Thursday, June 14, 2012

Color: Soft Ambiances





As soft and subtle as butter.

Sometimes, we crave bright, full colors are vibrantly fresh and offer the intensity and zest for life to wake us up in the morning with a punch of life. And yet, other times, the softness of a more subtle space is exactly what we need to calm the senses, and just relax. Relax with a cup of tea in a curtained bed, or while walking indoors and out with flowers from the garden—windows and doors open to the elements—or in the bath, soothing with lavender after a long day. What do you like to do to unwind and simply rest?

Images: (scanned) Tuscan Escapes, Caroline Clifton-Mogg, photographed by Chris Tubbs

14 comments:

  1. I prefer the lighter hues myself! I love that little chandelier for the bathroom... so pretty!

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  2. These images are all so dreamy! I oscillate between the need colour and a desire for subtlety, but you're absolutely right - we need both!

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  3. these colours totally make me think of summer, which i need a little of right now! it looks so calm and relaxing, not like the permanent tense of winter and feeling cold!

    thanks darl xx

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  4. As much as I love a pop of colour in a neutral-tone decorated room, I couldn't relax in a space with the walls painted in a bright shade. The chandelier is in such a contrast with the worn-out walls, in this lies the beauty of that bathroom. xo
    Ada

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  5. With these images I feel I've been slapped about the face and reacquainted with my penchant for design.. Thank you.

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    1. Such a kind thing to say, thank you! :)

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  6. I adore that chandelier in the bathroom! gorgeous. I have placed one in the kitchen and it makes such a difference! have a fabulous weekend, darling!


    caroline @ patagonia gifts and jewelry

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  7. I've surfed the net more than three hours today, and your blog was the coolest of all. Thanks a lot, it is really useful to me

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  8. Loving your soothing images Sarah. When it comes to home, I like a calm palette most of the time. Happy weekend to you!

    xo Mary Jo

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  9. Ooh yes, butter is the perfect description Sarah! I love each and every image.

    I hope you are doing well Sarah, enjoying the weekend even with the copious amounts of rain! Blessings,

    Nancy xo

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  10. i love the softness of colours. and the stripe wall

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  11. These calming and soft colours are just my style Sarah adore these images! I am dreaming of a garden to one day be pottering in to soothe the soul!

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  12. Love the soft palette ! These photos provide plenty of inspiration; there is such a calming and wonderful mood in all of them.

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  13. You have made some good points. I did a search on the furniture and found most people will agree with you.

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