|Country Home Magazine, February 2006. Photo source here.|
I have been culling my collection of magazines and found an old issue of Country Home, which was my favorite magazine along with Cottage Living. It's a shame that both magazines are no longer published (along with a few other casualties of the 2008 economic downturn).
Anyway, this photo is not from the sole Country Home magazine in my collection, but I remember the feature well. The contrast between the toast colored furniture and cool blue-green walls (painted Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage--remember that paint color?) made quite an impression on me. The black accents work well too along with the shine from the mercury glass lamp. Why isn't someone reproducing lamps like this today? They are impossible to find.
I have the itch to buy this paint and get busy, but the open floor plan of my house means that the entire downstairs would have to be painted this color, which probably wouldn't work well long-term. At least I can admire it from afar.