5.30.2011

Crushing On Color: Jules from The Diversion Project


The Crushing on Color series is where we get a little glimpse 
of what colors make our favourite bloggers hearts aflutter...

today I am super-excitied to bring you Jules,
from the seriously cool blog The Diversion Project.

If by some rare chance you have missed the spectacular collection of homes she profiles on her blog..
you need to set aside a chunk of your afternoon, break out some bevvies, and prepare to swoon.








Hi, I'm Jules from The Diversion Project

When Anne-Marie asked me if I'd like to take part in her Crushing On Colour series, 
I kind of thought for a split second 
"is this a trick question?" 
I mean first of all who wouldn't jump up and down with a welcome back Kotter hand in the air
 to be part of this fabulous fun and then second of all I had to stop
 and ask myself, 
"do I actually do colour?!"

But reading further down the sweet email I snorted when I read
 Anne-Marie's words "And, yep, black and white and wood and concrete count as colors :)".

She knows me too well!



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So I thought, cool, black white wood and concrete, I can do that kind of colour! 
But then I thought there must be more to my colour radar than that. 
So looking back through the inventory of things that grab my eye I noticed quite a bit of turquoise,
 a very healthy sampling of grey (yep, I concede, on the cusp of black and concrete again),
 but then suddenly - gold. 

My love of shiny things and refined glamour shone through.








And in so many ways, 
from blind-your-eyes-mirage-in-the-desert to 
burnished umbered mellow patinas in a Milanese kitchen.










Whether it be metallic gold or golden tones, I love the way it can transform a room. 
The soft shimmer often transfixes me when I spot it in a room, no matter what form it comes in.  
But of course golden velvet just might have to be my most favourite form of all.












Thanks so much Anne-Marie for having me over for a little show and tell, 
and for letting me believe that "black white wood and concrete" is an actual colour!

Although, we may need to blend that out a little to "black white wood concrete AND gold"






- Jules









Thanks Jules!
I loved  that you chose to focus on gold, 
because I always have to mentally fight to separate gold from flourishes and roccoco,
and you've shown it in such a modern way, that it leaves me a bit speechless.

When I need a bit of killer imagery, 
something textural and tactile and sexy,
I always head over to The Diversion Project.

You should go :)












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15 comments:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I adore Jules- she has such a fabulous style. And I couldn't agree more with her about gold...absolutely my favourite gorgeous metallic!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oh thanks so much anne marie for your kind words and for having me over for a little show and tell. so cool xx

Rambling Renovators said...

I never think of gold as a colour - maybe because it often doesn't shout its presence, but rather seeps into your view and slowly takes hold of you. Lovely images. I'm off to check out Jules' blog now.

A Delightful Design said...

I love these images. And you're right--they scream sexy in a subtle way. I will be checking out her blog for sure!

I'm so glad you're keeping the series going.
Abby

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Fab post! Gold can make such a glamourous statement!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Thanks for sharing Jules with us, I am not familiar with her blog, but I am loving all of her images. I am headed off to check her blog out now. Hope you had a terrific weekend.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh good on you Jules....I just adore gold too...and you have posted the most gorgeous images of it.

I did laugh about the b&w and concrete...thats our girl.
xoxox

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

That was fabulous! I'm in love with gold.

Andrea Reh said...

Beautiful - living in anyone of these rooms would make me feel like a princess!

Just discovered your blog, would be lovely if you popped by mine sometime.

Andrea x
andreareh.blogspot.com

mise said...

Magnificently sophisticated, Jules! I read the Diversion Project partially to curtail my yen for colour, by the way - I look at your much more grown-up vision and try to hold myself back a bit.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi!

This is my very first time here and I'm enjoying your blog for so many reasons!!!

Please, drop by if you have a minute. :-)

Have a Beautiful Day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi!

This is my very first time here and I'm enjoying your blog for so many reasons!!!

Please, drop by if you have a minute. :-)

Have a Beautiful Day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Pinecone Camp said...

Jules, that was a great guest post! I think you and I have very similar tastes in home decor. I'm so happy you introduced me to Anne Marie as well. Anne Marie, your blog is beautiful!

Angela said...

Hello Anne-Marie... it's so lovely to meet you! I'm a big fan of the lovely Jules so I'm thrilled to discover your gorgeous blog via your colour series. I adore gold accents and muted palettes so this scheme is totally up my ally!

Angela x

tina - Half Of What I Say said...

I am crazy for that lucite console in the image with the purple stools. I now need to obsessively track it down online...

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