In the Mood: March 2019

Lately, I have found myself craving color! While I love the look of a crisp, neutral room, I have been finding myself super drawn to rich jewel tones and beautiful brights lately. It could be a case of the winter doldrums, the influence of a few fashion shows in recent memory including the last two Valentino Haute Couture shows and the Fall/Winter 2018 Carolina Herrera show; or a desire to shake things up!  I presume it is a combination of all of these factors. I am currently working on a few new, exciting projects and the glamour, beauty, and stunning color from these fashion collections is a big influence for the direction I am taking for one of those projects. As such, this month’s mood is a direct reflection of what is currently inspiring me and is all about the love of color– bright, beautiful, saturated hues in both classic and unusual and inspiring combinations.

{Paloma Contreras Design}

{Valentino Spring 2019 Couture}

{Cy Twombly}

{A Dining Room by the Late, Great Mario Buatta}

{Beautiful Gowns from the Valentino Spring 2019 Haute Couture Show– Pierpaolo Piccioli is a genius!}

{A Daring Space by Nick Olsen}

{Valentino Spring 2018 Couture via Vogue.com}

{Mark Rothko}

{A Sumptuous Bedroom by Jeffrey Bilhuber}

{Valentino Spring 2018 Couture}

{Friedel Dzubas}

{A Beautiful Room by Alex Papachristidis as featured in ELLE DECOR}


{Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2018}

{Mark Rothko}

{A Beautiful Bedroom by Miles Redd as featured in Veranda}

{Valentino Spring 2018 Couture}

{Mark Rothko}

{My Own Living Room in its Last Iteration which Featured Pink and Raspberry Accents}


{Valentino Spring 2019 Couture}

{Elliott Puckette}

{A Cozy Red Nook by Ashley Whittaker as featured in House Beautiful}

{Valentino Spring 2018 Couture}

{Cy Twombly}

{A Bright Mix of Colors in a Living Room by Miles Redd as featured in House Beautiful}

{Valentino Spring 2018 Couture}

{Alexis Walter}


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  1. Googday paloma, your blog is absolutEly amazing !! You have donr such a good research , the colors , the corelation betWeen the paiNtNGS and the fashIonS is great !!
    It gIves me EneRgy to go back in the design field ! Keep your good work you are insiring and great at your work !! A lot moRe than my english can write !! Xx