Avocados and Watermelon

watermelon/coral, baby blue, butter yellow, and fuschia— what's better?

This year, we signed a new lease on the office. Last year was so crappy that Noreen and I decided a mini-overhaul was due. We had the office repainted and replaced the green carpet that looked like a dental office. We’ve lived with the same pastel colors for 17 years, and it seemed like the right time to evolve. For me that meant leaving behind the world of 1955 and moving forward to 1967. Mary Blair’s color palette for How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying has always been a favorite of mine. So this became our jumping off point.

I was pleased that we were evolving into a more sophisticated palette until the building management reported back that they loved it because it looked like a Mexican restaurant. Fine by me, if we could get a liquor license I would gladly begin to serve Margaritas. I’m sure it would be more profitable than being a design firm. Hey, there’s an idea here. I’ll talk to Noreen about this tomorrow.

the view from my desk

a butterscotch wall and the grey carpet and Kris

avocado green and baby blue, welcome to our nightmare

baby blue and a poster shrine

a peek into the avocado green kitchen (it's too messy to show)

Noreen's own little corner

They say it's too bright.

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Mary Blair color

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Mary Blair color

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5 Responses to “Avocados and Watermelon”

  1. marian bantjes Says:

    Sean, it looks absolutely fantastic! And if you start serving margaritas, I want one.

  2. Donna Reiss Says:

    I think we all need a fresh coat of paint in our lives now and again. Brush in one hand, margarita in another! The studio looks FAB. Thanks for the great morning read.

  3. Stefan Says:

    I wish that I would be so brave. The bravest color in my office is the mustard yellow key (=) on my Dieter Rams Braun calculator ;-)

  4. Pam Says:

    I’m glad you fast-forwarded your color palette by 12 years, so energetic and fresh.

  5. Noreen Says:

    A Mexican restaurant!! Drinking? Yeah! Let’s do it!