Last week I told you that color was the name of the game at the international furniture market held in High Point a few weeks ago. But neutrals were quite popular, too. Here in this showroom vignette, a solid camel colored sofa plays against a darker wallpapered wall. Hanging above the sofa is a street map of Paris. I saw quite a few of these types of maps in the art showrooms- not only of Paris, but of New York and Rome. They were humongous and I loved them all!
Check out all the different patterns on these pillows.
A wall of traditional botanicals accents this wall. No bright colors here. They look so serene and elegant.
Here, two traditional striped chairs are accented with fun, muted tone pillows. Even the rug is a neutral- I think it looked a little like a zebra skin print.
As for more pillows, look at all the petals covering this one. They were soft like cashmere.
A small (about 8”) ball pillow with the same fabric petals. The price tag you see here was the wholesale price. You could expect to pay much, much more than that in a retail shop !
Taupe was a neutral that we saw often in upholstery items. Here it’s accented with a “dirty” green ~ to me, another neutral.
Whoops…. Although a bit blurry, you can see why this picture reminded me a bit of the popular curtains in blog land that are being fabricated from drop cloths. This linen curtain is covered with rosettes and ribbons starting from about 2/3rds of the way down the panel. I like this added frou-frou!
So do you like the neutrals any more than the colors I’ve shown you in the past few posts? Instead of seeing neutrals as a “trend” this season, I’m thinking of them as a great base for adding color onto them. Color trends change over the course of time, so painting an entire room or buying a piece of furniture in the new, “hot and in-style” colors could limit your decor, not to mention that you could easily tire of it. Why not start with the neutral taupes, greens, beiges, or grays; then add pops of color to accessorize them? It makes good sense to me and that’s what I’ll be doing when I order my new furniture. Now if I could only remember to bring those fabric samples home with me!