Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tartan Inspiration

Here is a wee book of Robert Burns poems sent to my mother in the 1930's from her Scottish pen pal.

This treasure sits among others inside my Japanned secretaire in the Den.

This Den, with one wall painted Sherwin Williams Knoxville Gray - a failed experiment - will now be painted Benjamin Moore's Polo Blue.  I was recently introduced to designer extraordinaire Scot Meacham Wood via bloglandia, i.e. The Skirted Round Table.  His work is gorgeous.  I had finally decided on a color called Stonecutter by SW but after learning that Mr. Wood was painting his apartment Ben Moore's Gentlemen's Gray, I have decided to go one better with Polo Blue. 

 I had been thinking of slip covering the couch, and some of the chairs in there in a crisp white and outfitting them with tartan pillows........now,  after being inspired and in a sense, confirmed by Scot Wood,  IT'S A DONE DEAL.  Of course, I didn't say when it would all be done, did I?  Happy National Tartan Day - it's about time!


Martha said...

I love plaid but it's not seen that often in houses. I think it will be smashing!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that color. It will make the den feel so cozy!