I love blue and white. I love blue and white china, blue and quilts, white wicker with blue and white pillows. To me blue and white is cheerful. But blue and white are the colors of summer: light, fresh, sunny. And now fall is approaching. So as fall approaches and all the colors are the golden colors of autumn, I think maybe I need to make the house a little cosier and not quite so summery looking. I see some of your homes, with darker or warmer colors and I think maybe I want that look in my house too.
Yesterday I spent a good part of the day just playing house. I hung up a quilt on our bedroom wall that had some golds and blues in it and put a golden yellow tablecloth on the bed as a spread with our blue and white quilt on top. I took away the lily of the valley and added some yellow mums. It definitely had that golden glow of fall and our bedroom felt very warm and inviting.
This morning I washed the sheets and as I was putting them back on the bed I realised that even though I had achieved the look I was aiming for, I missed that crisp freshness of the blue and white combination.
I also made some changes to the living room yesterday, hanging a darker painting over the mantle, adding lots more books in warmer colors, adding more red. It looked good, but it just wasn't me. I was trying to imitate a look that I like in other people's homes, but it just wasn't me.
So today I decided that rather than do the seasonal decorating thing, I am going to stick with what I love, maybe even go a bit overboard with too much blue and white ( if there is such a thing!) If I need a change I'll just re arrange what I have. I might add just a splash of red in the fall or light green or yellow in the spring, but for the most part I am going to keep the sunny summery look to my house all year round.
So now I am going to remove all the fall touches that I arranged yesterday and put back the blue and white. I might leave just a little red :)
If it's not in style it doesn't matter. If people think I have too much blue and white, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that I like it. My husband doesn't really care what colors we have, so he's happy with anything I choose.
I may change my mind next week, but for today I'm sure that blue and white is the way to go. Now I'm going to change my banner and put back the Dainty Blue tea set photo which I just love!