I was finding this week to be a rough one. One of those where I’m not sure why, but everyone seems out of sorts. The kids are bickering, my work is behind, the chores are piling up, and the house is a mess (I guess that’s why!)
Anyway, I’m trying to focus on the positive today so I put some of my favorite flowers in a pretty pitcher, poured myself a glass of iced coffee, and starting looking for design inspiration, both for myself and for a house I’m working on for a client. And just looking at these inspiring spaces made me happier! 🙂
And since I’ve never shared my love for neutral rooms, I thought I would do just that. I’ve seen some truly beautiful pale colored rooms, but when I say they’re pale, literally – everything in the entire room is white or off-white! I do love an all white, or creamy neutral room, but I think it’s best with at least some color added. If the room only has white on white on white, it starts to look like a polar bear in winter! It doesn’t need a lot of color, just a touch. But that touch, whether in pillows, art, or accessories, makes such a difference. And definitely texture! Texture is even more essential in neutral rooms to bring interest to the space. The texture actually acts like color because it brings depth to an otherwise neutral room.
The neutral rooms I’m sharing achieved that balance perfectly. The touch of color makes them so much more than they were before! These are the ones that really inspire me and make my heart skip a beat….