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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Farm Fresh Neutrals - Pair with your Favorite Wine

I love this article in the October issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine featuring advice from San Francisco designer Kelly Keiser.  She supports the use of neutrals in home decor for not just their versatility bur also their emotional value:
"Because we live in such a color-filled, busy world, coming home to a calm, neutral space feels like a breath of fresh air"
Ms. Keiser describes the broad range of neutrals from "buttery yellow" to "rustic brown".   Even colors like beige have a lot of variation from grayish, to greenish, to khaki.  I particularly like the statement she makes about coordinating with neutrals:
"Anything you find in a wineglass works well with neutrals from champagne to rose to merlot."
While the emphasis of her article is on the use of neutrals in backgrounds and paints, it also applies to the furnishings in the room.  Using neutral fabrics in home furnishings gives you a lot of choices in hues, textures, and patterns - a lot of versatility - and work so well with a nice Italian red wine.   Now, who could beat that combination!

Here are some neutral pieces from my current collection:
Baker Loveseat in Schumacher Textured Pale Taupe (black piping)

Hickory Chair Edwardian Chairs in Cream Linen and Crewel 

Vintage Settee in Sunburst Silk

Tall Skirted Chairs in Striped Cream on Cream

Club Chairs in Buttery Yellow (Pair)

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