Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Orange Zeal



My thoughts exactly! The mind knows, or at least mine knows - that was not orange!

So, last night in an attempt to share with you all the makings of the "fall" Casa de la Vanderdogan, I didn't pay too much attention to the coloring on the photograph. I figured that my screen must have been playing tricks on my very tired eyes, and I'd deal with it in the morning. Subsequently, on another monitor entirely, I couldn't help but notice how orange the pillows on the chair looked, along with the cable knit throw on the sofa.

It swirled my mind into question after question - thinking about camera settings, lighting, etc.. Not that I don't like orange, because I do. I really do. But the pillows and throw are actually a soft sort of rusted coral color, the perfect match to the rusty red/coral color you see in the Turkish kilim rug. So while I play around with the camera settings and lighting for the pictures that will follow of Casa de la Vanderdogan, I thought I'd share some of my favorite orange spaces, intentionally orange - that is.







And lastly, though it's certainly not in the same league as the designer rooms above, my schizophrenic living room. Orange, Rust, Terracotta-Blush ... who knows? But I love it, and that's my number one design lesson for today, and for always: When you love it - it stays!

13 comments:

  1. Your LR looks fab Artie. I agree if you love it it stays. Works for me.

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  2. I'm into orange of late and love seeing these pics! TFS!

    DD

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  3. Remember Artie, I am in my forties and I have grown up with orange. I am rather fond of it. Tangerine, Orange, Rust, Coral, Terra Cotta I love them all! I can't wait to see your updates. ~ Robyn

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  4. I lurve your LR best of all.
    xo Isa

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  5. Artie, How I loved seeing your cute face on my blog and thank you for the sweet note that you left me. I too, love orange, but then I do live in the Big Orange Country...I loved the lesson, "If you love it, it stays" I think that is so French...love it and do it once...

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  6. Forgot to add, that you have tweaked the living room since I last saw it...it looks great!5*

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  7. I like orange and I thought it worked great in your room. Thanks for sharing the other oranges

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  8. Pretty pictures, and I'm loving the orange!

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  9. I think you could take any color and transform it into magic. I am not a huge fan of orange ~ but on you it looks good!

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  10. i love the orange.

    frank sinatra said that orange was the happiest color.
    *and his favorite color.

    xx i love all these spaces!

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  11. Love the last picture of your living room. Look at how the orange pillows on each side cause the rich pumpkin stain of the wood trim to pop out with the terracotta. VERY nice to see the painting back over the mantle.
    G in CT

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  12. Ooooh! I am really enjoying these pictures. I love orange and I have an orange touch everywhere in our house!...Christine

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  13. You've just talked me into adding orange! Your room looks great with the added touches, too.

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