Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Orange Crush.....


I can’t help myself I simply love ORANGE! It doesn’t matter if it’s bright orange, burnt orange or anything in-between, I simply love orange. So when I opened the October issue of Elle Décor, I’m always running a month behind, and saw the home of hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai and his wife Shirin von Wulffen I drooled.


Orange is a power color and it also stimulates creativity so it isn't surprising that someone as creative as Frédéric Fekkai is drawn to orange. I love how the burnt orange of the dining chairs play off the bronze chandelier.


They even have orange carpets that I think looks fabulous with that gray sofa. My husband reads my blog so…”honey what do you think of orange and gray for our new living room scheme?” Loving it!  


Frédéric Fekkai and his wife Shirin also own a country home in Millbrook, New York. This picture was taken in their living room and as you can see they continued the orange theme.


Seems like a lot of people in the hair and makeup business like orange, this orange framed mirror belongs to Estée Lauder executive John Demsey.


Hair guru John Barrett is no different and used pops of orange in his living room too. I personally think orange works better then red for that bit of pop, orange isn’t as explosive. So what’s your take, do you like orange or not?

images via Elle Decor

11 comments:

mona Thompson said...

Go for it! I absolutely love it. I've been saving orange images for a while to do a post. I just popped a few more into my file. I loooove that living room with the orange sofa and all the gray. Every detail is perfection. I want to show it to a client that is doing a lot of gray.

Stacey said...

I think you already know how obsessed i am with orange! The last living room has always been a favourite of mine, but i love them all!

French-Kissed said...

I wish all of us would have the courage to use more color, whatever it may be. It takes a little more talent than going all neutral, but in the end it is far more interesting and helps to personalize a space. Orange, purple, turquoise, green, red, they are all up for grabs...I love them all!

~jermaine

Linda in AZ * said...

* You've shared some GREAT uses OF orange here, ESPECIALLY w/ the grays! Orange is MY "punch of red" here in the desert, and the orangey suede seat- covering on our mesquite DR chairs looks stunning, especially when the desert sun sets...

I used to TRY to "deny" I LIKED orange (Why? Well,l guess that's for "another" comment!)~~~ Now I just "go with the flow" and follow MY preferences... it usually works, for me anyway!

Thanks,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

for the love of a house said...

love orange too! In Dallas my kitchen (white cabinetry) was "pumpkin" for many years... I loved it!

joan

Greet said...

Oh yes me too I love orange! I ever did a post about orange accents! And as you could notice on my post of today, it works so well with the color of celadon!
Thank you fora all your nice comments on my posts my friend!You are sooo sweet!
xx
Greet

ursula said...

I'm coming around to orange--those rooms look fabulous!

sharon said...

I love burnt orange, sort of Hermes colour or a bit darker, but as far as I can remember I've never used it indoors. Now I've seen these photos I may have to rethink that.
Sharon

mydesignchic said...

Loving orange right now...

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Exactly my opinion. Those are the exact colors of our living room. Great great post fabulous images. Merci.

La Dolfina said...

I love all the orange in these gorgeous images you've rounded up.
It's so interesting how you noticed that so many hairdressers embrace the color orange. And I love how you communicate with you husband via your blog :)
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and I hope you go the orange and gray route in you Living Room!!

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