Hello, I'm back and I'm loving orange. Here's why:
I just LOVE this photo. It's my parents, Bernadette and Leo Doiron. It was taken on a wonderful day last summer when we were deep sea fishing off Prince Edward Island. It was early in the morning and a bit misty, so the captain of the boat gave my Mom this slicker to wear. Isn't the colour magnificent? Especially next to the ocean and sky and my Dad's shirt. Oh yes, and leave it to a woman of her generation to wear lipstick on a fishing trip. When I was looking through these travel photos a couple of weeks ago I became very inspired by this colour and have used it in my styling gigs a few times since -- deep orange dahlias, orange silk draperies and pillows and an orange lacquered side table will all be making it into the pages of STYLE AT HOME because of this photo. There is so much gorgeous orange inspiration out there. Here is just a bit. Of course, Martha and her peeps do this colour beautifully.
She's the guru of boho and this is her loft. Madeline Weinrib makes the most divine textiles, cushions, carpets and so much more. In Toronto you can find her stuff at a tiny hidden showroom called Y&Co. I can't really say enough about that place. It is totally devoid of the attitude that's so common around Designers Walk showrooms. And the fabrics and carpets.....OH MY! The best the best the best: John Robshaw, Peter Dunham, Laura Lienhard, Raoul Textiles and much more.
But back to Ms W's place. Love love and loverson (except for the Buddhas -- not a fan of those: never, ever. Sorry, no offense to actual Buddhists intended.). Here's my love list: 1. carpets. 2. SPACE!. 3. Books. 4. club chairs. 5. cushions. 6. art. But what brings me here today is the pair of fully upholstered benches. Those things kill! I've had my eyes peeled for such items lately and am really digging them. Here are some faves: