Whew what a week huh? Election results and the ORC reveal all in the same day.....not to sound trite but it was history making on both accounts.
What am I talking about?
Well I painted a room dark and for a girl who thinks white is always right that is huge:)
See how I bring it back to me......hee haw
So Wednesday was dump day as we all just bombarded you with a million pictures knowing your attention span is that of a gnat.
Today is about details and why decisions were made.
Why did I add the Metrie trim on the walls? To bring them forward and add texture. Same reason you add wallpaper..... it just allows the walls to stand on their own. Since I knew there would be a large headboard and nightstands I only added one horizontal strip up high!
It's best to use this treatment on a wall that doesn't have a window or door on it.
Why did I go dark? Well to make more of an impact of course! But really if you think about it there are 2 rooms that can be dark.....the dining room because you are normally there in the evening and a bedroom right? In my situation I have cathedral ceilings, plenty of windows and set of french doors so that helps to break up the darkness.
Let's talk about the bathroom a little. I have travertine that was all the rage in the 90's. Since I just made over my kitchen.....gutting this room is not in the budget right now......although it has been said that the word budget has never stopped me before:)
I picked the wallpaper because there are some taupe veins running through the tile and I thought that would help to warm it up.
This Thibaut paper [ T6815] has so much texture but is actually a vinyl! Yup.....and by painting out the trim, doors and ceiling with this Williamsburg Brand paint color [CW-60 Cole Stone] I limit the colors in the space to only 2 hues.
Another problem I encountered were the lights I ordered from Bellacor I did not want to take the mirrors down but because the globe of the light did not have a back you could see the light bulb reflecting.
After trying a full glass one it was too bright in there....huh? Could that be? Yes!
I went back to Lowe's and came up with these.....creating a much softer light. I hope Bellacor is not mad at me:)
At the last minute when I knew my Bernhardt dresser was not gonna make it I had to give this chest a small makeover....
Check that off the list:)
I kept my cream linen table skirt on the other side for softness....
The lamps are from Barbara Cosgrove....I ordered the Currey and Co black ones but then I switched up the wall color:) I am sure they will go in a room somewhere!
Whats better than a black bowl with a moss ball in it?
I was lucky that Phil offered to make me this console and it's so pretty! I played around with the styling a little:)
I'm a sucker for these glass beads....
I love the graphic pattern [Ralph Lauren] fabric I chose on the stools....they were very easy to recover!
So Cami thinks I did all of this for her right?
I have a mix on the bed combining both cream and white. You can see below that I added a cowhide on top of my Karastan rug.....hopefully it will help with Cami's dirty paws:)
It's nice looking through from my family room and seeing the dark walls....
I want to thank Linda for all of her support and inviting me to participate once again! We had some great sponsors....and they were all so wonderful to work with.
I suppose that's it but if you have any questions then shoot me an email!
If you want to start from the beginning....