Thank you for your wonderful response to my last post. I actually received a very gracious email from Pam Pierce herself which I thought you would be interested to read.
I have been trying to comment on your most recent post regarding my latest Veranda and could not figure out how to make it go thru. I wanted to write you and all of your wonderful readers to thank all of your for your comments.
I am thrilled people are so passionate about design.
It is exciting to know so many of your readers have followed my work and have such strong feelings about the changes in my home. Many of my clients have come to me with their second or third home and want something new, a new look, something fresh, just different.
I think it is exciting to look to the future in design, but you must honor your past as well.
Change is fun for me. I experiment on me and not my clients. As you know a girl always the right to change her mind. Just remember girls, if we had not been willing to change and listen to Coco Chanel we would all still be in corsets.
I think constructive criticism is a good thing and I thank you all for it. Remember when doing anything in life be true to yourself.
Blogging is wonderful and it has excited you all about the industry I love. Please continue with your enthusiasm.
One of the things which struck me after my previous post, and which I mentioned in my reply to Pam, was that as much as our blogging community might be divided by matters of taste and style, we are very much united by our love of interior design!
Moving on to today's post....brown is not a colour which one normally associates with beauty but looking at the pictures below, I am sure that we can be convinced otherwise.
It can be introduced as a pattern....
....a stripe or.....
or my personal favourite...a plain deep chocolate brown.
Look at these pictures that follow and notice that the introduction of a single chocolate covered chair can make a room good enough to eat!
Of course...it doesn't have to be a chair. A daybed, a chaise, a sofa, an ottoman or scatter cushions in a rich brown add such warmth to an room.
I adore this bed .... brown and velvet is a match made in heaven!
Brown can also work in a kitchen as these examples show....
Stephen Gambrel wisely said that chocolate-brown fabric can help wooden furniture become part of the overall scheme with a shared color.
These beautiful interiors below have all included brown in varying degrees.
So what do you think - do you see brown as "bland and boring" or "bodacious and beautiful"?
Have a happy week.
Till next time
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