Thursday, October 15, 2009

Inspired by Chard?



I am...Whatever works right? ;)

I think the colors of Swiss Chard are sooo powerful and beautiful together, I just had to stop and grab my camera to share with you.



Then I got to thinking, this combo just feels so fresh....



I remembered that  Jonathan Adler now has a "design your own" software for pillows and rugs, you can actually choose your own color combos, so the choices are endless...For instance here are my "Swiss Chard" colors in a pillow and fun rug....


Then I started thinking how these colors could be used on furniture. so I was on Norwalk and created these 2 sofas to show you what you can do to recreate the chard look....


I think sites that let you play with color are so fun don't you?

As I was working on this blog this morning this lamp revealed itself so had to share recycled green glass table lamp good fit right?




I have a gorgeous bushy tree (apx. 7' high) outside that is also bursting in color, colors like my Swiss Chard...Just ran out, took a picture and here it is, (I love the digital world don't you?)



By the way, does anyone know what this bushy tree is?  If so do share. ;)

Also, if you have used this color palette before I would love to hear about it.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that tree elderberry? Elderberry has that color of berries as I recall, but I think it's more a bush.

I love that little lamp!

Morningblue said...

I love these colors together! I especially like the 2nd couch - swoon!

By the way, the purple berries are American Beautyberry.

xo

Tracy

V said...

Love those colors! Very interesting how your artististic mind works! That is a wonderful way to think of designing and colors! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I am a quilter and get a lot of inspiration from nature. Right now the tall Texas grasses are beautiful shades of green/gray, taupe, and purple.

Paul Anater said...

That is a Callicarpa growing outside of your house. In Florida, people call them beautyberries. They have the most beautifully colored berries and are definitely named correctly.

Kit Tosello said...

Thanks for sharing this happy color combo. I used to favor my Crayola Magenta and Lime green crayons when coloring in my Barbie coloring book (quite a few years ago)!

Katie said...

Wow! Those colors are beautiful!!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

info said...

I love this. So original and so perfect for this time of year. Never would have thought about pairing those two colors together.

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Juggling Thoughts said...

Gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing all of those sites, the hubby and I are buying a house in the new year, and I always love any and all decorating tips!

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Crystal said...

Swiss chard in green smoothies is delicious!! I learned about those from Green for Life. :)

Karen said...

I am SO in the mood for a bedroom makeover now! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stopping in from SITS. Hope you had a beautiful holiday!