Interior decorating is not static, it is a story made up of several chapters. Whether you’re working on your first home (and notice I didn’t say house, for home is where your heart is whether it is a shared apartment, dorm room or just a little corner of the world that is your very own) or your tenth home, I’ve found that decorating seems to come in seasons. In my first real house back in 1999 I was in an earth tone with accents of red season (complete with an apple themed kitchen). I stayed loyal to my earthy scheme for several years, slowly shifting to taupe and sage green near the tail end. Abruptly, in 2012 I went cool and painted my whole house a soft blue, punctuated by a lot of Pottery Barn. And then, over the past few years I’ve gone grey, white, black and taupe. Neutral, neutral, neutral. Here’s a few photos that highlight my dedication to all things safe and soft . . . color, who needs color?
Even my Christmas decor was neutral!
And then all of the sudden, one day, I decided I needed some color. My last blog post documented how I switched our parlor and formal dining room. When that happened I needed to choose window treatments, because hello – look at this nakedness:
Hmmm, do you think this room needs a little color? Uh, yeah. Talk about boring! So I made a decision. These windows needed color yesterday. What color to choose? Considering this room is right off my sunroom/home office with an entire glass wall between them – all I had to do was look to my right to determine which color I was bringing into the rest of my neutral dullsville living areas . . .
Why, BLUE – of course!
That is just soooooooooo much better, isn’t it?
And so it has begun, my mission to incorporate a lot more blue into my main living areas in 2018. I’ll show you what’s happened so far and note in the captions what I’m planning for each of the following spaces.
Thank you so much for coming along on my little blue adventure! Watch for items in this color pallet to start showing up at Grace 1972. In fact, I just found the best century old library card catalog in a hue of blue that is just to die for. I’m styling her up today so watch for photo updates on the “Shop Grace 1972” page on the blog in the next few days.
Have a blessed and wonderful spring, friends!
Peace, Joy and Blessings,
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
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Sneak peek! Here is the blue vintage card catalog I found for Grace 1972. Isn’t she a beauty? These are so hard to find. Priced at $399, she will be the perfect addition to any room. ❤