October 13, 2010

“word to the wise” wednesday: mariette himes gomez

Many people assume that there’s no color in a room if you haven’t plastered chintz over everything.  That’s not true.  My rooms, which everyone thinks are creamy and white, are filled with color, but the colors don’t scream.  I work in subtle shades of color and variations of patterns rather than in big blocks of solids and prints.  I wouldn’t normally go for high contrasts or conspicuous matching.  … Don’t get me wrong about yellow, red, or blue – I love them.  They can play a role in any color scheme, but should do so in a quiet way.

Mariette Himes Gomez

Note to self:  I really need to blog about Mariette more.  She is amazing!!  That’s no surprise to anyone, of course, but still …


  • Tamara Styles
    Oct. 13, 2010
    that second image had me at HELLO!
  • Maria Killam
    Oct. 13, 2010
    Love this space, it's beautiful, great quote too!
  • Jay Reardon
    Oct. 14, 2010
    Mariette has done an amazing job with her space in our NEW Hickory Chair SHOWROOM in High Point at 330 N. Hamilton Street. The natural light from the windows showcases the custom ix of wood finishes and fabric details in such an inviting way!

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