|Ballard Designs catalog|
We have been slaving away, getting rid of that godawful "burgundy" color from the 80s in our bonus room. When we bought this house, the title company told us that our house was built in 1993. The neighbors say au contraire, it is at least five years older than that. Maybe I should sue the bastards. Did I ever tell you that my son, when he was little, very little, used to say "Sue the bastards!" whenever something didn't go to suit? But I digress...
|Say 'goodbye' burgundy walls!|
That explains, though, why my bonus room, a/k/a The Man Cave was painted "Burgundy." When we first moved to Alabama, they were about 15 to 20 years behind on the trends. Seriously. Now they are only somewhat behind, maybe five or seven years. It will probably be a while before they catch up to color again. They haven't quite gotten over brown yet, but the real Progressives are moving onto grey... And god help me, we still see mini-blinds even in my own neighborhood. I kid you not.
|Suzanne Kasler for Ballard Designs|
And then, I opened up my new Ballard catalog, and what do my wondering eyes see but this? Remember Burgundy and Hunter Green? They are baaaaack.
|A "Chianti" secretary desk.|
Pretty close to Burgundy if you ask me.
And Ballard isn't the only one. I have seen a few others since which have snuck in these colors, probably testing the waters. Not me, honey. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.
Say it ain't so, Pa, say it ain't so... I will even dig up my old photos somewhere and show you I already did this. Don't bring it back, please, please, pretty please?