Wednesday, December 19, 2012

sparkly bits....

Hey readers!

Here are a few bits and pieces to think about over the holidays....

  • The above is holiday artwork courtesy of my nephew, who is pretty sure that the reindeer chuck presents with parachutes off Santa's sled, so they land in your chimney. Not a bad idea for efficient delivery, don't you think? This was drawn on the outside of a Christmas package that arrived today. The Canada Post person loved it! I love it too. 
  • Style at Home magazine says the hottest color trends for 2013 are: stony taupe (really...shades of grey), electric blue, powder pink, and grey-blue. In my humble opinion, these are MUCH better than the pantone "color of the year" as mentioned in my previous blog posting.
  • I'm thinking about re-doing my bathroom in early 2013. Seriously thinking about pink and grey. Not little girl pink...but a more adult, deep, rich pink. Still girlie? Indeed. More grown-up?I think so. These are things I will ponder over the holidays...
  • I knew "rouge" was a super fantastic name for a company such as mine...apparently I'm not the only one, as evidenced by the new Air Canada discount carrier called "rouge" that was launched yesterday. Looks like I may have to change my little company's sad about that. I was here first!
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season full of love, laughter, goodies and surprises! 

See you in 2013!

xx rouge.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

emerald...oh my!


17-5641 EMERALD

In a 180-degree turn from 2012’s spunky Tangerine Tango, the Pantone Color Institute introduced Emerald as its color of 2013 “to promote balance and harmony.” Citing gemstones, the environment, and the association of green with regrowth, the Institute is touting it as the perfect hue for design, fashion, and beauty. Tangerine reigned supreme this past year and we expect to see a burst of green hit the design scene.  
Color swatch by Pantone

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

fruits that sparkle

Here's an easy, inexpensive, and great-looking Christmas decor idea!

Buy a bunch of fake pears (or apples) at the Dollar Store, spray with glue, and cover in glitter.

That's're done. Seriously. You're done.

Let 'em dry, make sure they are completely covered in glitter, and display. I'd suggest a clear glass plate or bowl. You could even make them into tree ornaments by tying them around the stem with pretty ribbon, if you were so inclined.

Think sparkly silver (my favorite), shiny gold, or even a turquoise blue. How about pink?

Whatever works with your decor and color scheme...

Go ahead...try it!

xx rouge.