I was just telling local antique dealer, Rich Hoffman, "I have all these brown things. I don't think I have enough stuff, yet I look around and I have all these brown things. And if you asked me, 'Do you like brown things?' I would say, 'No, not really.'" I was telling him because I was admiring something brown at his and Christopher Filley's shop.
Then, I ran across this picture of Steven Gambrel's Sag Harbor entry. Featuring a bunch of brown things. Maybe I'm on to something.
Image from Annie Kelly's Rooms to Inspire in the Country; photography by Tim Street-Porter.