Yesterday my cousin came down to Portland from Seattle and we spent the afternoon wandering through Mt. Tabor Park and soaking up a seriously gorgeous day. As luck would have it, we stumbled upon a downhill skateboard race and found an excuse to spend even more time outside while the weather gave us a brief break from all the rain. I spent most of the day staring at the trees and sky, but when I walked by the reservoir in the park I was struck by how beautifully green the water was. I’m assuming that’s a natural color (I’m also assuming someone’s going to correct me here and tell me that’s a bad color for water to be), but no matter what caused it, the water was so beautiful I took about a dozen pictures so I could go home and try to replicate it in paint form. I don’t know if I can quite nail the right blue-green mix, but this platter at Anthro gets pretty close. I’ve spent most of my summer drawn to colors like this so I think it might be time to take the leap and break out the paint rollers. Until then, this platter might need to come home as inspiration.
And while I’m at it, this floral wallpaper might need to join the platter. If I have to leave all this lush greenery and wildflower-heaven behind, at least I can surround myself with wallpaper flowers. Click here to check out the wallpaper online ($148) and here for the platter ($168). –grace