Monday, July 23, 2012

Next Up: Watermelon


Oh yeah, I've already consumed about 10 tons of watermelon this summer; my kids probably have me by a ton or two. There is just something so perfect about it on a hot day. Whether you use it in a salad, main course or dessert it's equally appetizing. But of course there's more to it than the sweet, sticky taste... it's the georgous, appealing color of it. Wonderful as a fruit, but even better as a pillow, on a wall or as a furniture color. It really is pretty versatile as a focal color or an accent. For example, a watermelon rug would really brighten and warm up a room (see Curbly's "after photo" below- and check out for the before), some pillows add punch to a neutral room, a soft pink wall livens things up in a comfortable lounging space. Or you could just buy a watermelon hued bouquet of flowers (try hot lady roses, supernova spray roses or fushia peonies). Or what about a watermelon bed? Luxe and Lilies
shows you how to make your own! And, if that's not enough inspiration, here are the pics that caught my eye and got me thinking about how I can use watermelon:

Snap 7

Domino Mag
Jenna Lyons

Martha Stewart
check out for how to make this rug!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Seafoam Green Summer!

Everywhere I turn this summer I'm seeing green... seafoam green to be exact. I even saw a woman on the street yesterday wearing the bold combination of seafoam green pants and a red top. Not so very sure that it worked, but hey, I did like the pants. And I LOVE the color. Love that it seems to be the new go to least for certain spaces. But there is definitely a right way to use it. I love it as an accent color against navy blue, tan or white. Paired with a deep orange it could be lovely as well. And anything that looks like it comes for the 60s could most definitely pull off seafoam. I'm itching to paint something- anything- in my house seafoam green, but so far I haven't found the right thing. So, per usual, I've been searching the good ole web for inspiration. Here are some images I found while looking around. Right on!

Apartment Therapy

Jesi Haack Design (seen on

Mediterranian House & Home