Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Color Obsession: Saddle and Peacock

Every year about this time, it happens. That lust for all things Fall. I actually try to discourage my brain, since the seasons here in Brazil are opposite of the US, I have little opportunity to relish the fullness of the North American Autumn season, and it always leaves me a little remorseful.
Sometimes, I say to hell with it, and seek out the symbols of the season, other times (like this), they hit me - WHAM-O!
That was the case when I saw this image. Could the warm, saddle leather of the Wassily chair look any more fantastic paired with the peacock-blue of the small bureau?

Saddle and Peacock colorboard

To me, the colors read comfort, nostalgia, hospitality - all symbols of the Autumn season, and now, my official Fall color-combo obsession. For the record, I'd also throw in some deep, rich cognac, but balance it with a punch of chartreuse - much like this designer did.

I began scouring my house for an area I could work in the combo without doing a complete overhaul.
Living Room.
Coffee table - certainly not saddle leather, but the color is similar. Great.
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Broken, and in need of H.E.L.P. Ikea media armoire: Not. So. Great.
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If I could get my hands on some Hague Blue paint, it could work magic, ya know?

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A tad O'Killed, but....

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Can you see it?
Ikea armoire in Hague Blue



Don't let my doodling skills fool you. I'm serious, peeps. (Now go ahead and tell me what you think)

13 comments:

Amanda Hill said...

High gloss Peacock! Can't wait to see it! Martha Stewart has a great new line of hardware at Homedepot you might want to look at too :)

Meg said...

Uh... nice photoshopping... I think the peacock would be killer on the armoire! DO IT!!!

Leah said...

i think hague blue would look great on the armoire. i've wanted to use this peacock/teal color somewhere too! let us see the results if you do it!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Yes! Go for it! I just bought some peacock blue velvet. Don't know what to do with it yet, but had to have it!

Life of Style said...

Do it, take the plunge, it will be so worth it in the end! I am thinking of doing some grasscloth in that color on my DR ceiling, love it!

Diane James Home said...

Gorgeous color and love it paired with browns - don't think I could do a whole room in it but love the idea of a piece of funiture. Maybe even tying it into suzani pillows on the sofa!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

do it! They are complements, which mean each brings out the richness of the other, and that makes both colours even more lush. Have to say, as much as I love fall, I'm a bit envious that you're still walking around in flipflops :)

Meghan said...

I think there are very few places Hague Blue would be inappropriate :) Do it!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

i love that color combo. could paint something with those colors..
just sayin.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Go for it. It would be gorgeous!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the after pic!

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

do it do it do it. it would 300% improve that armoire!!!

anita said...

Yes!! Do it!
Awesome color combo and you'll be so happy with your "new" armoire!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

That miles is never overkill to me. Jenny also used the hague on a console at her house and it looks fabby-us.