Laurel Street Blog

Marshmallow Inspiration

Posted on: April 17, 2009

Color inspiration often comes from surprising places. When I picked up my office copy of April 2009 Southern Living, I spotted a wonderful renovation by young homeowner Haskell Harris in the article ‘Do-It-Herself Cottage Style‘. The house is a charmer – but more charming was how she was inspired to pick it’s colors:

“She discovered the perfect palette in a package of gourmet marshmallows.”

“They were the softest, most sophisticated colors I’d ever seen. Pale pink, pale blue, cocoa, cream, and pale gray―I based all the paints on those marshmallows,” Haskell says. “The chalky finishes remind me of studying in Italy and visiting old villas and churches. The paint looks like it’s been there a long time.”

So take a look at these beautiful colors – and Haskell’s great style:

Bedroom wall paint: Secret (C2-048) by C2 Paint

Bedroom wall paint: Secret (C2-048) by C2 Paint

Bedroom wall paint: Secret (C2-048) by C2 Paint

Bedroom wall paint: Secret (C2-048) by C2 Paint

Living room wall paint: Riff (C2-358) by C2 Paint

Living room wall paint: Riff (C2-358) by C2 Paint

Creamy White

Creamy White

Pale Blue

Pale Blue - Haskell and her house are adorable! I'm envious of her swing and clematis vine. What a sweet front porch.

5 Responses to "Marshmallow Inspiration"

So pretty and I love that marshmellows inspired her! What an amazing home!!!!

I must run out and pick up a copy of the current Southern Living and then subscribe as well. I’ve been missing out.

I love all of these colors! and the entire house, really.

BTW, Haskell is at Garden&Gun, you can follow her blog here:

Thanks for the link Jenn. G&G has really snuck up on me. Great blog & site.

What a great way to find a color scheme. I love it.

I think we must be mising out Down Under Nathan – the only colours we have in our marshmallow packets are white, pink & a sickly yellow colour called Pineapple! Not really a colour I want to use in a hurry @ Casa Millie de MOTH.

Lovely post – this gal’s got the look no doubt about that. Happy weekend to you & Richard.
Millie ^_^

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Well, hey there. I'm Nathan and this is the Laurel Street Blog. It's a place for talking about design, decor and DIY (with small amounts of snarkery snuck in). I'm a pretty restless guy who loves house projects and lives in a 150+ year old cottage on Laurel Street in New Orleans. Since the house always has something going on with it (or falling off of it) I'm subsequently blessed with a never-ending supply of Web content to share. Oh - and you can drop me a line anytime Enjoy!

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