Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chocolate and Decor

I really, really enjoy dark chocolate. Don't offer milk or white chocolate to me because I don't want to seem ungrateful or snobby, but I plain don't like it.   Just a few years ago people HATED brown in decor, then smart marketing experts started calling brown, Chocolate Mousse, Mocha Cocoa and Swiss Chocolate.  Problem solved.  Chocolate goes with cool or warm-toned colors.   Do you have any chocolate in your decor?  The teapot is a great example of chocolate brown with blue.  The bedding below could have been inspired by this dessert in caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate!    Now if you'll excuse me while I have an ooey-gooey dark chocolate "fit!"
 

















33 comments:

Lynn said...

Janean,
Dark chocolate is the one that is good for you too! So you can enjoy a peace every day knowing you are doing something good for yourself.
I am off to work! Have a beautiful day.
Lynn

Marina Mott said...

I love all black, brown dark and...white too.

Olivia and Me said...

Morning sweetie! My problem is that I adore all kinds of chocolate, even peppermint bark made with very dark chocolate for breakfast!

I love to add touches of cocoa to trims or ceilings and talk about adding an anchor to a room.. just toss in some brownie color items and poof.. it makes the room sing! Like everyone should after having a brownie.

Enjoy your day
with love,

Olivia

queenbuffness said...

Oh yeah. Got chocolate here. And none of that wimpy milk chocolate either. Deep dark yummy chocolate in the bedroom and master bath. Luckily there's no calories in comforters or showercurtains.

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

MMMMM....this entry was scrumptious! I LOVE chocolate. I could eat it everyday at any time.

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the world. My stop here was quite delicious. :)

Cheers~
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Kelli said...

Chocolate is HEAVENLY! Especially DARK chocolate. It's my fave, too. I love it with coconut, caramel, or just plain ol' dark chocolate is fine, too. I'm not picky. ;)

As for chocolate in my decor, I can't think of ANY! I love browns but when we built this house I was just so into brights and deep reds taht I never thought of browns. Perhaps I should do something about that....

Donna said...

Chocolate colors are going to be central to decorating in our new cottage! So I am glad that it is now in style.

I won't turn down any kind of chocolate, but dark is my favorite!

Pondside said...

Dark chocolate for me too, but I'm not at all fond of chocolate in a room, on the bed on the walls etc. It reminds me too much of a hotel, and I spend too much timein those to want the decor at home.

Andrea said...

You are tempting me, today!!
Hugs, andrea

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I haven't been able to become a dark chocolate girl, but love the color! Jackie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

thank you for joining my site. I do love visiting yours.
As you can see by my pictures of my home I am a pink person inside and out but I do love the chocolate with the pink. lol
Very nice pictures
Maggie

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

oooh, yum! definitely dark chocolate! Have a great day!

HeathahLee said...

I lurve dark chocolate. So much so that my husband knows that's the only candy I like for holidays. My bedspread is ivory with a brown toile print on it and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it at Target. I couldn't stop thinking about it. It makes me happy every time I walk into my bedroom!

Leanne said...

Mmmm, I love chocolate! In decorating and to eat. That teapot is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by for a visit earlier.

Crystal said...

I love it all-milk, dark, truffled, marbled, mousse etc... Can you tell I do love chocolate. My bedroom is even done in chocolate bedding, it is very cozy in the winter.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and leaving your nice comment. I did fall on our concrete walkway, that is definitely an OUCH. I love visiting your blog, I will be back soon.

Have a blessed day,

julie - eab designs said...

Hi Janean,

We recently painted our powder room a deep dark chocolate brown. The room has high ceilings with a mirror over the pedestal sink that goes to the ceiling and the chocolate brown is the most beautiful back drop. I love it so much, I'm thinking of using the same color in our bedroom and keeping all of the bedding shades of white.

Just Breathe said...

We have brown leather furniture but I haven't really decorated with Chocolate in this house. We do plan to do a Chocolate colored wall in my husbands office. I am not a fan of dark chocolate but my husband is. I do love milk and white. When we first got married our very first bathroom was done in those colors: brown/blue It was so beautiful and my sister had her bridesmaid dresses, very silky, in those same colors. They were stunning. (we didn't call it chocolate but it was)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Janean,.. I have chocolate all over my house, in my Nature rooms, our dark woods, pillows, you name it... brown transferware... I also have chocolate in my candy dishes and usually in my mouth! xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I love any kind of chocolate, but dark chocolate is my favorite! I absolutely love, love, love, pumpkin bars with dark chocolate chips!
Have a wonderful day!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

They ALL look yummy to me;)

June said...

My gosh Janean...what gorgeous images. I'm fresh out of chocolate here at my house, so a couple of these pics were just mean my friend. I love dark too, but will eat anything.
hugs

Becky Shander said...

All of these look de-lish! I'm a huge fan of chocolate brown...the food, the color...all of it.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I too love dark chocolate, 70% cocoa or more is just right. No chocolate decore on my house but i am thinking of making cushions, it will go quite nicely with the cream of the walls. Thanks for the inspiration.

sissie said...

Janean,
I cannot believe that I am not a follower on your blog! Well, I am now. I'm so glad you came over to visit me, so now I know about you.
I'll be back often to visit.

I just love dark chocolate of any kind. I love touches of it in decor, but not alot.

The bedroom is lovely. Well better go get some chocolate.

Sissie

Technodoll said...

Seriously. Are you trying to give me a heart attack of OOOOOO THAT'S AWESOME?!

Cuz it is!

Purrr.

julie said...

yum!!! i love chocolate decor too! i do have a mocha color that covers all the walls of my house and a dark chocolate in the half bath and laundry room! thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! i hope you will visit again soon! now excuse me while i go find myself some edible chocolate!

Sonia said...

Yum and I love the chocolate colors in the bedding and teapot!
The teapot is so unusual and so pretty!

Miss Bloomers

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love that color also. That bedding is to just die for!

I'm digging the drink, YUMMY!

The Gough Inn said...

I have an issue with black -- I am not sure mybe because it don't look good on me-- I like a littte splash of black but I am into brown colors in all different shades -- but I love color earthy color too...
but Guess what I have to have splashes of soft blues and purple..and believe this even red -- gotta find that just right color of barn right -- I know I am hooked a finding a farm - wink! Lol...

GWENDOLYN said...

Janean,
I love dark chocolate... the darker the better! like 80% is good! A few years ago we repainted and decorated parts of our house and we used that blue you have here and brown and we love it!
Blessings!
Gwen

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Love it.

Can't eat it, for many reasons.

Enjoy some for me... :-)

Parsley said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your comment was a blessing to me.

If you like Chocolate, you should check out my giveaway.

Have a blessed weekend..we are in an ice storm!

Kathleen said...

Me too! Your pics are great!
I do use ground pork in my meatloaf...Thanks for visiting!