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Pantone 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

01.15.14

If you haven’t heard yet, Pantone, the global authority on color, named Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year!  Here is a color palette Pantone provided on their pinterest page.

What do you think?  Is this a color you’d like to see in your home?  I personally love the color and think Pantone was on trend with their selection.  A pop of Radiant Orchid would add instant, feminine glam to any room.  Here is more inspiration from Pantone’s pinterest page.

*gasp*

Looks like a bachelorette pad to me!

The color brings such warmth to this room.

I love how the soft whites paired with this piece of art demands your attention.

Pantone also provided Radiant Orchid fashion inspiration.  I LOVE wearing this color!  I really think it compliments all skin types and hair colors.

That’s all for now! Let me know if you find a way to bring Radiant Orchid into your life. Exciting announcement coming to the blog on Friday!

Xo,
Claire 
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IKEA Steal

01.11.14

Hi friends!!  I am so excited to share my first blog post!  Get ready because this is a good one.  This DIY project is my favorite kind of project – taking something that is functional, yet bland and transforming it into something glam.

We have this corner in our apartment that looks SO empty.  I’ve tried a few different things to fill it (vases and indoor plants), but I was never happy with how it looked.  I decided a shelving unit would be the best fit for the space, so I started my search.  I looked high and low and finally found something I thought had potential.  I found this unit at IKEA and the best part you ask? $40!!  Here it is after I put the 100 pieces together:  

I knew as soon as I saw it that I would have to spruce it up.  My first thought? GoLd!!  I’m all about brass right now. (It’s coming back, ya know?!)  I thought spraying it a metallic gold would give it that glam, brass look.  I took the glass shelves out and gave it a coat of this:

As you can see, gold spray paint did this shelving unit wonders.  I love how it turned out!!  Such a big transformation.  It even fits perfectly in our awkward corner!!  I think it really fills that space.

I am in love with these birdies!

What do you think?  Are you a gold lover?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Hope you all have a nice, relaxing weekend!

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