Sunday, January 11, 2009

What's Hot 2009. It is in all the decor magazines and news reports that white is back. Many are suggesting that the situation with the economy has a lot to do with it. They are suggesting that many people are going back to basics and are not in the mood for vibrant colors. Well weather this is actually true or not it does bring an image to mind of the era of the great depresssion and the images of men, women and children wearing nothing but whites and neutrals. So, are we going to be wearing and decorating our homes this year based on how the economy is effecting us?

I would hope not. Now, I for one prefer and love neutrals but would hope these colors would not suggest that 2009 will be a depressing year for us all. I see it the other way. I see various shades of whites and neutrals are actually a beautiful celebration of a new and fresh and hopeful year to come. Something of a new beginning. I believe that as the warmer months get closer, we will slowly begin to incorporate more gentle and dominant colors that will be mixed into these beautiful neutral shades.

Above and below you will find beautiful examples of what I think are lovely ways of using neutrals this year.
I chose these images from EmmasBlog because they were wonderful examples of real decorating for the common folks. Simple decorating that has not been overly styled and created for perfect images that go into national decorating magazines. The simplicity of the images showcase that you can have style and comfort at any price range. Too me all of these images represent a luxurious lifestyle but not in the traditional stuffy decor that you usually think of when the word luxury is attached. I hope you will enjoy and find ways in 2009 to bring a sense of comfort and style into your home.

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