Pantone Fall 2017 ~ Navy Peony & Neutral Gray

August 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s day three of our look at the 10 colors of Pantone that are supposed to be the most popular in the coming Fall and Winter months, today we are looking at Navy Peony and Neutral Gray. I love navy blue, it goes so well with so many colors, especially in fashion. Of their Navy Peony Pantone says, “A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.” While I won’t be giving up black for navy I do have a lot of navy in my wardrobe and love to decorate with the color. Gray is still a hot color both in home decor and fashion so it’s no surprise that Natural Gray is on the list of top 10 colors for Fall. Gray is a wonderful neutral color and works with so many other colors beautifully, of Neutral Gray Pantone says, “ The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade.”  Join me now for a look at some examples of our two colors and see how strong they are both together and apart. Enjoy!!! (above via & via)

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The New VW Bus

August 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Everything old is new again, a phrase you hear quite often as things from the past are redesigned, such is the case with the Volkswagen Bus. You used to see a lot of these little round top vans on the roads and you still see the occasional one now, but chances are we will be seeing a lot more of them in their new skins. VW announced last year they were taking their famous “VW Bus” back to the drawing board and creating a new 21st Century version and now we can see it. It is very sleek and has some of the same fun features of the original, including the ability of the front seats to spin around and face the back, just not while you are driving. I’m sharing some images of the new model and I’ll give you more information with the pictures, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Pantone Colors 2017 ~ Ballet Slipper & Butterum

August 15, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today we continue looking at the 10 colors Pantone pegged as being the ones to watch for Fall 2017, today we are looking at Ballet Slipper and Butterum. First up is pink but not just any pink, this Fall it’s Ballet Slipper which Pantone describes as, “Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health.” Ballet Slipper is a beautiful soft pink that will make anyone glow who’s wearing it and looks beautiful in our homes, whether it’s as an accent color or an entire room. I just left a client’s home, she is expecting a new baby girl any minute and the nursery is top to bottom beautiful pink. The second color today is Butterum, a warm welcoming color that’s described as “This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening.” Both of these colors make a statement on their own or look gorgeous paired with other colors like black, navy, and white. Check out the images I’m sharing today and try a little Ballet Slipper or Butterum. Enjoy!!! (above via & via)

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Best of Tabulous: Animal Print Clothing

August 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today we are looking back at a post we did on this date in 2014, looking at Animal Print, specifically Leopard, and its use in our clothes and accessories. Click here to see the full post and get a look at some wonderful clothing over the last almost 100 years. Enjoy!!!

Princess Grace in a Leopard coat in the late 1950’s. 

Pantone Colors 2017 ~ Grenadine & Tawny Port

August 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I always enjoy looking at the colors that color giant Pantone pegs as the colors to watch for, this week we are going to take a look at the ten colors they think we need to watch for in the Fall of 2017. We start off with with a look at Grenadine and Tawny Port. Grenadine is touted as “A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter” by Pantone, think red bandanas and British telephone booths. The second color is Tawny Port, “Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful,”  here you can conjure thoughts of Burgundy wine and cooked red cabbage. I’m going to share some images of Grenadine and Tawny Port to pique your interest and inspire. Enjoy!!! (above images via & via)

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“The Collection” from Amazon TV

August 11, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I recently finished watching “The Collection” on Amazon, a 7 episode television program that focuses on a family trying to build their fashion business in Paris after World War II. The series has it all, beautiful clothes being worn and designed by beautiful people living in Paris. There’s also lots of steamy romances and a nice little murder mystery that may implicate our leading man or better yet his mother, the wizened Yvette played by Frances de la Tour. The cast of this show is great and includes Richard Coyle playing Paul Sabine, head of the House of Sabine. Mamie Gummer plays Paul’s American wife Helen and Tom Riley plays the wonderful Claude Sabine, the true talent behind the Maison. I’ve really enjoyed this show, the writing is fun and very good and it shows the struggle the city of Paris had after the war to reclaim the titles of Most Beautiful City and Fashion Capital of the World. I strongly encourage anyone who enjoys, history, fashion and good television to check out “The Collection” on Amazon TV, Enjoy!!!

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Best of Tabulous Design~The Leading Edge

August 10, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Draperies and window treatments are one of the easiest ways to add color and drama to a room as well as allowing you to control the amount of light and in some cases helping you control noise. The simplest of fabrics can be dressed up and turned into beautiful drapes by adding an edge to the drapes. Join me today we look back at The Leading Edge here and check out beautiful ways to trim your window treatments. Enjoy!!!

Click here to read more on The Leading Edge. 

Poppy Wall Flowers

August 10, 2017

By Tab Byrum

On Monday we talked about Poppies as inspiration in design because of their beautiful color, shape, and how they look, while I was researching that post I remembered how many great wallpapers there are featuring Poppies. One thing to remember is Poppies come in other colors besides the ever popular red and because of that, groupings of different colored Poppies can create amazing backdrops. today we are going to take a look at walls covered in Poppies, some of them are wallcovering created from photographs and others are stylized Poppies created by artists and transferred onto paper. Remember, you don’t have to cover a whole room in bright papers like these, just one accent wall is all it takes. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Carolyn Wilson, Artist

August 9, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I recently discovered artist Carolyn Wilson while I was searching for images for another post, another happy stumble upon. Carolyn is a California artist who knew she had talent from a young age and was encouraged to pursue her abilities by her father. Today she paints beautiful images of landscapes, animals, food, and flowers. I love her style and choice of colors, I particularly enjoy all the work she’s done that’s connected to England. She works in watercolor and also has some mixed medium works available, including some that combine tissue paper collage and paint. Today I’m featuring some images of her paintings and encourage you to visit her website here and check out a lot more of her work, as always, Enjoy!!! ( above image, Hachiya Harvest)

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Best of Tabulous Design ~ Houndstooth

August 7, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today we are taking a look back three years to a post I did on Houndstooth fabric, its many uses, and many incarnations. Houndstooth is still one of my favorite patterns and I have two chairs in storage that I would like to do in Houndstooth, hopefully later this year. Today join me for a look back here at this fun and timeless pattern. Enjoy!!!


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