Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ode to Vanilla

My current decorating obsession is anything in creamy off white—especially for winter (well, summer too since shells are white!). And although a lot of interior designers will tell you that using white shows fear of color or lack of creativity, I definitely beg to differ. I think its softness is homey, comforting and elegant.

For my birthday, my mom took me shopping and bought me these deliciously vanilla-hued dishes from Anthropologie. Don't they look just like layers of frosting on a cupcake?
(Please excuse the few remnants of silvery Christmas decorations still up. I've yet to find the perfect Springtime table runner!)

Design that's soft, sweet and feminine seems to be a trend lately. I think that's why cupcakes are such a hit as a creative element right now, used for everything from birthday party themes to artwork to cute t-shirts.

I've jumped on the bandwagon and designed a cupcake birthday party invitation, and I'm presently stippling a cupcake too (though I'm not sure how I'm going to use it yet). Here's the work in progress...


Shana said...

Oh, how I heart these dishes. Although I certainly don't need another set; I'm definetly eyeing them and their neutral frillyness.
They look gorgeous in your dining room. Although I currently decorate in bold colors it makes me want to redecorate one of my rooms in all creams and whites. Thanks for sharing.

heathergyoung said...

Hey Shana,

Thanks for stopping in!

Your home is beautiful in its bold colors. I'm so in love with the red and white wallpaper. We're renting, so wallpaper is unfortunately not an option for us!