Carolyn McDonough: Tangerine Tango

January 31, 2012

Photo courtesy of Diane James Home

When Pantone announced its choice for 2012’s Color of The Year, Tangerine Tango, we knew we must have had some divine inspiration last fall when we created our Bougainvillea Bouquet. We also knew that we wouldn’t be the only ones celebrating this vivacious and versatile color; designers and bloggers from around the country weigh in with their favorite textiles and accessories for this post.

Los Angeles-based designer Schuyler Samperton is using this sensational stripe by Tulu on the walls of a pool house…

Above, Lulu in Apricot. Photo courtesy of Tulu Textiles

…while Lynn Morgan thinks this chevron tissue box is the perfect way to add a zest of tangerine in any décor.

Photo courtesy of Haymarket Designs

Our good friend Harry Heissmann in New York will be commissioning a pair of Christopher Spitzmiller “Harry†lamps (yes, there’s a lamp named after him!) in a custom Tangerine Tango glaze and will use them on a long antique console table in a client’s entry hall…

Photo courtesy of Christopher Spitzmiller

And Stephanie King plans to pay tribute to this glamorous color with a custom hand-painted Gracie wallpaper–in a dining room or foyer, what could be more elegant and daring?

Photo courtesy of Gracie Studio

Tangerine Tango is getting attention across the country and Slifer Designs in Colorado intends to stock up on some spicy accessories, including Jill Rosenwald‘s pottery in fabulous graphic patterns.

Photo courtesy of Jill Rosenwald

Of course, we couldn’t leave out some of our close blogging friends, many of whom also have orange crushes.  Sue from the zhush already sells a number of Tangerine Tango accessories in her online store including this chic elephant tray…

Photo courtesy of zhush

while Lisa from Hamptontoes is doing cartwheels (her words, not ours!) over this Lee Jofa zebra stripe–how fabulous for a bench seat at the end of a bed or for over-sized pillows!

Photo courtesy of Lee Jofa

And no post would be complete without hearing from our great friend, Stacy Kunstel (New England Home‘s very own homes editor!)–and, of course, her favorite Tangerine Tango accessory this year is her Dunes & Duchess lamp!

Photo courtesy of Dunes and Duchess

Carolyn McDonough

Carolyn McDonough is the co-CEO (along with her identical twin, Cynthia) of Diane James Home, a luxury silk floral business founded in 1995 by her mother, Diane.  Passionate about fashion, interiors, entertaining and flowers, Carolyn also writes about all things beautiful with a botanical twist in her blog, The Buzz.

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