We put down wide plank oak floors in our Georgian, because I wanted a new "old house." So...starting with the floor worked for me. As we purchased area rugs...and created rooms I usually began with the floor/rug.
When we bought our current house we tore out the carpet, and installed hardwood flooring. I began with the floor for the base of my design. So, in reworking some colors in the front of our current house I am starting with the floor AND the recently remade yellow draperies. I am ok, because my rug also has yellow and white....plus several other colors. I am using the older rug as my new starting point. I just discovered that I have been overlooking the rug as great source of color inspiration.
Here is my rug of many colors! It is a nice wool rug with great colors and great detail. It is not a huge rug...but for this room, the mama cave, that's a plus.
Can I do this neutral shift?
There are always self doubts!
|Spring in the sitting room.|
Next, I added two animal print pillows that have lived in the great room on the leather sofa.
That's when I thought OK...looking good!
Both the animal pattern and the touch of black made me like the neutral pillows better. Remember, I am just trying this neutral look to see what I can do...
To see if "I" can decorate with neutrals.
I will be tweaking things a little more in the mama cave.
It was with some hesitation that I decided to cover the purple chintz chairs...but I have had that chintz look for far too many years.
My daugher would say...encough with the chintz!
I am on the upholster's list...so it is just a matter of time till I will have some new (old) chairs to show you. Oh wait...I have to decide on the fabric for the wing chairs. Soon.
There will be pictures!
So remember to check back.
Look what followed me home from Lexington.
A new jar. My birthday gift to myself.
Yes, I rolled another year on the birthday odometer this week. But who's counting?!