No longer just for the brow bone and the crease of your eye, think of an eyeshadow compact as a painter’s palette filled with suggested gradients. Match an eyeshadow to accessories in order to create a favorite room.
Room: The talented Swedish blogger Frida Ramstedt explores pastels and geometric shapes via 79 Ideas/ Eyeshadow: Dior’s ‘Cherie Bow’ 5 Couleurs Eye Palette via Nordstrom. Inspired by The House of Dior’s iconic symbol, the bow, this season’s look exudes femininity, sophistication and sensuality with a playful twist.
Room: A playful and minimal neon kid Jenni Juurinen. / Eyeshadow: Napoleon Perdis Prismatic Eye Shadow Quad #6 for dramatic, chromatic beauty, a mix and mismatched palette of bright shades via Neiman Marcus.
Room: The cool azure green of this damask wallpaper creates a summery look in this living room. A large, comfortable contemporary sofa has a white linen frame, but the seat and back cushions in velvet, accessorized with minty green silk cushions, add a rich feel, from House to Home./ Eyeshadow: NARS Trio Eyeshadow, Cap Ferrat . Named for one of Japan’s most southern clusters of islands characterized by over 150 islands. The area boasts pleasant weather and good fortune. The first eyeshadow trio for the brand is a striking triad of silver, deep cobalt blue and black onyx. Like its namesake area, the three hues are exotic on their own or work together in perfect harmony via Beauty.com.
With the advent of spring, and the warm winds slowly sweeping through New York City, I am reminded of new birth. This cyclical times of year brings to life the bulbs that have been hiding beneath soggy soils, the buds on sidewalk hedges, and the nude shades of fresh, farmer’s market eggs.
A quail egg, speckled in cream and brown, pairs nicely with a modern and minimalist kitchen. Less is more with carefully chosen palm leaves and gourds. Photo by Tria Giovan for Coastal Living.
Karl Anderson photographs a saccharine, Scandinavian dinging room complete with white Moroccan tagines, mid-century modern curves and light wooden accents. The interior’s colors highlight the blotched bluish-green to pale olive of a crow egg.
The glossy, lacquered sheen of a common loon egg lends itself to the high impact, brown hue of a living room or den. Brown is considered a color of comfort and security. David Hicks, who is considered the James Bond of interior design, painted the walls and ceilings in his apartment a “Coca-Cola color”. The trend of a dark brown space took off ever since. Room image via Shelterness.
Spring has sprung! Egg-celent! Don’t mind my horrible puns…
I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas. – Helmut Newton
Room: Botanical illustrations made from reproductions circa the 1700’s on the wallpaper at the Carolus Linnaeus Swedish estate. The spectacularly beautiful Swedish countryside, characterized by sweeping coastline, sheltering forest, and historic townships, is the setting for the equally spectacular tradition of residences, Swedish residences. Photographs by Ingalill Snitt via The Swedish House. / Notebook: The Medium Strawberry Thief fabric notebook from the Liberty London collection features a print fabric cover, yellow elastic fastening and ruled ivory pages with Liberty logo footers via Liberty London.
Room: A mod, mod living room with black & white wallpaper, West Elm Hive Vases, a glossy white lacquer low cabinet, a white Parsons end tables and yellow & gray rug ala Josef Albers geometry. Images from Haus Interiors./ Notebook: A black and white notebook created by Lanvin featuring an original Alber Elbaz print at the front and back cover. The book includes 88 pages, from FarFetch, L’Eclaireur, Paris, France.
Room: A splash of Scandinavian decor under the eaves proves to be a zen space for a study. A book’s spine provides pops of color, the file cabinet keeps the space bright, and the stool can fit an unexpected friend. Clean, simple and modern. Photography by Espen Grønli via Design Milk. / Notebook: The paper nuts at Postalco produce a rainbow of nifty notebooks! Based in Japan but hailing from Brooklyn, the stationery experts provide unlimited ways to tote your notes and store your sketches! Made with A7 metal springs, graph paper and a printed cover. Note that all pads are assorted, at random, and specific colorways cannot be chosen via Opening Ceremony.