Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Leaning towards neutral............


What is it about old black and white photos, and vintage feeling neutral decor that is so soothing. Is it that they hold a spirit of quieter times? A spirit of summer days sitting on the front porch swing,...or of reading a book in a room with the linen curtains being blown by a breeze from an open window? I don't know what it is about ivory,
cream,
antique white,
tan,
silvery grey,
and sailcloth white,...
but lately I am so drawn to these colors. Or maybe lack of colors.

I have been in an effort lately to make my decor more earth quake friendly. Partly inspired by that lively 7.2 shaker that we just experienced last week here in Southern Cali. I have been using lighter decor. Less glass, less ceramic, less heavy frames,...all the while coming to realize that I have also been using a lot less color.

It feels very refreshing.



Aren't these pictures of my parents classic?? No my parents were not born at the turn of the century. :) They are just very unique and one of their many a-typical hobbies is dressing in vintage clothes and driving vintage cars (that my dad restores) with car clubs compiled of equally unique individuals. :)


vintage:
Function: adjective
2 : of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic
classic:Function: adjective
1 a : serving as a standard of excellence : of recognized value, b : traditional, enduring 3 a : historically memorable, b: authentic


Maybe it is the essence of spring in the air or maybe it is just me, but I want to watercolor for hours on an old rickety sun porch and then sink into soft layers of white on white and take a carefree afternoon nap.

2 comments:

Zuzana said...

This was all lovely, i agree with you on the feel of vintage and black and white photography.
Have a lovely day Holly,
xo

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Pretty, pretty. So glad I got to see it all in person this last week. ;-)

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