Friday, 14 August 2009

Torn between colours......


The lovely colours of Noa Noa..........................


The lovely colours of Saltwater
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I went to the Fabric Factory today (so cheap I indulge myself!)..........................I could not resist buying some of the smaller silk pieces by Designers Guild in Autumn Hues, they made me think of Autumn , France, fruits. And of the new Noa Noa catalogue containing beautiful fashions in a richness and opulence of design that comes with this time of the year.................
Then I bought meters and meters of oatmeal Russian Linen...because I adore the texture and smell of linen, and the shades of Nordic Colours...... the greys, the soft whites and oatmeal's... I would so love some of the clothes from Saltwater fashions ... that neutral winter palette is gorgeous..............
I am always torn.I need two homes and two wardrobes...
How do you cope with this dilemma.....................share your secrets with me!!!
Thanks so much my friends for dropping by Lynn xxxxxx

29 comments:

LiLi M. said...

I cannot choose either, that isn't only the case with colors but with styles too, so I have different styles and colors in each room. In our kitchen I have chosen for a travel in time: the kitchen itself is a 1930ties design, combined with furniture of Arne Jacobson, curtains with chenille and a art nouveau tile floor saved from the salvage yard. The colors are greys and pastel blue. In the dining room a very vivid heavenly blue, this is a room straight facing south and there this color is beautiful, here are very big gold rococo chairs and an enourmous 19th century french mirror both in worn gold, which combines great with the blue. Our bedroom; english/french style very romantic whites and roses wallpaper of Cath Kidston. Our study modern classic business furniture in black, combined with a custom made library chest in cream, cream curtains and coffee with a lot of milk colored walls. The library chest is made from wall to wall, from ceiling to floor in a 19th century style, our house is from 1872. Well I think you got the picture now. You just need a lot of rooms to design a room after your latest taste and I tell you: you always have too little rooms.

cocoa and blankets said...

My secret or perhaps obsession is a seasonal palate...thisd season all my clothes were in a blue, grey white and black palate...how do I do this? Every season I strip the colours of my clothes 9 i only wear linen) then dye them new colours ...so I get a new wardrobe every season....I also get bored easily so I recycle by selling on ebay then using the money to buy clothes..being a big lady I find it very difficult to buy funky clothes that fit...so I have to be inventive and accessorise myself to the hilt...hope I havent bored you (Ps would love to wear clothes from noa noa)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I always find it easy to make up my mind for my own home, but also...and this is one of the best things about being a decorator....I get to play with all sorts of colour palettes for my clients!

sweetmyrtle said...

hi lynn, i have 2 extremes too... sometimes i crave a tranquil neutral palette and at other times a vibrant injection of print or colour is just what i need. i think two homes and two wardrobes must be the way to go!... but i like the suggestion by cocoa and blankets of a seasonal palette or perhaps an injection of colour with accessories...
wishing you a peaceful weekend x

Mo'a said...

Indulge in all that you love.
A friend once told me that if you like/love it, it will fit into your decor and the same goes for your wardrobe.

ale said...

hola lynn!!
l agree with MO..the lady before me...and also you can BY !!!! like a weekend house so there you dont need to choose,you use everything!!!!!!kisses for you!!!

Angel.Pearls said...

Great finds! I always try to 'throw something away' before I buy something new..//Eva

manon 21 said...

j'adore Noa Noa!
tes tissus me plaisent aussi beaucoup.
tu sais pour ton dilemme ,ma grande chance c'est d'avoir deux maisons,mais c'est aussi toujours de poser la question " dans quelle maison je met çà"
amitiés Lynn

manon

Kay said...

I try to choose different colours for my wardrobe but they always end up the same!!!....muted greens,ecrus and greys with the occasional flash of lime green...I guess the right colour just finds you...but i have to say i that i hate clothes shopping, what i have in my mind is never hanging on the shelves!!!..i agree with cocoa..lots of accessories!!

Rostrose said...

Hallo dear Lynn - this was the first time I read that "oatmeal" is a (also) colour, I didn't know this (in Austria we just eat it ;-)). Whatever, I also love the palette of light natural colours - and an "oldfashioned", nostalgic look ... another time I love it modern and colourful. I try to mix it - the basics are in soft colours, and the assecoires (sometimes, when I am in this mood) are allowed to be more colourful or patterned.
I wish you a wonderful weekend, bye, Traude

Jema Rose said...

