I am striking out on my own into un-charted territory. At least I feel like am. Don't tell anyone, but I am striking out into the land of color.......
Don't get me wrong: I love all the homes that have the neutral tones - the cool blues, the off whites. So on trend. So serene. So not me!
Oh, I have tried to embrace it....tried to talk myself into getting with the times, etc. In fact, for the past four years or so I have had a fairly neutral, gold sofa. I like it okay....it's a high quality, easy to change up colors for the seasons or my whims. But, my room has become so blah. The neutrals work for others, but they just have not been working for me! At least not a full on neutral palette.
I have neutral walls, neutral kitchen accessories....love them! But......lately I've been feeling the need for just a tad bit more color.
Let me share with you how my colorful journey began. Mr. Bluebird and I were out mattress shopping yesterday afternoon at one my favorite furniture stores. As you know, he is recovering from back surgery and our old mattress is just not comfortable for him. He tested and tested and did the Goldilocks bit (too firm, too soft, -too expensive!-, just right) and we have a new one being delivered soon.
Of course, I don't know about you, but I can't walk into a furniture showroom and only look at mattresses - no sir-ee-bob! We toured the showroom - oh, the pretty neutral sofas, the grays, the taupes, the greiges, the whites - lovely, I tell you, lovely. But, like an island in the middle of the ocean, there was this cute, colorful, French Country sofa. Not the French Country filled with whites, grays, and taupes. No, this is French Country at it's most colorful!
Not grooving on the pillows, but I normally don't use the ones that come with my sofas. But yes, it is plaid! Gasp!!!!! And now take a look at the coordinating settee.....
It is so pretty and cute, I almost can't stand it!Love it because it is not from the same line, so it is not too matchy matchy. I am also getting a chair/ottoman combo in the plaid to complete the room. I would say that is quite a shot of color, wouldn't you?
Am I alone out here in this sea of color? I truly love all my neutral friends - your homes are stunning! But I am working on being more true to myself when it comes to home decor, and this purchase just feels right! Hopefully I won't regret it!
Delivery won't be for a few weeks, but I promise I will keep you updated on my color injection journey! Any secret color lovers out there?