Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Citrus Splash!!

{"I'm baby stepping! I'm doing the work, I'm not a slacker!!"
Gotta tell ya, somehow projects seem so simple and fast in my head...then I overanalyze and tweak, and everything on a timeline gets WAY out of whack!
I WILL have the laundry room makeover for you next week, after I get back from Florida!
So, rest assured, I AM baby stepping!!
bonus points: anyone know what
movie this quote comes from :) }

With spring right around the corner, I thought I'd share some inspiration from one of the most fun spring trends right now!

Citrus colors!!!

Lemons, oranges, limes....sometimes bright and clear, and sometimes muted and soft...
citrus is showing up everywhere!

It's in fashion...

...and in the home!

The best part is...

...for this fun trend, you only need a SPLASH of citrus!

Splash a little citrus in your room with a new throw, some fun curtain panels, or a great throw pillow!Add some color to your walls, and use soft citrus pottery and fabrics for a less saturated effect!

In my opinion, citrus looks best in fashion and in the home if you just use a SPLASH!

With a mostly neutral outfit: a great shirt, or piece of jewelry, or fabulous citrus shoes...just choose one!

Same with your home! No matter what the trend is, save your money (and likely make everything look better) by just choosing a fun accessory or two, a couple of pillows, or

Natural elements!

Gorgeous bright yellow tulips & their beautiful green stems and leaves!
It really brightens up my kitchen table!!

Pile some granny smith apples in a bowl or stainless steel colander!
Looks great with the fresh bright green on the cover of Barefoot Contessa's new cookbook on display nearby!

Lemons (even if they're faux...shhh!) look so cheerful when displayed in a large glass apothacary jar!!

Have a little fun with this fun spring trend this year!!!

See what you already have that would work!
Use some spray paint in a citrus color!
Display natural items like fruit and flowers!
Just use a splash or 2 for best effect!!
Have fun :)!!!

Any spring trends you're loving this year??!

ps--top pics are from jcrew, pottery barn, and bhg.


Anne Marie said...

Fresh cut lemons do SO much in a room no? What a fantastic idea for these 10 degree day I'm having!
YIKES! it's cold! and the smell of a fresh lemon will serve me well-
Thanks!! (wouldn't decorate that way though- but FUN to look at)

Stacey said...

Those are some of my favorie spring tips. Nothing prettier than lemons and granny smith apples.

Sandy Toes said...

I love the smell of lemons...pure fresh "heaven"...I can almost go and make a cup of lemonade looking at all your citrus pictures!
-sandy toe

Shilo said...

Citrus definitely brings a bit of cheer!
The movie quote is from What about Bob, I think!
Hope you can stop by my blog for a little giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the citrus colors, especially those green curtains!

Tricia Anne said...

There is just something happy about a splash of citrus. I really enjoy the scent of oranges and lemons, maybe after burning my rose candle, a citrus one will be nice to use! :o) Your tulips are beautiful. I cut daffodils from my yard for a bright yellow touch. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

coco said...

I have been craving these citrus colors as well. It must be the severe case of spring fever I have!
Beautiful inspiration pictures!

Shanda said...

"What About Bob!" That movie is hilarious in small doses! We had some friends who used to want to watch it every time we came over...takes it's toll.

Love the Citrus Splash!

Melissa Lester said...

I absolutely love it when we start seeing spring colors popping up in fashion and everywhere else. It just feels like everything is coming back to life again after winter.

I love those yellow tulips! Don't you feel so happy to see that burst of color every time you pass through that room?

Christine said...

I am anxious to see your laundry room!

My mom is redoing the colors in her bedroom using the citrus colors and it is so pretty! I'd really like to know why books stacked in my room doesn't look as nice as the books stacked in your one picture there?

And Baby Steps is on one of our families all time favorite movies, "What about Bob!" lol

Have fun in Florida!

Jill said...

I am loving YELLOW right now, both in clothes and decor. Spotted a really great yellow stool today while out antiquing and almost bought it. Hmmmm maybe I will go back..... Enjoy sunny Florida.

Jessica said...

I love your blog! I found it today, and you have inspired me! I love all of your ideas for a splash of color. I just posted yesterday about how I want to buy some apothecary jars because I think they're so pretty! I love the idea of filling them with fruit :-)

Heather said...

There is an apple green coat with white swirls all over it at Target that I realllllly realllllly want, but don't know if I can pull it off. It would look great hanging on my coat rack though!! ;)

Shannon said...

Love all those pics! I love having my green apples out on my coffee table (fake ones!). :)

Anonymous said...

It's so funny that you posted this today because I have recently added apple green, yellow and orange to my decor pallet. Great pics and oh how I love Pottery Barn. I was there yesterday.


Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love the citrus colors! Oh, and What About Bob? is the movie, right?

Our Complete Family said...

Have fun in Florida!
Love that spring is around the corner~ I need to get my house all geared up asap!!!

The Graves' House said...

love the green panel curtains - what a splash of color!!!

So blessed! said...

Love all that! I just love spring where everything is fresh and new and you can just breathe it all in. Love the citrus look! Gotta start digging bright things out of the closet and perk up a room! Thanks for the tips.

Darlene said...

I, too, love to add a splash with the real thing. My favorite? Gorgeous Ruby Grapefruits in my Alessi Wave Platter.
Fun post!


Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I'm so excited that yellow is in season. It's always been one of my favorite colors. I just can't wait to slip on some summery yellow. What a great post! I loved all of the photos.

Janice said...

I love the spring ideas. I'm really starting to get into decorating and learning how to do spice up my house. Thanks for your fun ideas. You would love my sister's blog for ideas also. She is at

Blue Castle said...

What About Bob is one of our family's favorite movies. It's quotes have become staples of our family conversations. :)

I love the colors! My rooms need a little splash, I think. :)

Heather said...

I have always loved that room from bhg!! What a fun post and I love color! Thanks for sharing! I found your blog through another's and loved reading!!

A Bushel and Peck said...

I love fresh lemons in a bowl!I also love to put berries or fruit in a vase with water and flowers.

Erin said...

I love these colors. So fresh, bright, and beautiful!

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Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love the citrus it is such a bright happy color! I just bought a lemon color cardigan and love it!