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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Monday Musings - Shades of Pale

Via The Home Collection

There is something so....

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Via Maison Decor

....and comforting.....

Via House Beautiful

...about these living rooms. 

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Perhaps it's the absence....

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...of any strong colour....

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...just a beautiful blend...

Via Best Home Gallery

...of pale hues...

Via French Country Home

....and inviting textures.

Till next time

Sharon x


  1. Sharon, I love every one of these rooms - the color palettes, furniture choices, the beams in some of the ceilings. The third photo is the home of Caroline Verschoor of Ekster Antiques. Next month she is holding a 'barn sale' - I will be driving nine hours to Virginia hoping to pick up some of that magic! All best, Phyllis

  2. I love these rooms Sharon they're so soothing and calm. I'm trying to get my living room to look like these and so far...the jury is still out. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


  3. Sharon you know I love color but I LOVE everything about these gorgeous rooms!! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

  4. Shades of pale...that's just the very best way to decribe this lushiousness...I love every image. Happy Mother's Day. XO, Mona

  5. MMM LOVELY POST:)I really like your blog and I want to you have twitter or FB??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, check out my blog:)
    have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at

  6. All of these rooms are fabulous Sharon. I particularly like how the mirror is set above the fireplace to reflect the huge chandelier in the 5th room. I also think the green palm brings a nice bit of color and height to that same room. I've pinned several for future inspiration. Love the neutral palate.

    I always look forward to seeing your posts in my Inbox.

  7. These are just gorgeous. Love these images....

  8. Hi Maria
    I'm sorry, but I'm not on FB or twitter. I know I'm very behind the times but it's actually a miracle that I manage to cope with a blog - so just one step at a time. Thanks for your kind comment. x Sharon

  9. Hi Sharon,
    Is there anyway I can find out who the manufacturer of the sofa in image #6 is? Thank you. Jan Walton.

  10. Texture is the key! It's my favorite kind of room and exactly what I'm working on "building out" for our new living room. I get my sofa and chairs June 3 in a beautiful champagne shade to blend with the other neutrals in the room...then bring on the pops of color where and when I want!

  11. Love the way greenery is added to a room! Love planters with plain green topiary. Just added some to my new decorated room. The large Mirror leaned against the wall looks very striking! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

  12. Sharon,
    I have a longing for some neutrality in my home. I haven't, up til now, had a neutral palate decor wise but there is something calming that appeals to me at this point in my life. Thanks for sharing these incredible images. I hope you had a lovely Mother's deserve some serious pampering.

  13. I'm with you on this. I love them all, just so calm and relaxing.

  14. Beautiful!!! Kveta