So I have this cool app on my iPhone called, appropriately, Palettes, that lets you take a photo and turn it into a color palette. Because you know how you read a magazine and (I’ve been guilty of this, I’m sure) it’s like, “get your inspiration from nature,” and you’re like, um… so my apartment should look like a blade of grass? The reason this app is so awesome is that it sees all those colors that you don’t even notice—so when I took this snap of the Statue of Liberty on a boat ride over the weekend, it caught all those greys and peaches and dusty blues that I might have overlooked. Neat, huh? (-Moe)
Mirror, Warhol Vanity Mirror, $219, Ballard Designs. Couch, English Roll Arm Upholstered Loveseat, $2,345, Restoration Hardware. Pillow, Wildflower Embroidered Double Boudoir Pillow, $75, Pine Cone Hill. Ottoman, Wooden Dhurrie Upholstered Ottoman, $549, Wisteria. Rug, American Home Rug Company Beach Collection Boardwalk Stripes Black Rug, $129.60 for 2’6″x8, RugsUSA. Floor, Loft Walnut Laminate Flooring, Pergo. Lamp, Bruno Double-Arm Adjustable Floor Lamp, $242, Rejuvenation.
I keep seeing vivid zigzag rugs paired with antiquey furniture (most recently in the pages of Lonny, which I would move in to right now, if that were possible!). It’s a fun way to make pieces that could seem old-fashioned or fussy look eclectic, instead—the decor equivalent of spending an hour putting together the perfect outfit, then answering a compliment with, “oh, this old thing?” (-Moe)
Bruno Double-Arm Lamp, $242, Rejuvenation. Louis chair in Tara/Ink, $899, Room & Board. Milliken Black & White Collection Vibe Techno Black Rug, $165 for 5’4×7’8, RugsUSA. Pressed Butterfly Decoupage Tray Set, $1,950, John Derian. Bone Side Table, $199, West Elm. Fuchsia Onion Vase, $29.95, Z Gallerie. Hickory Auburn Spice laminate flooring, Armstrong. Focal Point Grand Tuscan Frieze, $39.99, Home Depot.
So I sort of have a thing for orange. It cheery and unexpected, and makes a major statement when used in large doses. I like how it looks with a lime green and grapefruit red – this citrus cocktail feels fresh and fun, a perky take on a retro palette. (-Moe)
Paint colors (left to right): Crayola Yellow Orange, Go-Go Green, Crayola Red Orange and Bulldog, all Dutch Boy. Astron pendant light, $115, at Rejuvenation. Templeton Apartment Sofa, $4,000, Jonathan Adler. Flame pillows, $55 each, Company C. Da Bomb cotton woven rug, $344 for 8×10-foot. Pod Aluminum planters, $158 each, at A+R. Liatorp coffee table, $279, at Ikea. Millerstripe Tray by Alexander Girard, $80, at MoMA Store. Handscraped Kingswood laminate flooring, Pergo.