Let’s take a break from
gushing about touring 4 barn homes
in Country Living Magazine’s October issue.
Here are 2 of them, about which I recently blogged:
Kit Barn (read my post)
Modern Barn (read my post about it)
Instead, let’s discuss something about which I am obsessing lately.
My current design crush, Emily Henderson (that’s her), loves white walls.
Remember? She won HGTV’s Design Star when that was still on
I’ve been following her online for years.
To see why I’m such a fan,
look at this genius before + after in her own kitchen.
I KNOW!! RIGHT??
Here’s yet more white awesomeness from Emily:
I could go on posting yummy white rooms for days,
but you get my point.
It’s cool . . .
. . . + of course, now I’m yearning to repaint all our walls WHITE!
IN-cluding our beloved power room (??)
(which is now Flagstone by Pittsburgh Paints.)
I’ve been wanting white walls all summer,
+ then I spy this, in one of my favorite blogs, just the other day:
O M i G o s h !
There’s gray everything, even the ceiling!
And look how great all their design choices look with all that gray!
The sisal carpeted staircase:
Here’s some more gray fabulousness from the same house:
Hold on now. Let’s study the genius styling in this little area,
because I have been studying it + now wish to copy it.**
**More on that soon.
Let’s break it down.
Natural wood tone table pops nicely against the dark wall
Antique mirror does the same thing:
Stack of books on the floor (note to self: one is askew!):
Wire basket with mags on the floor
I have enough magazines to have about 80 baskets full of them,
scattered all over the house.
Back to the vignette!
Art piece on the floor:
Bucket o’ logs on the floor (more wood popping with dark):
Wood item (what is that?) leaning against the corner
Leaning stuff = love
Including multiples of natural wood is a great example
of the repeat an element (at least) 3 times rule,
which of course, we all do. Right?
Anyway, in conclusion, I’m asking:
Is one beautifully moody gray house enough
to distract me from Emily Henderson’s white awesomeness?
What do you think?