Creative Color for Your Home

As the gray days of winter begin to fade, it’s time to introduce some bursts of color into your home. Start with a bright, colorful rug or runner as the base for your color palette. Whether you’re dressing up your living room, bedroom, kitchen or bath, don’t stress about matching the color of your furniture exactly — you’re looking to complement what you have. If you feel particularly ambitious, reupholstering existing chairs or couches can transform the appearance of your room. Then, add accessories and furnishings throughout the space for a bit of whimsy — a few pieces here and there will go a long way. As a final step, fresh florals will tie everything together. The best part? You can change your colors with the seasons for a fresh look every time.   

A Coastal Guest Book, $19.95 – Les Fleurs
Julia Knight 4” Petite Bowl, $20 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Juliska 18 Crudite Platter, $63.95 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Melanime Bowl, $72 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Vietri Fresh Fish Cereal Bowl, $38 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Vietri Lautra Fish Condiment Bowl, $23.50 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Rustic Marlin Block Compass, $12 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Starfish Tea Light, $12 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Tag Dish Towels ( pack of 2 ), $20 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
“Dahlias” by Naomi Slade, $21.99 – Les Fleurs
Porcelain Succulents – $16 each – Acorn Design Center
Dash & Albert Fiesta Stripe Rug, $128 – Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

Venetian Fruit Mini Bowls, $19 each – Les Fleurs
“The French Dog” by Rachael Hale, $29.95 – Les Fleurs
Dried Artichokes, $6 each – Les Fleurs
Gold & Glass Frames, $26 each – Les Fleurs
Small Milk Container, $68 – Les Fleurs
Pink Mister, $16 – Les Fleurs
Vase in sand finish, $18 – Les Fleurs
SBB Coffee Cups, $46 each – Les Fleurs
Napkins, $8.50 – Les Fleurs
Dash & Albert Rug, $40 – Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

Cement Heart, $45 – Savoir Faire Home
Striped Vases ( sold as set of 3 ) $36 – Acorn Design Center
Dried Pomegranates, $6 each – Les Fleurs
“Flowers Every Day” by Florence Kennedy, $27.95 – Les Fleurs
Lily Pad Bowl, $28 – Les Fleurs
Hand-woven Rug, $105 – Les Fleurs
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

Chandler Bird Coasters, $18 for 4 – Acorn Design Center
Marble Cheese Plate, $48 – Savoir Faire Home
Lavender Candle, $28.95 – WishBasket
Carved Wooden Hearts, $10.95 each – WishBasket
“In the Mood for Colour” by Hans Blomquist, $29.95 – Les Fleurs
Graphic Beverage Napkins, $6.25 per package – Les Fleurs
Acrylic Dinner Plate, $15.95 – WishBasket
Blue Napkin, $17.95 ( set of four ) – WishBasket
Dash & Albert Rug Company runner, $118 – Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

style editor and set design
Lysa Pelletier – Anchor Artists

Emily O’Brien – Boston, Mass.

shot on location, accessories and furnishings
Acorn Design Center
Andover, Mass.
(978) 273-9717

floral and accessories
Les Fleurs – Andover, Mass.

accessories and furnishings
Brassy Knobs
South Boston, Mass.
(781) 775-3536

Les Fleurs
Andover, Mass.
(978) 475-9669

Rose & Dove
Specialty Gift Shop

North Andover, Mass.
(978) 689-4141

Savoir Faire Home
Andover, Mass.
(978) 409-6188

Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Andover, Mass.
(978) 475-7981

Newburyport, Mass.
(978) 465-1515


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