Category Archives: Orange

Happy ‘Tangerine Tango’ New Year!

A very happy new year to you, my lovelies!
May it be better and brighter than ever!

I hope you have had a wonderful, joyous time over the holidays and are feeling recharged and excited about the possibilities and opportunities in the year ahead!

When the clear up of the holidays is done, I like to add little invigorating touches around the house to get me energised for the year ahead. So I am feeling quite happy with Pantone’s colour of 2012: ‘Tangerine Tango’, a deep radiant red-orange that is vivacious yet friendly; quite a feel-good cheery colour. Even if you’re not one for bright colours, a tiny amount of this colour in the form of flowers, art or even a bowl of tangerines will energise your surroundings.

If you want to use this colour in your decor, here are a couple of examples I adore that may inspire you:

I love this room for its bright breezy feel, casual atmosphere, *gorgeous* rug and vibrant tangerine pops… a perfect room to beat the January blues!

Window treatments like this excite me. I love how this dramaticises the high ceiling, and being a sheer curtain, it doesn’t block any light thus keeps the space feeling breezy.

Will you be tangoing with tangerine orange? Whether you love this colour or not, I hope you’re having a peppy start to 2012!


Images 1 Serenity in Design | 2 unknown



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Bring me some sunshine

Another day out in the wet weather, my hair has got huge and I feel “meh”. I struggle with January; the cold, wet and dark days are no longer synonymous with holiday cheer, they’re just cold, wet and dark. One of my (major) motivations for success is being able to jet off to an exotic paradise every January. For the whole month. Until then, my relief comes from these images of lovely bright spaces that I’ve classed as “sunny” in my picture library.


I bet the little’un is dreaming very sunny dreams!




I am definitely getting some bright sunny art for my home


Colours of the sun and sky


Can I sleep here tonight?


Sunniest chair I’ve ever seen!


This is more of a “setting sun” image… love the warm tones

Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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