Adding color to a neutral area in small doses can really make a difference.
This is one of my favorite elements of our new home. I found the antique corbels at a nearby antique store, and the shelf is a reclaimed piece of very old salvaged wood. I added a lovely Italian giclee on canvas to the shelf.
Having just returned from Italy, I especially enjoy the print. It reminds me of the farmhouse we stayed in, at a working vineyard in the Chianti region.
They didn’t have lavender, but they had rows and rows of grapevines, and olive trees. There were even fig trees right outside our door.
I also have my ‘couple’ here. Not sure how old they are, but they are clearly in love. They are probably not married.. ha!
I bought the print with credit I earned because someone I referred to Joss and Main bought something. If you sign up and refer your friends, you could earn the same credit I did.
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I would love for you to come visit my partner, Bali Blinds today. I’m talking there talking about editing a room. BALI BLINDS BLOG – EDITING A ROOM
Joy Schumann says
Anita: You really hit the nail on the head for me today. I am starting to go more neutral and less high contrast. Your ideas are wonderful. Also read your post on “Editing…” I have been “held hostage” by a beautiful Cherry Armoire that was just not working in my new town home. So on a whim, yesterday I posted it on Craigs list and it sold to the first person. I am now waiting for delivery of a brand new TV/Bookcase unit in a different style than I have had before. Wish me luck.
By the way, I love your style and blog!
Dore @ BurlapLuxe says
I so want to live in that painting, and the whole rustic vignette could be taken down off your wall and hung in my home perfectly with a perfect blend.
I love the soft staging of the grey walls, they show of the rustic so calmly.
I had some tin ceiling pieces at one time, and now regret selling them in my retail shop! I did hold onto one long 4″ft piece of tin chair rail molding and I placed it out on my French chest as a decorative backsplash accent on the chest layering it with other salvaged pieces.
Beautiful inspiration here have a beautiful inspiring weekend.
Lory at Designthusiasm says
This is a great vignette, Anita. What I really enjoy about your style is that you use chippy pieces but still maintain an elegant feel. Some people forget to incorporate the chic when they’re immersed in shabby, but you always get just the right note. Very nice! Btw, we were in Tuscany this year too. Just delightful… 🙂
What a sweet painting, the lavender is just enough to add a pop to that corner.
lynn cockrell says
The little print is so pretty and it really is perfect to brighten up that spot!