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now that's settled

By 2/05/2011

i am finally ready to pledge my allegiance to the all colors really do go together team of decorating. we've been brokering a deal for a while, but now all the papers have been signed, and i'm announcing it for all to know. from this point forward i am going to put even more all sorts of colors together. shocker, right?
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but in all seriousness, once you let go of trying to color coordinate everything, the skies open up, cherubs sing rhianna songs, and anything is possible. (go read ruthie's article in this month's HB - i like the cut of her jib, a lot)

25 comments

  1. You go girl! Im following in your heels! :D

    I LOVE the second image <3

    Will have to show that one for my readers.

    Have a lovely saturday.

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  2. I meant the fourth image, but they are all completely adorable.

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  3. could not agree more! so fabulously done.
    J- it was a PLEASURE meeting you this last week. You are ever so the doll I thought you would be!
    xoxo
    Ashlina

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  4. Love anything chinoiserie so the pink bedroom and the green wall are both my faves! You are right why live in black and white when you can live in COLOR! Makes you feel alive and well.....great post. Have a wonderful weekend:)
    ps doing my first giveaway please visit me..its a REAL GOODIE!
    www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

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  5. That pink room made me squeal with delight! YES!

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  6. I completely agree. I try to keep that in mind when designing my jewelry, too.

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  7. sign me up too! But I may need some help. As for Ruthie, I was a little disappointed.

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  8. I completely agree. . . And, I think that's why I'm so smitten with the way your home :)

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  9. Oh I totally agree...I signed the papers a long time ago, however, the execution of the technique is where I'm failing. lol

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  10. Love this! I tend to get scared to throw too many colors and patterns together-you're feature in High Gloss gave me more courage to go more unexpected :)

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  11. I did not want a grey chair, a pink chair, that trundle quilt, those peacock drapes, and green walls until now. Not that I'm missing the point of all the colors together--it's a cool concept and you do it so well.

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  12. I totally agree! Your description of what happens is totally true. ; )

    It's a relief!

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  13. it's true, my daughter's room is testament

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  14. This lovely selection of photos made yours a pledge that I, too, am ready to try to put to the test in my own little hovel.

    This year, I've been working on it by mixing patterns and colors in my clothing choices, confidently asserting that plaid does, indeed, "go with" leopard print. But with fashion, it all feels so temporal. (And sometimes my ensembles make me feel like I look like a fourth grader. Or someone from Portland.)

    Time to get real. I think I'm ready for a hovel makeover! It suddenly feels too damn matchy-matchy in here. Blech.

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  15. Thanks for this post. I have been looking in on your blog for a little over a year and just saw your fabulous home in High Gloss. Completely smitten - love how you combine colors, styles, textures and everything else. You give me courage and inspiration!

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  16. That first picture is the very first magazine page I ever tore out and saved in a box of inspiration. I LOVE that mixture and I'm not a green or a pink girl at all.

    Great post!

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  17. It's SO much better done that way. It just looks more collected over an interesting lifetime, and not so matchy-matchy decorator-y.
    Like I hired someone to come in early '92 and called it a day. Your rooms are perfect!

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  18. does that woman have a parrot coming out of her mouth in that last picture?

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  19. Love every picture. My next place is going to be colorful;)

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  20. I am so not a fan of the matchy-matchy look - love your style...and your blog :) So inspiring. THANKS!

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  21. I love the abstract paintings in the green room that are hung on the wall- can you tell me where this photo is from or where those paintintgs are from? Many thanks!

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  22. I finally too broke free of boring beige on beige on beige and all the photos you posted are amazing and hello you're freaking house is a prime example of NOT being matchy, matchy, I'm using so much more color then I ever have but I just feel like it's not even close to being executed the way those photos and your house does, what's the secret of doing it? (Possible future posting??) I agree with one comment it gives the look of a room evolving over time, maybe thats the key!

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  23. How much I love these images. Some of them look very much my current style at home. The colors, textures, sofas, even photography. Beautiful blog.

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  24. they all go together in the outdoors so how could the NOT all go together inside my house? I have a crush on your blog.

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  25. I totally agree! I mean, Roy G. Biv did an okay job of mixing colors, right??

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