The Kardashian family is an interesting bunch. They don’t really have any real talents, yet they’ve manage to capture the country’s attention, rocking impeccably aggressive make-up looks, publicizing their love lives, and taking selfies. Kris Jenner is a marketing genius. But I digress. While everyone else is ogling over their Instagram accounts and throwing hard earned cash at their random array of successful product lines, I’m busy stalking their real estate and interior design. Designer Jeff Andrews propelled them into the design atmosphere envy somewhere around season three- and boy, was I excited. Kris Jenner’s amazing office. Kim’s gorgeous master bathroom. Khloe’s comfortable but glamorous family room. I absolutely live for the backdrops of their mildly entertaining conversations and family drama.
Each December, Pantone (aka the chromatic illuminati), announces a color that will rule the runways and home décor catalogues the following year, and every December, I’m excited. For the past several years, the color has been a deeply saturated jewel tone, translating fabulously into fashion, but for my personal taste, not as organically into home décor. Few and far between are the jewel toned accessories at my house. I tend to gravitate toward calmer, soothing shades.
So naturally, I’m super excited about the 2016 Pantone COLORS. This is the first time two colors have been announced at once, and I’m so looking forward to putting together client inspiration boards reflecting the trend. With spring feeling painstakingly unreachable (Detroit’s serious winter chill just set in), working with Rose Quartz and Serenity will make it feel a little more within reach. With a bridal event styling around the corner, I’m just so ready. So. Ready.
As usual, I've scored the internet for the best examples of spaces embodying the colors, and you'd be surprised! The pastel duo speaks to more than just nurseries and kids' rooms. It translates as chic and soothing in any space. Below, find some of those inspiration photos reflecting the 2016 colors to fawn over. And please, feel free to gasp or squeal. I’m hoping other people being equally excited about the color announcement will make me feel less like a dork.
My son is twenty-two months old, and quickly approaching the age where it’s no longer appropriate to refer to his age in months. Before I was a parent I didn’t understand the annoying motherly age explanations. Innocently asking “how old is your nugget?” quickly turns into a few silent seconds of counting the number of months, frustratingly trying to figure out just how old the kid was. Now as a mommy, I get it. All these months hold precious milestones, and there really is a big difference between eighteen months and twenty! Thus, I might carry the obnoxious month counting on until Conner’s three. Or until he’s old enough to politely ask me to stop.