Thursday, March 1, 2012

RED!!


I look all over the magazines and blogs and see so many other color trends. All white, or the year's new color are all the rage for many but in my home there will always be a place for red. I adore it and though I have never painted a wall red, I am too chicken for that, you will find red in almost all my rooms.


My kitchen has loads of red and if I could afford it I would have one of those darling retro red fridges.


It is just a happy color that makes any vignette pop.







Red for furniture. Yes!


Why I even have a red orchid on my desk.


The Frugal Five is featuring Diane at Lavender Dreams this week with a post on Bargain Shopping.

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43 comments:

*Sheila* said...

I haven't commented here before, but now I must!
RED, there is no better colour for me. I love it in my home, and am instantly drawn to it. I love your kitchen, the hits of red make it so cosy.
hugs ♥

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I absolutely LOVE Red, too...it was great seeing the Red around your lovely home :)

Monica said...

Oh my goodness - I love red too! I would also LOVE one of those old red fridges! I'm the same way, I don't care for this year's color, or all white. I love my red. :)

Shammickite said...

My mother always told me that girls with red hair should never ever wear RED! I listened to her for a long time, but now I own a RED coat and two RED sweaters..... and I love RED! Not much red in my house though, only at Christmas.

Beth said...

red is my favorite color when it comes to decorating... i love it in our kitchen ... tv/sitting room ... so need to get a few photos of it on my blog ... such fun!! i love your couch, i'm guessing it is a little birdie you have in your kitchen... so cute!! we are having sun & 60s today so great. yesterday was lots of rain. i love the day after a nice rain ... so refreshing. (:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love red and it's usually featured in my kitchen! Love your photos! hugs, Linda

Diana said...

Red lover here, too! I just got 2 red chairs for our family room (first new furniture in over 20 years!). I have a friend here that has that retro red refrigerator in her 1920 Craftsman bungalow (one of just a few remaining in our small suburban town) and it is very cute.

deb said...

I love red too and decorate with it a LOT.....I would kill for that little truck and the stove!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

I love the red, and these are great pictures. Will visit you often. Hugs, Lynn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love lots of RED in my house,too! I even have 2 red sofas in my living room! I love that little chick in the first photo! Did you make it? I would love to try to make one as cute as that! Thanks for the 'shout out' today! ♥

Audra Marie said...

I love all the red! We painted two walls in our livingroom red, and I love it. I usually have a pop of red somewhere. :)

Kris said...

You will find lots of red in my home too. It is my fav color. But I am putting more little pops of aqua in there too.

Grace said...

I used to dislike red but lately it is really growing on me.

I am completely enamored of that chicken in the first photo. I like the other chicken, too. Is it a baking dish?

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Elaine,

That's right! It is actually my most favorite colour as well but I find that I am not able to use is as much as I wanted to...
Adding accessories in red is a great idea and your decor is fabulous!
I always love visiting you while taking a break from work...
I really wish we could have coffee together...using your new machine!
:o) And hey, no problem! I would bring the cupcakes...he, he, he!


Gabriela

Julie Harward said...

I will gladly second that "emotion"...I have red all over in my home too because it makes me feel the same way! ;)

marejohn said...

Red lovers UNITE! I even did red curtains once...LOVED them! and my first baby (uhm, like 38 years ago!! LOL) had a quilt with lots of red in it...very first thing I bought for my own child!
Also love the blue pillow on the couch...awesome! Thanks for the bright spot in my day..
mare

Debbie said...

I luv RED!!! Like u, I haven't painted a room RED. I have a RED Ford Pickup as you do!! I adore RED!!

Blessings,
Debbie S.

reginascottage said...

red is my favourite colours too.i love your home and the red sofa is a dream.
have a nice restweek,
love regina

Annette said...

I saw that red toile fabric on that couch. I had pillows made like that for my couch. It just makes me smile seeing red touches in the house! Annette T

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your red accessories, they are all wonderful. I did paint wall red in my last house. I loved it. I finally decided it was just paint, I wasn't knocking out walls, so I went for it. That got me over my color anxiety, so when we moved in here I painted the kitchen chocolate brown with a minutes thought. Go for it. You will love it. Hugs, Marty

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE all of your reds!! I too am a lover of RED and I have painted a wall red...in my Kitchen I painted the wall below the chair rail red and I am so thrilled that I did because i LOVE it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Red will always be in my home too, especially in the kitchen, the hallway and my crafty space. The base however is always white. The livingroom changes with the seasons, in the wintertime it's white and grey, but now it's turning pink with aqua, in the fall red pops in again. I love to make little decorations for that purpose so it doesn't cost too much. Once I've painted a wall red (in my son's bedroom) but well, that was definately no succes! That was too much for me!
I love your red couch and the quilt on it! Red is just a happy color!
Elly

Our Country Bungalow said...

I am with you. Red is everywhere in my home. I love your blog; your style is very similar to my own.

I was trying to get busy and work around here but I scrolled down through my fav blogs and saw your post title and well...you had me at "Red".
~cathy

Shug said...

this post is great! I am definitely a RED person as well...I just need it in my life!!
I really like your style!

Lois' Laughlines said...

I so agree. Red is such a happy color. I have a touch of red in every room also. It is the first thing I notice when I walk into a room, the burst of red. Your home is lovely. blessings to you.

Amy Burzese said...

Red is one of my three favorites along with yellow and green. My dining room has been red for 12 years. I'm not a bit tired of it. I probably would not put red in a room that I stay in every day, but you should try it. After all, it's just paint and can be changed.

Michelle said...

The red looks great in your kitchen. It looks so welcoming.

The Boston Lady said...

Your red accents are inspiring! It makes everything pop. I've always been a green, blue, yellow and white girl, but I can appreciate that red! Ann

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Elaine,
I just love your pops of red! I enjoy the colour red too and I use it often in my home. It is very cheerful. I have a lot of it in my kitchen-dining room. I especially like the red toile on your sofa! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Geneva said...

I love all your wonderful vintage decor and the red looks so amazingly cheerful! Good Job!
- Geneva

~Sara said...

Love all of your touches of red throughout the house. I love red. I have a little touch of red in each room as well. I especially love the little bird he is adorable. Blessings ~Sara

Tracy said...

You have such a lovely home, Elaine! I love all your red touches. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Love all your *red* photos! I like red too. So cheering. Even my Kitchenaid mixer is a deep red. :-) I especially like your black and red chicken. How sweet!

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

I love red too Elaine, it just seems to make everything looks happy! Love all your splashes of red happiness!

Cindy said...

Red seems to be a new neutral these days, don't you think? I am switching from dark country red to bright red and I love it! Your vignettes are always inspiring. Love your home!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Well, you know how I feel about red! Elaine, your home is a happy place and love your sofa, quilt and rooster lamp!

xx

Sweet Tea said...

Red is such a Happy color.
You've done it proud.
Love the photos!

Diane Writes said...

Happy, jolly and so alive in Red Elaine! It brightens up everything :)

Barb said...

Hi Elaine,
I agree, red adds that little bit of welcoming warmth to a room.
Your style of decorating is beautiful.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Melody said...

You had me at red too!! Love red always have always will. I have a red Escape and of course love Razorback red (Arkansas Razorback college football). My guest room is red with a handmade red log cabin quilt. I guess I need to start my blog and show off my quilt. I so love your blog and have followed for quite awhile. I have never been to California but love seeing all of your photos. Take care!!

ImSoVintage said...

red is a very happy color. Love your couch :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Red, my favorite color! Thank you for sharing your love red treasures at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Snap said...

I love your red kitchen! I love the *old fashioned* feel ... it gives me a hug!

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