These photos are from the Fall 2009 Baby Phat/KLS Fashion Show that took place earlier this week in New York. I love how the ‘Kimora Lee Simmons Clan’ was adorned in shades of pink, purple and black. Simmons’ adorable daughters, Aoki Lee, Ming Lee and beau — the incredibly talented actor Djimon Hounsou, all looked very urban chic wearing fuchsia, violet and black. Not sure why Ms. Simmons wore beige, but none the less she looked radiant.
Looking at these couture colors reminded me of two gorgeous bedrooms that I’d seen using the same palette. If you like the clothes, you’ll love these spaces:
This pretty bedroom (livingetc.com) was designed using different tones of purple, accented with pink. This is a good example of how you don’t have to be so matchy-matchy when using one color. Pictured below is a stylish teen bedroom that my blogger-friend Helene Blonsky designed for her daughter. Helene did a marvelous job combining pink and purple with black and white — all very hot color combinations right now. Mmmm…she must be on to something. Click Here to see how this space came together.
Photos from the Fall 2009 Baby Phat/KLS Fashion Show: seventhsquare.com
Just a few days ago I was blogging about how I wanted to add pink to my Christmas color scheme. Then I went shopping around and changed my mind. It appears black is hot this season. This unlikely holiday hue is a bold, maybe even daring choice, but it looks extremely elegant when paired with gold. Just like wearing a little black dress and gold jewelry. Here, you see some of my finds from my local budget-friendly places like Michael’s, Target and Wal-Mart.
I would, however, use black Christmas decor sparingly as it can be overwhelming. Just use a few ornaments and bows; placemats and chargers for the table. I just made a wreath using the black poinsettias (below). Now if I can only figure out where to hang it…
This week, Malia and Sasha Obama visited the White House to tour what will be their new bedrooms. This must be a very exciting time for Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, but I wonder if the soon-to-be First Kids are also a little nervous, too. Fortunately, when moving to a new place (even if it’s the White House), nothing erases a child’s jitters faster than having a new room to decorate. According to a former Chief White House Usher, the girls can decorate anyway they wish — even if they want to paint their bedroom walls fuchsia! So, of course, I’m more than happy to give my professional color advice.
Now, I don’t know the Obama sisters’ favorite colors, but I can take cues from some of the beautiful outfits they and lovely mom Michelle have worn on the campaign trail. I’m going with pink, red, black and purple. My suggestion is to begin with the bedding, such as the pink and black C’est Chic ensemble (top of page) from poshtots.com. Because the tastes of young girls change rather quickly, I would avoid ‘character or celebrity bedding’ (i.e. princess, Betty Boop, Hanna Montana, etc). Save that for accessories you can easily change. I also love the ensembles pictured below:
Below is an old photo of the East Room in the White House, which will soon belong to one of the incoming First Daughters.
With such high ceilings, I’d choose a warm, youthful wall color such as any of these selections from Sherwin Williams, from left to right: Cheery, Free Spirit, Hopeful (very appropriately named), and Valentine (great for an accent wall color).
I’m sure whatever colors and patterns that Malia and Sasha choose, their designs will be reflective of their lively personalities (and their mother’s guidance). It will be so refreshing to have these adorable girls take up residence in the White House. They remind me a lot of my sister and I when we were that age. Although my mother would say that the Obama sisters behave better than we did.