Rooms with a Brood

What shall we call this? This funky, mix-y vibe that the depths of winter often put us in? So dark and moody. 'Broody?' I like that.

"The room's air was broody and sullen, like the season's own, full of storm clouds."   (Nicholas Proffitt) 

Yes. That about sums it up. 

Photos: 1. via Casa Sugar 2. via Desire to Inspire 3. unknown 4.  unknown

Sorry there's no credit for 3 and 4. I started gathering before blogging and didn't think to credit. 

Don't mess wid me today. I'm broody.


nelya said...

Can I brood with a smile on my face? Because 1,2,&3 make me soooo happy! Broody, yes, perfect adjective. So broodiful. ;0)


All about the broody spaces! Maybe it IS a winter thing... Also, it's surprising to me how well the corrugated metal works in that vignette. It reminds me of a lot of what I saw in Denmark. I do think that the very aged commode does wonders for that vignette- it's that juxtaposition that's doing it for me. Lauren

La Dolfina said...

I love these images!
Broody but fab!

MFAMB said...

they're like fancy caves.
i tend to think these rooms look best in pictures. this is an almost impossible look to achieve in reality.

Lydia, Clueless Crafter said...

Splendid Willow sent me here, and I'm glad she did! I have to say that the first two rooms make me think of all the uses of reclaimed wood AND how I'd like to have a hunting lodge to escape to on the weekends.

Jen said...

Great post! I love the vibes of the rooms. Masculine, clean, cold but oh so intriguing.

Tades said...

I like that second photo - makes me think of Andrew Wyeth's Helga portraits.

###### said...

Its been a min since I visited your blog...still great!

Velvet and Linen said...

Gorgeous grays!
We just painted our TV room Farrow and Ball "Hardwick White". It's a wonderful moody gray.
Thank you for the inspiration!