Thursday, September 10, 2009

Continuity Is The Key

When looking for orange rooms I came across this house and instantly was drawn to it. While the initial magnetism was my love of the kitchen, I quickly noticed something else.
The house had a flow, in this situation the color orange. A color carried throughout a house is a great way to create a continuity in the space, but it should be done in moderation. This house is a great example of a bright, eye catching color used in restraint, resulting in an amazing house.
With a bold color just a little goes a long way...
I saved the best for last. Isn't this nook something out of your dreams? Placed in a stairwell, this day bed makes for the most inviting space....Love the tables, pillows, prints...
All images Better Home and Gardens

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24 comments:

Blueprint Bliss said...

Great house. So funny that we both did posts on Orange today.

Coffee and cookies today or tomorrow?

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I do like the flow of colors

bluehydrangea said...

Great house and it just looks like Fall to me.

Greet said...

Nice pictures,

A few weeks ago I did a post about "Accents of Orange". It is a colour that can be used in winter as in summertime!
I love it a lot! But indeed , always use it in moderation!
Here in that house it is well-done!

Greet

Rachel said...

Hmm, I really like this idea of one color throughout the whole house. It seems my wall color of gray was that, but now I'm thinking about using another pop of color...

JMW said...

I really like how they incorporate dashes of orange throughout. Too much orange and it looks like a bad trip back to the 70s! Funny, orange is my two-year-old's favorite color, so I'm partial to it these days!

New England Girl said...

That house is gorgeous. I love the orange accents and the way the color ties it all together. I wouldn't mind living in this space! I love the two adirondack chairs outdoors. I could spend so many fall days curled up in a blanket, sipping on tea and reading! :)

Emily said...

That kitchen is really gorgeous! I also feel that last shot is perfection. the colors are great and those tables...oh my gosh! love

paula said...

you and brooke crack me up when you have similar posts. true friends who think a like.

Lauren said...

what a PERFECT house!!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it!!!

paige said...

such a great place!!
love all the white with splashes of color
:)

Sweet Nothings said...

i like all the pops of orange

Jennifer said...

delightful!

so instead of having too much blue in my house, I'm just going to call it "continuity!"

LindsB said...

Love orange decor- it is done so well in this house!

Love the daybed, I want one now :)

Ms. B said...

I have that dandelion canvas in the bathroom only mine is in kelly green instead of orange, I got mine at Urban Outfitters! I love it!

urbansardines said...

Lovely images! And I totally agree with you about restraint. I used to love big swaths of bright colors, but my tastes have finally grown up, and now I really love pops of color, instead. Now, I have to paint over my tangerine-colored living room (no, I'm not kidding, the walls are tangerine! :-)!)

Yansy said...

I saw this home a while back and I was completely smitten by it. That last nook is fantastic.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow! I love it! Orange is one of my favorite colors!!!! So it's great to see it used in many different rooms. I love the flow of it all!

Now off to enter the give-away. I totally forgot to the other day!

Down Pillow said...

I'm not a huge fan or orange, but I do like how touches of the color continued throughout the house.

carlee said...

I love the room with the daybed. The orange goes really well from space to space. Love it!

Rita said...

I see that 'orange' was a popular post this week. My post was inspired by an orange wall in a cute little cafe in the hotel were I stayed last weekend. I remember the 70s so I tend to resist any thought of using orange as a decorating color, but it seems to be fresher the second time around. I enjoyed your room.

viera said...

Love orange as an accent colour.
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Kristin said...

I'm drooling over that delicious kitchen! I want a white cabinet redo so bad I could taste it!

Caitlin said...

SO glad you posted this. Orange is my absolute favorite color right now.

I guess we're feeling fall coming on.