old country house blog


You KNOW I love a POP of color…

I love my new lamp.
Robert Abbey DEVON Lamp in “Canary”
I bought my new lamp from 1stoplighting.com and 
they guaranteed that if I did not receive it in 14 days
that I would be credited $60 dollars…
and It didn’t and I WAS!!!


 …and I LOVE the fireplace cover painted yellow
….and the chair with the new houndstooth print…
.. little by little I have getting a kind of dark navy/charcoal, yellow thing going .
..with the aqua pieces…see lots of color.

But sometimes…I have to keep myself in check.
For what often happens is that, because
 I have a hard time saying “NO”…to a good color…
….all of a sudden instead of a POP of color
I have POPS
of color…
TOO much of a good thing
and then nothing is special..
… across the Dining room
…this BENJAMIN MOORE  Autumn PINK and Horizon Gray painted 
Hutch kept getting on my nerves…
I only painted it these NEW colors…a few months ago…but
what can I say….except…
I’m not feelin’it.
The love is gone….
during the school year, the hutch is where the books and school supplies and all the kids papers go, they each have a container for their things…

Color changes everything.
New Interior Color
Benjamin Moore: 

the rug is actually the runner from the front hall,
My Dash and Albert “Cats Paw”runner in Oatmeal.
I brought it into the room to see how it looks…(LOVE IT)
and now I am saving so I can get it for the dining room
in 9’x 12′
(I will be saving for a while….oh well.)
But I DO think it pulls everything together perfectly…

and it is the kind of rug that 
would be good in many places…so a worthwhile investment.

Plates and Butter dish  from ANTHROPOLOGIE

 one of my little ART students brought me a package on the last day of camp…and she got me these salt and pepper shakers…that MATCH my butter dish!!!!!

What simple color change have you done lately?
Do you have a POP of color?


  1. I actually just made the same color change. I painted a china cabinet white with pops of blue on the hutch and inside the cabinet doors! I love yours.At first I thought it was black and then noticed it was blue. I also love the cat napping in your window 🙂

    Also, I want a chevron couch!!!!!

  2. I really liked the pink, but I really love the blue now!! It looks so different! Good job!! Those curtains are beautiful also are those the Martha Stewart curtains?

  3. THANKS!!! Yes the curtains are the martha Stewart ones. When I painted the DR the Ashwood, I traded the blue ones for the ivory from the pink living room. I think the pink living room looks so pretty with the blue and the dining room looks lovely too. WIN WIN!!! Thanks for your comment!

  4. Just came across your blog tonight via a link party. I too love pops of color, so I’m digging your black/white/yellow/turquoise thing. And the makeover of the hutch is purr-fect. (Pun intended because of your “Cats Paw” rug!) The pink plus the china you had staged on there came across very sweet. The new charcoal color and the staging is more sophisticated, but still vintagey.

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