Monkey See Monkey Do
What's that saying? Copy cats are the best form of flattery?
I have a serious girl crush on Emily Henderson's style. And I have fallen in love with her master bedroom colors. So much so, that I'm stealing them for myself.
My wanna-be-bff' Em, used the Sherwin Williams' SW6510 Loyal Blue color for her office because it matched the headboard from her master bedroom (and the sofa from her living room...).
|Courtesy Emily Henderson|
|Color Palatte, Photo by Vivid Hue Home|
|Vivid Hue Home|
I have been brainstorming my makeover for this room for quite awhile. I wanted a blue and white theme of some sort. I envisioned navy walls with white accessory side table accents.
Recently, I found a turquoise and lime green chenille bedspread at Antiques on the Farmington for $45 bucks. I fell in love with it immediately and it was in great shape so I knew I had to use it somewhere in my home, just wasn't certain where. I didn't originally intend to share these rough iPhone photos with the world...but here are some of my initial thoughts for this room.
I could see this chenille with hot pinks, ikat, navy blue and kelly green against the SW6510 Loyal Blue backdrop. Yes. Always lots of colors. My mind is like a bad skittles night mare. (Ignore the lack of styling in this photo!)
Here's the other direction I considered taking for this room. A nice Ikat white and navy. I had wanted to use this AND the chenille throw but when I put the two together, it was just entirely too much. Now the walls are smurf blue and that would just be over the top. I think the chenille green and blue will win out in this room. Specially with the Emily Henderson inspiration.
Here are the Emily bedroom photos that are driving my madness. I am not suggesting my room will look anything like hers when this project is complete but I love the colors she's used. The electric plush pink is over the top. It melts my heart every time I see it:
Emily Henderson Bedroom Photos Courtesy of Apartment Therapy
I've got a long way to go on this little project but thought I'd start keeping you posted.
Also, remember that little mudroom makeover? It's still in progress too...I like to start multiple things all at once and finish none of them (kidding). I do appreciate all of the feedback on the nail head ribbon trim...
I measured the room to order the ribbon the other day and I came up with some whacked out calculations that would have required me to order 666.6 yards of trim. I don't know if I was more scared by the COST that that amount of trim would have set me back or the fact that the sign of the devil was trying to indicate this was a failure of a project but I backed off from the order immediately! Then recalculated and figured out I was WAY off. I decided to try my numbers again for another day and so I STILL have to order that trim (and started to paint the guest bedroom in the meantime).
Can you believe school is still not out here in Connecticut? One more week!
PS- Thanks to Bridget Otto at The Oregonian for featuring "Jack's Room" | Vivid Hue Home in her Color Monday feature on June 10 2013 (along with Emily Henderson's Living Room Reveal).