Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vintage Black Friday: Give Back Week and Black As an Accent Color

I'm so glad that Vintage Black Friday has returned. This is the 2nd installment of the monthly party to be found the first Friday of each month.

I'm not a decorator by trade, but I've learned a few things over the years about decorating. Having moved to several houses in my adult married life, I've learned that it's important to have furniture and accessories that are "mix and match". I call them "Garanimal Furniture". Going back to finding clothes for my girls as toddlers, there was a brand carried at Sears that was completely interchangeable. Each piece fit nicely with any other item in the line. That has been an idea that I have adapted to decorating. Keeping a few "colors" and accent pieces that are totally interchangeable. I get bored with my surroundings and like to change things up frequently. If I can't move or change out furniture, then I like to seasonally mix up accessories and vignettes.


Print and vintage frame found in the powder room,
but in the Dining room for better natural light.



I keep a color palette of varying hues of khaki, sage green, and gold, with hints of dark red. Gold or brass is my accent metal, and I also use black in healthy doses as an accent. Some of these items you've seen before, but today I'm using them to show how accent colors can unify and bring continuity to a home. I love white and neutrals and having white woodwork, I am bringing in more white painted furniture, but I also love color. I guess I would say I lean toward English and French Country. Vintage and antique pieces add to the foundation.


Lampshades and a clock on the Living Room mantel.






Decorative painted French box on my black writing desk


Old rustic church pew


Hat boxes in the Entry on a French gilt table.




Kitchen print with black frame


And a variety of black tole trays on the kitchen counter



A tiny print in the powder room


And a new black distressed clock
 that is usually found in the family room



These are just a few of the black accessories
 I have used in my home to help bring it all together.

Please run over to The French Cupboard
and check the McLinky to see the other
Vintage Black Friday participants.


If you haven't yet entered my


please click and leave a comment
on the post from March 1.



Thank you for all the sweet and funny Birthday Wishes!
Each one warmed my heart,
 and so many made me laugh.

And thank you to all those
who posted about my Give Back
and joined as a follower.
I'll be over for a visit soon!

Have a wonderful Weekend!
Debra
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...