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Blood Orange

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Why not decorate my house like a fruit salad? I love lemons, tangelos, pomelos, tangerines, grapefruit, lime, and all citrus fruits for their bold and juicy color patterns. But, no fruit is more fashion-forward than THE BLOOD ORANGE.  The distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a family of pigments common to many flowers but uncommon in citrus fruits. According to botanists, the blood orange is likely derived from a mutation of the sweet orange, and is much smaller than a regular orange. The fruit’s peak season in U.S. Supermarkets is probably  from December to March (Texas groves), and from November to May (California groves). The orange is known to originally come from China but is now grown primarily in Italy (what a Jetsetter). Some say the oranges are maroon, other times they appear red, and when the pigment drains to the outer vesicles of the fruit, they let off an almost pinkish vibe. Of course, the outer skin still remains (you guessed it) – orange.

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(Pink + Orange = Blood Orange.  Sources via my Pinterest Board HERE.)

(Via Isle of View – Faces of Love’s Pinterest)

(Brabourne Farm.)

(I am absolutely loving the idea of two separate curtain colors for the same window. Via the deceased magazine Domino – may it rest in peace!)

(The wood palette bed, the granny square quilts, the joyous pom-pom ceiling display! Via Ashley Ann Photography.)

(Believe it or not, that is NOT wallpaper – it is an all over stencil design created by The Royal Design Studio.)

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Be Fruitful and Multiply

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Dress 1 (left): Fattori Flower & Fruit Print Dress

Dress 2 (right) : ASOS Summer Dress in Fruit Print

Slip-ons: Banana Print Slip-Ons by HVBAO

Platforms: Jeffrey Campbell Fruitylicious (Fruit for your Feet!)

Ring: Petit Plat Tart Ring

If designers are able to make fruit wearable (rather than edible) why not bring fruit to places in your home other than your kitchen?! Fruit’s naturally bright neon colors can help enliven any mood. The cheerful, sun-drenched colors in fruits can help to subconsciously improve mood, concentration, and speed metabolism. These colors also help sunlight to penetrate a small space. Sometimes repetitive fruit patterns lend themselves well to bright and beautiful wallpaper with an unexpected abstract twist.

Bowls:  GRAPEFRUIT BOWLS – SET OF 2 at Uncommon Goods 

Pillows: Wool Fruit Pillows by Jonathan Adler

Wallpaper: B-A-N-A-N-A-S! by Flavor Paper

Art Print: Sherbert Dot by Tyler Resty at Society6

Lazy Susan:  LAZY SUSAN FRUIT SLICES at Uncommon Goods

Fruit Compote = Homemade, a recipe here!

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