Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tiffany Blue

One of my favorite ribbon bow ideas is to bring the bow to the front of the gift instead of to the standard top position (not that there is anything wrong with that!) especially on petite boxes. It usually is quite enough, the unexpected bow placement is novel on it's own and I was going for the monochromatic Tiffany tone of the photo below. I tried to do the classic Tiffany box with white ribbon, then realised I wasn't having any fun (not that's there anything wrong with a Tiffany box!). I must have been in a spring mood because I started adding ribbon layers to the top, looking to pop more colours together. Layering ribbons is another favorite, especially when the occasion calls for a bit of restraint, not everyone loves bows! It works well when you have lengths of ribbon that aren't quite long enough to make a bow. Simply use double-sided tape to neatly hide ends on the bottom of the box. Layer colours and ribbon widths for a more colourful presentation. I've used both methods here, but either works well alone.

Hard to believe I could stick to one colour, but I do love the simplicity of this colour scheme and room setting done by Atlanta designer Eric Prokesh. The petite black secretary seems to ground the vibrant colour perfectly. I need to sizzle up some of my studio wall colours so this one has me thinking it's time for a happy palette.

The same wall colour taken in a whole new direction by the same designer, the true mark of a talented interior designer. I'm going to see if I can hunt down some more examples of his fabulous style. More colour, more Parisian. This could do it for me too.

Top photo by Sande Chase - Oooh la la Cadeau/Middle and Bottom Photo from designer Eric Prokesh via Southern Accents/


  1. Gorgeous as is everything you post.

  2. I forgot to say I love, love your new header - fabulous, xv.


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