OH EMERALD, HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS…

I think it’s important that we all add a little sparkle to our lives and, other than spending a small fortune on shiny trinkets, there’s no easier way than by implementing Pantone’s 2013 color of the year – EMERALD!

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Initially, I was a bit surprised at this announcement. Emerald is a gorgeous color, indeed, but it’s also quite a bold one. But after a little research, I am absolutely and utterly enamored:

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Emerald silk curtains just ooze lusciousness!

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Throw in an emerald (and velvet!) settee and I am in heaven.

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Adding that small pop of emerald to a neutral base is a great way to ease into the color (remember: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!).

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But if you’d like to get a little more playful, consider mixing emerald with turquoise or teal…

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Or perhaps a little dash of plum…

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Or if you’re feeling particularly bold…

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As for me, while I may not be so bold, I have certainly found my own inspiration:

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Oh yes, I can guarantee that a few of my furniture pieces will have that pop emerald!

However you choose to infuse emerald into your life, it’s bound to bring a little joy, and just in time for the holidays!

Oh emerald, how I love thee indeed. Smile

COLOR MY WORLD: TURQUOISE & ORANGE

I have always liked turquoise, but lately this “like” has developed into a deeper and more durable feeling….could this be love? I think so! And with summer fully upon us, orange is the perfect partner to heat that turquoise up a bit.

This color combination is versatile enough to create a peaceful, cottage by the sea look…

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A retro bungalow look…

A fun, funky, and chock full of pattern look…

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A dramatic and glam look…

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And everything in between!

As for me, I prefer the rustic elegance look…

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How about you – how would you color your world?