Monday, June 14, 2010

I’m Seeing Red....


All around my home! It’s my favorite color. Although I don’t like to wear red (I prefer aqua and shades of blue) so there goes the "look in your closet to help you pick colors for your home" theory!!
redrooster
Whenever I see a room done with lots of red it just makes my heart beat faster!

carnations
Red is such an intense color that I like to mix it with white and yellow. Here are red carnations in a white milkglass vase by my sink (next to my other favorite accent color - apple green).

&
I like to sprinkle the red around - some red in a bookcase.

boxes
sconce
The red crystals on the vintage wall sconce. The walls aren't really such a bright yellow! The color is closer to the photo below (Squished Squash by Benjamin Moore because I know someone will ask).

curtains
The curtains in the living room.

cups
In the china cabinet.

Ballfringe
On the china cabinet my favorite pom pom fringe!

painting
A favorite print at the top of the stairs.

Just a few (you know there’s more!) glimpses of some of the reds in my home.

Hope you all have a great week and thanks so much for spending some time with me! It's always lovely to read your comments!

54 comments:

mizdarlin said...

I do so covet your toile china, it's just gorgeous..and all your red looks wonderful..

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I love your Reds...but you know I'm crazy about toile...thanks for another peek into your beautiful home...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

Oh Manuela! You are a girl after my own heart! I adore RED ans APPLE GREEN! My two all time favorite colors! All of your toile is just gorgeous too...and let's not forget the roosters! Love...love...love!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your red too. I always adore homes that have red. But I don't have any in my own. But that is about to change. I bought an old cabinet that I am going to make into a chalk board. Since it will be hanging on a white door, I don't want a white edge. So I bought my first can of red paint & will be painting it red. Hopefully it won't take me a year to do it. Thanks for giving me the motivation to add some red to my kitchen.

Julie Harward said...

I'm like you..I don't wear a lot of red but the blues etc. but I have red all through my home too! Loved all of yours..Come say hi :D

kim said...

You know I love red and I don't wear it either. I wear more whites and blues. Funny how we do that. I love the toile drapes and the china with the red on it is really pretty.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

I love it, Manuela. Red is such a lively and happy color. I have it all over my home and oh, I wear it too. Ha.

Great pictures!

Barb

Kelley said...

Red on the head doesn't wear red, but she does use it as an accent color in our home. Why? Red's my sweetie's favorite color!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You know I love red too! Your reds are gorgeous Manuela. What is the name of the china pattern in the first dish picture with the flowers? I love that!

Claudia said...

Beautiful, Manuela. I love red, too, and I do wear it! I love, love that vintage wall sconce with the red crystals.

xo
Claudia

Darlene said...

I always LOVE seeing the beautiful reds in your home. ♥

Brenda said...

Red is my favorite color right now also. I just painted my front door the same color I painted out hen house. It is not your usual barn red. Love your reds!

Melissa Miller said...

I too adore RED! I wear it constantly as well. It just makes me smile. I'm about to paint my toenails red right now. *Smiles*

Your entire home and all of your red accents are gorgeous. Love the & symbol in your bookcase. Adorable!

Betsy said...

Red is always cheerful and always 'in'. :)

Julie said...

I LOVE Red! Mostly splashes of it in the yellow kitchen and the family room, and then the darker red in the Dining Room. This is great. I did a post on my favorite BLUES in my house and asked for other's favorite colors. And here you told me! Love the reds and yellows. Great post! Hugs Manuela.

Lorie said...

Red and white are my two favorite colors. And I am coveting your toile!

Vee said...

Manuela, I was pretty sure that you'd be wearing red. I wear red fairly often, but I never wear my favorite color yellow. It's always fun to see your cheery home.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oooh, we think alike!
We have a lot of red here at Applestone Cottage. I love how charming and creative your reds are!
Picture Perfect!
Cindy

Leann said...

I love all of your reds. And I even love to wear red - a lot of it.

So great to come here and see all of your inspiration!
Leann

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love the touches of red! What a difference bringing color into a room makes! ♥

Audra said...

I love your red. I think it's a cheery color that always makes me smile.

I am seriously in love with the print at the end of your stairs.... "sigh".

Cindy said...

Manuela,
I love all of your red, but especially your toile drapes. Those are gorgeous.
Hugs, Cindy

Shilo said...

I am so with you on the red!
I haven't been over in awhile...we moved again but hopefully for the last time in a few years! I will let you know when I have pics up of my house! I miss blogging and am ready to get back to it!
Blessings from down south!
Shilo

diXymiss said...

