Monday, May 12, 2008
Brown & Green...for me
The combination of brown and blue is a classic. But like a popular song played on the radio a few hundred times too many, it can leave you wanting something else. This shirt at Boden USA caught my eye - loved the green accenting the brown. It got me thinking...I would really like a brown room. And, it just so happens, my periwinkle blue office is in need of a paint job after eight years. I love wearing brown so I'm going to try it out on my office - Benjamin Moore's North Creek Brown to be exact. A very deep, bronzy brown that is currently painted on the back of my bookcases. (the room gets alot of light) Although I love blue I'm going to try green accents. These rooms are inspiring me...
(p.s. this shirt is super soft)
See below. Don't worry my primitive rendering is only temporary. I have complied with a request to remove the pictures of Craig Henson's gorgeous green and brown room. However, the designer has graciously agreed to send me some wonderful photos later today; many more than I had originally posted. So check back tomorrow for even more terrific photos of this room!
In the meantime, click here and you will be taken to a page where you should click on the second thumbnail. This is the same photo that first appeared as part of this post.
Craig Henson did a wonderful job pulling in the brown/green theme with the outdoor furnishings - which you catch a glimpse of through the open french doors. I"m also intriqued that he painted the crown and base molding the same color. (the subject of a previous post) This room was very restful to be in.
Traditional Home November 2005
Love this library - soothing and stately at the same time.
In this Cole & Son wallpaper, brown and green is fun and lively.
Living etc June 2007, Wallpaper Cole & Son
Williams Sonoma Home Harrison Living Room
Kenneth Brown via Desire to Inspire
Kenneth Brown via Mom's Turf - This wall treatment is terrific and really sets off the green couch.
HGTV Green HouseHGTV Green House
HGTV Green HouseHouse Beautiful, June 2006, Mary McDonald Technically not a straight brown/green palette but I think the yellow green looks terrific with the dark brown armoire and the pale ice blue accent pillow.
Benjamin Moore North Creek Brown via House Beautiful. The second picture shows it in a room although on the computer it appears more muddy/grey than it does in my home.
Two images via House Beautiful
More brown and green from my home.
The earrings I often like to wear when I wear my brown polk-a-dot shirt.
I have two of these ginger jars - not sure if I'll move them from the entry but it's a possibility.