Color Crush: Camel

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One of my favorite colors, particularly in the fall and winter months is camel. It is classic, timeless, and goes with just about anything. There is a reason it  has never gone out of style. You can take camel in just about any direction from preppy or ladylike to bohemian or modern. As I was working on an inspiration board yesterday, I noticed how many images I had included featured camel in one way or another. While I have seen and worn camel virtually my entire life, it somehow feels completely fresh to me again, just as all the best things do.

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{Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall ’16}

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{Jenni Kayne}

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{A Classic Camel Sweater with White Jeans}
camel leandra medine

{Leandra Medine adds a little Red to the Mix}

camel emma watson elle

{Emma Watson in an Ultra-Chic Ralph Lauren Suede Wrap Skirt}

camel olivia

{Olivia Palermo is Fringed Suede and Aquazzura Sandals}

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{A Chic, Suede Burberry Coat}

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Color Crush: White Out

{A Classic White House by Andrew Skurman}
As much as I adore color, I find contrast to be of equal if not greater importance in both design and fashion. Lately, I have been all about paring things down, doing away with the fuss, and keeping things as classic and chic as possible. What better way is there to achieve this than with the purest of hues, especially with summer just around the corner. My current color crush is white! I am all about a total white out in interiors and fashion. While I don’t think I would ever want to design a home completely void of color, there are ways to make the look completely warm and inviting as opposed to cold and sterile. 
{Kelly Wearstler’s Beverly Hills Home as featured in Lonny}
{A Modern Colonial Home by James Schettino Architects}
{A Stunning White Fireplace via House Beautiful}
{Luis Bustamante’s Uber-Chic, White Apartment in Madrid via ELLE DECOR}
{A Gilded Frame and White Upholstery Create a Striking Contrast on this Louis XVI Chair}
{I love the idea of high-gloss white floors and millwork for a cottage or beach house.}
{David Jimenez’s Crisp, All-White Bathroom}
{A Chic White Kitchen with a Coastal Vibe by Mona Hajj}
{I adore this glamorous, all-white bathroom by Timothy Whealon.}
{A Chic, Warm White Living Room by Victoria Hagan}
{The contrast between the white subway tile backsplash and carrara marble slab above the range in this kitchen is fantastic. Love it!}
{A Great-Fitting White Blazer from a Past Emerson Fry Collection}
{I love this perfect white dress from Emerson Fry’s current collection.}
{Every girl needs a great white tee and slim-fitting white pant for summer.}
{I love this sweet eyelet dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to Australia. | Image via InStyle}
{The beautiful Jean Shrimpton in an all-white outfit that was just as chic in the 1960s as it is today.}
{Filmmaker Maggie Betts in an Uber-Stylish White Dress via ELLE}
{Julia Roberts– Beautiful in White from Head to Toe via WSJ.com}
{Blogger Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller in a Crisp White Shirtdress}
{Blogger Tuula Vintage in a Pretty, White Lace Skirt via OOTD Magazine}
{White MiH Flare Leg Jeans with an Oversized White Blouse}
{A Darling White Summer Dress}

Color Crush: Glorious Green

{Michelle Nussbaumer’s Room at the Maison de Luxe at Greystone Mansion in 2011}
While I was majorly crushing on various shades of blue in the fall, it seems that this season, I can’t get enough of green. It’s a glorious color with so many beautiful shades from emerald and kelly green to moss and olive, it’s can go masculine or feminine, modern or traditional. 
{Tory Burch Madison Avenue Flagship Store}
{Green Walls and an Eclectic Mix via Bryn Alexandra}
{Gorgeous Moss Green Slipper Chairs in Aerin Lauder’s Southampton Home via Vogue}
{The AERIN space in the Visual Comfort Showroom in High Point features the beautiful green Montrose Linen from her eponymous fabric collection.}
{Beautiful Green Accents in Mary McDonald’s Guest House via Domino}
{The green walls in this bathroom by Mary McDonald feel rich and luxurious.}
{Green Accents Pop Against an All-Grey Palette at the Mary McDonald-Designed Monika Chiang Boutique in New York}
{Gorgeous Green Walls in a Space by Miles Redd}
{Can you think of anything more luxurious than leather-wrapped doors with nailhead trim and brass hardware? All hail Miles Redd!}
{A Chic Green Bedroom via ELLE DECOR}
{Nate Berkus opted for the classic Martinique banana leaf wallpaper by Hinson for this apartment in Milan.}
{Green Walls Provide Great Contrast in this Masculine Living Room by Ruthie Sommers as featured in Lonny}
{Beautiful Green Seating at Monsieur Bleu at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris}
{A Custom,  Green Tufted Banquette by Nick Olsen}
{Green and Black and White Cabana Stripes make for an Uber-Chic Patio}
{Muted Green Hues in a Living Room by Phoebe Howard}
{Olive Green Suede Celine Luggage Bag}
{A Classic Hunter Green Peacoat via Polienne}
{Chic Green Velvet Clutch- Love this!}
{Olivia Palermo in Various shades of Olive}
{I love this hunter green leather moto jacket. It looks so good paired with this little black dress.}
{A Chic Combination of Sleek Sandals and Army Green Pants}
{How chic is this combination? The dark green coat adds the perfect contrast.}
{Miranda Kerr in a Mix of Green Hues}
{Natasha Poly Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier}
{Penelope Cruz in a Green Silk Satin Gown}
{Dior Haute Couture Goes Green, Fall 2013}

