My Idea, Pretty Sure

I’ve been looking through December magazines and catalogs and noticed the color scheme I thought I created is showing up everywhere.

The aquas and berries have come together in the Cottage.
Aquas and berries have come together in the Cottage.

The Cottage is decorated in aqua (some might call it turquoise) and cranberry.

Why 006 Square Brass Chair for $2,650.
Why 006 Square Brass Chair for $2,650.

In Marie Claire’s gift guide is a chair designed by Francesco Della Femina in berry and turquoise, touted as the colors of Capri.

The Cottage rug has a southwestern design in cranberry and turquoise.
The Cottage rug has a southwestern design in cranberry and turquoise.

Then I was perusing Elle Décor where an alpine getaway in St. Moritz has rug almost like the one in the Cottage.

Oushak rug in an Alpine resort.
Oushak rug in an Alpine resort features cranberry and turquoise.

The late 19th century Oushak in Elle was probably upwards of $4000. The Cottage rug was $260.

The Cottage bed has a LJUSÖGA duvet cover from Ikea with tiny cranberry flowers and teal leaves.
The Cottage bed has a LJUSÖGA duvet cover from Ikea with tiny cranberry flowers and teal leaves costs $30.

Even in the bedroom there are aqua/cranberry options.

The Leona comforter would be a beautiful addition to Glade Cottage cranberry/aqua décor.
The Leona comforter would be a beautiful addition to Glade Cottage cranberry/aqua décor.

Pottery Barn has delved into the aqua/cranberry pool with the Leona reversible comforter.  Of all the items this comforter is affordable — $150.

Have you created something that you thought was original and then saw it someplace else?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “My Idea, Pretty Sure”

    1. I’m actually surprised how much I like the combo. It really happened by accident — the walls were already aqua and my friend’s favorite color is red. Regular red and aqua had a ’50s vibe and we were searching for something a little more sophisticated. Eh, voila. Jo

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