Lately, I’ve been drawn to decorating with color and elements that are not so serious. Something that is a little playful, unexpected, and fun. There is an interior designer that I found on Instagram with this style that I want to share with you.
Also, I’m sharing a protein bar that keeps you full for hours, a hot pink blouse that gets you noticed, and more. It’s time for our favorites with Annie and Cindy
Decorating With Color
Raili Clasen of Raili CA Design calls her work “great design with a wink.” The wink part shows some fearlessness. And I think creativity. Like with this yellow and green color palette.
The artwork adds a pop of color against a neutral background and the checked fabric on the host chairs is cute. Nice inspiration!
Photography by Karen Millet.
The tiles below are playful with complementary colors.
Below is a great Eames chair with a black accent wall as a focal point with the beamed ceiling. The black makes all the angles fade so you see the accessories more. It’s a nice high contrast look.
Love the textiles and the caramel color with black and white on the throw pillows.
Notice the rope on the beams detail below. Pretty sconces and stained, heavy window frame make it feel like art.
The upholstery on the chairs is fun as is the white hues against the stained built-in woodwork.
Below dark tiles and gold accent colors create a luxe mood and tranquility.
This is a good-looking coastal bedroom in primary colors.
How do you feel about using color and home decor that feels unexpected? What are your favorite shades?
An Easy Way To Add Color To Your Wardrobe With An Oversized Buttondown Shirt
This hot pink crisp button-down shirt from Anthropologie has a saturated color that makes it fun. I saw it in the store and It’s darker in person than on the website. People have stopped me like in the airport to say “I like that color.”
This is in front of our friends Mark and Mercedes’ house. Probably not the best angle for my “chins” 🙂
I am wearing a regular small and may purchase another color in the petite medium. It washes well in cold water. My off-white jeans are by Madewell (they come in regular, tall, plus and petite sizes). The wedge espadrille sandals are on sale now.
There are several colors in the shirt (below are some of them) and it comes in standard, petite, and plus sizes.
Last week, Cindy featured her good friend, Pat Huber for Ageless Style. I got to spend time with Pat and Cindy when we went to Napa overnight to visit the Traditional Home Napa Show House. She is a wonderful person and a talented artist. Pat did the painting in our bedroom and several in Cindy’s home.
Check out Cindy’s post on Pat if you haven’t already.
A Snack On The Go — Peanut Butter Protein Bar
My sister’s very fit friend, Tammy recommends: Perfect Bar Original Refrigerated Protein Bar, Peanut Butter Lover’s Variety Pack. They aren’t low calorie but when I am short on time they keep me full from breakfast to late afternoon.
They don’t have preservatives so you must refrigerate them.
What To Read: Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
A few years ago, while in India we saw the massive slums of Mumbai. This lengthy novel delves into life there and more. “It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.”
Last night, Mercedes and I were talking about the book and she said “It really could have been three separate books.” I would have read them all if they were sequels. I’m just saying that this is a time commitment and there is violence, but I am glad I read it.
Howard and I are going to watch the Apple TV+ series of it.
You may like Seven Amazing Things I Experienced In India.
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Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: