NO PROBLEM WITH THE COLOR SCHEME SELECTIONS
Sometimes January decorating is a big fat question mark. Not this year for me. I had no trouble deciding to stay with the blues which were left over from the theme I used for My Blue Christmas this past year.
It is easy once you consider the blue-blue skies of winter. Then you think about the pure white snow that falls; and the silver sparkles that come along with those icy days. Sky and snow and ice say January to me. I loved this color combination. It spoke to me about the beauty of winter in creation and made me smile a lot on these gloomy, cold winter days of January.
CHRISTMAS GOT SAVED UNTIL NEXT YEAR – BUT LOTS OF THE BLUE HUNG AROUND
The things that were specifically Christmas got boxed up for use again next year; but those blues; well…..I wanted them to hang around a bit longer!
That was how I stepped into the blues of January this year. I’m finding it most refreshing and delightful. I can see how some of the reds of February might be integrated here and there later; without creating too much of a distraction from the main colors of blue, white and silver. The reds of February might be minimized and still thrive within parts of this color theme.
A DEER IS A DEER IS A DEER; DECEMBER OR JANUARY OR ANYTIME
There was no need to remove the silver deer candle holder that I loved during the Christmas season. Deer are still around in January in these parts and the stately fellow just seems to fit the natural January themes here. The white owls add to the forestry theme that seemed to be appearing; then I added some tiny little red-birds on the chest; a lovely Christmas gift from my husband. The room took on a kind of white walk through the snowy woods appearance. The silver beaded table mats just seemed to be the reflections of a winter freeze and the deep blues of the other accessories seemed to be the shadows in the forest skylines.
Come take a walk through this January scene with me and enjoy the peace and quiet and tranquility of the season inside the safe warm walls of home.
I moved the blue bar stools from the kitchen to the dining room area; and it complimented the white flower arrangement very well as they anchored the lighting into the far wall.
I turned the sofa pillows from the spring bicycle look to the creamy white side on the back. It didn’t get covered up properly in this photo; so you can see how I flipped these pillows to get a more serene effect. I just need to anchor them down a bit more and no one will ever notice the bicycles on the back that speak of spring and the beach. The Owls and the trees of various shades of gray in the other pillows were perfect! The little accessories on the mantle and occasional tables of blues and silver mixed with crystal pieces were great highlights, and added unexpected contrasts to their neutral backgrounds.
Someday the blue-willow antique china that my Mom is saving for me will grace this table in the dining room. It would be perfect with this color scheme. I can see the winter banquet in my imagination now.
Only one thing could make this room suit me more; perhaps several vases filled with lovely pure white roses. I’ll have to see what I can do about that! Maybe someone will come to the rescue of a lady in distress over her last perfect part of the decor?
I’m so happy to still be living with the blues. Sometime winter can be glorious!