Weekend Reading

September 20th, 2013

Hello and happy fall y’all! I’ve been transitioning the house all week getting ready for cooler weather. I’m off to buy some mums and pumpkins later today to pose on the front porch like these pretty purples from last year.

fall porch mums

 

We’re kicking off the annual fall link parties next week, Sarah is hosting mantel styling on Tuesday and Layla is hosting craft projects on Thursday, join in the fun!

fall link parties

 

~ Here are a few lovely links for your weekend reading enjoyment ~

Architects share their favorite shades of gray.

30 ways to add color to kids rooms without painting.

25 tips for taking low light evening photos.

This website looks like fun for color lovers.

The glam Ms. Wearstler’s home bar tips.

Habits of supremely happy people.

 

Also my latest articles & product picks over at BH&G:

leather furniture

cowhide

antique table and chairs

Decorating with Leather Furniture

Trendspotting:
Hide & Horn

Decorating with Antique Furniture

 

Have a great weekend!

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Decorating with Black

September 18th, 2013

It’s the great debate, is black truly a color? From a scientific perspective, to see and define color, you must have light. Artists and designers do consider black a color, however scientists do not because technically black is the absence of all color. When light shines on an object its true hue is revealed by the light bouncing off of it observed by the human eye.

Since color theory is based in human perception, it’s okay for us to refer to black as a “color” for purposes of interior design. Three adjectives come to mind with the discussion of decorating with black: glamorous, sophisticated, timeless. Think of the tuxedo, the grand piano, film noir, and black and white photography.

black and white space bhg

better homes & gardens

I’ve been exploring the obvious colors on the wheel in this continuing Color Series, but it does make sense to include black, white, and gray as a major players because of their impact when making choices in how to decorate homes and spaces. 

When it comes to exteriors, what’s more classic than a glossy black front door and trim? I have a weak spot for black mullions, divided light windows, or French doors, and can’t wait to incorporate them into a future space design.

black gloss front door

black front entry door

black divided light windows

domaine home / traditional home / elle es

  

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