Living Room

Pantone Validates my Living Room

Pantone has announced the new color of the year for 2011: Honeysuckle! Oh you know I’m all over that color. And their spring 2011 fashion colors? Um, hello. You’ve seen my living room, yes?

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  • Audrey
    December 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

    this is hilarious! if that’s not validation for you making a great decision, I don’t know what is! :)

  • Linda
    December 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    That is amazing! I love love love your colors! And…random question, but what plant in that vase by your tv? I absolutely love it & must have it :)

  • Amanda
    December 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Oh how great!!! That is really neat!

  • Eugenia
    December 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Is this better or worse than the time I bought those vintage cats-eye glasses to copy you?

    • Making it Lovely
      December 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm

      At least we’re friends! Friends are allowed to copy sometimes. ;)

  • elz
    December 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Maybe they’ve been reading you and that’s how they figured out the colors?! You have a great eye for color and style.

  • jbhat
    December 10, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Yes, I too think the good folks at Pantone have been reading Making It Lovely. Either way, it’s a fresh and pretty palette.


  • liveacolorfullife
    December 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

    You are obviously the trendsetter here and they are just validating themselves! Kind of uncanny. You are a great prognosticator (I think that’s the correct word…)

  • cottageofstone
    December 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    That is amazing, actually! It is exactly like those color pallette posts they do on Design Sponge! Crazy!

  • Erika
    December 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Haha! What a lovely group of colors :)
    I want Honeysuckle in a nail polish!

  • Paige
    December 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I saw Young House Love retweet this yesterday and immediately thought of you!

    Thanks for posting the spring fashion colors. I’m planning a pink/teal/yellow/neutral wedding, and Honeysuckle and Beeswax are the PERFECT versions. Those, plus last year’s color of the year, Turquoise and the lovely Russet for the text and I’m set.

  • Jaime (Design Milk)
    December 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    you were way ahead of the trends!

  • Christine
    December 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I have to ask because I have been fruitlessly searching everywhere for something not ugly and failiing – where did you get your media cabinet??

    • Making it Lovely
      December 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      It was from west elm, a few years ago.

  • Emily
    December 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    You’ve got such a pretty living room. :)

  • Ann
    December 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Love it- so stylish, yet warm.

  • Amy G
    December 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Nicole, you’ve seen these, right?

    Pantone Visa cards! And they have Honeysuckle!!!

  • Annie, bossy color
    December 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Nicole, your LR IS lovely – and the perfect interpretation of that color. I want to see if anyone is bold enough to use Pantone’s actual Honeysuckle color on their walls this year…we’ll see! I posted about the color also – I think our male friends may have an issues with it. Great post!

  • Jen K
    December 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! Right on!

  • sarah
    December 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Hi There! Love your blog :) Where did you purchase the poof foot rest?

  • Helen
    December 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Huh! You are genius. They must read your blog…
    Gorgeous, gorgeous home!

  • Miss B
    December 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    How awesome to be validated and such a trendsetter:)

  • AK
    December 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Love it. I did my girl’s room in these colors, plus a very little green. I love pink done this way. I’m not a fan of the Barbie pink and purple.

  • Shannah
    December 11, 2010 at 12:15 am

    OK. This morning I am sure that I read this and admired a letter “B” beside the TV. It was really cool, on a stick, and I came back to look at it again and maybe try to find a “P” that is similar. But it’s not there. Am I crazy?

    • Making it Lovely
      December 11, 2010 at 8:48 am

      It was there! I switched the photo out shortly after publishing (for one with a better angle and brighter lighting), but you must have seen the post before I did that. This is the photo with the ‘B’.

      • Shannah
        December 12, 2010 at 12:33 am

        Thank you! (Always good to know I haven’t lost it…!) :-)

  • Sarah
    December 11, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Gorgeous, though I don’t think you need any validating!! you did it all on your own – lovely color combinations!

  • Devon
    December 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    That is so awesome! I love how beeswax and silver peony are also very close to your blog palette. And also, as always, your living room is goooorgeous.

  • Mo
    December 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I love it. The white accents are perfect along with the brightly patterned chair. It is going to be a good year. I’m planning on having a good year myself.

  • Carolina
    December 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Hi! I’m from Brazil and I loved this room! We can feel everything so calm…It’s a good feeling.Kiss: Carneiro Carol

  • Rina M
    December 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I love the color of the walls. Is it silver peony?

  • Allison Rabbit
    December 13, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I love how boldly and perfectly you mix geometric patterns. Sometimes, I worry I’m a stark, spartan minimalist, but I find your beautiful, complementary color schemes inspiring and refreshing. :)

  • Mich
    December 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Your home is so bright and just, happy! I love it to pieces :)


  • Decor Girl
    December 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Pink, once you get the guys beyond the idea of “pink” is a fabulous LR or DR color. It is cozy and chic, not girly. Your room looks happy! No need for validation, your gut was right!

  • Alexis
    December 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I have to ask, where did you find that adorable print above your couch? Or is it something you made?? I am on the hunt for some groovy retro inspired wall art…

  • Alicia Parsons | Atypical Type A
    December 14, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Well, aren’t you quite the trendsetter?

  • Jessica
    December 14, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Way to go!
    I want to snuggle up with all those colors! Especially beeswax and honeysuckle… is that weird?

  • She Loves Life
    December 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Your living room looks so fun, cozy and welcoming! WHere or where did you find that lovely flower print chair??? :)

  • French Style Furniture
    December 16, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Amazing palettes!

    That print near the sofa is amazing and it adds a lot to the space!

  • stripes-on-stripes
    December 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Love your style……..really want to steal your antropologie chair or borrow!

  • Cher@NewburghRestoration
    January 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    What is that green pom pom called on the vase?

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