Shades of Green
Six years ago tomorrow we launched this little blog of ours and never in our wildest imagination did we think it would bring us so much pleasure and so many readers from around the world. And never did we think we’d be blogging for so long… but we’re still at it 920 posts later!
Lettuce Ware Plate
Watering Can Clutch
Our first post was inspired by a room we saw at Manhattan House designed by the king of color, Jamie Drake, so we thought we’d revisit one of our favorite hues: green. Whether it’s the bright yellow green of new spring leaves or the bluer green of Paris’ park benches, we can’t help but love this color. We know we’re a day late for St. Patrick’s Day, but contrary to what Kermit the Frog said, it’s so easy being green.
Green and Gorgeous Bouquet
P.S. Did you celebrate yesterday and in what green fashion?
P.P.S. Speaking of greens – don’t forget to enter our Substantial Salads book giveaway! Details can be found here.
Photos: room / plate / clutch / drinkware / flowers / wallpaper
With so many talented designers and architects creating beautiful environments here in Connecticut and in nearby Westchester, it’s no surprise that we all look forward to THE local design event of the year – The Innovation in Design Awards hosted by Cottages & Gardens Publications in the Garden Pavilion at The Stamford Hilton on May 25, 2010.
The Innovation in Design Awards - May 25, 2010
Needless to say, we were thrilled when our friends at CTC&G asked us if we would be willing to create centerpieces for and attend this year’s dinner; who wouldn’t want to mix and mingle with the best of the best, including world-renowned design innovator and honoree Jamie Drake?
Divine Designer Jamie Drake
The tables will be dressed with Temple Garden in Appletini (don’t you love that color?), a pattern Jamie designed for Schumacher so we thought pink and cream peonies, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids would add the right pop of spring.
Jamie Drake for Schumacher - Temple Garden
Diane James Home - Peony and Lily Bouquet
And for those of you who will miss this exciting event, here is a list of this year’s nominees:
The 2010 Innovation in Design Nominees
We can’t wait to see who wins! For more information and tickets, please click here or visit CTC&G.
Photos from CTC&G, So Haute, Schumacher and Diane James Home