Saturday, January 11, 2014

Loving color

Happy New Year everyone!  I've started the New Year off with a steady workload - which is wonderful - I have to admit that I didn't want Christmas to end.  My parents were here from the UK for a month and our time was spent just really enjoying our time together - lots of cooking, chatting, drinking, sharing time with friends, doing a little touristy things like going to Sausalito and Napa and my hubby and I got away for a romantic overnight stay at Cavallo Point Hotel, which was a fabulous treat (thanks Mum and Dad for babysitting!).

I feel like I am surrounded by color at the moment….  for our staging company we have bought bright, bold bedding: 

Persimmon geometric bedding

Floral pillow

Vibrant green bedding with coral print

Floral pillow with greens and blues

For a few of my clients we're also seeing color popping up more and more.  I designed these built-in cabinets with dark grey backs and a window seat cover that's a sort of 1950s print with shots of lime, orange and grey.  Here's a photo of the job just after completion (that's why it's empty):

Valerie Wills Interiors

So now I'm on a roll and found some great inspiration from some of my favorite magazines and which I hope to incorporate into both my interiors and staging.  Enjoy!


Elle Decor

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

In all of the above photos, I love the use of color….  the bookshelves painted in dark hues and no accent color either, so it appears more saturated.  Also, the use of splashes of color in furniture such as the red chairs, the lime green chair and the red coral chandelier.

Here's to a colorful 2014!