We've lived in quite a few homes and the array of items aquired over the years are quite ecletic, but lately I've been on a wood kick, and I find the neautral canvas they provide for the rest of our decor lovely unsurpassed by anything we've brought together before. A blue glass vintage wine jug placed upon a wooden dresser brings the colors of sand and ocean in. A weathered mirror over the fireplace softens the hard lines and darkness that comes when a fire is not burning. I'm sure you catch the jest.
So when I received my Elle Decor, December 2010/January 2011 I was immediately taken with the cover and featured home...below are just a few highlights....
The white slipcovered dining chairs pop from this rustic dining room, while the bookcases provide visual interest without overloading the senses.
Loving both the stone fireplace and dining chairs here. Looks like the perfect spot for wine and cheese, which they have all ready for us at the table, which I also love.
Completely entraced whenever an Italian campaign bed appears. I find the simple lines elegant and this room completely sets the mood for cozy rest.
One word. STUNNING. The silver tub is a showstopper with the sunlight coming through the windows. Completely warm and inviting.
I'm all for darker rooms. With adequate windows, as this one clearly has, I think they cocoon ones living in a sense of warmth and comfort. The ceiling in this room, as simple as it might seem is beautiful showing off range of tones that make the room glow. Dottings of orange shaded highlights in the throws (Hermes), books and flowers play wonderful with it.