Farmhouse Style: Is Now the Time for Brown and Blue?

Do you ever lack inspiration for your home?

You know, when the decor has grown a bit... well, dull. 

And then the Seattle gray skies seem like they're going to suffocate you. 
(Oh wait, that last part may just be me and my Seattle homegirls!)

Sometimes the best medicine is to pull the car over and clip some flowering branches. 
(Don't worry, they weren't in anyone's yard.)

And while I think it's great to know your style, sometimes introducing an unexpected color or pattern can breathe some fresh life into a tired space. 

I'm not typically drawn to brown (especially in spring), but there was just something about these brown and sand striped pillows that I loved. They are heavy duty, with a ton of texture. And, I love how the brown striped pillows work with the soft blue chambray pillows.

The brown adds some contrast to our mostly white room. 
(The boys in our house gave that a thumbs up!)

I added a few more books and a touch of greenery to the nesting boxes. 
And I'm hoping to plank the wall above the fireplace sometime soon...

What is inspiring you this (almost) spring? Has there been a color that works well in your house that has surprised you?

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!


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