighter shades of lapis accessories gives life to this neutral room. Calmer tones of lazuli are easily integrated in any space while providing a hint of fun!

Knoll Textiles Luxe
These fabrics available through Knoll Textiles use fun patterns, geometry and tones of lapis. These would be wonderful for decorative pillows or upholstery! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tickled Pink!

If you like pink, here are some rooms that will tickle your fancy.

Pink transforms this industrial and modern space into a flirty sophisticated living area.

Pink paired with this jewel-toned teal creates an amazing focal point. It's a dramatic look that can be difficult to achieve without the use of rich, vibrant colors. Don't be afraid to play with pink!

If you are hesitant of using pink, take baby steps with accessories like this hot pink accent coffee table. 

Feeling bold? Transform your ordinary white, wood or beige kitchen cabinets into a playful, inviting and sophisticated room of color. The lipstick pink cabinets work well with the white china, the beaded chandelier and the black granite counter top.  

Powder-puff pink adds a touch of whimsy to this all white room. I suggest using pink in small doses in a common area like a living room. 

Pink adds punch to this room! The color and spiral shape contrasts wonderfully against the white walls.