…favorite things friday: solid colored throw

Why is a throw important? Fashion & function.

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Yes, you may get a bit chilly laying on the couch on a Monday night watching the Bachelorette with your DH (sorry to throw you under the bus, My Love) and need a cozy blanket. But, a throw is also a inexpensive way for some continuity in your color choices in your space. You could pull a color from your pillows or upholstry to tie it all in.

I've had a few people ask where I found my duck egg cable knit throw and it seems they are back in stock at PB. You know the summer season is halfway over when retailers start showing off their fall collection.

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Cozy Cable Knit Throw

The Blue Smoke is probably the closest color to my own. Incidentally Blue Smoke is also the color of my dupliani curtain panels in my living room & dining room.

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If you have a color in your space that you want to highlight add a SOLID COLORED throw over a couch or chair. You eye will be drawn to it. Make it a color that you love to see every morning and before bed. You can see my favorite duck egg all over my house & work.

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Happy weekend! xoxo

…vintage-love linky party

Thank you to all that entered! To answer a bunch of your questions, you do NOT need a blog or website to enter! Just a photo to post. The permalink is the link to THIS POST. So, just cut & paste this link to Blue Egg Brown Nest’s blog.

Congrats to Chelsea’s Garage for her “Buffet with Salaged Looking Drawers”! I know stenciling & painted design are super popular. Love the font.

Here’s your chance to show us all what you are working on and/or the vintage love happening in your home! I want to see your creative ideas, rooms and pieces!

Here are the rules:

1. Please post a picture of your painted piece of furniture, vintage home decor accessory or interior.

2. Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog.

3. Contest ends Friday morning at 12:00 a.m. I will post my fav next week.

 



 

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…5 Easy Home Decor Solutions – Lighting

#5 Lighting

DH and I have recessed lighting all over our ceilings, but I am so particular about ambiance that I hardly ever use it in the family, living, dining, study, bedroom, well, any room. Even in the kitchen I prefer my lanterns over my island. Lighting can change your mood and if you have lighting that is too harsh it can be so disruptive to your mood! Yea?

Buffet Lamps. Obviously buffet lamps need a surface to sit on. I prefer symmetry when possible so you will want to have two if you agree. They are best on a console on a wall with a piece of wall art or mirror and a little vignette on the console between them.

(I heart this layout so much & plan on using it in our next house!)

Once again, the lighting is an opportunity to express your interests, color, style.

Floor Lamps. Pick an interesting floor lamp. Not a halogen, please. Even an expensive halogen is not okay. Put it next to your couch and let it live there happily ever after. Use an ivory or cream or better yet a linen or burlap shade. Do not use a white shade. Blak! Bad lighting. You want something to mellow to light in the room and white is not it.

Chandeliers. I feel like I've seen chandeliers more & more in sitting rooms and not just in a dining room. I think it's wonderful and can help create such a cozy affect. Of course, I think you have to select the right chandelier. If putting one in your family room think about texture and fabric. Choose perhaps a drum shade or a wood material.

Sconces. You can't get cozier than a scone! Put them on either side of your fireplace, down the hallway, between the windows or on a wall that is not quite big enough for wall art. With the right one it will always be a good look. For a family room do not get anything shiny, rather try an oil rubbed bronze or iron or wood.

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the Easy Home Decor New Year's addition! Plan to do another soon.

Luckett's Spring Market is coming up and Blue Egg has been invited back! Headed to a few estate sales now 🙂