Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Meandering

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was filled with all kinds of holiday fun!

1)  The new issue of Lonny went live today and I am smitten (as I always am) with art walls in the issue. 

Lonny Dec 2012 -2

In fact, this entire Denmark home in shades of black and white was jaw dropping. 

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Lonny Dec 2012

The above two images are one wall in a small studio apartment.  It expands the space and just goes to show that if you hang art that you love, it works. There are no rules!  I would love to have an art wall in every room in my home but two are enough for now!

2)  As many of us predicted, the Pantone Colour of the year for 2013 is Emerald Green. My friend Cecilia and I have an annual bet on what the colour is and it wasn’t difficult to choose a green as the “it” colour for next year. It has been everywhere the past two years – in both fashion and decor.

Colour - Grand Hotel Oslo

I really don’t have any green in my house save for the wallpaper in my powder room (although it’s more of a greyed olive green).  I am working on my bedroom next year and think that green may make an appearance – maybe an upholstered headboard in a green velvet like the sofa above?

3) If you have a favourite family cookie recipe, then take part in Style at Home’s Holiday Cookie swap. You can win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. But hurry up, the contest closes this Friday, December 14th. Read the contest details here and get baking!

Holiday cookie recipe swap contest

4) Did you see Jenny’s DIY stair runner using Ikea runners? Amazing as usual.  See it here.


 
5) Everything about this mantel makes me happy.  The moulding, the antique mirror, the scones, those sweet birds…See  more photos here.
 
 
Have a happy week!

Make 2013 the year that you have a home that lifts you up! Contact me at vanessa(at)vanessafrancis.com to book a design consult.

5 comments:

  1. Those art walls are amazing! I love that the frames and pieces of art are all different, but they work together so well.

    Apple green is my favourite shade of green, but I think I could warm up to emerald - especially if it's combined with other jewel tones like purple & cobalt blue :-)

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  2. That pink and orange cushion duo reminds me how much I like that colour combination - fab! Have a great week, V!

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  3. Those art wall are amazing. I like that color combination!!! I love your blog

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  4. I really liked the gallery walls in Lonny....even though all the frames were different colors the black and white images brought it all together...

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  5. I agree with Kelly - love apple green, but can't hop onto that Emerald train....even on the fashion side (and I am a Winter and can wear jewel tones), I just don't see it, for me.

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