Monday, September 27, 2010

An Energizing Palette



Cool oceanic blue and warm, full–bodied tangerine.

Good morning! I hope that you have had a very full and wonderful weekend. Mine was quietly spent indoors for the most part, with a little work, and catching up on reading and movies that I have been longing to watch for quite some time. While listening to the soundtrack of "A Good Year", I could not wait to share some of my favorite inspiration with you, from 18 Karat. Both strong and fragile textured pieces come together to create a warm, clean and striking environment. I find that orange is such a color of energy, of creativity, and is perfect, paired with such an intense blue. For more inspiration on a similar scheme, visit Odi et Amo—Averill has put together a wonderful post—a must read!










Also, as tradition would have it, I have a mix of finds to share with you: a wonderful book exploring texture and nature / my favorite soap of the moment / I find every inch of this editorial so splendid + fascinating / a dazzling, bead + crystal embellished jacket / library inspiration + classic hat lamps (that I have adored for about 10 years) / a lovely lace dress with a great hem / fabulous laptop + travel bags / and, lastly, the cutest, really the tiniest macarons I have ever seen...

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images: 18 Karat

25 comments:

  1. Great post Sarah. Loved the story from 18K. Did we miss you at the cocktail party on Friday night? Love Maureen's aesthetic, have a lot of respect and admiration for her. Really enjoyed all your links as well.

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  2. Love this post Sarah! What gorgeous images! I'll be in Vancouver in the next few weeks and can't wait to visit the 18karat store on Granville. The combination of textures, materials and colours are complete eye candy!

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  3. I love everything about these photos!!! great post!

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  4. love the tulips...nice post :X

    http://girlintheafternoon.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-month.html

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  5. Gorgeous combo! Love the contrast of warm and cold as seen in tangerine and blue! Hope you had a lovely weekend, Sarah! xo

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  6. Hi Sarah,
    Fabulous post ,a master class of good taste , good design and refinement.Simply..... ever you are the best,
    Bss and happy new week
    Cecilia

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  7. wonderful colors! i just moved on another home, and was looking for some inspiration to design a cosy room with brow walls, that's just perfect! thanks Sarah for all these lovely posts, have a sweet week!

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  8. A combination that is one of my favorites! Love these photos too! Happy Monday to you. xx

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  9. You had me at the 1st photo!!! I could stare out that window all day long ~~

    Happy Monday to you!
    xoxo Laura

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  10. Love these images, as always. The tangerine is just beautiful. The throws are so pretty together.
    Have a nice day.
    Teresa

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  11. Una perfecta combinación de colores!!
    Intuyo un precioso paisaje en la primera fotografía, un inmenso azul...!!
    Feliz semana,bss!!

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  12. Such gorgeous color combo... so rich and vibrant!

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  13. Layers and layers -- I did miss the event! I wasn't able to make it, but will try for the next :)

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  14. What a gorgeous combination! It's so vibrant and cozy at the same time. I would just love to cuddle up on that couch :)

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  15. How beautiful and chic! I adore the orange/red vase so much, it's like melted fire and has some kind of energy about it. Wishing you a wonderful week, sweetie! x

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  16. hi sweet friend... love this post... sooo pretty... and i am hoping this finds you well xx

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  17. I love that living room, staring out at the ocean, how incredibly serene xx

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  18. soooooooo beautiful. I love the pops of orange!
    I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
    -SF

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  19. I gotta tell ya, this is one of my favorite posts I have seen in a long time.... from anyone. That living room up top is amazing. And the colors, the textures. This post is fantastic.

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  20. These images - especially the one with the roses, orchids and glittering glass orbs - made my heart skip a beat! Best colour combo in the world, orange, charcoals and blue..simply gorgeous.

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  21. Pam -- hello! I need a trip to Seattle for a visit :) I hope you are well, also, xo

    Miz.November -- 18 Karat is such a rare company. I love their concept, and especially, this palette.

    Virginia Blue -- you must visit their site -- it has so much more inspiration!

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  22. Perfectly gorgeous in every way Sarah!
    xxxx

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  23. Amazing Shots! Love to see a good dose of modern with some warmth and personality and the space is inviting and cozy, yet stylish and chic. wonderful Post!

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  24. Gorgeous colors, lovely photos...off to visit Averill next! :)

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