Part of the reason why I took a little blogging break last week is that I've encountered a bit of color overload in my life. In the quest to come up with blog content, seek out new readers, sponsors and giveaways, and check out the competition, I've sort of OD'd on color. I know it's hard to believe. People like Jamie Mears from Isuwanee have the ability to be all color all the time which is amazing to me and something I really appreciate. I'm not afraid of color and have no problem using it in other people's spaces, but I think I'm entering my Neutral period - especially for my own home.
Blogging, if anything exposes you to tons of styles and trends and can sort of take you off track if you don't already have a strong style - and I've always been a little schizophrenic, liking mid century, empire, regency, psychadelic, and even the occasional rustic shabby chic item. In the end though following the rainbow a little too far has made me realize what my true style and palette are. So, while I love the colorful Ikat pillows and the dash of orange in the painting that I've added to my living room, I think I'm all oranged out (as in when I think about it, it makes me a bit nauseated) and it's time to relocate these items and create a more serene space. Currently, I'm loving the feel of this ad from Dennis & Leen. Collected, sophisticated, soothing and natural.