I noticed the colors in this living room corner this morning as I sipped on my first cup of espresso. The chair had been moved to make room for the Christmas tree. (in the last picture). Wow, I said, who knew that i could put these colors together, and at my age! (I'm celebrating 70 next month!)
Humbly, I bought this chair with no reservations a month ago. A chair that fits my 5' frame, a burned orange to go with the chocolate brown couch in the next picture.
Yes, the dark couch would have been in character for me, always practical and safe. The green lamp? Another shot in the dark, as the pillows and the red chair in the following picture.
You are looking at another chair for me, a rocker, soft Italian leather and an Irish throw with a splash of green in the pillow.
Is this a new me?
I wanted these things all along, for years, but always compromising for the sake of this or that, some random need or aesthetics. Now, I sit on this rich leather and surround myself with soft throws here and there and I'm totally comfortable with my instincts, my taste, my needs.
Did I consult experts? Did I use magazines for inspiration? Did I follow some sale signage?
Not this time.
I walked into stores to find what looked and felt good to me. When I found what I liked, I pulled the trigger. The living room came together, a few pieces at a time, in a matter of weeks.
Now, that Christmas tree decorated with birds? That's my husband's this is it moment! Enjoy.
(If you want to know the details, makers and shops, email me.)
Happy Holidays, wherever you are.