A few days ago, Pantone, the color matching and forecasting company, announced it’s color of the year for 2015. The news of Marsala, or Pantone #18-1438, being nominated the 2015 Color of the Year has been quite controversial among the design community. Marsala is a deep red/pink and is very reminiscent of the popular Mauve from back in the 1980s. Of course, this color can be found all over the place in wine country, so I guess we can’t hate on it too much!
A few weeks ago, I spent the afternoon touring the latest Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse that was held at Caldwell Vineyard. Caldwell Vineyard is located in “the avenues” here in Napa. Truth be told, I haven’t spent that much time in that neck of the woods, so it was fun to explore the area on my way over. This was Traditional Home magazines third showhouse in Napa, and it was by far my favorite. I think they did a great job this year of getting some incredible design talent on board, including some of my favorites, Scot Meacham Wood, Sarah DeWitt, and Catherine and Justine Macfee.
As you can see, there was lots of eye candy this year! The Water Tower Loft was my favorite space because it was just such a “wow” factor when you walked in! You never would’ve expected to see a room like that in wine country, which was exactly why I liked it! If you’d like to see more pictures of the Traditional Home showhouses, here’s a link to my recap from the 2012 showhouse at Cardinale Winery.
Caitlin Wilson is a fabulous interior designer turned fabric designer, and I’ve loved following her career for the last few years. I love the vibrant yet approachable color palette she uses for her collections. Her latest release, titled Portland, doesn’t disapoint one single bit. These would look amazing in a girls room (any age), a guest room, or home office. In fact, I can think of about a million uses for them right off the top of my head! As always, she sells the fabric by the yard or as already made pillows.
The baby’s first birthday is around the corner, so naturally I’ve had his gift picked out for months. When I saw this post about Gracie’s G-Wagon, I about died. Can a wagon get any cuter??? I followed all of her instructions, which were great, but I would add a few more tips.
Here’s a photo of the Salami trying on our new skirt. It doubles as a clown costume in case you were wondering.