To celebrate Pantone’s Color of the Year, Emerald, I’ve made a décor board that reflects the Art Deco references I spoke of in my previous post. With velvet, silk, crystal and rich tapestries, this board is all about how Emerald can feel luxurious.
- Silk Ikat Throw
- Photograph by Michael Eastman
- Emerald Glass Table Lamp
- Emerald Couch
- Vietri Dot Collection Drinkware
- Dylan Pillow
- Lucy Pillow
- Celadon Beetle by Thomas Eyck
Tomorrow, I’ll bring you the other side of Emerald: the outdoors. In the meantime, you can get more emerald inspiration on my Pinterest board right here.
Emerald Mood Board: Luxuriously Nostalgic
Each year, Pantone announces a Color of the Year, usually to reflect the collective mood, or zeitgeist, of our time. Each year, Pantone invites color experts from around the world to a secret European location and, after two days of presentations and debate, the color is chosen. This year the color is Emerald, “a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance, and beauty,” the company states. For me, the shade evokes a nostalgic art deco mood, like 1920’s emerald jewelry and the paintings of Tamara de Lempicka.
Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald
We're showing off a little taste of what our contributing blogger Brita Olsen has whipped up for our Alt Summit guests tonight:
If you're here in Salt Lake City, we hope to see you in Sussex tonight. Follow @veccostudio on Twitter for some live tweeting fun, and use the hashtags #ruletherug #altsummit to join in the convo!
Alt Summit Mini-Party Sneak Peek!
As you can tell from our Tinsel and Timber mood boards, we are excited about our Alt Summit event tomorrow. The folks over at Joss and Main are throwing a "Clue"-themed party tonight, and we can't wait to show off our color coordinated outfits!
Not only is "Clue" my favorite board game, but it is such a fun theme for a party. It works well for almost any celebration, as most people get their costume wheels turning instantly. If you couldn't make a cameo at Alt Summit SLC this year, why not play along at home with some decor and wardrobe inspiration?
Here, we're cluing you in on some colorful inspirations:
Mrs. Scarlet & Mrs. Peacock
Diane von Furstenberg dress via Far Fetch
Earrings via Mae Jean Vintage
Red lacquer table via gatherlove.tumblr.com
Feather print skirt via flannels
Our Workshop peacock measuring spoons
Professor Plum & Colonel Mustard
Mustard skater dress by chic nova
Fendi scarf via Pret a Beaute
Home photo by James Geer
Mrs. White & Mr. Green
Marais side chair via Industry West
Jil Sander Purse
White table inspiration from Ikea
Anthropologie Staghorn steak knives
Rope display via houseandhome.com
Weaponswood candle sticks via Anthropologie
Wrench lamp via California rediscover
Red river poster by Jason Munn
Alt Summit: Inspired By "Clue"
Now that Pantone has crowned emerald as Color of the Year, we’re starting to crave gorgeous green surroundings in a major way. It got us thinking—are spaces typically reserved for other colors getting a little jealous that they can’t enjoy green? We’ve rounded up some inspiration to infuse this hue in some unexpected places in your home.
Door via Fine Art America; Living room from Oslo Hotel via Grand; Library/Bookcases via Harper’s Bazaar; Dining room via Interior Design
Green With Envy