What I love about Sea Salt (SW 6204), by Sherwin-Williams, is that it is a chameleon of a color. It’s blue, gray, and green, all at the same time. This means, it presents itself differently, depending on the room lighting and surroundings. Here are some examples.
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I’ve just moved into a new home recently, and my family and I left behind all of our storage systems at the old house. Goodbye, freestanding closet, oh ye of many drawers and dividers! Goodbye, trio of dressers, anchored to the wall all in a row! Hello, mountains of boxes filled with goods that have nowhere to go.
My husband and I both like to read in bed, so good lighting is essential. What type of bedside lights do you favor? Table lamps are beautiful, but run the risk of being knocked over (something I worry about with two little monkeys who like to jump on my bed). Sometimes I like the look of a small pharmacy floor lamp on each side, but generally I prefer sconces beside a bed, both for the look and for the practicality. They provide even lighting that can be placed easily within reach, and thankfully there’s nothing to knock over!
Sometimes a color seems to come out of nowhere and show up on our radar. I’ve noticed chartreuse coming out of left field lately. It’s a more muted, golden/mustard version, which is more workable than its neon iterations. Lets take a look.
I suppose we could have seen this coming. It’s fall, and with the arrival of cooler weather comes the desire for richer, more lush fabrics for both ourselves and our homes. That desire, combined with the trend toward more ornate patterns and embellishments, results in an explosion of brocade, a heavy fabric with a raised pattern.
I just moved into a new house that happens to be a very old house. It’s a Victorian from 1891, and there are miles of unpainted wood trim inside. Normally, I prefer the look of painted trim. Clean, classic white always looks good, but dark trim (especially with dark walls) appeals to me too. Still, I’m determined to have a go at decorating with the wood trim as it is, and I’ve been inspired lately by interiors with a heavy dose of black, white, and wood.
Everything comes around again, doesn’t it? The classic design of the Prague 811 chair is nearly one hundred years old, and it still looks fresh today.
I propose that for those of us that need (or simply want) to wear glasses, the eyewear we’re drawn to is remarkably similar to the rooms we like, and the type of decor we’d want to surround ourselves with. To explore this idea a little further, I’ve matched up five pairs of glasses with five rooms.