Saturday, November 08, 2008

Nature's First Hue

After a few months of tweaking all the knick-knacks in my new house, I have a developed an increasingly simple decorating philosophy:

1) Figure out what makes you happy.
2) Put it everywhere.









Any questions?

30 comments:

Omaha Mama said...

Your home is so lovely. And I think yellow is the perfect accent!

slouching mom said...

love, love, love.

yes, one question: when are you coming to (re)do my house?

Kerry said...

There's something inherently summery and lovely about yellow, isn't there? My mother keeps telling me it's a "difficult" colour. I disagree. As an accent colour it can make your whole room look cheery and the way you've used it I'm sure you walk into a room and it makes you smile. Absolutely lovely.

Mad said...

I love the way the cat perfectly balances off the pillow on the couch. The feather, likewise, is a marvelous touch of whimsy.

Merle said...

Those mums look a lot healthier than they did when I last saw them. ;)

Reluctant Housewife said...

I have that red n' white cushion in the last photo! Except it's one of the square ones.

I like yellow, too. So cheerful.

No Mother Earth said...

That yellow cushion is perfect. So happy and cozy and perfect. It makes me think of the place that Anne stayed with her roomates in Anne of the Island.

Chaotic Joy said...

Ah. That's why there are always shoes all over my house!

Lovely.

cinnamon gurl said...

That sounds like a great philosophy. By the way, I love the bricks you chose for the outside...

Kyla said...

I daresay yellow makes you happy.

Lisa b said...

excellent plan.

Bon said...

thank you. i shall now have the Outsiders' poem "stay gold" stuck in my head for the next, oh, three weeks.

for that, you should really come decorate MY house.

Mimi said...

It all looks wonderful. So warm and inviting. Too bad you've got blood running down the main drag in town, huh? Almost made it in time for Halloween!

(Dear commenters, really, the streets ran in some places 3" thick with blood. Truck leaked ...)

Bea said...

Bon - Yes! Somebody finally commented on it! (I was expecting someone to correct me because technically it goes, "Nature's first green is gold / Her hardest hue to hold...")

Mimi - There really should be a blog post in there somewhere, shouldn't there? Unfortunately, by the time I heard about it they already knew it was a truck from the chicken plant. When hubby got to work, all anybody knew was that the streets were full of blood.

PEZmama said...

Yellow is my favorite color, and you've demonstrated why: it brightens things instantly.

HarryJack's Mom said...

Lovely! I had always read that putting a touch of yellow in each room is a great trick, and now I can see why. Yours are much more lovely than the parrot beaks gracing my living room at the moment....thanx for the inspiration :-)

Aliki2006 said...

Yellow makes me happy, too. Yes--I long ago learned that decorating technique--it's the only way to go!

apathy lounge said...

One of my favorite colors!

ewe are here said...

I'm now humming You are my sunshine, my only sunshine... now that I've seen sunshine peeking out throughout your house.

painted maypole said...

so your favorite color must be violet.

;)

nice.

Beck said...

VERY nice. Good job!

Patois said...

"Lel-low" has been my favorite color since my eldest called it his own so many years ago. You're right about putting it everywhere.

MichelleB said...

Your house is beautiful and I love the little dolls on the bed, its a nice touch.

Ever since my fiance proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from www.idonowidont.com we are going to buy a place together.

You have great home decorating style, I should take tips from you!

Magpie said...

Lovely.

Anonymous said...

I think your description needs updating today

MLD :)

bren j. said...

The yellow looks great and may I give my compliments to whomever designed your entire front door 'area' - fabulous!

Also, I had to do a double-take - I thought your cat was a pillow. :)

Pieces said...

What a great series of photos.

I love yellow.

Susanne said...

Wow. Actual decorating! I am so in awe!

This looks very beautiful all around.

kgirl said...

Bea, you are truly golden. The house looks amazing; mazel tov.

the new girl said...

It's always the shortest pencil in my set, that color. It makes pretty much any other color come ALIVE.