Before we get to the details....I have a confession to make.
This might make your jaw drop to the floor.....but here goes.
Remember the pictures of that gorgeous water from my sailing trip to the BVI? Well I never went in it. Yeah....I know.
Truth is I am not a water person. Why? Cause there are big fish in there. AND....that scares me.
Now many people have tried to convince me otherwise.
They sit there and say "there are no fish in this water". Then they come back from snorkeling and talk about that huge barracuda they just saw.
Seriously......this is not my first time at the rodeo. And the fact that if there happens to be a shark in those waters my ass is going to be on the boat.
OK that is enough true confession for today.
I said I would give you more thoughts on my ORC room.
So here you go.
If you remember I planned on using this greek trim on the curtains. Even ordered it but glad I waited because it just seemed too busy in the room.
I love how soft the window treatments look and with no trim it just creates texture. Like I said these are just ready made [96"] panels though I used 2 on each side for fullness. The reason I pulled them back is because of how close the headboard is to the window. In my opinion it would have been too busy if I had left them hanging.
I also decided not to use rings to help with creating a cleaner look. AND.....I did not even have them sewn together.....just slipped them through these loops. I love these curtains and they carry them at Lewis and Sheron if you are inclined to get yourself a pair.
I couldn't find them on the website but you could just give them a call.
These pillows were made by Sudi and I just trimmed them out in some dark gray fabric to create a frame.
The burlap headboard had these letters and numbers already on it. They were coffee bags and to make it work I had to do it upside down.....worked for me :)
I got the bedskirt at a thrift store for 2 dollars. So lucky....it was made out of really nice fabric and had a longer drop which is what I needed. Whoop.
I have had this skin for years and it has of course been used in every room at one time or another.
This cloche used to be in my den. I bought these vintage lightbulbs at The Queen and even though it is glass with glass....again....I like that it does not scream. You have to decide what are the focal points in a room and then stop. We have heard this before.....not everything can be the star.
In keeping with the black, cream and white theme....I used books, a couple of old cameras and the beads on a silver tray. The silver of the camera kind of coordinates with the patina of the old silver tray.
I also mixed my metals in this room with the vintage brass lamp and the gold in the chandelier.
If you remember I had 4 choices of lighting [you can find pictures of all the selections on this post]. I liked the one that was originally hanging but in my opinion it was too rustic for the room. With the burlap headboard.....I wanted to do the opposite and that meant crystals. I thought the Circa lighting brass one from the show house[my second favorite] was just too plain. The black iron one from my foyer was too predictable.
I think that is enough about how my brain works for today :)
I have also been searching for like items so you can put this room together for yourself...... if you want.
Hoping it will get warmer here in Atlanta....we are not used to temps in the 30's so late in March.
No snide remarks from you people who live in frozen tundra.
How did Wednesday creep on us so fast?