I’ve been reading lots of decorating books lately, and my latest suggests I make a list of things I love and then look for themes.
- a clear day, not too hot
- a good book
- babies and chubby cheeks
- whitewashed wood
- curves in furniture
- detailed carpentry / woodsmanship
- mid-century modern
Next, I’m supposed to pick out the themes. There’s definitely a homespun concept in there – wool, tweed, handmade. My color favorites are those that make me think of sea and sky, except citron. I love the idea of Ireland.
Next, I’m supposed to pick out pictures.
Apparently I love chairs!
I’m actually a big fan of wall paper, but I don’t think I’m brave enough to do it in my house. We do have wallpaper in one room. I’m not thrilled with it, so perhaps we could replace that with more wallpaper. It’s interesting that it’s fallen so out of favor. I wonder why. Perhaps there is more variety in paint available now.
Wouldn’t you love to have this on your wall?
I also have a soft spot for ornate things, like this mirror.
Lose the ampersand, and this is great.
I can never resist teal and turquoise. But I think this is better in theory than practice.
I love this look. In practice, though, I like my floors covered with nice, soft carpets.