Seeing Red

I recently saw an image of a red room that got my juices flowing… so I thought a-ha yes, I need to share a piece dedicated to this amazing hue! Let’s take a peek at Red in design.

RED: a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum. Merriam-Webster

We all know what an incredible impact color has on our emotions. Red is the color of blood and fire. It is tied to love, passion as well as anger and danger. It never fails to pop when used in design.

Other words that represent the color red: blood red, brick, burgundy, crimson, cinnabar, fire engine red, flame, Indian red, maroon, rouge, rose, ruby, russet, rust, scarlet, tomato red, vermilion.

The color red is highly visible and grabs attention quickly; enabling the eye to focus. It’s the reason it’s associated with danger and why fire trucks, stop signs and flashing lights are red.

Red has different meanings in other cultures. In China red is used for good luck and represents happiness and prosperity. You are presented with a Red Envelope (filled with money) for special occasions.

In South Africa red is the color of mourning.

A Ruby gemstone is traditionally red and symbolizes courage, life force and passion.

Here are some phrases associated with red.

  • “red eye” is an overnight airline flight.

  • “red flag” something that attracts negative attention or cause for concern.

  • “red herring” is something that distracts attention from the main issue. A diversion.

  • “in the red” means loss of money.

  • to paint the town red” means to celebrate.

  • “seeing red” means anger.

  • “red carpet treatment” to treat someone exceptionally well. a VIP.

Do you use the color red in your decor? The next time you’re thinking about your space try adding a touch of this brilliant hue!

Til next time!

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Brands We Love (part deux)

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Last week I invited you to click through and check out the Brands We Love listed here on my site…this week I’m sharing the creatives that pop-up in my Inbox! I found many through Instagram!

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These souls never fail to inspire!!!

An honorable mention to goes out to one of my favorite ladies - Racheal Jackson you can see her amazing mind at work on her site: Banyan Bridges - I’m psyched to see this lady IRL in just a few weeks!

These accounts are Interior Design based - I love seeing beautiful spaces and the inspiration behind these spaces. IG is definitively a huge resource but, I still want to read the latest post from Heather Clawson (Habitually Chic is the very first blog I followed). I also receive emails from my friends listed in the sidebar - Artsy, Jane at Home, Room Sauce, Swoon Worthy, The Farmhouse Project, The Makerista, The New England Life and T. Moore Home. My inbox is a busy busy place… but, I relish these clever and original thinkers… popping up and getting my juices flowing!

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I hope you’ll check out these magical souls and what they’re putting out into the universe!

Til next time!

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Brands We Love (part une)

As we all know there are many different types of designs for Websites and Blogs but, my concept for Chaletmomma never wavered - what you see here (minus some tweaks) is the fruition of that dream. One detail that remains extremely important to me was sharing a list of people/sites I admire, support and who support me! You can see them in my sidebar.

I believe in working to lift others up - and knowing what a vast place the interweb is - when I find talent or anything else for that matter I’m excited about - I am compelled to share it.

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I joke that like the Ally Sheedy’s character in The Breakfast Club I must dump out my purse and share it’s contents… So friends this week I’m sharing all the Brands We Love with links!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Some of these companies are run by very dear friends; while there are a few larger operations. Artsy found me after I wrote a piece which included artist William Eggleston. I love their site!


“Inspiration: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation” Merriam-Webster

Til next time I hope you’ve found some Inspiration! xoxo

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