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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Color Party Crasher With Some Ideas

I just discovered the multi-blog link party,  Mission Possible: All About Color over at Thistlewood Farms.  How could I have missed it?  Oh, I know, two family reunions this past weekend with cousins from Texas staying with us since last Thursday.

I don’t really have a great color post but I sooooo want to join the party.  It looks like so much fun and I’m really having a good time reading all the party links.  There are some really great ideas out there and really talented people coming up with these ideas.

What to do? What to do?  Think I can shuck and jive and sneak a COLOR INSPIRATION post in?

If people can crash weddings and SOME people can crash White House events, surely I can get away with crashing a really cool Color Link Party?  Maybe no one will notice it’s not really a project and just focus on the color.

O.K. here goes…

1. The PINK poodle


Cool, huh?  What a great idea. I walked behind this guy in our town’s breast cancer walk last fall.  I was in awe.  I’d say perfect pink for the cause.


2. Green apples

My go-to quick decorating secret to add punch and pizazz when guests are coming.  Just run to the grocery and pick up a bag of green apples and disperse them in containers around the kitchen, dining room, and living areas.  Instant success.


3. The orange crush chair

I really am gonna be posting about this guy next.  Hold your thoughts.


Can this pass for Hermès orange?

O.K. I’m on an Hermès kick.  And for some reason I’m into orange now.

4. What about stacking up Hermès boxes for instant color?


It would probably help if you had more than two boxes! lol


5. Upholstery spotlight  

I’m re-thinking about upholstering everything in my natural linen/cotton blend.  Drama, people, drama.  Not in life, just interiors.

I’m lovin’ this vibrant orange-red.  May I borrow a pair of sunglasses?


6.  Current color of daughter’s room:  Rye Grass Green.

Don’t paint your rooms rye grass green.  No really.  Trust me.  I already sacrificed for all of us.  Reminds me of the Direct TV commercial,  “If you paint your walls a rye grass green you’ll end up in a roadside ditch.  Don’t end up in a roadside ditch.”  Need I say more?


You know how we say sometimes, “It looks better than the picture shows”?  The pictures actually make the color look good.  It’s not.  Again, trust me on this one.

And, now I’m just cheating using photos from outside.

7.  Re-purposed cobalt blue Arizona tea bottles for vases. 

Bright colors against white even make the white look crisper.

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And, the piece dé resistance?

 8. A blue Jasper cabinet.
That I can’t get rid of.  It was my mother’s 25th anniversary present from my dad.  Looks like I’m gonna have to work around the teal blue color or incorporate it in my new den office.  I have no choice on the color in this situation.  Stay tuned for that, too.


Love it!

My design style is slowing moving in the direction of color even though it doesn’t seem like it now.  I’m painting with neutral backgrounds, but I want to add pops of color.  More trés chic I think.  More memorable I think.  We’ll see…

That’s the real reason I’m so interested in this party.  And, the hosts are really cool. 

I hope the Mission Possible: All About Color Link Party Police don’t arrest me.
Au Revoir,


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NanaDiana said...

Okay- I could do without the pink poodle but the chair might be able to pass as a Hermes-maybe~

That is funny- I have had that rye grass sample in my hands more than once and always end up putting it back...now I am glad I did and I won't pick it up again. Actually, in your picture it looks great! xo Diana

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So many great color choices!! I am just getting used to going out of my norm ... it's fun to try something new. :) Thank you so much for linking up to our party!! :)

chateau chic said...

I loved being able to post about color at the party because I'm definitely not an all neutral kind of person! Your post is a great one to add to the mix. I really like your idea of using green apples dispersed around for last minute impact. I'm going to have to use that great idea...simple, but perfect.
Mary Alice

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

LOL about crashing white house parties! and i love that crushed orange velvet chair!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Kim...I love this post..a great one for just putting it together at the last minute...great job!...I know the trend is so much white and neutrals...but like you, I love color too...makes me happy...Love the Jasper cabinet...Now would that "Jasper" be the manufacturer? I have a secretary made by the Jasper cabinet company but learned years ago that they went out of business..such a shame....

Have a great weekend...will there be paint involved?

Debbiedoos said...

Kinda lost me after the pink poodle LOL...Just kidding. I love that green color and that blue piece is stunning.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Haha! Love it that you're a party crasher! And I, too, am stuck on orange these days ...

Thank you so much for sharing at our Crazy for Color link party!



Eclectically Vintage said...

I'd crash any party with a pink poodle and Hermes orange chairs!!

Thanks for linking to our Color party!

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