In keeping with my post earlier this week about 4 elements of design, I’ve been thinking about the idea of contrast more. This led me to remember a lovely book on my shelf by Deborah Needleman called “The Perfectly Imperfect Home.” Its a little more rules driven and “professional” than I usually care for (since I am neither!) but it does have some sweet little illustrations and excellent tidbits of advice.
Ummm… what? Ugly? Yes, that’s right. And I love it.
Here’s what she has to say:
“Think about a room in which all the colors are pretty pastels like duck-egg blue and green and cream: the look can go rather dollhouse and saccharine. If you were to include a little gray, dull black, or faded green, those very same lighter colors would actually look fresher and more dynamic…. Similarly, while most people go overboard on brown furniture, a bit of dreary brown wood, or dull finishes, can be a sobering and stabilizing influence in a space, especially one that has any excess of glamour or girliness.”
So good, right?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!