ZARA HOME HALLOWEEN LOOKBOOK

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BLUE AND ORANGE BEDROOM FOR LITTLE BOYS

One reader asked me to share some design ideas for a kid’s bedroom. Let’s start with a color scheme (and let’s just say that this would be the first of many). In the past, blue with orange was an odd, almost unlikely choice for a little boy’s bedroom. Today, there is a growing appreciation for the fun contrast that this color combo brings. Blue and orange are best mixed with natural colors such as brown, beige and light gray. By the way, when I said “blue”, I meant “pale blue”. What can I say? Bright interiors are hard to resist.

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CORAL EYESHADOW: JUST PEACHY?

I hardly wear eye makeup because my eyes are extremely sensitive and prone to inflammation. I don’t use mascara and eyeliner. I do put on eye shadow when I need to but even that is a risk I have to take. Last week, however, for some crazy reason, I found myself picking up an “ophthalmologically tested” eyeshadow stick from Kiko Cosmetics. I bought #29 (intensive coral) with the intention of wearing it during the day. Though I was on the fence about the color, I chose it nonetheless because it was the least “daring” among the choices available (the others being blue, green and fuchsia). And because I remain unsure about the color, I haven’t gone around wearing it.  What do you guys think of coral on the eyelids?

UPDATE: My left eye became inflamed from trying on the eyeshadow around the house. Argh. I just got back from the doctor and I have to wear an eye patch until  tomorrow. Hope the medication works, otherwise I will have to see an eye specialist. So let it be known, Kiko’s “ophthalmologically tested” products are NOT safe for sensitive eyes! 

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SMALL APARTMENTS: CHEERY IN LIGHT GRAY AND CITRUS COLORS

Nowadays, more and more people find it more practical to live in small apartments and condominiums. While white throughout the home provides the illusion of space, sometimes you find your dwelling place just crying for color. What to do? Mix bold colors with neutral shades. By using vivid citrus hues like tangerine and lime, the owners of these two apartments instantly made their homes lively and fun. The light gray walls tamed the bold hues, creating a fresh and soothing palette. 

 

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BRIGHT PINK, BRIGHT ORANGE, AND SOME LIEF LOVING

Pink and orange. J.Crew calls them sunset shades. I call them wake-me-up tints, especially in hues as bold as the ones I’m featuring here. They’re the perfect colors to make a statement. Just don’t forget to inject neutral tones like camel or brown, lest you’d be mistaken for my bright pink and orange doll named Lief.

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