Saturday, November 12, 2011

Following Nature's Lead

"In choosing colors....follow nature's lead." ~ John Saladino

If that's the case, then I'm heavily influenced right now with the colors of fall.
The red Zinfandel vines, the orange Boston ivy covering our house in Asti,

and the olive greens of the rosemary and dormant lawn.

At home, all the Japanese maples are turning colors.

Yet the Iceberg roses remain a lovely cool white.

The reason for my color obsession so early in the morning?
First of all, I need to pick a color for the downstairs bathroom walls.
I'm leaning towards the light gray of the misty sky in this photo.
But wait, there's more....

Yesterday, I went to the wholesale nursery for December wedding inspiration.
Luckily I found bark covered containers for the wedding centerpieces, as well as hydrangeas, paperwhites and amaryllis for Mr. A's big birthday party next week.
Doesn't my haul look like I'm following nature's lead?

I'm going to remember John Saladino's quote today when shopping in San Francisco with my girls for wedding clothes. First stop: J Crew bridal, where I'm hoping this color somehow makes an impression. Although I'm not going to be blogging about the wedding, I can still talk color and decor, right?
It's all starting to come together!

Did I mention my plate is full!

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Wyatt said...

You got me thinking about repainting the whole house, love it!

Wyatt's Mom

Kathysue said...

Oooooh!! Aaaaah!! Love it all!! That dress is stunning! Love the containers and all the beautiful finds from the nursery! xo Kathysue

a quiet life said...

fall is my all time favorite season, i love looking out and seeing the warm brown soil with spots of amber red and org dotting the hills and valley. its truly breathtaking here now isn't it :)

love your birch pot, i have been starting my xmas bulbs, wish i had seen those~

Victoria said...

Your plate is not just full, it is overflowing. I love the colors that are inspiring you right now. The gray in that misty sky is perfect.
Thanks for a peek at the wedding possibilities. The bark containers will look smashing as centerpieces.

Claudia Fabiana said...

I love the wedding inspiration items and the gown is so pretty. Can't wait to see your future posts.

Stop by for a visit. I'm hosting my first giveaway, a "little black dress"...


Gypsy Heart said...

I totally LOVE fall! These photos and colors are perfect, IMHO. :-)


Gypsy Heart said...

I totally LOVE fall! These photos and colors are perfect, IMHO. :-)


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Fall is definitely my favorite season and the colors are definitely my favorite. Your pictures are all fabulous. Wow, such fantastic scenery. Hugs, Marty

Rhonda said...

I think I can identify with you, as my daughter is getting married in December. Whew!!!

Just this week we painted my bedroom. It went from Spanish Brown to BM Litchfield Gray. So ethereal! I love it!

Your blog inspires me and gives me such great ideas. Thank you for taking the time!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Those bark covered post add a great texture. I am so glad you are giving us little hints of the wedding. LOVE the color of the dress.

Lizabeth said...

Gorgeous pictures! Love the misty foggy one with the palm tree! That's something I'll never see here in Michigan!!
I think John Saladino's advice is wise about chosing colors!
Love to hear the "details" of the wedding you are "not" going to blog about!! :-) That picture of a dress is beautiful!

The enchanted home said...

Full plates are good as long as whats on it i is yummy and it looks and sounds like your plate is DELICIOUS:)
Those pictures are fantastic, that third one down was really something, I can just imagine sitting there chilling with a glass of wine.....just beautiful!

Bonnie said...

YES, I think your plate is overflowing but you are wearing it with great grace. Thinking of you.

D. Jean Quarles said...

Love that dress. What a lovely design and the color! Wow!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Gorgeous dress, I can picture you in it!! The pictures are magnificent, what views you have. Truly a blessing. XO, Pinky

Slim Paley said...

The colour of that dress is positively divine. Is that J.Crew???
I had a Carolina Herrera chartreuse silk evening gown many years ago. I loved it, and considering it was an evening gown, I got a surprising number of wears out of it (although who knows-people might have been saying-oh God, here she comes in that green dress again!)

AT HOME BLOG said...

the bark covered containers are awesome!!! :-)

Babs said...

Fall colors are my favorite,too. Love your photos and the car load of plants. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Terri M said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will continue to give us more little 'peeks' at the wedding even though I know you're NOT BLOGGING about it. I'm sure your little touches will be beautiful.

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