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comfort & cool

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Tonal Tuesday: comfort & cool

Tonal Tuesday: comfort & cool

I’ve been craving mac ‘n’ cheese (yes, that evil blue box). It’s the best comfort food I know. The color scheme has also got me thinking of goldfish swimming. Sunshine. Bicycle rides. Summer.

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July 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

dusty daydreams

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Tonal Tuesday: dusty daydreams

Tonal Tuesday: dusty daydreams

These colors are for laying in fields & braiding flower crowns in vintage dresses. Wistful, a little dusty & worn but beautiful nonetheless.

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June 30, 2009 at 9:15 am

sanctuary sanctuary

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Tonal Tuesday: Sanctuary Sanctuary

Tonal Tuesday: Sanctuary Sanctuary

Oh green, I think you’re my favorite even though I try not to play favorites! Think soft & cozy, warm domestic bliss. Think your own secret world. I think that these colors resonant with comfort for me is due to my childhood love of wandering in the woods by my parents house. I wasn’t really supposed to but I would pull on some boots and go off tromping through the woods. I would build little nests and move rocks, swing on branches, you know those things that children do. It was always so quiet and the light soft. I’m glad I’ve brought this palette to our living room. Cozy, calm & clean.

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May 26, 2009 at 10:41 am

modern love.

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color palette for tonal tuesday

modern love color palette for tonal tuesday

This is actually the color palette that we have going on in the office that my husband & I share. I, of course, needed to figure out how to wiggle some pink into the palette, most of which is over in my little corner of the world. The room is predominantly grey & red & black but with bits of pink; it helps balance out the girliness of the color with everything else. I’ll post pictures as soon as I manage to unpack my box fortress.

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May 12, 2009 at 9:37 am

speaking softly & carrying a big stick.

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Tonal Tuesday Color Palette

Tonal Tuesday Color Palette

Speaking softly with cadet blue & slate paired with a nice chocolate and then BAM, mustard stick! I think this would be a fantastic color palette for a heavily patterned wallpaper or book cover. More organic shapes with soft, curved edge than geometric crispness.

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May 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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Born to Hand Jive, baby!

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HandJive, tonal tuesday, part 4

Despite the snow earlier this week, Spring is starting to roll into Chicago! And with all the birdies singing & the flowers popping, I’ve got candy-colored pastels on the brain. This color scheme has got me thinking about the dance scene in Grease; you know, when Frenchie looks like a banana? All those creamy, dreamy, frothy confections of dresses are dancing around in my head!

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March 31, 2009 at 6:24 pm

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Sock Hop in the KITCHen

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Visions of 1950’s kitchens with turquoise & pink appliances drifted through my brain this week. Added in brighter shades of the turquoise & added a splash of red to modernize the whole kitchy thing. I am in total lust vintage refrigerators. A girl can dream, I suppose.

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March 24, 2009 at 6:21 pm

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