Foxes broke out as a decor trend a few years ago and they haven't really left - they're foxy that way. Their popularity may be just redemption for the bad rap they've gotten throughout children's literature as scheming tricksters. Let's put our own spin on foxes and celebrate them for their agile minds and the cozy dens they inhabit.
You can't really celebrate color without celebrating that iconic representation of the multiplicity of colors, the rainbow. But while the traditional ROYGBIV rainbow reminds me of unicorns and the 80s, taking a slightly different angle on the rainbow results in some great modern decor — for kids and grown-ups alike.
My friend just spent a week working at a Colorado ranch, where he texted me photos of himself on a gorgeous dappled mare, trotting through the mountain trails. Even though my horseback riding credentials stop at 5th birthday pony rides, the return of crisp New England air has me craving leather boots, proper plaids, and a beautiful beast to take in the perfect autumn nature. Even if you don't have a ranch house or hunting lodge, here are a few accessories to add that equestrian look to your home.
With soft, painterly strokes and the prettiest shades, watercolor inspired decor is striking a cord with me lately. Whether soft and subtle or bold, the abstract nature of the designs layer beautifully against other prints and patterns, or stand out on their own.
I have many a fond childhood memory of messy, colorful DIY projects involving handfuls of rubber bands and a perma-stained sink. Tie dye is making its way back around, but this time it's showing a bit more restraint. Ditching the rainbow for monochromatic effects, or using tie dye in small pieces, as an accent, lends a casual, textured look to any room.
How confident are you in mixing patterns? If pairing prints sounds a little scary (whether in your wardrobe or in your home), an easy place to start is with stripes and florals. Basic black and white stripes make the best canvas for colorful florals. Any of the pieces above will work together — without breaking the bank.
The color mint, so popular in the 1950's for its cheerful yet calming influence, was inspired by the color of an after dinner treat. Although many consider mint simply a spring color, it will brighten up the grayest of cold months and complement winter whites.
Here's hoping you all had a great Labor Day weekend, and are now ready for the season ahead. It's a great time to get your bedroom in shape and cozy for cold nights ahead. Save your pennies if you like the room above, or click on through to see a less expensive version.