Today the weather’s been cold and worse yet — gray + gloomy AGAIN.
I started around 7 a.m. + spent the day sewing pillows.
Here’s a pillow repurposed from linen dish towels. Don’t you love the vintage-style red stripes? I do!
I designed the pillow with the stripes accenting the 2 side closures.
I use vintage buttons.
The dressmaker side of me loves matching the stripes at the seams.
Around 4 this afternoon, I’d finally had enough sewing, so I looked at a few blogs, including this favorite:
James Snowden is an interior decorator, shopkeeper and, as he styles himself,
‘blog curator’ based in Kentucky
The shop looks very interesting, + we’ll have to take a road trip to Lexington sometime soon.
Here are just a few of the images from the blog:
I think this striking room’s furniture arrangement really accentuates that beautiful fireplace as the focus.
Is everybody still on board with the all-white decor?
This room’s very neutral, but there are a lot of textures. Look at those silver lamp bases!
I think the room’s spare but very interesting.
Meanwhile, here’s an entry that’s not-so-spare . . .
. . . who says less is more? Look at that fun gallery wall!
Aren’t you interested to know about the people who live here? I am!
Today a friend + I chatted about going DARK with wall paint. Love the paneling here.
What do you think of the dark bed + bedding?
Really, the ‘safe’ thing to do here would be adding a white bed + light bedding for contrast . . . I’m pretty sure that’s what I would do . . .
. . . but look at the way that one metallic lamp pops! Genius! It’s subtle yet dramatic at the same time!
Who’s jumped on the black wall bandwagon? Anybody?
I’m thinking navy blue, but I think I’ll be ‘safe’ + add white woodwork.