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Friday, July 1, 2011

Color Memories

When we are creative types there will always be certain visuals that will evoke a memory or a special time to us. With summer in full swing I started thinking of what reminds me of summer.

I am usually inspired by colors first. In fact when I shop I will always be drawn to an object by a color that I see. I have a long history of what I call, "shopping by color." When I was in high school,  Mom and I would take a girls day, and go shopping. We would notice by the middle of the day we seemed to be looking at everything in  one particular color. We would call our shopping trips, a blue day, a green day, or a pink day.

Now, back to summer! I am sure I am not alone in thinking of the cool inviting color of blue for summer. When I think of blue I immediately think of the cool soft turquoise colored water in the swimming pool or the ocean waves.

 Since this is a design blog I have to show you some pretty rooms with the color of turquoise........

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It doesn’t get much fresher than adding a pop of green and white with turquoise!

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The turquoise in this room  is used in all the right spots. Notice how it draws your eye around the room?

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Simple, clean and fresh!!

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I love the wallpaper in this image and the velvet sofa looks amazing. I think I would have added a different rug to keep the fresh,cool feeling for summer, but the brown rug does ground the room and cozy it up a bit.

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The turquoise in this room is added in all the right spots. The lamp on the left is so beautiful. I am in love with the swirl in the glass balls.

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Just different values of turquoise and white in this room and it remains interesting and lovely.

I love love this flooring and notice the wall. It looks as if it has been stenciled to me. Someone did a very nice job on this!!

The different shapes and sizes of the turquoise decanters is wonderful in this image.

There is a turquoise beaded chandelier that has been in blog land for quite some time, but I could not do  a post on this wonderful summer color without adding a couple of images of this…….

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A favorite combination of mine, turquoise and lime green. I can not look at an image of this chandelier without thinking of an accessory that I got to pump my summer wardrobe this year…….

I ordered this fun beaded necklace to wear with crisp whites or pops of bright yellows or greens. I saw this necklace last year, and I went on the hunt to find it. Every website that I went to said. “sold out!” I finally realized this necklace was not meant to be for me.

As luck came my way I happened upon it again this year on a fashion blog.  I immediately went to the link where the necklace was being sold. I thought to myself, “it will probably be sold out.”

It was available and for a much cheaper price than the original necklace I had seen last year. I ordered it right then and there. I am giving you the link, but unfortunately it is already sold out again!!!  
Shop Design Spark.I did find another website that has the same necklace, but at a higher price HERE
  If you want to take a chance on the lower priced necklace I would check back from time to time if you are interested in getting a necklace like this one. It became a quest for me. You can imagine how excited I was to find it!!

What color, or items do you like to add to your summer wardrobe to give it a little boost?

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Adding a special color to your wardrobe for summer!



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I have some turquoise beads that have been a favorite of mine for several years. I wear them so often with just about everything. I love yours and so glad you found them. Hugs, Marty

Jessie said...

Besides turqouise, I always resonate yellow with summer. So anything yellow would be a great addition to the wardrobe or even decor! Lovely images, as usual. Love the floor to ceiling curtains, they are so gorgeous and dramatic. Adore the gorgeous chandelier. The necklace you bought are very pretty too!

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, Katysue!


Splendid Sass said...

Love the rooms you have chosen here. The second turquoise is my favorite!
I LOVE your beads.
Have a great weekend.

Stacy CUrran said...

These are so beautiful! I especially love the room with the wallpaper. And the stenciled bathroom for is exceptional! I wish I was that talented!! Happy 4th!

Linda Hartong said...

How perfectly wonderful on that bathroom floor. Like diving into a swimming pool!!

debra @ 5th and state said...

this was fun kathysue, fresh new images to die for!

oh that wallpaper, now i am on the hunt to source that for a client; perfect

and that floor in the bath, pure brilliance; color, stencil and oh that sheen!

have a splendid weekend

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love turquoise jewelry, but I have trouble thinking about using the color in my interior, it is lovely...but not a color for me. Your necklace is so pretty!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful photos. I where more white and navy in the summer. Nautical colors I guess. Have a Happy 4th!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

The necklace you bought is beautiful. For summer I usually think of aqua and turquoise and pink. For some reason those colors speak summer to me.
The image of the bathroom you have shown is absolutely stunning. It has that wonderful feeling of being both beautiful and refreshing to look at. Stunning!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

PS...Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

What an awesome collection!!! I adore these rooms!! AND that necklace! I actually have one almost just like it that I bought to wear on our honeymoon. It's so fun!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Privet and Holly said...

and really,
any bright
pop of color,
as my favorite
dressing color
is usually gray....
Right now I'm
blogging in a
jade green maxi
dress, which
really is so
cozy and just
gives me a LIFT!
Happy Fourth of July : )
xx Suzanne

Mel@georgica pond said...

2Love turquoise and love decorating with this gorgeous colour. That stunning chandelier is just beautiful and I would love to find a place for it in my home.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kathysue! I love your new necklace and I got a similar one for my birthday a couple of years ago. I wear it all the time! Great inspiration pictures and of course I love the chandelier.


Now Kathysue...this post was right up my ally! Next to Erin from HOT there isn't a color I like better. Those are some great images. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend....