Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Scarlett rates the new furniture

...and apparently approves.

Both the couch and chair were delivered (late), and barely fit through our narrow front door on Saturday. We love it.

The problem with chocolate brown is you can pair it with almost any colour - a warm bluey green? robin's egg blue? sage green? taupe with red accents? pink? I'm at a loss because the room is so small it's hard to pick a colour scheme, knowing it will probably have to work with the dining room as well.

I can't live with beige walls much longer. I'm convinced that beige is not a colour, it's a way of life, and it's not my way of life.

The sad part of this story is that frankencouch (which, to be clear, is a frankenloveseat) did not fit into our basement, no matter the amount of tugging, shoving and near finger-sever-ing, it just would not fit. It's sitting at the curb, hoping for someone to take it to another home.

9 comments:

wordgirl said...

Yes, please. Ditch the beige.

ElaineMI said...

If you want the best seat in the house, you have to move the cat

TB said...

Those are gorgeous. We have a chocolate brown leather recliner and have accent colors of purple (like eggplant)and green (sort of apple green) in the room. They go surprisingly well together.

DebbieDoesLife said...

Lovely!! The cat looks like he is just lapping it up too.

Are we worried about the large dog who eats anything and everything? Does he like leather?

Heather said...

Definitely ditching the beige.

TB I can see how those colours would work really well together. I'm just not sure I have the guts to do it. We're planning on stripping the (hideous) wallpaper in the hallway and doing a mauvey-taupe colour so it might be a bit too purple.

Debbiedoeslife:The cats both love it. There's already been a *slight* nail mark from the dog thinking it'd be okay to sleep on the couch while we're at work so they get confined upstairs when we're there now. It'll totally come out with a good rub.

elaine said...

tb - I've been saying purple all along as an accent colour...

ElaineMI said...

Heather....Look at the color primrose. In one light, it looks like blue and in another light, it looks like it has a purple tint to it. That way, it's always changing and it is beautiful. You can add pink, yellow, green to accent because with the brown furniture you want color. Candles work well too (but up on shelves as cats like to set their tails on fire). I painted my walls a, well, some would say brown, but, it looks like milk chocolate with a lot of milk to lighten it up. Then I've added color and it's really looks good. You don't want to go dark on the walls only because it will make the room look smaller. That's why I suggested the primrose.

At any rate, good luck on picking a color and have fun decorating. The furniture looks great!!

ElaineMI said...

Oh, hope you don't mind, but, another color to consider is an ice blue. I have a friend that used it and the room looks blue, then it looks green. It's light colored and will help make the room look bigger.

Robin said...

That cat has good taste, I see.
--Robin (the other mother)