Three of my favorite things. Favorite thing #1) Anthropologie Hard to ignore those dreamy catalogs that appear in my mailbox regularly. And nothing better for inspiration than wandering through their stores with the feel of some romantic foreign land, chock full of color and dusty bohemian chicness.
Favorite thing #2) Shoes……..enough said.
Which brings me to favorite thing #3) Honor and Jane, two longtime friends and uber- talented home-staging and real estate pros. I recently helped them tweak some wall colors in a sweet little house that they were readying for the spring market. The wall colors were the easy part. Full credit goes to that duo for packing up two truckloads of furniture and leaving behind a perfectly edited collection of just a few choice antiques, rugs and colorful abstract artwork. Look at the gorgeous palette in this sweet little rug from Anthropologie– smoky lavender grays, acid greens and touches of pink and red, which inspired the wall color choices for bedrooms and baths.
Don’t you feel like you’re walking through that store again? Take me to the…..kasbah.
What do you think? Amazing how much color was packed into that fabulous little Anthropologie rug.
On the main floor of the house, the palette is more subdued, with neutrals playing a supporting role to the owner’s collection of vibrant paintings. This one is a stunner- by local artist, Sheep Jones.
More Sheep Jones.
Kitchen cabinetry was painted out in another C2Paint neutral, similar to the wall color- visually expanding the space.
Sooo, my gift to you for the weekend. A tiny lesson on the power of color in real estate staging (no, you don’t have to paint everything Shell White) and some more images of beautiful rooms to gorge on. A simple little ode to Anthropologie, my two very talented friends Honor and Jane and ………shoes.