Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm Hooked on...


Blue with red...

When I moved into this house almost two years ago (boy does time fly!) I knew I wanted robin's egg blue walls. I had seen it on a cover of Ballard Designs and just knew I had to have it for my new home! I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore's Wedgewood Grey. Pictured here... but my computer screen (I don't know about yours) hardly does it justice. After almost two years with this color it still makes me smile every morning when I come downstairs for the day.

At the time I had a very neutral chocolate brown sofa (slipper style) with one matching chair. Brown and blue together is just excruciatingly cute to me. I just love it. But I had these odd red and brown throw pillows for the sofa. For a while I just hid the pillows, but then I kind of liked the unexpected feel that the stark red had on the soft blue. I also saw this post along the way that for sure made up my mind.

I still have the chocolate brown sofa is still here... but recently the pillows' lives were cut short by the kids. (lovely.) I found these gems on etsy and ordered them up right away. Two in blue, two in red. That officially makes me "hooked" on blue and red.




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6 comments:

Kim Layton said...

I like both of the pillows from Etsy! Great colors!

Mia said...

Blue and brown is just wonderful together and I love the egg colour as well!

Great finds, the pillows. You must show us the final result later.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

So pretty! I went for turquoise and red in my kitchen last summer for a change of pace and really loved it. Hard not to feel cheerful with those colors. I'll have to keep this paint color in mind for future reference, too--I'm always on the lookout for good ones!

Thanks for joining my blog party! :-)

MLE said...

I have been really inspired by the aqua/red/white/occasional navy in this house: http://www.flickr.com/photos/saidosdaconcha/sets/72157603681303952/

Not only does she have awesome style, she has a cute blog to boot!

completely-coastal.com said...

A touch of red in a blue room..., I just did a recent post about that..., those pillows are a great combo!

Melissa Wertz said...

That is the color my DD wants in her bedroom... today. That might change tomorrow. I love REB


 

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