Tuesday, May 26, 2009

An amuse bouche of delovely Rouge....


As dedicated as I am to blues & greens with smatterings of pinks, this morning my brain is seriously seeing red. Perhaps its the patriotic moments of the past weekend but one could say my mind is saturated with a tray of amuse bouche dans rouge.



Blossoming, I love the way it can delicately relate to light & whites...


but honestly isn't there something so right about the way a crimson room can just zoom through your soul & set it afire!!!

From royal & regal .....




in a blink you can rethink it as vintage & kitsch...




Nothing can send a rush like that deepest blush. The thrills of it all is the chill that I get from delicious red, red, red!!!



Images courtesy Country Living, House Beautiful & Southern Accent

16 comments:

Simone said...

Oh wow, your blog is absolutely lovely.... wonderful photos!
I have to tell you that I keep seeing you on so many blogs I have looked on recently and I keep thinking you are a friend of mine because you look so like her!! I just saw on Heidi Claire's blog (looking at those fabulous kitchens), so I thought I would take a look at your blog - it was so worth it!
Thank you!
Simone :)
London, England

annechovie said...

Red is really growing on me...thanks for the lovely examples. Have a great day!

manon 21 said...

merci pour ta visite!
A bientôt

manon

The Townhouselady said...

Oh red, will I ever tire of you? I'm guessing NOPE! These photos are all so beautiful. The only thing that would have made this post any better is if I while reading it whilst eating a piece of the red velvet and sipping a pomegranate bellini .

Listen, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciated the comment you left about that Chanel bag. Who'd have thunk I'd have such ill feelings towards a paper bag (I really do though, maybe I need to 'discuss' it with a professional)? LOL.

I'm SO happy to hear that about Caroline. I call her 'The Consigliere'. I just love her blunt 'this works for me I really don't care what you think about it' attitude and the love she shows her family. I see a lot of myself in her. I love that you asked her about her tops. I've been admiring her clothes during the episodes too! and P.S. I'm totally crushing on her son Albie.

Listen feel free to come back and visit my blog anytime. I've jumped on board as one of your followers and like your blog so much I've added it to my blogroll.

All the best-

THL

vicki archer said...

Love the red- every image, but the last is just so fab..Happy weekend, xv.

Simone said...

Alicia.....I think we are kindred spirits!! LOL

I moved from Wales to London in 1972 and it probably would have been 1974-6 that I was dreaming of my knickerbocker glory future!

There is nothing like Cadburys chocolate, you are right.....there are many more expensive and exotic brands, goodness knows I have tried enough of them (!) but Cadburys is just so good.

Lovely to hear from you, thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog....I had another look at your blog today, I just love your red "amuse-bouche" post.....GORGEOUS!!

Happy Week-end,
Simone :)

Courtney said...

Ooh, I love the room with the solid red walls and white federal mirrors. And I am a sucker for Red Velvet Cake! Have a great weekend! xo

ArchitectDesign™ said...

nothing is as delightful as red, except maybe Audrey Hepburn!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I'm not often a red person - except lipstick - but ALL of these images are wonderful. But particularly Audrey and those shoes in the last image. Great Post!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hi Alicia,
Thank you fo the lovely comments today and I enjoued my return visit, though quite sure I was here before as I recognize your smiling face. Love your reds, lots of my favorite images, one used in my first and nervous week of bloggin. They are all beautiful. I have a Chinese Red dining room that I just adore, too
bad it isn't getting much use since i started bloggin. Oh well, something had to give!
A Gift Wrapped Life (couldn't process comment)

Pigtown-Design said...

I love that ice cream cabinet. As traditional as I am, i love quirky things like that. I have an old doctor's cabinet in my kitchen.

Haven and Home said...

Love this post!

Things That Inspire said...

Red is such an interesting color...as a redhead, it has truly defined my life. However, in my home I don't think I have even a speck of red! No red clothes, no red in my decor. So, I enjoy red decor in the blogs, and this was a particularly enjoyable post!

Gaia said...

That shoes.... Perfect for "Alice"!
Have a nice weekend...and thanks thanks thanks!

KarenB said...

As you can tell, I LOVE red. Such fun photos you've found. Thanks for coming by for a visit. I'm glad you like my DD1's room. It's not really finished, but she does love it and she's 21! Not bad, huh?

Charm Hill - Lena said...

ohh i love all the red, there is something about red checks and toile that draws me in!