Before Christmas I was really craving another colour in our living room area. Our walls are painted Woodlawn Blue by Benjamin Moore - and I really like it for a wall colour. It’s very warm and dynamic - changing its look throughout the day.
Beyond that everything was pretty much blue or cream/beige/ivory. I considered adding apple green (I have accents in my adjacent kitchen) but wanted something decidedly warm. I love the blue/orange complementary scheme, so I decided to play with it a bit by adding hits of orange:
The easiest way to do that is obviously with throw pillows, so I found some great ikat and Greek key fabrics in a dark orange.
And some art prints with orange, too:
My Cheapy McCheaperson tip of the day: these are cut out of an old day planner I had with Group of Seven artwork in it (I love me some Group of Seven. I’d seriously like the real paintings… if I had zillions of dollars).
And this isn’t orange, but it’s warm: I’m loving the hit of brass on my $15 marble-topped UsedRegina finds:
I was a teensy bit worried these side tables would be too “Granny”, but I love them. And they work perfectly (because of their diminutive size) with our vintage sofa which is both extremely long and low.
By the way, that vintage sofa is the hold-up on my showing you the entire living room. We’ve been sitting on it for a few months now (Sean is stoked, because it’s a great napping couch - the seat cushion is 7 feet long!) But I’ve decided to change course with a couple of things. I want to upholster the seat into the couch (instead of removable cushions/seat cover) because it’s looking too saggy and wrinkly for my liking. Like a bad college apartment futon. Then I will Scotchguard the snot out of it. Then I can finish the piping cord. THEN I’ll show you my living room. (And remember this will be done on Baby L’s schedule, not my own, so it won’t happen all that soon.)
Also warming up around here? The weather!! We built this guy a week ago:
(Don’t you love his “crazy hair”? Little M was pretty excited about it.)
And now this little snowman, and all his snow particle friends, are merely a distant memory. I’m so thankful for an early spring! (Not that we won’t get more snow. But c’mon, in Saskatchewan an April blizzard is pretty much part of spring anyways.)