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I recently wrote about colored burlap and thought I’d show you what I did with my Duck Egg fabric.

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When building our home one of my top concerns was where could we have window seats? I have a very romantic notion of reading a book on a window seat while gazing out the window between chapters. Our architect helped us sneak quite a few into the design. I decided to use the burlap on the family room window seat cushions.

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I picked them up today and am really happy about how they turned out. The upholsterer did not need a liner. The burlap is tight, but also soft. And those colors are just fantastic!

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I’ll be reading the new Dan Brown novel there in as soon as it comes out!

…Blue Egg Brown Nest Home Colors: Master Bedroom

I wanted something bright/light in my master. I “like” it, but if I’m being completely truthful, I wish it was a few shades more muted. It gives the warmth that I want, however.

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Again, it allows me to layer whatever I want into the room without being constricted by the wall color. I’ve chosen cottage-y whites.

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Here is the amoire I finally found and painted it to match. Love that chalk paint allows you to transform a piece to YOUR space! Love my Annie Sloan Old White.

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A vintage doll? No, just my Fiona.

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It’s a no toy zone as you’ve heard me say before and my serene oasis from just about everything.

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(Arlington Magazine)

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(Cottage Style Magazine)

BLUE EGG BROWN NEST MASTER BEDROOM COLOR: BENJAMIN MOORE BARELY BEIGE

Good luck to all of us during Spring Break next week!

…Blue Egg Brown Nest Home Colors: Study

We all need a quiet space to shelf our books. Or at least I do. I have not taken the plunge to do my reading on a screen and prefer flipping my own paper pages. I’ve kept every book I’ve ever read. I believe my parents still have all of my old Agatha Christie books in my bedroom closet at the house I grew up in. So, I need space for these lovelies and found a perfect piece in my study to do so where the titles can peak out at me through the brassy-wire of this French cabinet.

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My desk is really a dining table I refinished in French Linen.

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As a reader & a writer I love the idea of a cozy, darker space to retreat to. I painted the study a few shades darker than the other rooms to create this effect. The only thing missing is a fireplace.

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I bought one chair with BIG style, a dome chair in a neutral color, back is burlap. I have another brown on brown zebra rug in here, placed at an angle. And I actually left a stained wood piece in here because I think it added some warmth and loved the shade.

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Yes, the room feels a bit darker, but not smaller. There is a great, big window that let’s in quite a bit of light. I’ve also chosen a floral fabric print for the window seat that creates some brightness.

I’ve also added my vintage touches about the space. I played with adding my Tiffany Blue, but it felt too distracting in this space.

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Just trying to create the perfect space for my first novel 🙂

BLUE EGG BROWN NEST STUDY COLOR: BENJAMIN MOORE PISMO DUNES

Friday: Master Bedroom