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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!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Seasonal Decorating Ideas - Go Cozy for Fall

Photo from Better Homes and Garden Magazine
Better Homes and Gardens newest website/magazine highlights the decorating trends for fall with some great ideas and wonderful photos.
Fall-inspired decor encompasses both color and texture. The poppy red and burnt orange accents in this living room enhance the space’s neutral oeuvre, which shows itself in grass cloth-covered walls, linen-covered furniture, and a wicker rocking chair.

Let the hues of fall inspire your decor. The bright reds, golden yellows, and vibrant oranges can be mixed and matched with evergreen colors, such as blues, greens, or neutrals, to create a cozy and comfortable look that carries panache year-round.
There is also an article by Deborah Witrupp, entitled "Decorating with Orange" - with some very useful tips that make this a go-to color.  The article and photos are inspiring and very fresh. In a nutshell, here are a few of her recommendations:

  • ·     Combine with natural colors and textures such as grass-cloth covered walls and linen covered furniture.
  • ·     Offer a cool counterpoint such as a large-scale blue or green rug.
  • ·     Use warm off-white walls as a clean backdrop.
  • ·     Use only a sprinkle of orange in a room with lots of textures.
  • ·     Use analogous color palette of warm hues (e.g., solid yellow, yellow-on-white) to balance a bold orange.
  • ·     Use neutral room colors to allow the brighter colors to take center stage.
  • ·      Use black and white or brown as a neutral counterpoint to rich orange.
You would think that with all of these great ideas of how to use orange in a variety ways, that my sweet Dorothy Chair in polka dot orange would be a winner for one more person (sold its partner some time ago)!

Orange Polka-dot Dorothy Chair

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