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Light Up Your Life: Part 2

I hope you are busy finding all sorts of wonderful ways to light up your life!  As we discussed previously, lighting is a key element to a well-designed room.  During my recent trip to the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, North Carolina, I found some marvelous way to add style to your home through great lighting.  Check out some of my favs…

Amber Chandelier from Bella Rosa

How cute is this?  So frilly & girly!  I love the elongated shade.

Pure fabulosity!  I call these the “bubble pendants”.  So many creative ways one could use these!

A little glitz.  A little glam.  A whole lotta style.  Love the shape of the shade.  Makes me feel all sparkley just looking at it!

This is totally on my wish list!  It’s a chandelier inside a floor lamp!  One of my very favorite finds at High Point this year.  My wish is to one day place this beside a beautiful baby grand piano in my home.

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Yellow Fever

Yellow is so energizing & happy that I’m just bursting while writing this post.  Doesn’t yellow make you happy just thinking about it?  Think sunflowers, mimosas, baby chickies, a warm sunny day…

Yellow can do so much for the soul and with hundreds of variations of the shade, it can be worked into just about any home.  My bedroom growing up as a kid was yellow, blue & white.  I LOVED it!  My room was always so bright & happy.  Because of it’s balancing and harmonious properties, yellow can be combined with so many colors to make a lovely color palette.  (blue & yellow, orange & yellow, green & yellow, black & yellow, chocolate brown & yellow, the possibilities are endless)

You may remember, back in December, that Pantone announced Mimosa (a warm sexy shade of yellow) as the color of the year for 2009.

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Open your eyes & you’ll notice that yellow is just about everywhere these days.  Kate Hudson is wearing a fun, flirty yellow dress on the February cover of Elle.  Michelle Obama wowed crowds in a stunning Isabel Toledo “lemongrass” yellow suit for the Inauguration yesterday.

As home fashions often mirror runway fashions, yellow is popping up in furnishings and fabrics all over the world.  On a recent fabric hunting spree, I came across a wide range of gorgeous yellow fabrics.  From traditional styles to contemporary, the cheery color is making a big impact.

A sampling of yellow from my recent fabric hunting spree

So, cheers to Pantone for choosing such a celebratory color like Mimosa for the color of the year.  Now, pop the bubbly & go make your home happy!