Oh so lovely …

Designed by Kathleen Rivers, via Southern Accents

I was at Lowes today, and picked up the newest copy of Southern Accent’s specialty publication: “101 Beautiful Rooms” and was gleefully overjoyed to see such beautiful and COLORFUL rooms! I also picked a couple of paint colors for my living room … more on that later!

Designed by Amelia Handegan, via Southern Accents

I’ve always been drawn to strong color; bold, well designed spaces with an individual point of view. I somehow, along the way, got sucked into the bland and blank, and while I appreciated it – and think that it was beautiful, it didn’t energize my artistic nerve.

Designed by Amelia Handegan, via Southern Accents

And let me be clear, I’m not suggesting that if you have a home draped in neutrals it’s bad. In fact, I’m a bit jealous! I just think that my house, with it’s natural woodwork, and 1920’s flow and architecture CRAVES color and interesting “junk” everywhere.

So, gotta pick a color, find a chair, change out rugs, run over to Calico Corners and pick up some fabric, switch out my slipcovers to my beautiful gray velvet slip from Comfort Works, and well – there’s just a ton to do! So off to get started.

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