It is the New Year! It is time to clear out the holiday clutter, throw out the piles of wrapping paper, bows, boxes, and fruit cake. As we all go through this inevitable process of cleaning and clearing, our homes start to reappear from behind what was once a beautiful display of glistening¬†lights¬†and shiny baubles. The rooms are no longer filled with family and friends and the feeling we get is sort of, well¬†empty, RIGHT?!?
Well I don’t¬†know¬†about you, but it is at this moment I always feel most inspired to start reinventing my decor. I might¬†rearrange¬†the furniture, pick a new paint color, or add some new pops of color to enliven my space. It is with this positive attitude about the New Year and fresh perspective, that I designed our latest catalog cover. I named it “Red Hot Style” because here at Shades of Light we have dubbed 2012 the year of color! This look is about¬†adding¬†edgy details and fresh color to classics that embrace a sophisticated essence.
I began with classic pieces with an edgy update for the space like our ever-popular Springfield Linen Shade Chandelier
The shiny polished nickel and modern drum shade update on an otherwise traditionally¬†shaped¬†chandelier. Our entire Springfield collection makes this look an easy transition from room to room as well.
Then I layered in more classic lookls like our crackle Procelain Triple Sphere Table Lamp which sits on our Quatrefoil Marple top side table. The neutral hues of creamy whites and the soft curves strike a contrast with the shiny metal to perfectly transition from classic to modern without even blinking.
Our beyond classic Louis Regency Arm Chair updates the look with its creamy white wooden frame and solid charcoal gray upholstery.
To finish the look I wanted to really make a statement of modern edge. I chose to create a graphic chevron rug but with the unexpected twist of shag. This city chic look instantly grounds the space and says no fear for the New Year!
Not to go unmentioned, my choice of wall color really brings this look to completion. The hot red is the perfect hue, not too orange and not too harsh! It is rich and deep yet still fun and fresh. It is the kind of color that draws you in, enlivens you and raises your spirit!
I hope our latest cover inspires you to embrace a new edgy style for 2012, with hot colors, updated classics, and a no fear attitude for the New Year!