After vowing to incorporate more color into my wardrobe this season, I realized that my whole world could use a little more color, including the Loft! I love deeply hued rooms, but admittedly, it’s difficult for me to know where to begin to create one of my own. Neutrals are just so much more in my wheelhouse. But as I was leafing through my most recent Vogue, I came across some unbelievable fashion editorials that reminded me, when it comes to home decor, you can {and should!} take inspiration from fashion trends!

It must be the holiday season because as you’ll see, I’m seriously jonesing for festive jewel tones right now!


Pink has made a serious comeback this winter, especially in the coat department. The darker hues of raspberry and mulberry found in the blouse and clutch above made me think that a really rich update to our living room is in order. I’m a firm believer that one or two pieces can go a long way. A vintage Ikat pillow or a pair of mid-century lamps can add instant moodiness and luscious warmth to your space!


One of the jewel tones that I just can’t get enough of right now is emerald {and all shades of green for that matter!}. Hence why I fell in love with the movement, color palette and monochromatic look of the editorial styled by Monique Monyihan. I’m drawn to the crispness of that apple green coat – it reminded me how a green ghost chair would pop when placed at my dining table! Emerald is another great option in that it’s deep and luxurious but can have a masculine edit too. This vintage lounger is the perfect example. It would be a great swap for one of the armchairs in the loft’s living room, don’t you think?


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America’s favorite color, blue, is probably one of the safest jewel tones to incorporate into your home. Most people love blue and white in the kitchen, collect blue and white ceramics or pick light blue bedroom walls {it is Benjamin Moore’s color of the year after all!}. The model above in deep blue hues {and covered in texture!} is a perfect place for those already-blue-lovers out there to push themselves a step further. Perhaps you can mix and match shades of cobalt or try out a funky print or two. I highly recommend bringing pattern in with a rug and this flea market find would add texture and history to any room!

I can’t believe that my redecorating checklist for the new year is already half a page long! One of my main goals is to inject a jolt of color into the Apartment 34 office. It would be a great way to kickstart 2014 with a burst of fresh energy. I’m thinking these chairs would pop against our bright white walls!

What about you? Do you have a redecorating wishlist that you want to tackle post-holidays?

If you do, you’re about to get a leg up! Chairish {you may remember them from this post!} is offering Apartment 34 readers a chance to win $250 to live out your colorful vintage decor fantasies. They have so many amazing pieces to choose from that it won’t be easy narrowing down your favorites. You can shop my curated collection here {you can even shop Chairish in line at the grocery store with their new iPhone app!}, add a couple of things to your Christmas list and try your luck at snagging that $250!!

All you have to do is CLICK HERE to enter to win.

Good luck!!

This post is in partnership with Chairish. $250 Giveaway will end Wednesday, December 18th at 11:59 p.m ET. A winner will be selected and contacted by Chairish shortly thereafter. Thank you for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34’s doors open. 

image 1 via Marks and Spencer // 2 via Acne // 3 via Monique Moynihan rooms by  designer Jaime Beriestain photographer Manolo Yllera, unknown & unknown

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  1. I always have a redecorating wish list 🙂 My home is a never ending project and lists of things I want + need to do. That green room is so stunning, I had to keep going back to look at it.