{Fashion Photos via Pinterest}

Color Crush: Think Pink

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{A Pink Door in Paris}

Seeing as how October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it only seems right that this month’s “Color Crush” would be pink. I’ve always been a fan of pink, particularly in its brighter incarnations. I think some people mistakenly believe that pink is girly and meek, but quite the opposite is true. While pink can be feminine and ethereal, it is also a very powerful color. It takes moxie to wear pink or to commit to a pink sofa, pink walls, or a bright pink front door as seen above. You’ll notice in my round-up below that pink works in just about any space in various applications and it looks just as fabulous whether you’re dressed for day or evening. Are you a fan of pink? Admittedly, it isn’t a color that I wear very often, but I do have quite a few pops of pink throughout my home. This month, I challenge you to “Think Pink”!
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{A Beautiful, Eclectic Room with Pale Pink Walls and a Bright Pink Sofa}
pink dining{Fabulous Louis XV Chairs Upholstered in Pink Leather}

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{A Classic English Roll-Arm Sofa Swathed in Pink Velvet—Love this! It works because the rest of the room is pared down and neutral.}

pink sitting room

{The walls in this room are such a pretty shade of pink. I’d bet that the color is really flattering in the evenings by lamplight. Does anyone know who designed this gorgeous room?}

pink bergere

{A Bright Pink Bergere Chair}
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{Miles Redd’s Pink Room}

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{Bedding with bright pink banding and monogram adds a fun twist to Bailey McCarthy’s bed.}

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{Candace Bushnell definitely “thinks pink” as evidenced by her glamorous New York apartment.}
pink ruby press  {I love the pink sofa in the Ruby Press offices!}

pink lonny

{This is such a pretty shade of pink and I love the way they mixed the various patterns in this room featured in Lonny.}

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{A Great Mix of Pink Elements in this Bedroom via VT Interiors}

pink angie hranowsky

{Pale Pink Goes Modern and Eclectic in Angie Hranowsky’s Bedroom}

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{A Lush Pink Flower Arrangement}

pink olivia palermo

{Olivia Palermo Chic in Pink}

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{Jennifer Lawrence’s Pale Pink Dior Confection}

pink kate

{Pink is fit for a Princess}
pink jessica alba  {Jessica Alba’s Chic, Ballerina-Inspired Ensemble}

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{Bright Pink Gown}

pink oscar de la renta

{A Fun, Pink Skirt by Oscar de la Renta}

pink jenna lyons

{Jenna Lyons in Hot Pink}

pink skirt

{I love this color combination.}

pink coat kate beckinsale

{Kate Beckinsale in a Pretty Pink Coat}

pink thistimetomorrow

{Talk about a fearless color combination! I told you pink wasn’t for wallflowers!}

Think Pink La Dolce Vita

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Color Crush: Turquoise

Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Rich Shades of Turquoise at Francois Gilles Moroccan Home via House of Turquoise}
Most variations of blue and green are beautiful, primarily because they are derived from nature. It’s easy to compare a shade of blue to the sky or the sea. Turquoise is particularly beautiful because it essentially marries blue and green, resulting in a spectrum of hues that range from pale and complementary to rich and bold. I like multiple shades of turquoise, though I am most attracted to the saturated versions as well as to the pure color of beautiful turquoise stones. As I thought about this post, I spotted a few turquoise accents throughout my house, though admittedly, it’s not a color that I often use in interiors. I do however, have a big penchant for turquoise jewelry and any time I am choosing between semi-precious stones, I almost always go for turquoise. I can’t help myself! After all it is a versatile, flattering, and fun color to wear. Are you a big fan of turquoise?
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {The turquoise grasscloth wallpaper and lacquered desk selected by Kimberley Ayres for this room make a bold statement, yet maintain a subtle, elegant quality.}

Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Turquoise looks particularly striking when paired with other shades of blue as Meredith Heron did in her bedroom, pairing a turquoise nightstand with navy walls.}

Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Arkansas-based designer, Melissa Haynes used turquoise as an accent color in this dining room, opting for turquoise trim on the dining chairs and bench paired with turquoise hanging lanterns.}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {My pal, Jamie Meares chose turquoise as the dominant color of choice for this bedroom she designed for a client’s teen daughter.}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Muted Shades of Turquoise work Beautifully with Blue | Image via House of Turquoise, the Mecca for All Things Turquoise!}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Blending seamlessly with the sky and the sea, turquoise looks truly beautiful outdoors.}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com [A Gorgeous Pale Turquoise Kitchen by Erika Powell of Urban Grace}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {A More Saturated Turquoise Hue in a High Gloss finish lines the back of these Lucite Bookshelves | Image via Pinterest, Original Source Unknown}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Kelly Wearstler loves turquoise in all its variations. | Image via Anne Sage}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com{Designer Hilary Thomas selected a turquoise chandelier and stools for this client’s entryway.}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {I don’t typically gravitate towards turquoise on the fashion front with the exception of jewelry. So much of my jewelry is turquoise! Here, Kate Middleton’s dress is lined with turquoise stones.}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com
{Turquoise is such a pretty color on brunettes. Here, Kate Middleton wears a custom turquoise Jenny Packham gown.}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com{Miranda Kerr Looking Fresh and Effortless in a Turquoise Maxi Dress}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Zac Posen}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Burberry}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Rachel Zoe in a Turquoise Leather Burberry Trench}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Speaking of Rachel Zoe, who could forget this major Van Cleef & Arpels turquoise moment she styled for Eva Mendes at the 2009 Golden Globes? How has it been that long?! Time flies!}
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com {Beautiful Turquoise Baubles by Addison Weeks}
image Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com
Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com

Color Crush: Turquoise via La Dolce Vita | www.ladolcevitablog.com

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