Monday, June 21, 2010

for the Love of Aqua & Red

I didn't mean to, but I fell in love with a color scheme - aqua and red.  I keep thinking, where can I decorate with these colors, but there is NO WHERE in my house that permits it short of redecorating an entire room.  It all started weeks ago when I came across this lovely mosaic at Savvy {Seasons}.

Inspiration for the SavVy {Seasons} - a modern Swap


Aqua and Red was a bit of a surprise for me, especially in a Christmas context.  Now, I may not be able to decorate in this color scheme, but I can surely sew in it!  This August our do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee} will be making it's first quilt for orphans through Wrap Them In Love.  I'm quilting, and as such have the responsibility to choose a concept.  You got it - aqua and red!  I'm thinking this narrow color scheme will allow for a considerable amount of freedom in block styles, without sacrificing the finished unity of the quilt.

I've already started collecting fabric!

For the love of Aqua & Red


From left to right, Del Hi Paisley Scarlet, Del Hi Monarch Cinnamon, Nest Berries Turquoise, Del Hi Chandelier Ruby, Ta Dot in Ocean and in Aqua, Wallflower in Cherry.

As if I needed further confirmation, I came across this lovely "Winding Ways" quilt today made by Heidi Gone Aussie:

Aqua and Red Winding Ways Quilt Top


I've come to realize that this color scheme does have a vintage flavor.  This may be why it's so out of place in our home.  But, don't tell my husband, because if it's labeled "vintage" I just know he'll always resist it.  He really cares about our decor and considers it Japanese/modern.  So, in my dreams, the clear solution is a sewing room all for me.  There I could indulge in a massive design wall and that quaint vintagey, thrifted decor that I keep being drawn too.  I think my first purchase would be some lovely prints by Freckles & Fairytales (left) for the walls....



Signing off with a little more aqua and red eye candy!  Do you like it?

Turquoise and red mosaic

14 comments:

  1. Yes, I am a HUGE fan of the red and turquoise combo. There is something about those two colors together that is just so inviting and cozy!

    : ) Maureen

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  2. This is such a lovely and refreshing summer theme. I luv it.

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  3. me too! me too!! I had red cherries in an aqua Pyrex bowl this past week and I could hardly eat them b/c I just kept wanting to stare at how pretty it all is!! I painted my little boys' room River's Edge by Behr...such a warm and lovely aqua!

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  4. Oooh, I can just imagine that. Lovely and yum!

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  5. The Japanese use a lot of red and turquoise too. If your husband needs some convincing, show him this: http://kimonoasobi.com/images/obi_fukuro_bluered_asanoha.jpg

    Gorgeous, modern, japanese AND red and aqua. It's a winner!

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  6. Oh! That IS a lovely color combination. I wouldn't have thought it to be, but it really is very nice - modern and timeless at the same time.

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  7. I just bought some red fabric, I will keep my eyes open for aqua!

    ps. my husband also has strong opinions about decorating. No aqua and red redecorating in our house either :)

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  8. Oh good - someone else whose husband wants lots of say in this realm! For most of my friends, the husband could care less how the home is decorated.

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  9. This is one of my favorite color schemes. We have an old aqua table in the kitchen and I just painted our chairs red and I love it!

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  10. I just realized the photo on my blog has my aqua table covered up with a tablecloth. Oh well...

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  11. Sounds like me! I have the modern look too in our house, but I am going all aqua and red for the sewing room!

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  12. LOVE THESE COLORS! We are currently redoing our master bathroom in aqua & red. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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  13. [...] Hello, from my other self at Stitched in Color!  Here’s July’s crafty update for those so inclined. Aqua & Red and do. Good Stitches [...]

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  14. Oh this is wonderful! I use alot of red in my home, but since I just moved to Florida I may add aqua to add a tropical feel. Your fabric collection in aqua & reds looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

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