Blog- Red Crush

I have to say, I’m sort in crazy-love with red doors! They always make me smile. There is something so special about seeing one red front door in a sea beige, black or other safer colours. Although it seems quite risky it’s actually a very old trend seen all over the world, even thought to bring good fortune to the home.

red door via 4inspireddesign.com

red door via 4inspireddesign.com

This red door leads the way into this chic living room, it’s classically paired with (what looks to be vintage) brass hardware; a perfect combination!

 

 

red door photo by stacey brandford via House and Home

red door photo by stacey brandford via House and Home

This door from House and Home is perfect inside and out, paired with black hardware, simple yet refined.

 

red door via Pottery Barn

red door via Pottery Barn

These doors are given much more weight by being painted red with the white siding. It complements the glass nicely and gives a welcoming yet rustic appeal paired with bronze hardware.

 

 

red door via colorindesign.net

red door via colorindesign.net

The cedar shakes and white trim give this home a country feel, the addition of the red door gives a sense of whimsy and adds perfectly to its charm.

Special thanks to Inspired Design, House and Home, Pottery Barn and Color in Design.

 

Blog – Hello, Yellow

It’s finally springtime here in Toronto, it was quite a wait but it seems to be in full swing now.  This time of year I always find myself wanting to use bright colours.  The good thing is there has been a shift in home decor and everyone is using lots of colour.  You can pretty much walk into any store and find great pieces in bright, chromatic colours.  One of my favourites is yellow! It’s a colour that gets such a bad rap. People often refer to it while making ‘the face’; you know the face I’m referring to!  They see it as too bright, too loud, too much!  When done well, yellow can be the perfect, bright, sunny, welcoming colour.  The trick is pairing it with lots of neutrals so it can be the shining star. It’s perfection with white, black or grey.  Here are some great examples of yellow being used in a way that works perfectly!

 

yellow bedroom via unknown

yellow bedroom via unknown

 

yellow barn door via pinterest

yellow barn door via pinterest

 

yellow door via pinterest

yellow door via pinterest

 

yellow living room by maison21

yellow living room by maison21

 

yellow living room via country living

yellow living room via country living

 

Special thanks to Pinterest, maison21, Country living.