Wednesday, August 24, 2011

{Three's Company}

"THREE" is kind of a theme for me at the moment. Last week, our friend, Jordan, stayed with us. I felt like we had our own episode of 'Three's Company' or 'You,Me,and Dupree' in motion. He's our dearest friend and we always enjoy having him home to visit. And back to the theme...THREE weeks until we leave for the sunny beach, THREE months until Thanksgiving, and most importantly, Caleb and I recently celebrated our THREE year Wedding Anniversary! 


In relation, I find it suitable to introduce THREE of my [current} favorite trends...


Texture

This is a very "touchy" subject for me. Constantly fighting the love hate battle on this one. Coconut = gross. Raw Onions = yuck.  Pot holes = shivers down my spine. Room Design = love it, want it, can't get enough!


patterned rugs, exposed brick, vintage jars, painted floor, backless frame... beautiful!


stone, steel, wood, fabric, pop of color... modern vintage


wire chairs, natural wood, brick, curtains. Simple yet stunning.


Color Blocking

*Combining two or more colors in one outfit.*  This 1960's trend is back with a bang and here to stay for Fall.  







All photos courtesy or  Pinterest
Strategically placed, contrasting, yet complimentary, bold and bright colors paired together to create a unique look . A few rules to consider:
  • Three is the magic number
    • The most popular theory for combining colors is called the rule of two-thirds.How you achieve the rule of two-thirds starts by making an equilateral triangle (a triangle with 3 equal sides) on the color wheel… From there, you pick two of the three colors that the triangle touches. These colors will almost always harmonize together beautifully.
  • Be loud & proud
  • Keep it simple


Some hues that go great together:
1. Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Orange
2. Chocolate Brown, Pink, Peach
3. Purple, Bright Blue, Teal
4. Deep Blue, Bright Pink, White
5. Coral, Grey, Ivory


"Jarred" Desserts
I'm crazy about preparing desserts in jars. Such whimsy presentation and fun to eat out of as well. Can't you just picture serving these at your next dinner party?! Oh the possibilities...


Neapolitan Cake

Cheesecake




Banana Split Cake


Enjoy the rest of your week!

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