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Color Crush: Navy + Gold 07.31.2014

We are loving the simple yet bold color palette of navy and gold. What a chic color way that glams up any room or wardrobe, right? And PS,  did you know that right now EVERYTHING in our etsy shop is on sale if you use the code SUMMER?! That’s right, that means the limited edition love screen printed ( Le Coeur a Ses Raisons) featured  is only $18 plus 20% off with code SUMMER! Use it or lose it friends.

1. Ampersand Design Studio Love Screen Print in French  //  2. Anthropologie Luminous Dots Pillow  //  3. Anthropologie Cassos Frame  //  4. Houzz Moroccan Gold Metallic Ski Leather Pouf  //  5. J. Crew Sundry for J.Crew La Mer Tee  //  6. Saturday Oversized Sunnies //  7. Kate Spade Cobblestone Park Lacey  // 8. West Elm Baggu Dipped Striped  //  9. Office

color crush: coral, mint & black 03.14.2014

It’s been a loooong winter but spring is trying to push it’s way in! Can you feel it? We’ve been crushing on this springy yet sophisticated color palette or coral, mint, and black that can be used in both the winter and spring seasons. You like?

1 watermelon outdoor pillow & collage pillow // 2 typographie birdhouse // 3 garden chair // 4 ladybug print // 5 gene vase // 6 c’est tout screen print (from our very own shop) // 7 stack tray

The best part about this post is that it was curated by our NEW DESIGNER!! We cannot wait to introduce you all to her next week!! We sure are feeling lucky to add her to the Ampersand team!!!

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black, white & gold errrrthing 12.12.2013

We can’t get enough black, white & gold EVERYTHING!!!! Here’s a little round-up of the goodies on our shop to satisfy your luxe needs!!

Limited edition screen prints, iphone cases, hair ties, melamine platters—tongs of perfect gifts! Come on over and get to shoppping :)

(AND…..pssst….we’re offering one more discount for those of you trying to cross off your holiday shopping list: 15% off with code HOHOHO! Expires at midnight on Monday, 12/16!)

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featured in Spaces Magazine 12.11.2013

We are BEYOND thrilled to see our Melamine Ampersand Pattern Platter show up in one of our absolute FAVORITE magazines!!! Spaces Kansas City always highlights the best of the best in Kansas City and beyond! The photography is beautiful, the writing is fascinating, the trend predictions are right on target and we always get to learn more about the interesting people that make up our fine little city! Thank you so much for including us in your “Seeing Things in Black & White” round-up! We LOVE it all!

(Grab a platter for yourself here)

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014 12.05.2013

As major color lovers, we’re always curious to see what the December press release from the color experts at Pantone is going to be! This year, we were a bit surprised, they announced the color of the year is PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, but it’s already growing on us quickly and we’re anxious to see how this plays out in fashion and interiors (eh hem…surely a color crush post will be coming soon)! Actually as we scrolled through our recent color crushes, we were surprised to see some of this color sneaking in there. It’s always such an interesting phenomenon that across, cities, states, countries and oceans, whatever is going on in the world, be it in the entertainment industry, world politics, hot new artists, popular travel destinations or other socio-economic conditions, that these influences  might make us all subconsciously be drawn to a certain color family. It’s so fascinating!

If you want to hear from the experts, here you go:

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

And just in case you’re curious, here are the colors of the year from the last six years starting at the top left corner and reading left to right!

SO—what do we all think of Radiant Orchid??