Monday, 18 March 2013

Using Brown In A Modern Country Scheme

Hello, hello, hello!

This weekend has been all about getting snug inside when outside it's snowing. Yes, snowing. It's meant to be Spring, Mr Weather-Man. Why, oh why, are we getting snow? 

Luckily, it all melted away sooner than you can say 'Can we get the sledges out, Mummy?' and we seem to be back to dull, grey skies for the moment.


Never fear. I have a Masterplan. Let's put aside our weather-worries and focus so hard on getting everything else looking lovely that we hardly notice the bleakness, shall we? Shake on it?

Now, we were just in the middle of extolling the colour brown when I left you last Friday, as part of this luscious home tour.

Rather unglamourous-sounding (unless you count chocolate associations, in which case, I'm all ears (or, rather, mouth...hoho!)) but just look at these images I've taken from our kitchen and dining room.

 I hope you'll agree that using brown to tie two or more rooms together can evoke a soothing and harmonious flow.

There is such a wide range of shades involved that it needn't feel contrived. We're not talking specific shades here. 

Brown stems so magically from nature itself, with all its subtle layers of colour blending beautifully to create a really stunning cohesive whole.

There are so many options for you to take away for use in your home. Let's see.....there's wood, obviously, in all its glorious forms.

And linen. And wicker. And rattan.

And any number of vintage bits and bobs.

And stone. And pottery.

The possibilities are as endless as the results are gorgeous.
Yup, brown is definitely up there in my list of Modern Country Colour Must-Haves.

All images: mine

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Ann said...

These pics are lovely,
you can photograph ordinary things
and turn them into lovely photos...
I love browns in the house because they give off such a warm ambiance.

It's me said...

I love the color of wood how it paint on it...enjoy the week love

Unknown said...

I love your beautiful photos and your beautiful things. I especially lurve your wooden shoe. When looking around our living room it's actually surprising how much brown is featured. xx

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Beautiful pictures of your home. Like straight out of a magazine.

rusty duck said...

Yes, I'd agree. Brown equals natural and warm.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I LOVE it!!! Everything looks fabulous! I cannot wait to see more.


Lori said...

Lovely and I spy an Emma Bridgewater teapot. I have been adoring her stuff and haven't found it here in the states yet. Shipping is killing me. My sister is heading to England in September. I'm sending $$ with her to bring me a piece home. Which piece would you suggest if I get just one?

Monica said...

Just popped by to say hello!
Your home looks glorious... Love the heart- shaped bowls and EB teapot!


I have never been drawn to the color brown ... but I am now.

Thanks neighbor.


Cindy said...

Your use of brown is really beautiful. I love the antique sewing machine and all of the vintage pieces.

Privet and Holly said...

Always love these sweet
peeks into your home, Sarah.
Yes, the down to earth sister
of the more glamorous color
certainly works her soothing
and collaborative magic
between rooms. Need to
consider this as we begin
updates around the house.

Happy Spring. It is is 18F for
a high today in our city, so
I'm afraid we have you beat
for depressing spring weather!

xo Suzanne

Samuel said...

Thanks, looks good!
Actually using such old things in the house is a great idea if you have good and other items when it all goes together. After reading the article Why appliance repair is so important in your home I realized that it is also important to use good and serviceable appliances to improve your interior.

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