These are some of the photographs I took for my column on Decor8 called "Color Me Pretty". As you can see the palette focuses on pinks, melons, peachy tones, a little black and a touch of gold. This combination is warm, feminine and not too cutesy thanks to the black. Like many, I am on the whole obsession with Morocco band wagon. I can't help it. I am fascinated by all the tile and iron work patterns. Not to mention all the other architectural elements like arched doorways, interior courtyards and fountains. I love the bold blues against the whites and the dark woods, really beautiful. However, it is fun and dramatic to borrow some of these ideas and mix them with a less expected color, like pink -don't you think? As I suggested in the column, it adds such personal flavor to one's home if you are able to bring in a few design touches from your favorite places around the world.
Let me give you some of the links for items used in the photographs. The black cameo buttons came from Michael Levine quite a while ago, but they may still carry them. The pink vintage stamps came from a recent day at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. The graphic black and white patterned paper is by Midori. I bought my well used white pouf from the former Shabby Chic a very long time ago but I know they are available at John Derian. In Los Angeles, Kenza Imports has a fantastic collection of Moroccan made furniture, lanterns and housewares. I used watercolors and screen printing to create most of the patterns in the photographs. I will be back to give you the name of the bright fabric paired with the white lantern as I am traveling right now and do not have it with me. Have a great weekend and thank you for checking in with me!