Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oh so lovely ...

Designed by Kathleen Rivers, via Southern Accents

I was at Lowes today, and picked up the newest copy of Southern Accent's specialty publication: "101 Beautiful Rooms" and was gleefully overjoyed to see such beautiful and COLORFUL rooms! I also picked a couple of paint colors for my living room ... more on that later!

Designed by Amelia Handegan, via Southern Accents

I've always been drawn to strong color; bold, well designed spaces with an individual point of view. I somehow, along the way, got sucked into the bland and blank, and while I appreciated it - and think that it was beautiful, it didn't energize my artistic nerve. 

Designed by Amelia Handegan, via Southern Accents

And let me be clear, I'm not suggesting that if you have a home draped in neutrals it's bad. In fact, I'm a bit jealous! I just think that my house, with it's natural woodwork, and 1920's flow and architecture CRAVES color and interesting "junk" everywhere. 

So, gotta pick a color, find a chair, change out rugs, run over to Calico Corners and pick up some fabric, switch out my slipcovers to my beautiful gray velvet slip from Comfort Works, and well - there's just a ton to do! So off to get started. 

9 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see your new transformation! I'm a color person myself. Sally

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  2. Yes to color. I always admire and dream of neutrals but can't live with it. Green US my neutral. :)

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  3. It's going to be beautiful! Yay for color!!! I am so tired of everyone's home looking the same with the white slips. I cannot wait to see what you do. xo

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  4. You crossed my mind today, Artie. Drop me a line if you have time and let me know how you are- Stacy

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  5. Artie: You're a genius in the art of Interior Decorating, so I'm sure your colour choice will be perfection. Anxious to see what you've chosen. Hugs -Brenda-

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  6. Color or not...all depends on the room, the light, the space and your mood at the time.

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  7. It is so interesting that I do love looking at home in mostly neutrals. However, I need color, interesting pieces and special finds!

    Sounds like a copy I need to pick up!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  8. omg... you are painting the living room again?!!! do you think the walls can hold more paint :):) Can't wait to see what you come up with for this incarnation!
    xxoj.

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