Friday, November 26, 2010

Guest Blogger: Louise from Table Tonic

We recently sold the house that we had busily transformed into a home over the past six years, and this particular room has a special place in my heart, mainly because of the transformation it underwent in the weeks leading up to the sale. The room was the fourth (attic-style) bedroom upstairs, and until this point, it was somewhat bland and uninviting. As soon as we chucked this gorgeous Table Tonic Mexican Suzani ( on the bed, the whole room came alive and the tone was set for a palette of cool, dreamy greens, limes and turquoise. Had we stayed a little longer, I could certainly have seen an aqua feature wall on the cards!

Hope you like it and thanks for the honour of being a H.O.T guest blogger!

xLouise (Table Tonic)

Thanks Louise! I love this vibrant space! If guys don't read her Table Tonic blog yet, you're missing out. Another one of my daily reads filled with colorful eye candy! And her amazing store of global treasures for the modern bohemian ships all over, so none of us miss out!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just stopping in with these images from Gourmet magazine to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! I want you to know how very thankful I am for you guys...all of your comments, support, enthusiasm, photos, and of course, for our shared love of all things turquoise!

I also want to wish my step-mom Diana a very happy birthday today too!!! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating! I wish I could be there!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Guest Blogger: Janell from Isabella & Max Rooms

Thanks for inviting me to be a guest blogger today Erin! I love visiting House of Turquoise to see what turquoise delights are being featured, it really is one of the happiest and most beautiful colors there are. I am such a fan of this color that is has made its way into many of the rooms in our home, including Isabella's Girls Dream Bedroom...No Boys Allowed! Shades of turquoise were used on the walls, headboard, bedding and chair.

It was also the perfect color to paint a fun little footstool, accented with Rub 'n Buff and covered with a fun fur fabric.

It is also the color of fabric I selected to use when having a pair of slipper chairs reupholstered.

If painting walls or covering chairs in turquoise is too big of a commitment, introducing it into a room through accessories is nearly always a good choice. This tray was painted using SW Watery paint and a favorite geometric design.

Finally, why not incorporate turquoise into the holiday decor color scheme? Last year I used turquoise ornaments to dress up a wreath, the mantel and staircase banister, and I'm getting ready to pull them out again!

Thanks again for having me Erin, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

She's so creative, isn't she? Thanks so much Janell! You guys please be sure to check out Isabella & Max Rooms! I know you're all dying to see more of Isabella's dreamy pink and turquoise room and to read more about all those great DIY projects! So inspiring!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Guest Blogger: Laura from Bright Bold and Beautiful

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Art Studio/ Watercolor Painting
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Hello all, Laura Trevey here from Bright Bold and Beautiful! I am super excited to share with you my favorite turquoise room... As Chevy Chase says in my favorite holiday movie, Christmas Vacation, "drum roll please..." My art studio is where I live, breathe and get inspiration every single day. I cannot remember what I did with my time before we added this bright room in our home. The soothing and cheerful turquoise color is Spring Mint.

Thank you Erin for your daily inspiration on House of Turquoise! I am delighted and honored to be here and share my studio with you.

Thank you Laura! I never get tired of seeing this amazing studio! It's such an inspiring space! Head to Bright, Bold and Beautiful to check out the amazing watercolors that Laura creates...they're all incredibly beautiful. Her blog is a ton of colorful fun too!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Guest Blogger: Kellie from Ada & Darcy

I just find myself always drawn to turquoise, and when I see a bit of pink in there as well, my heart always skips a beat. With a white background and splashes of colour, it makes for a vibrant, happy and beautiful space!

When starting my shop, I found myself naturally drawn to this palette and fortunately my customers love it too. Some of most popular products are my turquoise and pink Moroccan pouffes and customers have selected this beautiful combination for their homes as well.

With Christmas approaching, I'm planning for a turquoise and pink table setting and wrapping to match. My love for this combination continues ... xx

Thanks for sharing, Kellie!! These are some of my all-time favorite images too. I have the same never-ending love affair with turquoise and pink. You guys have to visit the Ada & Darcy boutique. I know you will love everything you see...and she ships internationally! Definitely check out her blog too, it's filled to the brim with eye candy!
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