Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Color My World

The biggest trend on the Spring/Summer 2011 runways was color.  Not just a little color but bright, bold, beautiful hues that will shake up your world.  After this brutal winter, I can't think of anything I want to wear more than cheerful colors.  There are many interior designers who embrace color in their work like Jamie Drake (above), Kelly Wearstler and Miles Redd but I wonder if others will start to see the light.  Enjoy!

Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011

David Hicks, 1954

Gucci Spring/Summer 2011

Helena Rubinstein Apartment by David Hicks

Fendi Spring/Summer 2011


Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011

Photo by Raymond Meier for Vogue

Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2011

Photo by Tommy Ton

Kelly Wearstler

Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2011

Lord Lichfield and friends by Slim Aarons, 1970

Kelly Wearster

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011


Max Mara Spring/Summer 2011

Miles Redd from New York magazine

Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011

Miles Redd from New York magazine

Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011

David Cafiero via Lonny magazine

Just Cavalli

Alex Papachristidis

Emily Blunt from January 2011 Harper's Bazaar UK

Francois Halard for Vogue

Photo by Tommy Ton

Amy Smilovic Home Designed by Shostak Style

Prada Spring/Summer 2011

Katie Ridder

Harper's Bazaar

Kelly Wearstler

Prada Spring/Summer 2011

Photo by Vanessa Jackman

Miles Redd from New York magazine

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2011

Kelly Wearstler


abode love said...

I've never been a big fan of the color purple, but I think you have me singing another tune... these colorful spaces are pretty fabulous! Thanks for sharing!


Nancy said...

The bold colors are just wonderful and they wake up the senses on a bleak winter day with more snow in the forecast!

eye.catching.style said...

Fabulous post! I love the progression of photographs!

Carol said...

In the Kelly Wearstler photo, the model is reading Orlando to her children. I have that book - and it is fantastic! My kids are 19 and 21 but I will never give that book away.

Gorete Sousa said...

Great Post and Pics!!!


Chic Coles said...

YES!!! It is what we need now.

Anne Marie... said...

I saw your icon on Sharon (my french country homes) blog and the title got me.....I am embracing 2011 as the year for color...and I think it's about time!!
fun and fresh -

Anne Marie
(great picture selections)

jones said...

This post is really making me happy. Love the Katie Ridder and Kelly Wearstler interiors. It is freeeeeezing in your neighborhood--stay warm. Mary

Muffy said...

BEAUTIFUL photos! I just love color...I have to force myself to buy neutrals for my closet & home. :)

Megan said...

I've always loved using color - I am so over neutrals - and that yellow door just made my day! I'm going to buy a can of paint...

Beautiful Habitat said...

As much as I sometimes think I want a "refined" or "sophisticated" palette, the truth is that I always gravitate toward these bold rooms and designers like Miles Redd and Kelly Wearstler. I just love this happy collection that you've put together! I could live inside this post.

Style Maniac said...

This post just makes me happy! A much needed bright and cheerful dose of color on this cold gray day.

The Wizzle said...

Oh, perfect! Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't want light gray walls. I love it in pictures, but in my own real house I crave COLOR!

Peace Love & All Things Creative said...

wow..tons and tons of amazing pictures. I love color! Who wants to be plain jane anyway?
Do you watch color splash with david bromsted?

SignorinaLia said...

wish i had the guts to do any of these... just convinced i'd hate it next season like the rest of my wardrobe!


Amber said...

Stunning, stunning post so beautiful laid out like this. Oh I want it all and I am so going to reupholster my dining chairs in a bright and breezy colour. Thank you so much for all the eye candy. Have a wonderful week. axx

Amy said...

I will reference this post many times over, so much inspiration.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

LOVE love love the post. One of my favorites! You've got me with all the color!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

I absolutely love COLOR...bold, bright, beautiful color. My licensing partner is always telling me to mute my artwork as it makes the designs more salable. I'm hoping more people begin to "see the light" as you said and I can keep my vibrant vibes in my paintings!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

By the way, Heather...I look more forward to reading your daily posts than I do my cup of coffee these days! Thank you for starting my days off on such a great note with your wonderful insights!

Splenderosa said...

I love love love it !!

Allison Hennessy said...

Heather - Great integration of fashion photos with design examples – a very user friendly way to see how the two relate.

Sandra said...

Is it too soon to ask Santa for one of those Hermes wallets ?

Yelena Starikova said...

LOVE Colors! This post is Perfect to Me!!!!!

honey living said...

OMG my heart is beating faster after looking at all those gorgeous pictures! thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

This is an amazing post! I can't believe how many comparisons you were able to make between the runway and home decor; it must have taken you hours to put this together. Thanks for such a visual treat!!
I dove head first into colour and just painted my living room accent walls BM "Flamingo's Dream". I love it, the pink is warm and fun, and it was an easy makeover on a budget. Check it out when you have a chance:

lpm said...

Hi HC, Wonderful colors indeed : ) love your blog ~eL

P.S. the unknown vespa is Barcelona Transport from flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/acastellano/92936601/in/set-72057594064241064

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