Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gradient gorgeousness!

[Photo credit: Femme Wonder Works ]

With the summer in full swing, I did a little end-of-season shopping this past holiday weekend. At the top of my list? A cute ombre blouse. I love the subtle and sophisticated gradation of colors created by this technique. So it's no surprise that ombre has wended its way from the world of high fashion and beauty into the realm of home furnishings.

[Photo credit: Creed perfume, Neiman Marcus. Prada Satchel, Bluefly.]

Ombre promises to be hot for Fall too so don't be timid about this look. It's a great way to introduce color into your home without it being 'too much'.

[Photo credit: All Modern Lighting]

[Photo credit: Dinnerware, Target. Rug, West Elm]

The best part about this technique is that anyone can do it themselves. Here, the talented folks at Martha Stewart provide step-by-step instructions on making your own ombre wall art, linens and even lighting!

[Photo credit: Martha Stewart]

1 comment:

j*amy said...

i really like that rug!