Honeysuckle, A Color for All Seasons

I've been eagerly awaiting Pantone's 2011 Color of Year announcement. In 2010, we celebrated Turquoise as Color of the Year. This coming year, Honeysuckle will rule as our courageous, confident, bold, and uplifting hue.

A Color for All Seasons / http://tinyurl.com/2bqqssz
Pantone forecaster Leatrice Eiseman conveys that,
"In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues. Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum."
Don't you agree? Let's start off the New Year by featuring spirit inspiring interiors that make wonderful use of our newly declared Color of the Year.

Kristen Brant, Elle Decor / http://tinyurl.com/2ay6ndk
As Accent Color via Shelter Pop / http://tinyurl.com/2cdu4dd
Betty Murdock Interiors via Traditional Home / http://tinyurl.com/34zklmv
Pink Guest Suite, Photo by Scott Moore / http://tinyurl.com/23eb4g5
Elle Decor / http://tinyurl.com/2ay6ndk
Graphic Bedwall / http://tinyurl.com/3xhfvab
I hope these interiors leave you inspired and ready to take on 2011! Happy New Year!

Entrepreneur Spotlight: The Legacy of Jerry Arcari

It is with great excitement that I congratulate Jerry Arcari, close friend, mentor and noted expert on Oriental rugs, for winning the Karastan Life Time Achievement Award 2010!

Jerry is one of the best merchants in the retail business; no one is better deserving of this honor. His personal integrity, strive for excellence, and professional success are rarely found in one package.

Jerry established Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs & Carpeting, an award-winning showroom devoted to oriental rugs and broadloom carpeting, in Salem and Boston, Massachusetts.

In the below video, Jerry discusses the wisdom, passion, and vision that goes hand in hand with running a business. He mentions that "The success of my business is being able to have the passion I have and a love for what I do." That's Jerry Arcari. Congratulations to a very deserving, honorable man.

Silver & Gold Holiday Interiors

I just love the holidays. There is something so special about this time of year that I never tire of. Especially when nature provides us with beautiful outdoor scenes like this...

By Helena Normark  / http://tinyurl.com/2fog297
While Mother Nature fabulously completes the outdoors, she interiors to us! This holiday, whites, greens, and golds are incredibly popular. Breath deep and take it all in:

By Janis Nicolay / http://tinyurl.com/23vdfnk
By Virginia Macdonald / http://tinyurl.com/2efhqcl
By David Stark / http://tinyurl.com/2dof4a7

By Leanne Michael Interiors / http://tinyurl.com/26v93qm
By Various / From Left to Right: theresidenceschicago.com, countryliving.com,
decorateokc.net,  knottinghillinteriors.com, Bits & Barley on Etsy.com