Monday, September 15, 2008

Bits of Brown

Thanks so much for all of the quilt love and advice about the binding! I am excited to try some different methods next time.
I have been so in love with brown lately, and it was kind of the inspiration for the quilt. I love brown with all colors, especially blue and aqua. Jack's room is a lovely shade of blue (Waterfall, from Sherwin Williams) and I want to add some more brown in here.
I am on the look out for a big boy bed for him. Something old that has character and can be painted. I am thinking white or chocolate brown. Then I found this fabric, and thought it would make great curtains.
Oh, and linen pillow cases and a linen duvet cover!



The kids bathroom is painted a nice aqua color (Iceberg, from Sherwin Williams) and I decided to add more brown in there too. It is a small room, so I didn't want to add too much, just a little. I got some new washcloths and towels in chocolate brown, and slipped their chair seat with some brown ultra suede I had in my stash.




I made a new curtain in some damask fabric from Anna Griffin. It ties in the brown accessories without being too dark.
Oh, I am in such a decorating tizzy......I can see the horror in my husband eyes. He doesn't enjoy these outbursts of creativity nearly as much as he should.

22 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

How pretty your house is! Have fun decorating - it's always fun to change things up a little bit!
Kris

Julie said...

I love brown with blue too. Wish we were neighbors... you could work some of your decorating magic here!

Hanna said...

Your son's bed is so cute and I love the colour of the wall too.

Have a great week!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

I love the brown too. I always love brining out my deep colored things this time of year. your home is lovley

Barb said...

I have been in a brown mode too lately. Redid my dining room in Teal/brown ~ wall hanging, placemats, table runner, etc. Hoping to get new living room furniture soon and working on brown and green with a bit of eggplant thrown in for good measure. I love to redecorate!

Steph said...

I love brown, too - and that quilt is great! And the choc zuccini cake sounds marvelous!

tiennie said...

I'm so loving brown right now! You do so well decorating - I love "visiting!"

lucky knitter said...

I've been in a decorating mood too. I think it's the season change! I love the damask curtains. They really look wonderful. You have great style. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Love all of the brown. Jack's room is so dreamy. The walls are delicious!

I am feeling the same lately. Must be in the air. Just re-did the half bath in light yellow and brown. I find myself embroidering a hand towel. What has gotten into me??

Suzanne said...

Your home is so 'me'! Love it...

Denise said...

YOU WON! Check out my blog tonight and send me your address :-)

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I didn't appreciate browns until I was over 30. Its a gorgeous color.

Jenna said...

I love the bits of brown I especially love it with aqua and blues!! My husband is the same way he doesn't get as excited about decorating as I do just wants things to stay the same

Lilac Quilts said...

My husband doesn't notice my decorating efforts nearly as much as I would like, so I've taken to announcing new projects before I start them.

He did notice when I changed the color of my studio walls from white to purple (Eddie Bauer Cassias).

He's not fond of the upheaval of a major project, but when I'm done, he's pleased with the result.

amandajean said...

I love the bits of brown. perfect for this time of the year. you are such a good decorator!!!

nova said...

Oh, I love it. I am a fan of brown and a quilt with bits of brown in it makes me so happy. It looks really great!

Poshyarns said...

Oh the quilt looks perfect in that room, it looks so lovely and peaceful, beautiful work.

katrina lauren said...

oh i love jack's room....so lovely!

Kathy said...

I love the colors. I, too, think brown goes well with the blues and pinks. It soothes down the color.

I'll be doing the same thing here, soon for my son, going from a crib to a big boy bed. What a great time to change things up!

Blaynexox said...

ooh i love it all! Your house is wonderful - the pretty colors mixed with the browns looks awesome! Love those curtains by the way :)

Hilary said...

You are so talented! Your whole house must be just gorgeous. :)

Meredith said...

Love all the brown touches! Everything looks great. I am in LOVE with the antique prints in the children's bathroom!!