Inspiration: Macaroons

Inspiration: Macaroons

Abby Stone
Mar 18, 2008

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.

At Paulette, a macaroon-only bakery in Beverly Hills, their outline is stenciled all over the windows and recently, into a custom-made modern white bench

For Sofia Coppola, macaroons, from Paris Bakery Laudree, were the centerpiece of her style tray for Marie Antoinette

These color palettes from ColourLovers suggest some ways to combine their light frothy colors...

...which are echoed in these three sofas, from Designer's Guild that have us salivating.

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]

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