Pantone may have picked a soft tropical hue for the 2014 color of the year, but with this winter season being what it has been over most of the country, I’m just not feeling it yet. It seems the color of choice in current design trends continues to be a moody, deep, dark azure. All the peace and tranquility of blue, deepened to a level of utter quiet sophistication. It can be both simple and complex, feminine and masculine. Beautiful with white, it creates a truly elegant setting when paired with gold or brass tones.
So while I was out yesterday, Mr. Bold Sparrow took it upon himself to go Target-crazy and spruce up the place. Needless to say, I was delighted with the end result!
New slate blue curtains replaced our formerly aged burgundy curtains and a coordinating rug replaced a boring beige one (let it be known that this all started after the family Boxer ate the plastic Easter grass out of the girls’ Easter baskets and went on a puke fest around the house…don’t worry, he’s fine now). He also replaced the lighting over the dining room table with a simple inverted lamp shade (who IS this guy?).
But my favorite design element here? He incorporated some of my favorite vintage finds, a 1960’s lamp and my gym locker tower!
He topped the locker tower with my vintage seltzer bottles, and gave a new home to my apron collection and some cookbooks!
I love the combination of new and old here so much more than I even thought I would. And I am LOVING the punch of blue. Best.surprise.ever!