These bold blues and yellows that grace our April issue’s cover are perfect for today’s color inspiration. The University of Arkansas’ chapter of Tri Delta enlisted an alumna to give its historic house a fresh new look. That alumna was interior designer Melissa Haynes of MH Design. She features an archival pattern by Brunschwig & Fils in the historic house’s foyer. Shades of blue, green and gold are reminiscent of Tri Delta’s national colors and helps set the palette and tone for the house’s fresh new look. “My approach was to give the house a fresh and youthful traditional style while still preserving and celebrating what is—in my mind—a true Southern sorority house,” says Haynes. Read more about this historic renovation (and its condensed timeline) online here or find a copy of our April issue on newsstands.
Sheb and Danny Fisher’s cottage courtyard is just the place to find color inspiration this morning. Purple petunias potted with ornamental grass make for a non-traditional centerpiece that adds a splash of color to the bistro table. A soft palette of green and blue cover the table and light green cushions tie it all together. Beautiful terracotta pots filled with a mixture of colorful flowers and herbs are placed throughout the courtyard. What a wonderful place to host friends and family. Is it 5 o’clock yet? Read more here and find more outdoor inspiration in the March issue on newsstands or online.
This summer, and heading right into fall, one of the hottest color palettes for home and fashion is Coral + Turquoise. It’s popping up all over the place, from the runway to the pages of At Home in Arkansas. This season’s turquoise (dubbed “Lagoon” by Pantone) lends a lively, tropical touch to accessories, like a shawl or handbag or accent pillows in your home. And the more subtle pink-y orange grounds the bright blue as an ideal complement. Scott Paterek of Massimo incorporated it through terracotta marble against the waters of Lake Hamilton (below). Considering the beautiful result, we suggest you spend a little time thinking about ways to work this palette into your life this season too!
Images from top: Dining room, mantle, courtyard and home facade: Nancy Nolan; fashion, hammock, accessories and pottery: Anthropologie.com