I entertain more during autumn and winter than the warmer seasons, and while my dining room comfortably seats eight my living room is lacking places to plop down because of its layout. That’s where moveable floor seating comes into play. Floor cushions can be tucked under a coffee table or couch, while poufs and more substantial pieces placed in corners or other rooms and taken out when needed. It doesn’t hurt that each and every piece is perfectly soft and cushiony, welcoming guests to cozy up and stay awhile.
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Let’s start this off honestly: Browns are not my bag. So when my long-standing partner Sherwin-Williams approached me about sharing their 2017 Color of the Year – Poised Taupe – I was unsure. In my mind taupe is a drab nail color my mother used to wear in the 90s, one that I didn’t like then and didn’t feel much differently about now.
But then I actually saw the color in question, and I was proven wrong once again in life. Because this taupe? This taupe, Poised Taupe, was unlike anything I’d seen before. Plenty of grey undertones, even a little violet in some light, a modern take on a classic color.
After considering where Poised Taupe might fit into my home I had the answer. A small wood side table that had banged up legs and had seen better days could use a bit of a makeover, a second chance at life. I was also curious how different textures might take the paint, so I decided to give a seagrass basket that I keep blankets in an upgrade as well.
I left the surface of the side table unpainted for a bit of extra contrast. After giving the legs and underside a light sanding, I wiped them off with a cloth and swiped on two light coats of Poised Taupe in Sherwin-Williams‘ ProClassic formula with a satin finish.
My seagrass basket took a bit more time, but I found painting each little section therapeutic. After pouring through pattern options online I went with a simple zigzag – because sometimes simple is best, ya know? I love the update and how it feels a little bit like a fair isle sweater for the cooler months that are nearly here. For this mini-project I went with the Poised Taupe in Sherwin-Williams‘ Emerald formula (my favorite!), also in a satin finish.
For a color I wasn’t so sure about, Poised Taupe sure seems to fit right in in my home with its earthy feel. Both the side table and basket are currently front and center when you walk in the door, nestled in the nook of my staircase. It’s the perfect place to put a vase of fall flowers and drop your keys.
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1/ Cheryl Sorg
2/ All Things Coffee
3/ Daniel Taylor
4/ Marc Figueras
6/ All Patched Up
7/ Rice Krispie Treats 12 Ways
8/ Tom Blachford’s Midnight Modern
9/ Alessandro Calabrese’s A Failed Entertainment
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1/ Russian family poses for sweet and surreal photos with a real bear in the woods.
2/ Exploding paint cans in slow motion.
3/ Camera traps capture striking photos of African animals at night.
4/ The crazy things you can use as tiles.
5/ Mesmerizing acrylic and resin swirl table brings the universe to the dining room.
6/ Technicolor rainbow tape floor installations by Jim Lambie.
7/ The Moment, a short animation that will punch you in the gut with emotions.
8/ A stunning house that can change colors like a mood ring.
9/ An antique piano cut in half, connected only by a wishbone.
Around the age of 10 I wanted anything in my bedroom other than the twin canopy that had been handed down to me. I had my sophisticated eye set on a white metal framed daybed, you know the kind with the gold finial balls on each post? In other words, the cheap one. My grandparents had offered to buy me a daybed, just not That One. Off to the furniture store we went, eventually settling on a real beauty – cherry wood, scrolled head- and footboards, spindled back. After I moved off to college the day bed was retired to my Grandma’s spare bedroom, where it still sits in wait for me to one day (hopefully) hand down to my own daughter. All of this is the longwinded way of saying how thrilled I am that daybeds are having a moment again!
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Have you been spending lots of time outside or are you holed up inside avoiding the heat? I’ve been doing a little bit of both, as well as avoiding some rainstorms by hanging out on my porch. (One of my favorite times to be out!) The key to enjoying the outdoors for me is making my yard just as livable as my house, which means furniture that carries over the same style and sensibilities. Peek at my backyard setup that I shared last year, then take a look at these stellar outdoor furniture pieces.
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Sage and Clare is my kind of boho – global treasures that are handmade, soulful, and eclectic. Husband and wife duo Chris and Phoebe’s passion for color, texture, and objects with heart comes through with every piece. Serious about ethical practices, they spend months every year working side by side with weavers, block printers, and screen printers to bring Sage and Clare designs to life.
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I despise the term shelfie, but I do love a well-styled set of shelves. I have three in my home that serve as both organizational epicenters and focal points. The built-in in my dining room (above) corrals favorite serving pieces and barware, along with a few other things like candleholders and glove molds. (Trays, party decor, and other odds and ends live in the cupboard underneath.) The freestanding set on wheels that resides in the kitchen holds most of my cookbooks, a collection of vases, and stacks of white dinnerware and glasses that I pull out for entertaining. And lastly, the shelves in my living room show off most of my books. (I want to get away from the organization by color, but haven’t been able to let go just yet!)
What’s your stance on shelves? Do you like them stacked full or sparse?
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