MANAGING AN INDIGO ADDICTION

I'll be the first to admitI'm an indigo FIEND. My eyes literally begin to swirl and I crossover into a hypnotic state every time it shows up in my line of sight. It's one of the most addictive colors on the spectrumthe slipperiest of all slopes. Even just the smallest dose of it will leave you wanting more. And before you know it, you can be faced with an IOD (Indigo Overdose). No matter how much of that Blue Magic* you're confronted with, it's crucial to know when enough is enough. 

I find that there are two ways to work with the 'go that aren't OD-inducing: singular and bold or multiple and subtle. Here are some spaces that demonstrate what I mean:  

If you're going the multiple and subtle route (like above), pick a few key indigo accents (or family of accents) to feature in a bright, white space. And be sure to use varying shades of indigo (lights and darks). 

When going singular and bold (below), white/grey walls and natural accents (wood, leather, greenery) help to neutralize indigo's hypnotic effects.

Here's a roundup of some of my recent indigo favorites that manage to keep it under control.

 
Art  //  Pillow  //  Baskets  //  Rug  //  Plate  //  Chair

Art // Pillow // Baskets // Rug // Plate // Chair

 

*Blue Magic: street name for indigo

A Very Happy Thanksgiving

I feel that I need to caveat this post before I begin. To be clear, I LOVE me a good tablescape under any circumstance. But when it comes to Thanksgiving (or any holiday that involves a sit-down dinner), the only things that truly matter to me are (1) the opportunity to have such an event in the first place #thankful (2) the company and (3) the food*. Whatever comes after all that is a bonus. 

But, that being said, if the company's awkward and/or the food's abysmal, a charming tablescape and a bottle of wine kept at arm's length will surely help mask some of the pain.

If I had a dining table (let alone the capacity to fit more than two people in my apartment for a Thanksgiving dinner), here are some items I'd use to dress it up in a simple, festive wayavoiding use of any decorative gourds.

 
one  //  two  //  three  //  four  //  five  //  six

one // two // three // four // five // six

 

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

*Food actually comes first, I just didn't want to sound like an ungrateful fatty