We're about to ring in New Year 2023! Our hearts, minds and bodies all welcome a new beginning…so fresh and full of promise!! What will each of us make of such optimism??
Out with the old in with the new?? Not so fast… We all decide…what is worth keeping??What is our new – improved vision of our lives and homes?? Improvements to be made? Enjoying what we have and accomplished…building from there! Refreshing!!
Certainly, this is a time of reflection. Let’s enjoy life to the fullest! As we all know, time is short ~ and fleeting with each passing year. Enjoy!
Today, Marlene is ringing in the New Year 2023 with ideas for home decorating
From the Pantone color of the year to art and architecture, all of Marlene's ideas are shoppable via text-widgets
This year’s Pantone color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta!!
How Happy!! How Vibrant…How Joyous!!
Magenta is a joyous accent and a little goes a loooong way!!
It mixes beautifully with neutrals or solids…here I have selected several that bring to mind far-off lands in Ikat prints, velvets, stripes, and embroideries!
Select this luscious shade in a beautiful custom pillow accent for any room, embroidered from Schumacher, or a geometric alpaca throw from Peru, a favorite Berlingot solid Parisian Velvet and linen from Yves Delorme or fun area rug in numerous sizes…for indoors or out!
Boxed Pralines from Lindt in fabulous Magenta could be fun for a New Year Host or an upcoming Valentine's gift! A happy little magenta Microsoft Mouse definitely puts a smile on my face and would certainly brighten your day or work life in 2023!!
As a color, Magenta it is said to stand for universal harmony and is known as the color of balance, between spiritual and practical thoughts on life.
'Mutation III' Loft Art - Jean-François Dupuis | (Art.com) | Takashi Murakami smiley face sunflower art poster (Amazon) | TAKASHI MURAKAMI Coffee Tea Mug Cup Flower (Amazon) | Lake Red (farrow-ball.com) | Red Paint (farrow-ball.com)
Art and Architecture are in my blood…so designing always includes elements of them for inspiration. Don’t you just love a vibrant Magenta door in Paris?? Paint is so egalitarian!!
Every artist from O’Keeffe to Murakami and Warhol has her/his own vision and use of color …and so can you! Whether your aesthetic is modern as a Jean-François Dupuis bold canvas or traditional…as a Ginori or Wedgwood dinnerplate…Magenta can be happy ~ fun!
Color always brings flowers and nature’s beauty to my mind. The Rose, Bougainvillea, Gerber Daisies, Ranunculus and Peonies all love, love, love Magenta!! Whether in a vase, on a canvas, on porcelain dinnerware, surrounding an archway or grotto…color is everywhere in the most vivid ways. Shades of a color work well together…magenta, fuchsia, into purples too, as in Bernadaud’s new Prunus Dinnerware Collection!!