Posts tagged ‘turquoise’

March 2, 2011

Doors…rhyme with S’mores

by kmcopeland

Ok…I apologize for the temporary hiatus in my blogging. We were vacay-ing in Dublin for the weekend and got back on Monday (still can’t believe I can now write sentences like that). I totally planned to blog then, but the Swede and I came down with a some kind of mean Irish bug that sidelined us for the past two days. Now, I’m back in action to bring you a blog post about doors (s’mores have nothing to do with it, but I am craving something sweet…sorry to disappoint).

We had a great time touring the city and over the course of the weekend I became enamored with the brightly painted doors on all of the row houses. They added so much character to the city streets!

My friends are conducting a major facelift on the exterior of their house and since it will likely be many, many years until I get to paint a front door of my own, I am choosing to live vicariously through them! Their house is a newly painted greige color (I think it’s technically mushroom), so they’re considering turquoise or purple, both of which I love. While internetting this morning, I have also decided that a coral shade should definitely be considered.

First, some evidence why each of these colors would work with greige:

Via decor8, House of Turquoise and The Urban Farmhouse

Now, some fun pictures of doors painted in these pretty hues!

How about helping them about and picking your favorite? Leave your opinion in the comment section below and I’ll pass it along. Have a happy Wednesday!

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February 7, 2011

February Picks

by kmcopeland

Sweden in winter is a lesson in different shades of gray – gray skies, gray slush, gray moods. That’s why this month’s picks are decidedly un-gray. If I can’t have blue skies outside, I shall create my own land of perpetually cheerful blue-ness…

For the Home:

  1. Old House Bookshelf, $179 [Urban Outfitters]
  2. Vintage Seiko clock, $31 [Etsy]
  3. Ikat Ochre Tea Towels, $20/2 [Furbish Studio]
  4. Typewriter Linocut, $20 [Etsy]
  5. Albero Pillow, $20 [CB2]
  6. Wandering Ikat Shade, $115 [Anthropologie]

For Me:

  1. Converse Hi Tops, $45 [Zappos]
  2. Silky Trouser Shorts, $78 [Madewell]
  3. Maritime Dress, $78 [J. Crew]
  4. Tasseled Scarf, $20 [Need Supply]
  5. Delicate Genuine Turquoise Cuff Bracelet, $20 [Urban Outfitters]

Still not convinced? Just look at these pictures and try not to smile…

Images via N.E.E.T. Magazine, Bolaget Realty, Pinterest

Images via Hus & Hem & Pinterest

 

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