This month, as I put the finishing touches to the ground floor bedroom with its 'library corner', I am drawn to the colour combination of blue with brown; there is something very sophisticated about this duo, and the colours themselves - sticking to deep browns and dusky blues - are soundly mid-century, or at any rate, seventies. I love the warmth and earthiness of brown, and adding blue provides an appealing lift which prevents any danger of it becoming fogyish...which it might on its own!
Colours have such an impact on our interiors that much care must be taken in their choosing. However, it's important not just to pick hues which personally appeal: they also have to suit the space, and this can mean living with it for a while and sensing what will go. Three years into our move here at 'Blackbirds' it became gradually apparent that the initially much-favoured burst of retro orange was just too overpowering for this corner: what works here are blues, greens and browns. And a pop of maroon. If you're finding it hard to picture this, all will be revealed in Mid-Century Modern on a Shoestring! Working on it.
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