Sunday, April 8, 2007


The May issue of Country Living (The Decorating Issue) is full of color ideas and photos, starting with the editorial.  The editor, who loves yellow and has used it in all her homes over the years has switched to blue in her new house; and she shows us the blue she used in her master bedroom on her editorial page.  It's Yarmouth blue, btw.
The magazine mentions that "There is a resurgence in deeper, richer shades of brown in furniture.  ...  It goes with everything."  The Simple Projects section focuses on curtains and ways to embellish them, but what really caught my attention was the grey Prizzi silk-linen panel (tone on tone) from Emdee International.
I also like the green and white chenille bedspread with sheets in spring hues.  The white swirl on cinnamon brown was delicious too, but that's because it was an ad for Cinnamon Wheat Thins.  I don't usually care for white in decorating, but the stacked white graduated suitcases were striking in Easy Makeover; and the pure white palette with accents of pink and green was indeed A Rosy Outlook.  However, in the Ask the Expert column, the expert responds to the query about freshening up the white laminate cabinets in her kitchen inexpensively with a reminder that you can paint laminate surfaces.
The choices are yours.  I have a lot of color in my home, and while the trim may look white, it's Silver Fox.  Most of the rooms are different colors--green, blue, pink, and yellow with faux and sponge painting.  All the stencilling adds more color also.

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