With Fall just around the corner, I decided to start making some subtle changes around the house. With that, came some color changes. Around this time of year I always love earth tones. I guess because they remind me of Fall. They also transition nicely into the holidays. I love neutral colors and find them very easy to live with. So, some of the summer colors (lavender and blue) took a hiatus. Now, I'm craving white, cream, grey, brown and a touch of metallic gold. That may sound boring, but I love the mix. It's both elegant and rustic at the same time.
In my sitting room, I first painted my clock. It was a cool blue and now it's a warm brown.
I painted it in Coco from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I went over it in a dark wax afterwards. However, I still wasn't happy with it since it seemed a bit flat to me. So, I gave it more dimension by dry brushing on some French Linen (grey) from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I already had on hand. That did the trick! It toned down the brown just enough and gave it more of a driftwood effect. It looks like weathered wood now.
Then, I decided to switch around some pillows. (That's nothing unusual for me!) But, I still wasn't satisfied with the room until I moved some chairs around. I tried different lay-outs until I finally settled on this one.
I brought in a bench with a ruffled cover and positioned it in front of my slip covered wing back chair in the corner.
Then, I did something that I haven't done in years. I closed the glass doors on my antique secretary. It instantly made the room feel larger.
I pulled up an old cane chair that has been painted white and added a fur pillow.
This chair is a perfect fit since it can be scooted under the desk part. This also enlarges the room.
So, those are my latest changes to this space. I've been fluttering around the house, lately, tweaking things. So, I'll be sure to share more changes with you in the near future. Be sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM too. I post almost daily there!
Hope you all have a great weekend.
~ Kelly ~