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Guest Picks: The Ombré Effect
At last the ombré style is finding its way into home decor. From the French, meaning “shaded,” ombré refers to a centuries-old technique for dyeing or weaving fabrics. Ombré items add a light and airy feel to your home. You can dip-dye your own pieces, or for those who'd rather leave dye jobs to the professionals, take a peek at these beauties! — Marlous from Planet Fur
Ombré Wooden Spoons, Pinky Purples by O Me and O My
Add character to your kitchen with a set of hand-painted, ombré wooden spoons made from earth-friendly (I like earth-friendly) bamboo.
Knitted Fabric Shade, Green/White - EUR 89.95
This is a beautiful ombré, hand-knit shade from the Dutch brand HK Living. It will add a glow to an otherwise neutral space.
Chartreuse Watercolor Pillow Cover by Hettle - $33.50
Adorn your living room sofa with a row of cushions arranged from light to dark. Don't you love this cushion's fresh color combination?
Pacific Blue Duvet Set - $275
Ombré bedding can create a soothing effect. This blue duvet set takes you away to exotic lands with its ocean colors.
Windsor Love Seat - $1,298
In the Netherlands the hallways are quite small, which is really too bad. Otherwise I would put this cute, blue, ombré bench in mine. Its design is based on a design from 1956, and I'm amazed by the timelessness of it. Of course, a bench like this is also great when you need some extra seating in your living or dining room.
Ombré Console by Curtis Furniture - $1,850
This sideboard is definitely a favorite on this list. It's too bad I already have enough storage space in my living room. You can revamp your own dresser or sideboard simply by painting each drawer in successive shades of the same color.
Aqua Fade Bowl Set by Up in the Air Somewhere
Use these small papier-mâché bowls to collect keys or other bits and bobs in. They're great for an office desk or just a pretty eye-catcher on a sideboard or shelf.
Bubbled Drum Votive - GBP 22
The leaves are starting to fall, so it's time to get your candleholders out! Group them together for a spectacular shiny effect. Made of reclycled glass, this vessel is both ecofriendly and beautiful.
Ombré Felted Bowl With Graduated Blue Colors by The Felterie - $20
The applications of this beautifully handmade bowl are endless. Use it to hold haberdashery on your office desk or on your nightstand. Or you can use it as a sleeve around small pots of plants. It's your call.
Horizon Ombré Card by Essimar - $6
Framed cards are a great and cheap way to transform a wall from one style into another.
Blue Splatter Dinnerware - $40
I love a good dinnerware shuffle, and I almost never have dinnerware with the same design. Frankly, it bores me. I would mix this dinnerware with different kinds of dishes to make it personal again.
Ombre Dye Rug, Plaster
A rug is the perfect finishing touch for your home. It muffles noise and, especially with the upcoming colder months, keeps your feet warm. This one is made by Indian artisans who used a very old technique to dye it. They must be the masters of dip-dye.
Plaid Norris Throw - EUR 315
This throw by Rosita Missoni is a great way to introduce a piece of ombré design into your home.
Ombré Little Clay House, Cobalt by Rodica - $12
Beautiful shades of blue and green adorn these cute, tiny, ornamental houses.
Kebnekaise Pouf - GBP 1,549
Your children now have their own mountain to climb. Not only is the gradation of color beautiful, but it’s also too cute to resist!
Jensen Bowl, Blue/pink/Rose - $60.68
New in the Normann Copenhagen collection and ombré enough to add to this ideabook, these blue, pink and rose bowls will add a splash of dip-dye to your kitchen.
Orange Ombre India Rug by Chandra Rugs - $25
Whether you have a big or small living room, use large rugs instead of small ones. They will make the room look bigger. This orange example would be great in a child's room, but since I'm not afraid of color, I would put it in the living room instead.
Ombre Taper Vase Aqua/Green - $65
These contemporary vases are perfect for a modern interior.