|Lovely Dorothy Chairs (as pair) - ONLY one still looking for a new home!|
Just today, I read a feature by one of my favorite designer bloggers, Tobi Fairley, about one of her bedroom designs which was featured in the latest issue of Traditional Home. The use of various shades of orange and coral were a highlight of the space.
|Hampton Show House Design by Tobi Fairley - link to website|
|Love the orange and pink combo hear - see source below|
|Ditto - see source below|
|A nice shade of coral warms this corner - see source below|
|WOW - look at that sofa - warms the entire space - see source below|
|Very serene look - muted orange with my favorite blue - see source below|
|Touches of orange add spice to this room - see source below|
|Great vibrations with these chairs - see source below|
|Warm shade goes well with granite - see source below|
|Accessorizing!!!! - see source below|
|With minty green - see source below|
|Outdoor living - see source below (Orange for the Rest of Us)|
link to article - Orange for the Rest of Us
link to article - Decorating with Rich Tones
link to article - Decorating with Orange
Some advice that makes sense - source - excerpts highlighted!
Well, I don't know if I've convinced anyone but I sure feel better about orange!Orange is a great color with which to enliven your home decor. When you introduce orange to your room's decor, you bring in the energy of potential and fulfilment.Shades ranging from pastels like apricot, to earth-tones like burnt orange, give you plenty of options with out having to resort to Halloween colors. Orange looks lovely when paired with violet, like California golden poppies and lupins growing side by side. Burnt orange goes well with sage and khaki green too.Burnt orange on a wall in a dark and oddly shaped room can make it feel less gloomy and cramped, and more womb-like and cozy.In Feng Shui, orange and red represent the fire element, and belong in the fame and reputation zone of your home ... as accent pieces, or as frames for displayed diplomas, certificates, and awards, or as scarves and mats at the bases of trophies. In the kitchen, a stack of nine very pretty oranges is auspicious, and brings prosperity.Orange makes a lovely drape in sheer organza or cotton, because it softens the tones of harsh glaring daylight. It is also perfect for a room with a gloomy blueish quality, transforming the ambient light to a warm glow, and helping to put you in a good mood.In a room with sand toned decor, orange accent pieces make lovely focal points. An orange blown glass vase, orange translucent lamp shade, or an orange and brown throw pillow, can set off a room's sand toned decor.Many Persian and Turkish carpet motifs have orange accents. These can be repeated in tapestries and pictures hung on the wall to complete the orange decor theme.