Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Orange you glad fall is here?

Ok...sorry for the cheesy title...I couldn't resist.  Y'all know I love me some blue, but orange is sure making it's way to being one of my favorite decorating colors.  I just painted my girls beds orange {more deets on that to come} and I have hints of it in my living room as well...I love the bright cheerfulness it brings to a space while still giving it some warmth.

Some of my faves...
Statement on the walls...everything else neutral.

This may be a little much for me, but I still love all the color and patterns.

Love this new line...especially in orange.
Orange velvet headboard with green don't see this much but isn't it fabulous??
Love how the orange adds to the equestrian den feel.
Orange upholstery adds personality to an otherwise very neutral space.
Great calming color scheme.
Love this...all the white with orange trim...GORGEOUS!
I think I've featured this one like 3 times...I still love it!
Great office space...modern with lots of warmth.
Love this whole house {check it out here}...this rug MAKES this room.
One of my favorite designers, Sherry Hart, designed this nursery...almost makes me want to have another baby.  Kidding.
Just a little orange in this room sure gives the eye something interesting to look at.
Great lines, colors and furniture. 

This one is from House Beautiful...what a happy place to gather the fam to eat!

I love this...pretty sure my mudroom wouldn't stay like this for too long, but I still love the color scheme.

Is orange too much for you or are you jumping on the bandwagon with me?  I'm loving it...and I think it's here to stay much longer than fall will. ;)

{All images via Decor Pad, unless noted}

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


There are a few fabrics that I associate with a certain doesn't mean they are specific to that season, but in my head I automatically put myself to that time of year.  Houndstooth is one of those fabrics.  My mind quickly goes to Hunter boots, argyle sweaters and corduroy.  I've seen houndstooth used in bright, happy and almost springy rooms and I still get that warm fall feeling.  Here are some of my favorites...some all ready for fall and others and others still craving that summer sunshine.
Style Hive
House Beautiful
House Beautiful
Williams Sonoma Home
Tobi Fairley
House Beautiful
Cottage Living
I love this print especially in the more traditional way, but I couldn't help but enjoy it in all these spaces.  I think because it is a bold but familiar print, it brings about a comfortable feeling to a room.  What do you think?  Is it a fabric from the past or one that keeps on reinventing itself?
Penny Lane Designs