How to Decorate With Retro Colored Appliances

There are many appliances available in kitchen retro colors now. Many of the older appliance companies, like Viking are now making these appliances in colors that suit different eras from the past. For instance Viking is making an entire line of gas stoves, fridges and steel cabinets in that long lost color from seventies known as Harvest Gold. You can also get colors from the seventies in the Viking brand in colors like Golden Mist, Apple Red, Mint Julep and Pumpkin. The Mint Julep really does resemble the avocado color from years ago and the Pumpkin is really a bright orange.

Any of these colors look absolutely fantastic when it comes to replicating a kitchen from the 1940s. The best colors though would be a maternity pink or green. Light pastels were common in that era as were white. Make sure there is lots of silver hardware on these appliances as well.

When it comes to the sixties you can star looking at all kinds of amazing colors including dove gray, creams, ivories, steel green, forest green, oranges, dark blues and purples. The colors get even intenser in color as the seventies arrive and that is when we get the odd puces and pumpkin colors that characterized the era. If you are shopping vintage look for doors with smoky glass fronts and fine varnished details. Yet another thing to look for is two-tone appliances. Sometimes you will find a stove that has a bit of harvest gold graduating into the green or a green with a touch of orange in it. You find one of these it is like finding a really great old vintage tie-dyed t-shirt.

Appliances from the eighties and nineties tend to be heavier with a dark burgundy, red, black or dark blue flair to them. Mustard, copper and mint green colors were also very popular in the eighties.

Once you start getting past the eighties the colors start becoming harder and more metallic. The appliance of preference is made out of glass and brushed metal.

They did not really have appliances as we know them in the Victorian era because most things were porcelain or cast iron. When in doubt it is best to go with a white colored with lots of black detail if you are trying to make an old Victorian home look as authentic as possible. However some of the old rounded fridges in green or red do suit a Victorian or Edwardian style home as well.

How to Decorate With Lampe Berger Dreams of Exploration Scents

Decorating to suit a beautiful scent is fast becoming a fad and if you are short on ideas then just burn one of the designer scents that are associated with Lampe Berger to become inspired. Lampe Berger makes a wonderful series called Dreams of Exploration that really do make one think of certain decors.

The Sweet Pear scent smells exactly baked pears coming out of the oven. It smells like pears, vanilla and cinnamon. This is a very seductive scent that is also a bit maternal. It suits a décor that is rustic, cozy and very domestic. It is also a very eighties type of aroma.

Another gourmand fragrance is called New Orleans. This is a smell that contains many fruit cents, cinnamon and vanilla. It has a rich, lush smell that suits heavy French decors with velvets, brocades, tassels and big old couches.

Crème Caramel is a scent that is also very nineties. It is also supposed to be one of the most seductive scents in the world and it is featured heavily in the Dreams of Exploraiton Scents. This type of smell goes well in a bedroom. It also suits antique and rustic decors as well as Victorian and Laura Ashlee type Although it is a very sweet motherly smell it is not so sweet that it cannot be used to perfume the living quarters of a male.

Orange Cinnamon is an oriental scent. It is also sometimes associated with the Caribbean because oranges poked with cloves or cinnamon are part of a magic voodoo protection spell to ward off evil. In this particular scent you get the blend of orange and cinnamon smoothed over with touches of white musk, amber and sandalwood. The scent suits very old homes or homes with a bit of Cuban or Caribbean flair. This scent also goes very well with the deep red woods, golds and blacks that are associated Asian décor as both oranges and cinnamon are very Chinese in flair.

The Gingerbread scent in this line is very complex and a little sexier than the gingerbread smell fro Grandma’s kitchen. The fragrance smells like liquorices, rum orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, honey and vanilla. Although it smells rustic, this heavy scent would go well in very girly decors that are fifties and forties in style. It also suits rooms that are done up in Goth style too.