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Inspiration Weekly ~ Hearty Orange

I'm kicking off a new category … Inspiration Weekly.

Color is by far the design element we most strongly and instantly react to in a room.
Color inspires us … and all things aside, what really has been achieved in design if the result is not inspiring?

Does your entryway inspire welcome? Your kitchen creativity? Your home office productivity? Does your bedroom inspire you to sink in and relax or vice versa to jump start your day?

What's the missing element? It could be color …  but where to start?!

No worries.  A subtle splash or a bold statement of color could be just the right thing.
I'll be featuring a paint color each week to kick start your color inspiration.

Hearty Orange

1. Lonny Magazine. 2. anthropology + you on Flikr 3. Danielle Kroll blogspot 4. Sherwin William's Hearty Orange 5. Raffaella on Flikr


Positioned on the fandeck between coral reds and bright oranges ~ Hearty Orange is a sophisticated blend of red and orange.

Orange is associated happiness & creativity, and a little goes a long way. Notice the bedroom example, orange is only on two pillows & the comforter.

A piece of art, a upholstered chair, a throw on the end of your bed … go saturated subtly for big results.

Hearty Orange's Coordinating Colors ~  Reflecting Pool & Eider White

~ Kelly


Cranberry-Basmati Rice


Inspired fall cooking: Lori's secret recipe for a zesty side dish!


1 teaspoon Canola oil
1   Onion - chopped
1 1/2 cups Low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup Basmati rice
1/2 cup Orange juice
1/3 cup Dried cranberries
1 teaspoon Orange zest
1/4 teaspoon Dried sage
1/4 teaspoon Freshly-ground black pepper

Recipe Instructions

In a large nonstick saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring as needed, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, rice, orange juice, cranberries, orange zest, sage and pepper; bring to a boil, stirring as needed.

Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand 10 minutes, until all of the liquid is absorbed. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Serving Size: Approx. 4



Why so good?

Besides adding flavor to a dish without the calories cranberries are also attributed to helping fight cancer, promote heart and brain health, and are packed full of antioxidants.


Did you know?

There's a Cranberry Institute dedicated to health research.

~ Shared by Lori and recipe notes courtesy of Cooking Index