CRAZY … CRAZY… CRAZY ! That’s our place lately. So I multi-tasked today and combined Polyvore work with this post. Above, the task was to create a bedroom for myself, decorated personally and including a canopy bed. Grays have been batting my brain cells around, so I used a gray-blue color range and a few specific, spunky pieces. Go ahead and link up for all the details. Canopy Contest by artzzle-com
APOLOGIES FOR . . . so few posts of late, but honest . . . I really have been working on them. What’s happening though, is so many great ideas are flying around that, I have trouble finishing any because I need to write down another one before I forget it!
COLORS AND PAINTING . . . are topics that have been right up front in my thoughts most often. Both because Hubs and I are working on main projects in our own home, and I’ve been researching for an upcoming series of posts.
READERS, YOU PROBABLY AREN’T SURPRISED . . . when I say that our preferences always lean WARM. Lots of beige, browns, coppers, and like that! Well you may be shocked to hear that we’re (mostly I’m) craving a change. We just bought new furniture pieces . . . two recliners and a cute little love seat. Don’t get too excited yet . . . they’re brown. A beautiful soft, chocolate tone.
NOW, THAT SAID . . . we are changing accents and a few wall colors. They’re running to GREEN (warm of course), and I’m bringing back a favorite, AQUA. Not the bright, neon shades. I’m muting them, with warm gray tones. And speaking of gray, I’m pulling in several versions of it, and a couple of wonderful gray-blues.
ARE YOU MAKING A SOUR FACE YET . . . at all the gray? The nose turned up . . . the lips scrunched and grimacing? “Grays . . . seriously?” Well . . . YES, and let’s do get serious. All you TREND FOLLOWERS will be on top of things with grays. They are VERY POPULAR presently in decor. Not only have color combos with grays as primaries, been favorite decor schemes for decades, they continue to be as useful as the beige family, for neutrals OR accents, as well.
TAKE A QUICK LOOK . . . at the Polyvore set below. Some of these ideas are on the mood board Hubs and I are working on.
IN A SERIES OF UPCOMING POSTS . . . I’ll feature more info, ideas and examples of just why grays are so wonderful to work with.
LEAVE A COMMENT AND TELL ME . . . how you feel about GRAYS. Then we’ll see what you think at the end of the series. Who knows 🙂
MEANTIME . . . you know the line. Don’t stress too much, just start something.
Later – Cheryl
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