Andrew Wyeth + Winter Whites

February 25, 2013



“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it – the whole story doesn’t show.”

~  Andrew Wyeth



Andrew Wyeth, Fence Line



White on the brain again!  Maybe it’s the winter view of bark and white sky out my window.  But I was leafing through a beautiful book “Andrew Wyeth– Memory and Magic” yesterday and was drawn to the monochromatic palette of browns, tans and whites of his “Chadd’s Ford” paintings.  I love the interplay between the layers of white and neutrals here and am really drawn to the same palette for interiors.




via Interiorly




Andrew Wyeth, Long Limb



via New York Times






Andrew Wyeth, Trodden Weed




Amelia Handegan




Andrew Wyeth, Open and Closed






Andrew Wyeth’s “Maine” paintings are, of course, another story.



Andrew Wyeth, Wind from the Sea



Summer awaits.



Andrew Wyeth, On the Edge




timber + snow

December 29, 2012


Well, today there is snow outside my window (and a roaring fire inside).  And it brings to mind one of my very favorite “color” combinations —  a background of white with touches of warm brown. The warm neutrals found in natural wood finishes, usually flooring and furniture, accomplish this best.  Those ‘Swedes’ are masters of this yin/yang aesthetic and DC designer Darryl Carter also does this well.

Here are some fabulous images I’ve pinned over the past year, showing the beauty of white walls paired with simple natural textures.

Enjoy ~


via Darryl Carter




via Cup of Joe



via Houzz




via The City Sage








via Ruth Burts




via we are super famous



via Ben Herzog


via the design files




Stay cozy and warm today dear readers.  And raising my glass to another colorful year of sharing!