I have the same problem, I also need 2 homes...But I think after all, that I prefer some actual colour in my home..!My favourite is PINK!!!

: )

Hugs, Jenny

<3

Jema Rose said...

It has not been very warm lately where I live, it has mostly been raining actually...feels like autumn, but I really like autumn..!

: )

Hugs, Jenny

<3

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I love all your colours...I think alot of us have the same problem. I long to be vibrant and colourful, but I also love muted and washed out and gorgeous!

Hugs
Jane

Fiona Wilson said...

A little bit of everything is always good. Bright colours keep me happy and muted ones give me peace. So my advice is don't choose - have them all! :)

Ottilias Veranda said...

Well I have exactly the same problem too! I just love the "scandinavian-french style with all the neutrals and can drewl for hours over magazines...but end up having much more colour here at home! I have found that I need colour (and the fact that I have 3 small children helps...the white wouldn´t stay white for very long!) But my kitchen is very neutral and the bathroom too...but if You walk into my library or the livingroom You get shocked over all the colours! You must come and see for Yourself ;)

Hugs
Liisa

Marja Kristiina said...

I hear you, dear Lynnston! And I know the feeling.

My solution is this: go with the flow, man! HAVE two wardrobes! I have a different color palette in pretty much each room. In my opinion, that doesn't make one indecisive, it makes one versatile, not to mention interesting :-)

Exactly, indulge in everything that you love!

Huggets!

Marja Kristiina said...

I promise to give it some truly serious thought, dear friend! Miss you too!

Mrs Boho said...

If I had the pennies, I'd have a chic, contemporary pad in the middle of London with matching wardrobe and a huge, rambling georgian mansion in the country with my country garb: I think that would take care of all my interior and clothing requirements lol!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Color choices are so difficult. I always tend to go safe and pick the calm soothing look of whites, beiges, creams with soft touches of light shades of color. Once in a while I go out on a limb and throw in a punch of color. An unexpected room for me was my Chinoiserie guest room that was RED with a gold metallic ceiling! Very daring but looked fabulous. I'm so glad we did it!

Hugs, Sherry

Annie said...

I just put together a lengthy comment and I think I just lost it. Darn it. I'll regain my patience and try it again later if it does not show up. **sigh**

Line said...

I know what you mean....I want to switch my entire wardrobe right now =)...whitch I almost do every season!!!! And I wish I could keep it simple and classic and coordinated...but there´s just too much lovely stuff...that just has so come home with me, ha ha! Why limit yourself, right?!

Hope you´ve had a lovely summer
HUGS Line

Laura said...

I think that we are all much the same and see the beauty in a variety of styles and colors...how wonderful to have so many enchanting choices!

Regina said...

Dear Lynn,

I have the same problem.I love the
scandinavien - french style with the
neutral colors but I love also the
english-country style with the warm
colors.So I mixed all the style together.
I wish you a wonderful week,my friend
Love,Regina

Di Overton said...

Just mix em up. I love to see neutrals with splashes of vivid colour popping up.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Well, at home everything is neutral, in greys, whites, browns; the accent is on texture through the use of diferent materials, recycled bits and bobs, fleamarket finds, etc. I like clean airy spaces, in fact I like them more and more as I get older. My blog on the other hand is extremely colourful. I'm happy with this balance, I love colour, patterns and prints so I write about them and our home is more minimal.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Lynn,
I too love the fabric store, I am going there tonight after work to find a light blue toile.
You should buy what warms your heart, what ever make you happy. What ever you put on you should feel comfortable and pretty.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

LiLi M. said...

Hi Lynn, thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment, I may response slow but I really enjoyed it.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I suffer from the same problem. Lucky our home is on the large size so I have different styles throughout and have changed them many times in the almost 20's there. I envie people that just stick to one style or color. But that just isn't me. I get bored too easily!!!!
Enjoyed reading some of the comments...will have to come back and read the rest!!!... later
xo,
Carole

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Mmmm dear Lynn I can totally understand your dilemma!!! I'm a bit with Di Overton...neutral with a splash of colour...then you can have it both ways if and when you want...We are painting here and a first for us...we are going neutral...usually we have had rich and dark before our Sea Change...but now it will be neutral palette with timbers...and some rich dark pieces. Have a lovely day...Dzintra♥x