Inspiring Orchids

Annie DeighnaughApril 2, 2014

DH and I went to the Orchid Show today. How fabulous! I love orchids and am always amazed at the sizes, shapes, colors, varieties...they are the most incredible flowers ever.

But why is it, I see an orchid and I think about rooms?

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Annie Deighnaugh
    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:20PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

You can't look at orchids and not find Radiant Orchid, color of the year...

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    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:26PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

This bromeliad had the most extraordinary color blossom....

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    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:32PM
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    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:42PM
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Holly- Kay

Annie you have the most interesting posts. Thank you for the eye candy. BTW, I love yellow and pink as a combo.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:55PM
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mitchdesj

thanks Annie, your matchup choices are spot on !! so lovely to look at .

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 9:39PM
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lovestowalk

Thanks Annie!! Makes me want to buy an Orchid.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 9:49PM
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Olychick

The orchids are gorgeous!!!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 9:56PM
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oldbat2be

How do you do this? LOVE IT!!

My dear ex-MIL always had (has) orchids, would give them to a local plant shop after they finished blooming and pick them up when ready to start again. I tend to forget to water (and full disclosure here) feed my plants, so have a poor track record. Still, I'm always eyeing orchids, especially when the weather warms up....

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 10:16PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Thanks guys, it's so much fun.

My problem is I need more rooms to decorate, but I'm not Warren Buffet, so I am always doing rooms in my head. I'd love to be an interior designer, but then I'd have to deal with clients! In my head, I'm the only client that needs to be satisfied. And without deadlines or budgets or suppliers, it's so much less stressful!

When we were designing our house, I had a notebook with tabs for each room full of design inspirations. But we were in the design phase for so long...7 years!...that, even before spade went to ground, I started complaining to the architect that the guest room was looking shabby and needed to be redone!
:)

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 8:02AM
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theclose

Love the yellow/pink combo! We went to the NYBG Orchid show yesterday. Beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 8:31AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Hah! Mamorella, we probably saw each other and didn't know it! We went yesterday too! We were relying on the weatherman that it would be sunny and in the 60s...yeah right...

You didn't take the guided tour at 12:30 did you?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 8:39AM
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outsideplaying_gw

Annie, you do indeed come up with some very interesting color-related posts. So much to love with the inspirations here. And yes, if only I had another room or two to play around with some color! My DD is planning to make a quilt for me and we are currently looking at fabrics, so this really is giving me some additional ideas. We have already been looking at some raspberry and green combinations but that yellow and pink gives me something to think about.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 9:11AM
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theclose

Annie, we actually went later. But that would have been funny if we were there at the same time! My BIL is in town so we did lunch at Arthur Ave first then NYBG. Such a beautiful place. We live fairly close now and joined- it is a great place for the kids to run around, especially in winter when it's empty!

Besides the beautiful orchids, the smells were delightful!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 9:37AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Soft green, copper and a hint of red...and what an extraordinary orchid!

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    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 8:31PM
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zen4d

How inspirational! You've got me thinking design in new ways. Thanks so much, Annie.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 4:59AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

You're welcome! So glad my colorfilia is helpful.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 10:47AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Water lilies...

Maybe too bold for an entire room...

But maybe an accent on a neutral background...

Gotta love that kakelugn!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 11:06AM
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