…blue egg brown nest wall colors: dining room

Readers ask all the time about my wall colors. I did a series a few years ago revealing them and I promised many people that I would post the series again. I went back to look at the old posts and saw that I have better, magazine photos of the rooms. So this week I will post a picture of the space and the name of the paint. Enjoy!

Dining Room

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BLUE EGG BROWN NEST DINING ROOM COLOR: BENJAMIN MOORE HOT SPRINGS STONES

Photo Credit: Helen Norman, Cottage Style Magazine

…photoshoot!

Oh Dear Friends! I’ve missed you and cannot thank you enough for your sincere care & support. I am still a bit sore, but out of bed & driving again! A day has a different quality to it after not being in one for a time. I promise to recap all, including a dirty, little secret from Restoration Hardware.

Onto something a bit more fun that happened yesterday. As I’ve mentioned, I really have never decorated for Christmas in my house before for a number of reasons. The main one being that I have collected some interested things to look at that make me happen and I don’t want to hide them away for a month! I’m also not too fond of the color red. BUT, this year I did a bit more entertaining and got caught up in it all. And Lord knows when I get a bee in my bonnet it does not stop flying around up there until I’m satisfied with the results.

Well, I was and that’s when I got in touch with the lovely Charlotte Safavi, the stylist and writer that did the Cottage Style Magazine spread for Blue Egg Brown Nest last year as well as the one in The Examiner. Here’s one of Helen Norman’s beautiful shots from the magazine shoot.

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Here’s The Examiner.

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As an editor, writer & stylist for many design magazines, she knew of a few places a Christmas scene would work and we decided on a photoshoot that happened yesterday with some really fun photogs.

Per usual, my kids are totally used to things being rearranged and new pieces coming in and out. Here they are before camp ignoring it all.

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OH! And those are my newly recovered chairs. What do you think of the fabric? I wasn’t sure at first, but now kinda in love. More soon.

I always end up taking photos of the camera equipment because, well, there’s so much of it! and it’s pretty cool.

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Here is the lovely Charlotte, herself. We could have been doing a photoshoot or sitting down to a cup of tea together chatting. She’s just that wonderful.

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Since it is a Christmas shoot, you won’t see it on your store shelf until next Christmas.

PS – If you have not seen the recent mini series “The Bible”, you must. I watched it while recuperating and fell in love with Jesus all over again. He is just the BEST. I was reminded that little else matters besides showing & feeling love. We can all do love, can’t we? At least we can all try our very best in this broken world, right? Let’s all try just once more today.

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…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!