And we’re back! Thank god!
Here’s another room so good that it deserves a post all its own. French daybed, suzani covered chair and pillows, Persian(?) rug, and of course, books from floor to the ceiling….. the perfect library!
(Photo: New York Cottages & Gardens)
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I’m still mulling over the lavender settee idea and even moved the settee in question into the living room to try it out for size. Then, as usual, one thing led to another and the lucite coffee table got switched out for this antique one, the garden stool for the Componibili and the toile armchair for the Louis chairs …..
And even if it’s temporary, I couldn’t just leave it all undone so some new pillows came out (Trina Turk) and the coffee table and bookshelves got a little restyling. So the room currently looks like this. It’s a fun change while I try and muster up the courage to go lavender.
For the really observant out there, you can probably see in the background that there’s been some rearranging in the family room too. More on that later…..
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)
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I think I’ve almost convinced myself to take the plunge with a lavender settee. But just to be 100% certain, I gathered some more examples of rooms using a purple/lavender & orange scheme.
Remember the cover of Katie Ridder’s book:
Kelly Wearstler kicks it up a notch by also throwing in a little pink and mauve:
And check out this room:
It has to be the same room from Wednesday but styled differently, right?
And let me just post these two room one more time so I can have all the lavender and orange rooms in one place. (I swear it’s the last time):
Yup, I think I’m going to do it. I’ve already even started scouting the fabric:
This must mean I’m serious!
Have a great weekend, guys. I’ve got some rearranging and a painting project planned which I hope to show you Monday. See you all then!
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Before all hell broke loose, I was busy making a bunch of little changes around the house. Here’s what’s been happening in the living room.
The Hicks hexagon rug that I had originally bought for this room (but put in the dining room) is back. This is the most formal room of the house and my goal for it is to be as warm as possible. This rug helps because there’s more floor coverage than the shag that was in here before.
The art wall is also filling out nicely:
I added a few new pieces and moved some around and it’s almost where I want it. It’s a really tricky wall because of the millwork (I’m trying to keep the nailing to just the trim) so I must have rearranged it a million times.
I also added this guy:
I know I’m hovering dangerously close to “crazy bulldog lady” territory (I have to show you the other Frenchie things I got recently) but I don’t care! He looks just like mine and it makes me smile every time I look at it. I got it a while ago from a guy at the Lakewood Antique Market which, by the way, was a total disappointment. I had heard some good things about it but didn’t think it was worth the drive.
That’s it for now. Thanks so much again for all the kind comments and keeping my spirits up during a pretty hellish week. The thought of losing three years of blogging was so freaking scary but thank goodness I was able to get all my posts back. About half of my images are still missing but I hope I can get those restored over the next week or so. But this weekend, I think I deserve to kick back and do absolutely nothing!
Have a good one, friends.
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Hey, everybody! I hope you all had a good week. I had the best time in Paris. God I love that place but I think the best part was being able to catch up with old friends.
I’m now home for at least a couple of months so I’m going to be turning my full attention toÂ the scary to do list for the house! Â The living room is nearly finished and I’m still loving the palette of blues with rusts and oranges for it.Â Seeing these rooms makes me love rust even more.
Rust. Who would have thought?
(Photos: Marie Claire Italy)
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