There is this great thing about the color turquoise that you don’t expect. It seemly works everywhere! Maybe because it is that special color in nature that signifies beauty or that the places that one finds turquoise are so beautiful, either way… its many shades perform like a monochromatic rainbow.
Depending upon the shade you choose… turquoise spans the range from Bohemian to Resort to Mod to Vintage.
Tourquoise in nature is the perfect accent… as a design element… or even a fashion accessory… put on the turquoise touch.
Once the 4th of July arrives I always know that we are officially in the middle of summer. Vacations by the sea, picnics and other summertime activities are all in full swing. For those of us who like to create spaces that are “vacation” like there is nothing more perfect than bringing the indoors out. Open up the curtains and throw out the doors.. let the warm air of summer fill your home.
A change of scenery is always healthy for everyone. It is fun to create intimate spaces to enjoy a little down time with good company. Take life a little slower and mix up the vibe of the house. Make things more light and airy, less stuffy and more go with the flow by finding more ways to spend time outdoors. Patios, boats, and other interesting spaces are all about taking advantage of the sun and summer.
Be inspired by the not so obvious… create your own.. “what ever floats your boat ” as they say!
Sometimes it is the “dressing” up of an outdoor space that makes the perfect outdoor dining area. Found treasures light up the garden and the magic of a summer day can also blend into a starry night.
Here in The Workroom we’ve been setting the stage and getting ready to open up as a retail store and showroom to the public. We’re merchandising our space and getting organized with rugs, pillows, accessories, furniture, and fabric. One-of-a-kind finds and eclectic pieces are easy to find over here. Stay tuned for updates on The Workroom and when we will be having our grand opening. We can’t wait for you to start stopping by. Xoxo
We’ve got the blues…from sky to indigo we love blue here in The Workroom.
We’re wild for Zebra.
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The art of arrangement can be tricky, but there is really no wrong way to go about it. Whether you are displaying books, trinkets or photos, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Painting the backs of shelves a bright or contrasting color or adding wallpaper can be a very nice backdrop to your display. Keep the items on the shelf simple, with plenty of negative space between, so the shelf doesn’t look to busy.
I love hanging mirrors, large photographs or art over a large wall shelf. It helps break up the space.
Bookshelves aren’t just for books… they are the perfect place to store travel souvenirs, craft supplies and other eclectic curios nestled in between volumes of books.
Adding glass doors to a shelf is the perfect way to still show off a display, but to have it fade to the background. The doors are also a great way to keep your most treasured items safe and sound.
A wall of exposed shelving can be difficult to fill. One is the easiest ways to create a stunning shelf is to arrange similar items side by side. Here the sage and white ceramic unifies the shelves, yet keeps the overall look simple.
Over here in The Workroom we are craving that summertime Resort Style with bright blues and corals to create the perfect poolside look. Whether it has a modern, casual, or classic twist, this style is perfect for the heat of summer. So take a break, soak in the sun, and enjoy a nice summer read filled with inspiration… Get your copy of The Well-Dressed Home to see this chic summer style in the Resort chapter. xo
An easy way to add a special touch to the nursery is with a mobile. Not only are they a great way to incorporate a little personality into your baby’s room, they can also be a magical decor statement. Whether they are handmade, one-of-a-kind or just plain fun, these are a few of my favorites.
Here is a new twist on the handmade—the crocheted mobile. Instead of having grandma make a keepsake blanket, have her create smaller versions to be attached to an embroidery hoop as a mobile.
I love this origami mobile. It is classic yet modern—a soft and simple way to add a touch of whimsy to the room.
When it comes to a baby boy’s room, keeping the theme classic and timeless is always best. Sailboats to sail away on make for the best dream keepers like in this nautical mobile.
If you have older kids, this spin art mobile is a great project for them to make for the new baby. Everyone has a spin art kit somewhere in their closet. Create lots of different combinations for a splash of moveable color.
For those who are open to taking on a larger project, this one-of-a-kind mobile also becomes a room sculpture. Patterns play together to create a visual dance for any age.
Have fun with moveable art. Make a mobile for your nursery or home.
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Today in The Workroom we are busy getting everything ready for our Warehouse Sale this Friday. We’re pulling out bedding, fabric and pillows from discontinued collections, home decor items, and one-of-a-kind or vintage finds. This eclectic mix will all be for sale at a discounted price this Friday from 9 AM – 2 PM. So if you are in the LA area come stop by to shop the sale and see The Workroom for yourself. See you Friday! xo
The new Classica Collection is classic design with a twist of trend. Inspired by timeless patterns and motifs familiar to the classic style, Classica infuses bolder colors and off beat combinations to add a quirky perspective to a time-tested formula. Add your own personal monogram with Classica and re-acquaint yourself with the classics.
Perfect for apparel, upholstery, throw pillows, quilting or any creation.
The idea for this collection stems from one of the core foundations of fashion, Classic Style. The forms distinctive of classic style are timeless, inspired by simple shapes found in nature and historical architecture.
Creating the perfect color palette for any collection starts with inspiration. I gather and pair favorite color combinations from nature, fashion or home decor. I try to create a color foundation of similar hues, then toss in a wild card to create balance and interest.
Fabric by the yard is now available at www.annettetatum.com. Shop online and be inspired. The possibilites are endless.
In the Los Angeles area? Don’t miss our Summer Warehouse Sale, Friday, June 15th at our design studio, The Workroom at 1909 Centinela Ave. Santa Monica, CA. Featuring exclusive discounts on home decor, child and nursery bedding, fabrics and one-of-a-kind items. Hope to see you there!
Here in The Workroom we’ve been busy getting everything prepped and photographed for our upcoming Little House Collection, Tailored. We are so excited to bring a new look to Little House this Summer. Stay tuned for when it launches in the upcoming months…
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