Sarasota's Design Trends

By staff November 1, 2006

Warm, rich and mellow enough to work as an accent or a neutral, burnt orange is this season’s hot decorating hue. Both exotic and grounded in nature, burnt orange is reminiscent of desert sands at dusk, a lingering island sunset or a primitive tribal painting. It’s hip, eye-catching and laid-back all at the same time. Check out these ways to add a tint of burnt orange—or a related hue—to your home.

Orange Wedgewood range from Vintage Stoves by Stevan Thomas. The Food Network’s Rachael Ray chose this cheery range for the set of her cooking show. Order yours directly from or call (877) 850-1266. $5,500.

Lounge in style on this funky Carleton Varney sofa. Originally designed by Dorothy Draper for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this version has been made to fit in private spaces. Special order from Robb & Stucky, 7557 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 922-2274. Price varies.

A cooking classic that’s cool even today: the Le Creuset oval Dutch oven comes in flame. From Williams Sonoma, 94 Southgate Plaza, Sarasota, (941) 361-2400. $360.

Say bye-bye to bland white by opting for the sultry orange of the Sedona Kenmore Elite washer and dryer. Available at Sears, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Westfield Sarasota Square, (941) 921-8213. Washer, $1,500; dryer, $1,000.

Light up a Bond No. 9 Little Italy scented candle in orange and breathe in the blossoms. From Saks Fifth Avenue, 100 Southgate Mall, (941) 364-5300. $68.

KitchenAid’s artisanal mixer in orange is as bright and fun as it is useful. From most department stores or home stores. $320.

Stainless steel is so 2005. Warmth and color are sneaking back into kitchens with a 1950s retro flair, so make a statement by ordering an orange refrigerator from Big Chill. Call (877) 842-3269 or visit $2,700.

Get your morning off to a sunny start with the KitchenAid Classic-Series Model A-9 Burr Coffee Mill in tangerine. It boasts 16 grind settings for making everything from espresso to French-press coffee. $120.

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