There’s no denying that neon is back with a vengeance, both in fashion and home decorating. Although I’d never recommend investing too much into trends, you don’t need to break the bank to get on the neon décor train—a coat of paint or small throw pillow can easily make a huge impact. My favorite application of neon is paired with deep gray backdrops, since the duo is subdued and vibrant all at once (yet seems much more modern than the tacky neon of the 80’s).
Coffee tables are a furniture staple that I’ve always bought exclusively from thrift stores. As long as the lines of the piece are attractive, you can easily refurbish a table for a fraction of the price you’d find in retail stores. For instance, I snagged this table for under $20 at Goodwill, and with some sandpaper and a few coats of paint, transformed it into a fresh white centerpiece for our living room.
Cobalt (or royal) blue has to be one of my favorite colors, both in fashion and decorating settings. The rich tone works well year-round, and has a sophisticated yet fun feeling. I’m not sure I have the nerve to paint a whole room cobalt blue, yet I love the idea of incorporating the color into my life with clothing and smaller home accessories.
As this week winds down, I want nothing more than to put my brain on time-out and lounge on a couch…
This week, I’m experiencing something I could’ve done without: life in enemy territory following a hometown team Superbowl loss (for those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Bostonian who lives in Manhattan). And there’s going to be a parade, too?! Ick. So as a pick-me-up, I’ve rounded up a few interiors that are bright, vibrant, and happy—the complete opposite of the feelings evoked regarding the Pats.