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Monday, July 11, 2011

Smitten: Ombre

The French word ombre literally means shadow, shade.  In design, it is gradation and shading of color on fabric, walls, furniture or any other medium and has been quite popular for a couple of years now.  Maybe it is the "Bohemian" side of me, but I love it, it is fresh, colorful and fun and reminds me of tie dying as the basic process is similar.  My attraction to it probably goes back to the rust colored, ombre knit, wool sweater I had as a teen, which I thought was "all that." Considering that sometimes I can't remember what I wore 2 days ago, it must have been!!!

Ombre can be casual and a bit kitschy.......

2 images Sweet Paul

House Beautiful
Ombre also has a more sophisticated side, like this painting as the focal point in the room below.
{via} Blossom Interiors

Or these amazing curtains...

More ombre wall art, lighting and hurricanes, so cool!
3 images Martha Stewart

There are many ready made ombre products available via the Internet these days, check out a few I found, like this stunning rug.....


Or this amazing bench.

Laundry bags never looked so good!
Container Store

Though I would probably not have this on my bed, I love the look of this duvet cover and think it would be darling in a girl's bedroom, so fun and feminine!
Urban Outfitters 

Of course, anything can be made into a pillow!
Capella Kid on etsy

Or for those of you motivated "Do It Yourself-ers," of course the Sweet Paul magazine article has instructions for doing and ombre dye using natural dyes, in addition, here is a Ombre Dip Dye tutorial, as well as some instruction from the Queen of DIY, Martha Stewart. Whichever method you choose, you can dye anything from your own fabric, to sheets, shower curtains or clothing, just imagine the possibilities! 

Thoughts?  What do you think of the ombre look?  Have you used it in your home decor? Is it "been there, done that" or still looking fresh to you?

Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design
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1 comment:

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Normally not what I'd have considered my style, but you may have just changed my mind with this post. The artwork in the 3rd and 4th photo is pretty amazing.

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