Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Festive Jewel Tones

Photo courtesy apartment therapy

Changing of seasons brings more than bare trees. It brings a new color palette as well. The interior design industry has been fighting to keep up with the ever changing fashion industry, and will probably never entirely be able to do so, but color palette is one way it can.

Photo courtesy Southern Accents

The holiday season always seems to bring a rich new palette to work with, and this year is no different. I'm sure you have noticed the royal colors around you this season. Think jewel tones: peacock blue, deep amethyst, and rich gold. What could feel more festive.

Photo courtesy stylefiles

Here are some pieces you can buy to update your room from affordable and accessible sources.

Edie chaise lounge in ink blue from urban outfitters

The wave pillow in custard from CB2

Bianca pillow from ZGallerie

Blissliving Casablanca pillow

Thomas Paul Plum and Cream Rug

Some vases for a tabletop or bookshelf from Crate&Barrell

Avalon Sea Frame from Target

Fern Peacock Lamp by Stacy Garcia at Lamps Plus

Amethyst seaweed platter from

Amethyst Quartz formation for your tabletop (source unknown)
(there is a stunning cobalt version at anthro)
Gold Starburst mirror also from Target
(it would amazing against a rich blue or purple wall)
*or any gold statement mirror/frame

Octopus Wallpaper from Anthropologie

Adding a fresh coat of paint to any piece of furniture or hanging window frames would be a cheap and easy way to reinvent an existing piece.

Happy Decorating!


  1. I love all these colors. I want to do a fun blue in our master, but have had a really hard time finding what I am looking for. Well, at a reasonable price...that is always the hard part!

  2. Cool stuff brit. I have seen some of it used in various model homes I do with my team. I like that plum rug and have been looking for one for our family room. I also have wanted to repaint our guest bedroom and we have that same breadspread in the first picture. It's a cool blue paint color and blues can be tricky. Nice work!

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