Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Turquoise And Purple On The Coffee Table



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Turquoise is still ranking high among my color preferences, so I had a little idea for a late Fall arrangement. The result? This turquoise and purple vignette on my coffee table. The inspiration came from two little serving bowls in these colors, that I first used for Autumn fruit here on the kitchen counter. Now the grapes are long gone and I've filled them up with pretty pine cones, hand picked in the forest by yours truly.  A small thrifted purple vase and my out-of-shape, larger than life blood-leaf (iresine is the official name of the plant) complete the vignette.




I really like the way that the black-and-white art gallery acts as a backdrop for the "front row" vignette on the coffee table. Instead of turquoise and purple, I can imagine infinite chromatic possibilities. Too bad that I need to change the art again, when I am ready with the Christmas preparations. But until then, I might as well enjoy this arrangement and pray that the cats don't knock anything down.



I think I also need to make a drastic gesture and trim the beautiful blood-leaf plant. The more you trim it, the more it grows sideways, developing a beautiful bushy structure. I just can't bring myself to cut those tall strains, at all. Well, perhaps I shall do it tomorrow and in spring the blood-leaf will look a lot different from this skinny one :) And on the bright side, I can put the cuts in water, hoping that they will grow new roots, thus enriching my plant collection on the little balcony.



This purple and turquoise vignette was featured at Homework. A million thanks, Carolyn!
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38 comments:

  1. Fresh with turquoise and purple.
    I am so fond of your sofa I!!
    And the cool wall BOOO;)

    Janne

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    1. Thank you, Janne! About the sofa, it is very tiny, only for two people and when someone sleeps in it the feet are out. Every day I think about replacing it with a much bigger one like yours. But she looks great in the photos so I change my mind :)))

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  2. Great colors, they come nice together.
    I expecially like your Picasso drawnings in back.
    You are so lucky to have that much natural light in your living room. And the outcome is so sophisticated

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    1. Ha ha, thank you, Ana <3
      The Picasso drawings are a gift from a dear friend who bought them from IKEA. He didn't even know that I had wanted them for years!!
      I chose this apartment especially because lots and lots of natural light (weather-dependent girl). Every time the day is sunny, the home looks charming just because of the light. But I really, really miss having any trees in the window...

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  3. Turquoise is one of my favourite colours so I love this vignette! Have to agree with the above comment and say that the lighting in your living room is perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much for the beautiful words, Meghan! I was just replying that I am weather-dependent so I bought the apartment so that I could "shower" in light :)

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    1. Thank you, I am so happy you like it, too! I wish my house could always look like that :)

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  5. i spy your pinecones :) love the the beautiful colors especially against the black and white. that wall of art is so wonderful, i just love it! xo

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    1. =))
      Pine cones to pine cones :)
      Thank you, Christine, I am not much a total black-and-white fan (although I love "Emma's Blog") but even I like the visual effect.

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  6. Super cute! I love all kinds of little ceramic bowls. I could find so many uses for them, especially when creating a little vignette :)

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    1. I have yet to learn about creating small vignettes, but at least I'm trying :)

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  7. Simply adorable! I love both turquoise and purple and the spread of red of the plant is the final touch!

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    1. Laura, maybe you saw that I keep plants with purple leaves on the small balcony - I am crazy in love with them:) The purple among a sea of green is wonderful to look at.

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  8. I love the color combinations, wonderful!!

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  9. Mehha simply adorable! I love both turquoise and purple and the spread of red of the plant is the final touch. the combination is wonderful!

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  10. very beautiful! the color combination is great, so fresh. love it against the picture wall. hugs, jutta

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    1. Thank you, Jutta! If only I could keep the room like that ;)

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  11. your style blows me away! so simple. yet so pretty.
    you are fantastic!!!
    I've been missing posts.
    I'll fix that somehow!

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    1. Nevermind, Janel, you've been busy with a good cause and you kept us busy with your fresh projects! And congrats on your many features :) My blog is always here for a rainy day :P

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  12. Ciao Meeha,
    What a cute vignette you made!!! I love the sofa, the Picasso print on the wall, but the coffe table with all this beautiful colors is so fresh and inspiring!!!.
    Baci,Eva

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    1. I'm so glad you like the vignette, sweet Anne, thank you for visiting!

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  14. Your amazing sense of color never disappoints! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Danni, welcome back in the blogoland! I hope you had a wonderful time crafting with your friend!

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  15. I love the colours on your coffee table. Great choice!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, I fell in love with these colors long time ago!

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  16. This is very cute. I have been all about turquois lately but so often I see it paired with much brighter colors, this soft color combination is nice change and so VERY CUTE!

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  17. Very pretty! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  18. Love these colors together. Nice job and thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

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  19. I love the bright pop of color. Great job! Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit my little turquoise vignette, Christy!

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  20. Gorgeous colours!! We have that blood leaf plant growing in our front garden bed - so pretty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Jill - you just gotta love that bloodleaf!

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  21. Let us know if you have any comments!

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  22. Lovely composition! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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