Pantone color “Honeysuckle” 2011
My beach house is decorated in the vibrate caribbean
colors of lime, aqua, hot pink and yellow. It is a “happy house”,
one part Dr. Suess and three parts caribbean vibe.
When I was decorating that house and would show people
my paints and fabrics, I always got the same reaction,
“Wow, that’s bright”!
(It was a nice way if saying, lady you are making a big mistake!)
I stayed true to what I wanted and the outcome was good!
Funny how it all came together on a shoestring budget!
Friends who visit my little “beach hut” always comment on how “fun”
they think the colors are. Most people wouldn’t consider using
those colors in their main residence. Guess that is where the
designer in me comes out… I consider nothing permanent and find that
change is good for the soul! After all, a good designer can correct any mistakes, right?
When I leave my beach house every August,
and come screeching into Charlotte the day before school starts,
I immediately miss my the color. I have decided when I redecorate my
Charlotte house I am going to change it up a bit.
I love color on the walls at the beach, but I think in Charlotte, I will
keep the walls neutral and bring the color in the accessories.
Here are some things I found in the Global Views showroom that I L.O.V.E.D.!!!……
Lately, I have become slightly obsessed with the combination of
turquoise, chartreuse and orange..
If I vary the choice of colors but still maintain a vibrant color palate, I might be
able to bring a little of the beach home with me….