2015 Pantone Color of the Year!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is MARSALA!

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Much different from 2014’s ‘Radiant Orchid’, Marsala’s rich, deep red hue is warm, comforting and traditional.

Marsala also known as fortified wine, is a tasteful hue that embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

(Source- Pantone.com)

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color matching systems to various industries and for over a decade now, they have been choosing what is known as the Color of the Year.

The color typically reflects where they see trends moving based on the world’s cultural, social, artistic and technological status. If you’d like to learn more about Pantone and it’s color committee, read my previous blog titled “What is Pantone?

So why Marsala you ask?…..

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”

Leatrice Eiseman– Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Not only is this color warm and soothing, but it is appealing to both men and women. Depending on how you use it, it could be more masculine if paired with warmer taupes and greys or feminine pairing it with blushes and rose hues.

Keep your eyes peeled in 2015 as this color will be popping up everywhere!

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Now let’s take a look at some Marsala-inspired pictures…

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Kravet

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Ribbon+Pillow+in+Rani

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George+Ottoman

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Jasmine+Rug

 

 

 

Holiday Sparkle with Metallics!

What would the holidays be without a little sparkle?!?

These days, metallics are all the rage and have quickly become the go-to accent in any room. What I love about metallics is that you can use them anywhere and with anything. Their versatility and instant pop make them a personal favorite of mine.

I am also a big fan of gold, but more recently I’ve started to see the mixture of both gold and silver in one space. Who says you have to choose between the two? However, if you want to incorporate either silver or gold, how do you choose? Gold is a better accent to jeweled and deeper tones (teals, orchids, deep purple, rich blues, etc.) while silver is best with lighter and brighter colors (sunshine yellow, cool grey, dreamy pastels, etc.). If you have a neutral room utilizing browns, black or white, you could go either way.

Here are some great examples of how metallics were used in rooms adding contrast, sparkle and shine.

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kitvhen cabinets

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If you’re looking for that one perfect piece or pieces to incorporate, I recommend checking out stores like Z-Gallerie, Target and TJ Maxx. Here are some examples of what I’ve found online.

GOLD

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Harper+Vase

 

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ROSE GOLD

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Holland+Pillow+in+Humus

 

SILVER

2-Piece+Visalia+Box+Set

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Deborah+Garden+Stool

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SILVERY GOLD

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Borghese+Accent+Chest

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MIXED

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Mira+Orb+Decor

 

 

 

2014 Christmas Gift Guide!

Happy Holidays Mia Design Readers!

I hope you all had a fun Thanksgiving Holiday!

I don’t know about you, but I am in full Christmas throttle- decorating, shopping, wrapping, etc.

If you’re having trouble getting into the spirit this year or need some gift ideas, here are some fun ones for just about anyone!

For the Decorator…..
Ballard- French Macaroon Ornaments - Set of 6 - $35

Ballard Designs / French Macaroon Ornaments – Set of 6 / $35

Benson Frames- Crate & Barrel - 29.95 - 49.95

Crate & Barrel / Benson Frames / $29.95 – 49.95

SANDALWOOD & CEDAR HAND SOAP & LOTION IN BIRCHWOOD CRATE- Burke Decor 22

Burke Decor / Sandalwood & Cedar Hand Soap and Lotion in Birchwood Crate / $22

Sea Glass Large Cable Knit Throw- Crane & Canopy $99

Crane & Canopy / Sea Glass Large Cable Knit Throw / $99

Birch Lane / Silver Hobnail Candle holder / $39

Birch Lane Thorne Tin Letter -Birch Lane $29ea Joy is cheaper

Birch Lane / Thorne Tin Letter / $29 per letter

Georgiana Paraschiv Gold Triangles Jewelry Box- Deny Designs $29

Deny Designs / Georgiana Paraschiv Gold Triangles Jewelry Box / $29

Jonathan Adler Metallic Zebra Dish, Gold- LuLu & Georgia $32

LuLu & Georgia / Jonathan Adler Metallic Zebra Dish, Gold / $32

Faceted Milk Glass Large Tumbler- Urban Outfitters $44

Urban Outfitters / Faceted Milk Glass Large Tumbler / $44

Z Gallerie / Paige Trinket Box / $29.95

For the Hostess…..

Draper Plates (set of 4) LuLu & Georgia $57

LuLu & Georgia / Draper Plates (set of 4) / $57

Rosa Merci Available as a Single Folded Card or a Boxed Set of 8- $16 Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. / Rosa Merci Available as a Single Folded Card or a Boxed Set of 8 / $16

LuLu & Georgia Agate Coaster Set  $40 Bring one of a kind beauty to your coffee table or desk with this glamorous accessory.

LuLu & Georgia / Agate Coaster Set / $40

Tea Cup Shot Glass- s3 $24- Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters / Tea Cup Shot Glass- set of 3 / $24

Birchwood Pine 3-Wick Candle design by Nest Fragrances- Burke Decor 58

Burke Decor / Birchwood Pine 3-Wick Candle design by Nest Fragrances / $58

Birch Lane Dealer's Poker Set -Birch Lane $143

Birch Lane / Birch Lane Dealer’s Poker Set / $143

Snowflake Table Top Set The Company Store $39

The Company Store / Snowflake Table Top Set / $39

Z Gallerie / Bling Domino Set With Aquamarine Lacquer Case / $29.95

 

For the Fashionista…..

Anthropologie- Valloire Dotty Gloves $48

Anthropologie / Valloire Dotty Gloves / $48

Monochrome Mix Infinity Scarf- Anthropologie $58

Anthropologie / Monochrome Mix Infinity Scarf / $58

Leather Envelope Clutch- Mark & Graham $99

Mark & Graham / Leather Envelope Clutch / $99

The Company Store / Family Suede Slippers / $59- $79

For the Music-Lover….

Happy Plugs Earbud Headphones- Urban Outfitters $30

Urban Outfitters / Happy Plugs Earbud Headphones / $30

Spinnerette Portable USB Turntable in Red design by Crosley- Burke Decor 129

Burke Decor / Spinnerette Portable USB Turntable in Red design by Crosley / $129

For the Foodie….

Crate & Barrel / 3-Piece Rabbit Wine Opener Set / $44.95

Dachshund Cutting Board -World Market $11.99

World Market / Dachshund Cutting Board / $11.99

Theater Popcorn Popper- crate & Barrel - 29.95

Crate & Barrel / Theater Popcorn Popper / $29.95