I admire your eXpert miX of red accents with b&w, yellow and apple green ~ so fresh. That ampersand bookend is too cool (I love typography)!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, you have such unique and creative ways of making vignettes. I love all of your special little touches that add up to such a lovely home. Those red toile boxes are so pretty, but then you tied them with the checked ribbon, and made them look even more special. Painting the rooster red was genius. I would never have thought to do that, and he looks great! The pom pom fringe on the shelves - another fabulous extra touch. I just love coming to see what you've been doing in your home. laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, I just love all your pretty touches of red!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen Grace said...

You KNOW I love red too! Gorgeous, I still just love those red rimmed cups and saucers with the little roses:>)

mishebe said...

red makes me happy too.. Actually i dont wear alot of it either.. hmm.. that does throw the closet theory out..lol.. mishelle

Debbie said...

Red is so happy and expansive. Yellow is sunny and smiling. I use both colors in my home also. One cannot be dreary or unhappy with those two colors around. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing your home, projects, and arrangements.
Debbie

Angie said...

I love red too! I am always drawn to pictures in magazines of rooms with red in it. Your red touches are beautiful as always!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your reds are so tastefully displayed in your pretty home! I love all the toile you use, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Nancy H. said...

I just love all of your beautiful photos and your decorating style. I wish I could hire you to shop and decorate for me because I just love everything you have and and the way you pay such attention to detail...just beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your touches of red, Manuela! It's not overwhelming, which sometimes can happen when someone likes a particular color. I think that mixing it with white works very well ~ especially with a toile drape or transferware dish.

Bonita said...

Red looks lovely in your home though I tire of it easily in my own, except on china, of course.

I never knew about the theory of looking in your closet to find your home's color scheme. My house would be all black and white!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful! I just love the colors in your home Manuela!

Mary Ellen

Debbie said...

I love a room with red too, and my favorite combination is red with white and pale yellow. I'm most fond of the deep reds like the ones you tend to use. I actually think that's the first thing that drew me to this blog.

I really want to do a yellow with red kitchen as my next BIG project. And it will be a big one all right...

Bonnie said...

I'm with you! I LOVE red and I worry that I have too much of it in my house! I am so drawn to red in pictures and magazines. I do like to wear red as it is a good color for me, however, I don't like to stand out in the crowd and you WILL with red on!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love the poster!!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love ALL of the touches of red you have added to your home! I especially love the china cups and saucers~ they are beautiful! :)

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I love toile, especially red or black. I agree, just a little red really adds a punch. (I don't wear it either:)
Marnie

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

My front two rooms are red--my heart beats faster when I see red, too ;)
Your home is beautiful and cozy and all because you add red to it!

Kristen said...

I feel the same way about red. I just painted an old trunk red. I got it by the curb and it was pink and white.

I don't look good in red either. I will stick to decorating with it.

Kristi said...

I feel the SAME way with red! I just love decorating with it and couldn't imagine my home without it! But like you, I don't ever wear it, LOL! I always laugh when they say look in your wardrobe for your decor colors, I don't think I would decorate with mine, LOL!
Kristi

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Manuela, I also like using red in our home. I have the same toile curtains in my bedroom that you have in your living room! I always love seeing your beautiful home.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love and adore red too. You can find it in every room in my house except my daughter's room. But isn't pink just a lighter red? :) My front door is even red. But can you believe that my favorite color is blue and then green and then red? I guess red just makes me feel very cozy and warms my heart. I bet it does the same for you. Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Love all your red, Manuela! It's my favorite color too.

Hugs,
Donna

Storybook Woods said...

I love red but it seems too strong for this old house. That is why I love seeing your house. I can live through you xoxox Clarice

Jessica said...

I want to read your books. haha I see you have a copy of one of my favorite GLH books, Rainbow Cottage. :-)

Jaybird said...

Red is the BEST!!! I have many of the things that you have posted, so I must be right in style!!!
Have a blessed weekend!
J

Melanie said...

The red is lovely. I have red accents in my house and our master bedroom has a red comforter. (although I am changing that) I love that your home is filled with books! Ours is too.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

I so enjoy your red vignettes Manuela. We live in a more muted palette but this is only because the reds are just too warm for where we live in southern california...most of the time...but that doesn't keep me from appreciating them vicariously through your charming blog!
Love and hugs,
Tracey
x0x

Susie Q said...

How I too love red! Nothing lifts my spirits more!
Your home always makes me smile...
And I aodre your new blog look!!
Love,
Sue

Susie Q said...

How I too love red! Nothing lifts my spirits more!
Your home always makes me smile...
And I aodre your new blog look!!
Love,
Sue

nannykim said...

Really enjoyed your reds!