Summer Style

As the warmer months approach, there are fewer colors that can welcome romance, whimsy, and a playful, fresh feel like a pinky coral can.  Pair the coral with gold and the result is strikingly sophisticated. Whether designing a modern, eclectic or contemporary space, pairing pink linen, like on the Mid-Century Modern Coral Linen Annabelle Chair with gold, like on this

Kathy Ireland Gold Table Lamp will make a room feel glamorous without being totally over-the-top. Add a sunburst mirror like this Modern Gold Sun Ray Oval Mirror and bring reflections of the glimmering gold sun in, too.

Home Furnishings

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I know what you're thinking... What will my husband/roommate/boyfriend think? But pairing this soft color with hard angles (like on these gold side tables, or this geometric pendant lamp) balances out the color so that the coral accents can be neutralized and not look over-the-top 'feminine'--coral can work for any space! Simply add in a couple of gold wall sconces, like  this classic one or this chunky one (that I am obsessed with) or a coral mirror, and the walls will scream chic without being 'too much' of anything. What do you think of this color pair? Would you decorate one of your rooms with this color scheme?

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