Usually I don't take the time to read chain store catalogues (except Anthropologie and JCrew of course). But this weekend I paged carefully through the Restoration Hardware Fall 2010 Catalogue because I was intrigued by the rough hewn aesthetic on the cover. Since I have been in the process of refinishing some antique furniture recently (... yes, I do mean stripping, sanding, re-staining and sealing) I found myself drawn to the natural wood tones of all their featured pieces. A far cry from the dark walnut stains of say 2002!! The concept as a whole intrigues me even though I could never afford their furniture and prefer scouring flea markets and junk shops for my prized pieces( notice I didn't include their pages here--- still a little too masculine for me). However, it did prompt a complete overhaul on my decorative painting business identity, blog and logo. See what you think. I have always resisted letting this blog and that one overlap. But now, I am really excited about this look so much so that I might just start posting my work regularly and letting you have a peek from time to time. (even if my work is more tailored to my client's needs instead of my own aesthetic) Anyway.... enough about me.
And have you seen the catalogue? What do you think about this new trend toward Greige (defined by the author of Greige blog as: greige: ( gra, grège, gray) adj. not bleached or dyed; unfinished; raw