Thursday, September 30, 2010

Soft Surroundings


Happy Thursday, lovelies! Hope you are all enjoying the week so far. Good news, tomorrow's Friday and I couldn't be happier. It's going to be perfect here this weekend. Cool, crisp sunny days with temperatures in the 60s finally. I'm really looking forward to a true fall weekend.

Ok, enough of getting ahead of myself. It's only Thursday so I'll focus on today. And what's really striking my fancy today is this soft, muted, dusty palette of pinks, greens, greys and cream. It's so dreamy, romantic and utterly feminine.

I've always stuck to this palette for my bedroom because it's so cozy and inviting but I'm going to be doing my living room over soon and I'm starting to think about working within this palette for that space as well. Right now my living room is dark...deep burgundys, dark wood and camel. But I'm thinking this would make a really nice, refreshing change. What do you think?

Images: 1&3 via dustjacket attic, 2 via designstiles, 4 via Delight by Design, 5 Marie Claire via Rebecca June

39 comments:

Krystal said...

i think this type of palette will always be my favorite :)

lorenabr said...

Love Friday!
These pictures are amazing!

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds like a lovely plan...I love soft, relaxing colours...and cozy fabrics:)

Yay to Thursday...I am so looking forward to the weekend...Hugs and kisses,sweetie
Enjoy your day:)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh it sounds really gorgeous! Love the pics (thanks for the link :)

Yes Friday soon,
hugs DJ

vicki archer said...

Love the pinks....especially for a sitting room. Gorgeous images, xv.

Mrs. Sutton said...

That dusty pink is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE that palette, the whole room is gorgeous - but if I could do my eyes the way the model has them in the first image, life would be just perfect!! xx

Debby said...

I am loving that low hanging chandelier in the bedroom-beautiful! If I am going to change a room then I always want it to look like it's changed... a completely different look would be fun! xo

Katie said...

Beautiful pics - I love those colors too :) Loving reading your blog!

Tanvi said...

The first picture is beautiful! Happy Thursday!

Signe said...

Absolutely amazing!

And crossing my fingers for nice weather here in Oslo as well this weekend :)

Ashley Hasty said...

I love it. I can definitely see this palette in a bedroom...very romantic and cozy.


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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh I love the photos of her getting ready, perfect!!

Gina said...

that lil couch is delightful!!!!

i am a bit couch obsessed lately because within the next three months we will be making our first couch purchase, OH the excitement :)

Stacey said...

Oh so elegant! Love these! xx

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I think this is the perfect palate! So romantic and dreamy! I agree with Debby, that low chandelier is gorgeous.

You always have the most beautiful posts, my dear! I look forward to them everyday :)

Happy Thursday, Dawn! MUAH! xoxo

Nikki said...

Happy thursday love!
that chandelier is insane!! So beautiful!


xx
Nikki

Jude said...

I'm so so excited for the weekend too! Your gorgeous photos made me sigh (as they do) and want to relax into a beautiful room of soft colours. :) Hope your Thu is going really well!

Café Bellini said...

That sounds like a good plan! You should definitely do it!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I think this is a great idea. In the end living in light colours is easier, and the combination sounds wonderful and interesting. Go for it, Dawn! xo

elissa @ faucethead said...

you gotta love chandeliers in the bedroom. so sassy.

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Tucker said...

that pallate sounds perfect for a living room. so comfy and relaxing.

Coté Provence said...

beautiful colors.... go for it!
Thanks for your lovely comment ... truly appreciate it!

xo

rebecca said...

go for it girl!
and thank goodness for finally fall weather here in nyc huh?

honey my heart said...

i am so happy that tomorrow is friday :)

Aspiring Kennedy said...

oh, this is right up my alley. soft pastel tones... mmm just looks so luxe. and goes great with gold or silver. it's the perfect setting for sleeping in... and having your husband make you breakfast in bed. :)

ryan said...

Beautiful pictures, have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

I think it would be just gorgeous. Go for it!

coolkids said...

I think it would be beautiful! change is always good.

Valerie said...

I love these pictures but the idea of deep burgundies and camel sound amazing! Maybe I'm in "Fall mode". haha. I'm definitely in "almost friday" mode. Cannot wait for the weekend!

xo
Valerie

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

That sweater looks so comfy and chic!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Gorgeous, is that an Olsen? I think you should, I always have to change colors up after a few years, I go dark, then I go light. The main thing is, share pictures! XX!

kendall k. said...

Just saved that living room photo for future inspiration. Love your blog, I'm now a follower.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

all the colors in my house are pretty deep colors as well - but i wear A LOT of light neutral colors .. i think it's ALWAYS good to change it up - i get sick of things easily .. HEY i just realized, it's why i don't wanna get married - hahahaha ..

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Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

I am really drawn to a soft palette like this too, and I think it would be beautiful for a living room! Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

this free bird said...

I'm thinking I agree with you...I could totally see you standing in the doorway of that last picture. It's all you!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Trish said...

Hi sweetie! What a gorgeous, soothing palette, I think it would be ideal for your living room space! Very cozy and great for year round versatility! Sending you a hug, yippee, almost Friday, this week has been killer! xoxox Trishy

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The light colors are lovely! Go for it!

Punctuation Mark said...

great palette for the bedroom but i'd advise you to add a bit of intensity to the palette for the living room so the house doesn't look washed out... have a nice one!

Indie.Tea said...

Its just perfect, so soft and comforting.