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Thursday
Feb112016

Farrow & Ball's 9 new colours 

I am a bit late posting this but on February 1 Farrow & Ball, the best paint company in all the world, launched 9 new colours (bringing their very modest total to 141). I received a press kit the other day and I am even more excited about these new incredible colours than I initially was. If that's even possible. 

 

(Pardon the crap photo - I am only ever home during daylight on weekends)

These new shades are magical, and I am just dying to give some of them a try in my house. Let me do a little introduction. 

Shadow White. A perfect warm, off-white with a bit of grey. 

Drop Cloth. The perfect "dirty muddy white". It reads neither too yellow nor too grey making it the perfect colour for those who are wary of the fashion for grey and avoid tones that are too cream.

Salon Drab. Nothing drab about this dreamy brown! Its richness is extremely appealing and will create rooms that have mid-19th century authenticity despite being perceived as the perfect ‘chocolate’ for the modern home. Perfect for darker north facing rooms to make them feel cocooning and cosy.

Worsted. A gritty grey with lots of brown in it. The perfect medium shade for a room where you just don't know what to do. It goes with everything.

Cromarty. A very pale blue/grey/green. Such a soft subtle shade. Its ease of use means that it can create the softest of rooms which are neither too blue nor too grey. It is the perfect tone for those who like to keep things soft and muted. 

Peignoir. A subtle, grey-ish pink. And coincidentally almost the exact colour my dining room currently is as I realized when I sampled it a few weeks ago. Peignoir will create the most humble, blushing interior as it is the softest of pinks containing a great big dose of grey. Its romantic feel makes it an obvious bedroom choice for a traditional home but it will add a certain charm to any modern living area. 

Yeabridge Green. An unusual green shade that would be amazing in a room filled with plants. A true avocado green. 

Vardo. Finally Farrow & Ball has a teal! But this one is so unique - it appears blue, then green, then grey. I imagine it would look completely different depending on the light.

Inchyra Blue. I will admit that this colour may be my favourite of them all. I have GOT to find a room to use this in! To some it reads grey and to others green, but what is for certain is that it is the perfect alternative to charcoal for use on walls in contemporary homes. In west facing rooms Inchyra Blue will look stronger and less coloured in the morning but become more blue as the day progresses.

Tuesday
Jan192016

A bit more pale pink inspiration

*GASP* So pretty!!! Via vtwonen

Tuesday
Jan192016

Pale pink walls

I have been wondering for months what to do with my dining room. Dark? Bright? Wallpaper? I don't have very good recent photos because I hate the room - this one is the most recent that shows a decent amount of the space. (The floors are now stained grey!)  Nothing has really stood out until I suddenly started thinking about pale pink. Then I started thinking about pale pink with dark grey trim. Then I started getting very excited. I am pretty sure pale pink is the route I want to take with the walls (trim will probably just be the same colour or a shade darker so it's not too choppy, and the doors maybe the black blue of the foyer...and not sure about the ceiling). I have been eyeballing Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground, Setting Plaster and Calamine. I think Pink Ground on walls and Setting Plaster on trim could be really gorgeous. I have sent a request for samples so those are on the way. In the meantime, I went looking for inspiration and found all kinds of pretty pinks. And based on the first 2 photos, I think I need heavy velvet burgundy drapes. 

Yvonne Koné's shop (Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground) LOOOVE THIS!!! So pretty with grey floors - mine are a couple of shades darker than this.

Paul Raeside

Photo: Tia Borgsmidt Styling: Mette Helena Rasmussen

Katie Lydon (Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground)

Farrow & Ball (Pink Ground on wall and Setting Plaster on trim)

Style Me Pretty - Caitlin Wilson

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Friday
Oct092015

Happy Friday!

Finally a break from craft & antique shows this weekend. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving dinner with the family, some movies with the husband and the cat herd, and unfortunately, getting ready for winter (BOO!!!). Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. To get things started, here are a couple of photos that had me mesmerized over on KK Living

Marie Olsson Nylander (my idol), photo: Sara Svenningsrud

Tone Kroken, photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

Tuesday
Jul212015

Foyers with painted wainscoting/wood paneling

Some of you may not believe this, but after reviewing everything I thought I had decided on for the flooring on my main floor, I made another decision. Brace yourselves.....I AM GOING TO PAINT OUT MY MAHOGANY WAINSCOTING! (You can revisit that awfulness in this post) I realized that if I am going to redo all of this flooring that I am totally unhappy with, how can I keep this mahogany that I really REALLY don't like? It will be a big job that I can hopefully hire someone to take care of so I do not end up in the mental hospital down the road, and I have not yet come up with a plan for the colour. I figure I will deal with re-staining the floor, see what the result of that is, and then find something that works with it and the Farrow & Ball lotus wallpaper I am dying to use for the upper parts of the wall. So on this note, I thought I would share some photos of foyers with painted out wainscoting and wood paneling that I came across while doing a little research. (Dear gawd, what have I gotten myself into!)

Philip Gorrivan

Better Homes and Gardens

One King's Lane

FusionD

Style At Home

ML Interior Design

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