Starting a decorating project, like those doing the LA Spring Cure O8, we look for design inspiration everywhere: the silhouette of an outfit, a pattern in a piece of fabric, a sprinkling of flowers across a lawn, and the colors in a box of cookies. Especially if those cookies are French-style macaroons...
These delicate meringue sandwich cookies are more than just a delightful confection to eat, they can also, with their bright jewel box colors -- citrus green, hot pink, canary yellow -- be the starting point for a room's palette.
For Sofia Coppola, macaroons, from Paris Bakery Laudree, were the centerpiece of her style tray
for Marie Antoinette
In the meantime, we'll have to content ourselves with a box of cookies.
[First photo, courtesy yuichi sakuraba; photos from Marie Antoinette via Columbia Pictures]