I’ve always loved red shoes. In fact, in the pic below, I’m three years old and wearing the first pair in a long line of red shoes.
These shoes are the reason my Mom said that she knew I would develop a creative eye. Apparently, I saw them in a store and WANTED them. My mother, single and working hard, saved up enough money to buy them for me. What did my appreciative self do? I threw a hissy fit because they were the wrong shade of red. She had bought the dark red ones and not the bright red ones and I wasn’t having it. I told her they wouldn’t work. She did go back to exchange them and I then wore the “right” ones everywhere. [My Mom tells this story -- I don't remember at all. Needless to say, I'm horrified by my behavior. I would NOT have been as kind and tolerant as she was to such a bratty child. I've asked her why she gave in to me and she said "I just wanted to make you happy"...]
Anyhoo, the Color Red. It induces strange behavior in people I think. Even though I did a red post recently, I’ve found some more to share. Hope that’s not a bad thing.
Who doesn’t love seeing something like this? This one comes from a newly discovered blog I’m loving: The Red Door. The have doors in other colors, pinky swear.
Mural created to surround the chef’s table in a restaurant in Phulay Bay, a Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel in Thailand. According to Architectural Digest, the scene is painted in the Northern Thai Lanna tradition depicting the preparation of a feast.
A tapestry to inspire... Love the distressed furniture, too.
Ohhhh, lacquer red...how I love thee.
Red doesn’t even need to be dominant. Here, brick red adds spice to a fairly neutral palette. Gorgeous texture above found via the blog, San Francisco Girl by the Bay.
Can’t leave patterns behind! On the left, a truly inspired use in a fireplace and on the right, a patchwork ceiling featured in Architectural Digest. Click to see details.
Yeah. Who wouldn’t want to end up in Woburn Abbey Gardens? And so we do.
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What do you think? Better off Red? Or, does another color excite your senses and quicken your pulse? Do tell.