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  1. Charlotte Crawford says:

    Interesting thank you 😊

  2. Great points! I used a lot of color on the walls of my last house that was very basic with very little architectural interest, and while it was colorful and fun, those colors on the walls definitely bossed the room and made it harder to chose rugs and other accents. When we built, I went very neutral in the large main rooms of the house (pale beige walls, warm white trim, doors, and kitchen cabinets, brown wood look tile floors) and added stained wood elements in the form of a decorative vent hood, beams, planked ceiling, French doors in study, etc. I am certainly enjoying being able to play with more accent colors with the neutral background. Not to mention, I won’t have to repaint for many years!

    1. Hi Vicki! We had much more color on the walls a few years ago too. But it meant I had to match everything to it – now decorating is so much easier and it’s fun to be able to play around with different colors in the pillow and accessories!

  3. Where did you find your black and white prints of the stairs going up to a building in your second picture. Ijust love it. Thank you!

    1. Hi Nancy! I made them by replacing the artwork in those frames with what I wanted. I answered with more detail to your email, but let me know if you didn’t get it or have any more questions.

  4. I love your choice of wall color. Pray tell what is it?

    1. Thanks Nan! I wish I knew if it WAS an actual premixed color. Some of the rooms were painted with it when we moved in, and I took a piece of sheetrock that had been cut and placed back in the wall (don’t ask 🙄) and had it color matched at the paint store. If you want to email me I can snap a photo of the formula on top of the can for you. I plan on doing this at some point anyway, because I get this question a lot!

  5. I think the brown sectional in the pictures is the same one I have. We moved into a new house last year and all I can think about is replacing it but It looks so good in your room. I have gone over your pictures trying to see why yours looks so good and mine so bad!
    AND….The pillows are a constant battle trying to keep them from sliding down!

    All of this to tell you that I’m seeing my brown couch in a different light and I might be able to keep it awhile longer or at least tolerate it!

    1. Hi Lee! You know I actually picked out that color based on the slate floor I had to work with and all of its brown and gray tones. It’s not a true brown but a very grayish brown…actually Bernhardt calls the color gray but I’ve always seen it as more on the brown side. I love the leather just because it doesn’t get dirty. I don’t really have a problem with the throw pillows sliding I guess because my family sits on them or lays on them. If you hate the brown-ness of the sofa, have you ever tried some pillows with gray and off white on it?