Orange and blue can make for a nice color combination when they're done in the right hues. Take this room for instance. I'd throw this image into my pile of "great fall rooms." The burnt orange tufted headboard, dark wood tone furniture and of course the plaid fabric give great warmth to the space offsetting the cool, white bedding and lamp. Balance, balance, balance. It's all about balance. And layering. Just look at how wonderfully the different patterns are woven together in the space? Chevron, stripes, greek key and plaid...swoon. I wish it was mine. How about you?
Last month I helped throw my best friend (we met in 9th grade speech class :)) Lauren's baby shower for her soon-to-arrive baby boy, Gunner. The shower had a "Southern gentleman" theme complete with bow ties, silhouettes and gingham print. Personal touches and family items were used throughout, including baby Gunner's dad's bow ties :) Gunner's daddy's "going home" outfit greeted guests at the sign in table, along with a framed "Southern gentleman in the making" print. A variety of centerpieces graced the tables with groupings of baby mementos, flowers and photos. An antique baby basket helped house the gifts. The drink menu consisted of milk, apple juice (one of Lauren's cravings), fruit-infused water and coffee. The menu was made of a variety of brunch goodies including fruit, doughnuts, muffins, shrimp and grits, breakfast casserole and a waffle bar. And of course no shower is comp