Nancy and I were brainstorming for a new project we will be working on this fall, when she suggested using the color of the inside of a cantaloupe. I said, "What?...A cantaloupe?..Are you crazy?". Nancy began describing the shades of cantaloupe from light to deep...and high laquer walls in that fabulous shade. I was sold.
I used to have a small Hermes orange gift box tied with the Hermes signature chocolate ribbon on our work table for inspiration. Of course, we have used that color palette before but I have never used the softer palette of cantaloupe. So once again, my brain was on again, scanning and searching for the color cantaloupe. So here is my "look book". I called Nancy, "Is this it..is this the cantaloupe?". "You got it.", she said. Thank god, I thought, I'm tired of searching for cantaloupes.
Photo: Designer, Kelly Wearstler
Photo: Hermes Source: http://www.handbagcomment.com
Photo: Thibault Jean for Veranda, Designer, Suzanne Kasler
Photo: Veranda Cover
Photo: Christian Louboutin Source: http://www.agiftwrappedlife.blogspot.com
Photo: House Beautiful, Ina Garten
Photo: Arthur Elgort, Vogue UK Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com
...and a few examples of the classic Hermes color palette.
Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith
Photo: Aerin Lauder, House Beautiful
Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.