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lately loving: turquoise

Hope you had a lovely weekend! I’m feeling a little blue as my girls have orientation today and are back to school tomorrow. Where did the summer go? Let’s turn those blues into a shade of turquoise and celebrate what’s left of summer since there’s still over 3 weeks left, shall we?

If there’s any colour other than yellow that has summer written all over it, it’s turquoise. My happy place is anywhere with water, preferably the beach and of course the shades of blue that come along with it are always inspiring. Since we stayed close to home this summer I’m left craving some ocean blue. Will resort to pretty images for now. Happy Monday!  turquoise Image credits clockwise from top left: 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5

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lately loving: sunshine yellow

With the days long and the sun high I am gravitating towards all things yellow. The saturated warmth is putting a smile on my face and a kick in my step as summer is by far my favourite season. Yellow is the perfect accent to summer, inside and out, fashion or interiors… this is my latest obsession.

sunshine yellow Image credits clockwise from top left: 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6

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colour inspirations: acid yellow

Just putting it out there…I want to use acid yellow in a room. Not a lot because a teeny tiny ounce of it goes a long way. It’s seasonably neutral so there’s no excuse to call it too bright, and it works in all styles so there’s no need to call it too modern. Are you brave enough? Where would you use it?

acid yellow acid yellow Images clockwise from top left: 1 2 3 4 bottom image 5.

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colour inspirations: black and white

From fashion to interiors, is there anything more classic than the combination of black and white? Hope your Monday is off to a fashionably great start!

fashion to interiors: black and white Fashion images: JCrew, top living room image via: Chatelaine, photography by Richard Powers, bottom dining room image via: la maison d’Anna G., styling Pella Hedeby, photography Kristofer Johnsson.

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fall colour inspiration: shades of teal

One of the hottest colour this season is teal. Even though we’re moving into cooler temps, I love it’s freshness channeling the colours of the deep blue sea in far away places like Bora Bora. It mixes well with navy, gray, citrine and pale wood tones. Whether in fashion or interiors, teal is the perfect addition this Fall!

fall colours: teal Clockwise from top left: Sherwin Williams DCR078 NRH, Ralph Lauren Baltic Blue IB86, Benjamin Moore Mill Springs Blue HC-137, St. Regis Bora Bora, Bernard Touillon via Cote Sud, Tory Burch Fall 2013

I couldn’t resist dressing my office inspiration board with this colour palette too!

Fall 2013 colour trends

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colour inspirations: pastels and neon

As I perused through my favourite blogs over the weekend I came across a common thread. The combination of pastels and neon was prominent in interiors, fashion, craft and food. On trend, fresh and super summery, I am loving the feel of this colour palette! Soft colours paired with small doses of jarring brights brings a perfect energy to any room.

pastel and neon colour combinations Image credits:
1. via The Goods Design blog 2. and 3. 79 ideas 4. J.Crew 5. Style at Home 6. celebratory cakes Chatelaine via Poppytalk 7. Helle Jorgensen’s crocheted ‘entropy collection’ via the Design Files

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loving gold and white

There’s something about this classic combination I’m feeling drawn to and compelled to take inspiration from for upcoming projects. Gold and white have a way of being modern and traditional, masculine and feminine, warm and cool. While metallics may be on trend now, they certainly haven’t gone out of style and consistently maintain a healthy ebb and flow of what’s current and classic.

gold and white Clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs watch, dining room, kitchen, bedside table, Martha Sturdy

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palm springs: inspired by yellow and white

Hello sunshine!

It’s funny the things you take notice of and gravitate towards, in the end finding a common thread of colour combinations, patterns or graphic designs. Our time in Palm Springs uncovered a re-occurring theme of yellow and white, perfect for the time of year as well as an on trend combination in the world of interiors and fashion. Here are some of my highlights found at the Parker Palm Springs, Trina Turk and J.Crew (similar to what I’m wearing).

Don’t you just love this combo?!

parker palm springs chess game yellow and white striped awning parker palm springs lemonade stand yellow bike trina turk palm springs Me Katie-kitchen All images are my own with the exception of the kitchen found via: the design files.

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colour inspirations: jcrew fall 2012

Have you started Fall shopping yet? During our trip to Santa Monica I definitely took advantage of being near a few stores we don’t have here, or at least close by. JCrew, of course being one them. I nearly died when we first walked by the store on the Promenade only to see the windows covered with a sign saying, “we’re renovating”. It’s seriously one of my favourite stores, ever! so I held back my tears and moved on. Thankfully it opened a few days later so I was able to feast my eyes on lots of new pretty merchandise. Needless to say I did a little damage.

Admittedly some of the outfits JCrew styles and puts together are out of my comfort zone, however I sure do appreciate the mix and match approach with unexpected colour combos and decorative details.

This ‘berry coloured” vignette caught my eye and of course very on-trend for fall in home decor. Love the bright colour combinations and pretty details of polka dots, florals and sparkly touches. Why not add this same feel to your home this fall? Here are some simple ideas and inspirations for you to update your room, JCrew style.

1. Ohau grape pillow from Weego Home 2. Daff merino wool felt box in colour mallow from Provide 3. Rina Menardi low bowl colour blue from Provide 4. DVF ikat blanket 5. Ralph Lauren Dustin Dodecahedron table lamp for Circa Lighting 6. Kate Spade “make headlines make mischief” mug 7. “How I Remember” watercolour on paper by Diane for Serena and Lily.

Paint colours: Benjamin Moore Wenge AF-180, Benjamin Moore Peony 2079-30, Farrow & Ball Buff 20, Benjamin Moore Midnight Navy 4012

Paint colour images via: House Beautiful

Image via: Elle Decor

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colour inspirations: lemon lime

Ahhhhhh sunshine. It’s a beautiful thing and does the body and soul a world of good. Make it California sun and now you’re talking! One of my favourite trips to California had me galavanting around the residential areas of Los Angeles on the Dwell on Design home tour. (as a side note, if you have a chance to go on this tour, you must!)

One house in particular, (see more here) had lemon trees filling the pathway to the front door. How fabulous to have this beautiful fruit, both in shape, colour and taste gracing your outdoor space. For this colour inspiration concept I’ve gone outside, creating a vignette of an outdoor dining space using lemon lime citrus colours with a splash of blue sky. So go on, get outside and spruce up your space with a shot of colour.

1. Stackable Totem planter from West Elm, perfect for succulents 2. Outdoor entertaining essentials from Chapters 3. Indoor/outdoor diamond area rug from Dash and Albert 4. Tava torch from Canadian Tire 5. Ming Green Side chair from Crate and Barrel 6. Arbor Round Dining table from Crate and Barrel.

Nyla Free Designs is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

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