Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Craving Some Color

It's funny how things change as we age. I remember a little over 11 years ago when we bought our home having visions of a beautiful romantic English garden look with lots of pinks and purples and huge roses. The previous owner had planted a ton of crocosmia in the brightest orange you can imagine. There were everywhere. I spent the morning of my wedding running around the yard with pruners making sure that there wasn't a single orange boom to mar my pink and purple design. Yep, I can be a little uptight like that...

When I opened my shop The Wren's Nest the colors were beautiful muted browns, my favorite blues and a mix of cream and white with some of black to set it all off...


Maybe a touch of vibrant color here and there but not much. And not red or orange. But over the last few months I've noticed that I've started to add more orange and red and those great vibrant colors of the 50's. I find myself drawn to the bright colors of the Zinnia's that used to grow in my grandmothers flower gardens.

I think it started in the kitchen when I brought this sign home....


The nice mix of color in it was like a huge permission slip for me. A little color here and there looks great against the Latte of my walls....

 
 

Much of our home is still a bit muted, but I love the way those spots of color just grab you. Nothing like a nice little jolt of red  "HEY" to start your day!




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