radiant orchid collage

Photos, clockwise from left: dress, Anthropologie earrings, Tom Ford nail lacquer, Kate Spade necklace, Tory Burch clutch, Jimmy Choo flats, Michael Kors watch

We always look to the seasonal color report from Pantone for inspiration, both in fashion and interior design, and this Spring’s palette has not let us down. The ‘it’ color of Radiant Orchid is a stand-out on it’s own. When paired with some of the other vibrant hues in the palette, it really shines.


Since more intense colors can be somewhat intimidating, we’ve went in search of some examples of how they could work out in the real world….

Less is more; it only takes a small amount of Freesia to make a large impact with Radiant Orchid:


photos, left to right: Rent the Runway Trend Report, Posh Beauty Blog

We love the mixture with Celosia Orange; a perfect combination for color-blocking:

celonia orange

photos, left to right: Pinterest, Anthropologie, Just Cavalli Shoes

Deeper navy hues could easily stand in for the Dazzling Blue on the palette:

dazzling blue

Photo: Maka Style Blog

Easy, classic neutrals that most of us already have in our closets are a nice contrast to the strong colors in the palette, and are especially great with Radiant Orchid:


Photo:  Posh Beauty Blog



Get The Look: Navy Dining Room

Navy DR

Today we’ve got a new feature on the blog; Get The Look. We find inspiration in many places, particularly when we see beautifully designed interiors. We thought it would be fun to re-make a room and offer a few tips and tricks along the way, along with a few of our own twists.

First up we […]


Summer Style: Just Add Water


We always get a little excited when beach towels show up in the local shops. It’s a sure sign that summer at the Jersey shore is upon us. With over 130 miles of coastline, beach towels come in very handy around here. Today we have a collection of some of our favorites, from the very […]


Designer Collaborations We Love



There is nothing like the little thrill we get when we learn our favorite companies are partnering with equally loved designers. Today we share a few notable faves….

Target Designer Collaborations

It’s so hard to choose a favorite because we have loved all of them! Porter Design Company faves include: Missoni, Liberty of London, John Derian and Phillip Lim. We wait […]


What To Wear: Red, White & Blue Edition

RWB Collage

After the long and extremely cold winter we had here in the northeast, it’s almost hard to believe 4th of July is upon us. On the heels of World Cup mania and the approaching July 4th holiday, and feeling a little extra patriotic, we have scoured the web today for some red, white and blue impulse buys.  Join us in […]


Favorite Ikea Hacks

We  marvel at the ingenuity of the Ikea hackers! Turning the simple, spare Swedish tables, dressers and chairs into doppelgangers of high end home furnishings. Upscaling drapery panels and transforming book cases into window seats. Here’s a handful of some recent favorites spotted on the web…

There is a tutorial on how to transform this $69 Ingo Table […]


Above & Beyond; Wallpapered Ceilings

PDC Showhouse

Often a design afterthought, painted a neutral color or the standard white, the ceiling is an often overlooked design opportunity. Adding wallpaper to a ceiling is just one of the many ways to bring life to this typically overlooked area. Bold and graphic to subtle and textured; the variety of papers available today can provide […]


The Scout Guide

photo 1

If you haven’t already had the pleasure of flipping through your area’s Scout Guide, you must find a copy ASAP.  The Scout Guide is a compilation of your area’s finest vendors & services and is put together so beautifully that you’ll want to place it on your coffee table and leave it there for good :)

We had […]


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The Viceroy Hotel - Anguilla

The Viceroy Hotel – Anguilla