2013 Pantone Color of the Year

It has arrived! The 2013 Color of the Year was released by Pantone a few weeks ago. And it is.....Emerald Green! [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="124"]

What are your thoughts? Would you use it in your home?

I personally keep my home fairly neutral so that I can change up the colors every so often.  My walls are very neutral and so is my furniture. I add all of the color through removable items, such as cushions, throws, artwork and accessories.  This makes it a lot easier to switch out your color scheme whenever your heart desires.  You don't have to worry about repainting walls, covering up furniture, etc.

I don't think I would be so bold as to paint my walls the emerald green or add major furniture pieces in it. But I could see myself adding some accents in the beautiful jewel tone.

Here's an example of keeping a neutral background and adding a pop of color to make a dramatic impact...

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These are a few items I found that could be added in to my decor...

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I personally think this year's color is a winner! It can be used in so many ways and as little or as much as you'd like.

I would love to know your thoughts :)

Happy New Year!


Chic Halloween Decor? Is it possible?

I typically do not decorate much for halloween, never have.  Orange doesn't really tie into my color scheme or fit in with my vintage glam decor.  And if you know much about me, everything has to "go" together! But this year I decided to try and incorporate some decorations into my home, mostly for the kids' sake, but on my terms.  I know, I know, I'm a bad mother for not letting them go crazy with their own decorations, coloring on the windows and draping spider webs everywhere.  I only have a couple years left of decorating the way I want before they start to have an opinion ;). One quick stop at Michael's and I had everything I needed to decorate the space you first see when you enter our home.   Some black flowers and a couple of black crows to add to my current vase, an antique frame with photo, a black candlebra and of course a potion bottle! Now I just need to find a spider to live in that web...

Did you notice the picture changed? Spooky!

Here are some other ideas for chic halloween decor...

Bats have never looked so good!

Love the painted antique frames

You can easily paint any pumpkin to match your decor, or try a paper mache project with pretty tissue paper. The possibilities are endless!

Happy Halloween!