As you might have noticed, I have a sort of intermittent blogging behaviour. Periods of silence goes into sudden bursts of inspiration, and back to silence. Last weekend was spent in the northern parts of the country, together with my dear sister. We browsed through loads of fresh interior design magazines, discussing back and forth. So much fun! One thing that got stuck on my mind from this activity was one designer’s (can’t remember who’s) advise to always add something orange or red if nothing else works. The room will be as fresh as the taste of an orange. I totally agree. And like nothing else, the best and ever-so-trendy time for reds & oranges is now.
This picture is from the cover of Homes & Gardens November 2011 issue. What a spark! The colour scheme is so attractive. And I suspect the botanical prints will survive (and develop) a few more seasons to come – not least because they are part of the trendification of the countryside and the popular urban farming-thinking. The only thing I immediately would like to change in this room are the matchy-matchy lamps (and the cushion arrangement – it screams precision and control). Gorgeous sofa spotted. Now, at this time a year, one only needs to look out of the window to get inspired. Nature’s wonderful display of colours surpasses every other source of inspiration.
Although it’s not this red in Stockholm city today, the inspirational beautifulness is significant. Moving along to the November issue of Living Etc, I think the use of red in this blue paradise is as excellent as can be…
And the copper, dear copper, is a crucial element. Now who’s not thrilled by a tango? Its dramatic energy, sensuality and power totally symbolizes red. (Comes to mind I actually went to Argentine tango classes some 10 years ago, believe it or not!).
Lastly, one more red masterstroke to look at. These lipstick red panton chairs (pic found via A Beautiful Living) are in my opinion what makes this kitchen wow instead of ok, nice. My future house will no doubt contain a pair, maybe not as mysteriously placed as these (guess it’s simply for relaxing while food is cooking), but I do like the unconventional vibe it entails.
Happy Autumn days!