Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Decor: Wintry Fresh



Fresh white combines with golden and marine hues.

After much warm and rich colors have been brought together for Christmas decorating inspiration, I often find myself craving a clean slate—something more refreshing yet still perhaps warm in some regard. Sometimes simple touches prove to be just enough, whether it be with tabletop pieces and a rose, adornments to a chandelier, candles or a large vase...

— images: 01 William Meppen Vogue Living Australia vol.40 no.3 / 02 Mikkel Vang Vogue Living Australia vol.40 no.2 / 03 Martin Morell Vogue Living Australia vol.44 no.5

26 comments:

  1. Ive been leaning to the same colours too and buying things on sale to support the look. great minds must think alike. Fiona

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  2. Beautiful images, Sarah. The first image is my favorite. Such a beautiful table.
    have a wonderful week and a happy new year.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  3. Lovely! I am enjoying the distressed look these days. Maybe I like the simplicity of it, the lived-in, been around a while look. Always nice to visit your blog. I'm sure you have seen the Pantone color of the year ~ they're playing our song ~ Honeysuckle Pink!
    Paula Grace ~

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  4. All beautiful - I;m with Teresa - I think the lovely table setting in the first is my favorite. I received beautiful glasses like that for Christmas (the ones with the gold) - mine each have a slightly different color in the bottom - they're exquisite - almost too pretty to use. But one of my resolutions is to not save my good things - every day is special!

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  5. I love everything on these photos with coloured glass pieces being my absolute favourite. Hope your week is going great, sweetheart! xxx

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  6. Stunning! I love the hint of gold in these too! Happy New Year also( a bit late:-). XX

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  7. Sarah, you never fail to give us a daily dose of breathtaking! LOVE this! xo

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  8. Thanks for the beauty, Sarah. That tablesetting is heart-meltingly beautiful (can you imagine sitting down to that table?), LOVE the chandelier and that's the most interesting mirror I think I've ever seen! Hope your January is fab so far! xo

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  9. Fiona: fabulous! couldn't agree more :)

    Paula Grace: I instantly thought of our posts when I saw the color for this year! Might have to re-look at them for inspiration for 2011! xoxo

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  10. Oh I love this palette! And those ornaments hanging from the chandelier are so gorgeous... beautiful photos Sarah, thanks for sharing!

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  11. I'm with you, Sarah! My house at the holiday is done up in the most luxurious, over the top palette of scarlet, black, gold, animal print and pheasant feathers in heavy brocades and velvets...very pretty, but after they are packed up for next year, I find myself looking early to a Spring of clean crispness. Just seems to help "clean out the cobwebs" so to speak, even if we still have many weeks of cold weather.
    --Lee Ann

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  12. same with me... after oppulence i crave minimalism, after lots of color i need to rest my eyes on something not so vivid, and vice versa...
    beautiful images... i love the colors... very comforting... and those glass drops look like honey!

    i hope you are off to a great start in the new year! :) i wish all the best for 2011!

    lots of hugs,
    agnes

    p.s. tho i don't have many copies of vogue living, it's still one of my favourit magazines on interior design! :)

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  13. How do you always manage it? Such pretty pictures. I love stopping by every time. Lou xx

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  14. Amazing! These images are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration! xx

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  15. Oh, my gosh! That shattered mirror mosaic is amazing. I love it.
    And the amber drops on that chandelier remind me of honey.

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  16. Agnes: I couldn't agree more!

    Lou: you are too too kind...

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  17. Lovely! And what a wonderfully whimsical light fixture!

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  18. Oh my, this is just so beautiful and inspiring Sarah! I'm loving white paired with organic wood these days. Funny, I was just thinking of you and you popped by my blog. Hoping your first week of the new year has been a good one!

    Lots of love to you and I just know that this is the year we're going to meet up in person!

    xo Mary Jo

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  19. Happy belated new year, Sarah! Sending you my best wishes :) It's sweet to be greeted with such a lovely post by one of my favorite bloggers in the brink of the new year... Thanks for blogging.

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  20. Sarah, your post just brought so much joy into my day. The colors are refreshing and really bring lovely dose of positive yet calm energy at once. Wonderful post as always...xoxo

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  21. Beautiful finds, as always, Sarah! I'm passionate about transparent design items - the photo in the middle is pure eye candy! Ravishing color combination. Thank you for the finds, and have a great week!

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  22. Mary Jo: definitely!

    Fé: and the same to you, lovely Fé

    La Boheme: thank you so much :)

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  23. Wonderful Sarah! I very much agree with you. Serenity!

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  24. such a romantic look. so pretty.

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