Monday, September 10, 2012


Orange seems to have incredible staying power. The Pantone Color forecast of Tangerine Tango being THE color of 2012 is showing few signs of letting up. Perhaps that's because it is such an uplifting color that complements a variety of schemes, when used sparingly.  Chevrons and ikats in this color du jour have hit critical mass, but hey, I can't say I mind.

A three box Vanity Set from JM Piers in glass-covered orange faux lizard keeps odds and ends at bay.

Chelsea Textiles Furniture added a Jetson-would-like-this  Wingback Chair with contrast trim and button tufting along with a simple arm. So good looking.

Lacefield Designs has many new patterns to add to their stellar assortment, like these orange and white printed beauties from the gift show.

Photo courtesy of C. Wonder
The oversized scale of this C. Wonder Chevron Pillow makes it a cozy addition to a sofa.

Sandra Morgan's HP Designs laminated placemats are easy to clean and always look crisp. Her new ikat pattern was especially striking.
Photo courtesy of C. Wonder 
A lacquered orange bamboo bowl from C. Wonder incorporates shiny and matte for a nice contrast.

Dana Gibson launched travel bags, including this one with her cheetah pattern that can also be found on pillows

She also launched a zig zag pattern that's also great.

If you want to use a chevron in a bigger way, Dana Gibson's new Pagoda lantern is divine. She sold out at the gift show, so I hope new stock arrives soon as I have it earmarked for my apartment freshening.

But wait, there's more! A painted bombay dresser is petite charmant.

I am constantly amazed at the endless assortment of great pillows out there now. V Rugs and Home does unusual things with appliques that add a bit of texture.

One question I get a lot is where to find nice shower curtains that are reasonably priced. Jonathan Adler's new Arcade Shower Curtain is trimmed in grosgrain ribbon adding a nice, dressy detail.

Carnaby Street dishes from Jonathan Adler have a tight graphic geo and work well as catchall trays.

Adler's new Arcade bath towels come in all white with an orange border or a geometric all-over diamond pattern. Towels add a lot of zip to an all-white bath.

Arteriors Cassidy Porcelain Lamp in orange resembles something that lives 10,000 leagues under the sea, adding a breezy island touch to any table.

Photo courtesy of World Market Cost Plus
With a chic double ribbon border, World Market's orange lampshade looks like a bigger investment than it is.

After it's debut at High Point, bloggers can't get enough of Lexington Home Brands Aquarius collection orange dresser.

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