On to my blog post. . . . . . In defining the elements of my style when it comes to selecting color in a new room, I always tell my clients to begin with a color that they are not going to tire of. If you begin with lots of color on the wall, you will all too soon tire of that color. Lately, I have been doing a lot of gray with white or grays with warmth vs. the cool grays. One of the warm grays happens to be a Benjamen Moore and it is called Thunder. Another slight gray tone from Farrell and Ball is called Hardwick White, a mere suggestion of gray that too is on the warmer side. When we have lived with, for example, cream tones and grays, good lighting, texture, books and great accessories, the question arises as to what color can I use as an exciting contrast which will bring drama to a room. "I want a little change, I want to update. . . " But, I still want my room to be soothing. Inspired by a white orchid plant with veins of magenta, the story began.
The two solid magenta pillows are mohair. I love mohair fabrics
which seem to bring a sense of depth to a color with highlights that
is characteristic of this fabric. Mohair is a fabric or yarn that is made
wholly or in part of the long silky hair of the Angora goat. I have done
drapes in blue mohair that were some of the most elegant, but comfortable drapes
I have ever done.
The orchid plant that inspired the drama of color
Entering the family room from the terrace.
The chair was also recovered in a great indescribable color
that was brown, but it wasn't, a touch of magenta in the brown ??
All I know, it was just perfect in the room with the winter white
sofa's and the drama of the magenta.
Great accessories on an antique French zinc document box.
Color lifts one's mood without a doubt. It creates drama
and is surely to make you smile. Imagine this room without
those pillows. While it would still be interesting, because of the
great texture all around, it wouldn't nearly be as exciting as
it is with the dramatic touch of color!
I will be back soon!! I promise!