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We've had a gentle autumn here on the west coast, which has helped me surrender to the fact that summer is gone. Honey tones...Read more
On a beautiful summer evening I held an intimate little sneak peek event to reveal the cover of my soon to be published book. Read more...
Garden: a place where natural things can grow & flourish
Text by Amanda Ross. Photography by Heather Ross.
It’s interesting to see how popular ‘ombre’ effects have become in design. A term used more currently to describe a graduated look in hair highlights, cakes & tonal bridal bouquets, the word OMBRE is French in origin meaning ‘having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark’
Is it a feeling?
Is it a bond?
An unspoken connection?
Is it just a coincidence that Pantone’s colour of the year ‘Emerald’…will surrender in 2014 to ‘Radiant Orchid’…. a lush violet/amethyst shade? On the colour wheel they are exact opposite ‘split complimentary’ tones. Based on colour theory they are very compatible together, pleasing, bringing out the best in each other, balancing, neither one competing with the other for attention.