Before I get to today's post.....
let me just say.....
I AM SO SICK OF WHITE IN DECORATING I COULD JUST PUKE!!!!!
Let me clarify.....
I have done a white living room and sunroom for Connie.
Maybe that's why I'm over white.
I have white slipcovers in my own living room.
THEY WILL BE CHANGED WHEN MY FABRIC LINE COMES OUT.
I need to figure out a pattern to work in that room.
OY, I've just told the world.
WHAT IF I CAN'T DESIGN SOMETHING THAT LOOKS GOOD?????
now I have to.
Connie's white living room is lovely
(if I do say so myself).
She wanted serine, she wanted peaceful, she wanted white.
So that's what she got.
And it works.
BUT I AM DONE WITH WHITE.
Give me your huddled masses yearning for color.
That's where my heart is.
I should write a book on color......
wait, I ALREADY DID!!!!! look to the right, look to the right, look to the right....
OK, I'm just being goofy, but I gots some caffeine coursing through my veins and I am flying right now.....
on to today's post.
Let us return to Connie's bedroom.
At the foot of the bed are a pair of big comfy club chairs.
Connie and I have spent hours in those chairs, combing through our iPads, looking for things on eBay and First Dibs.
This is a shot of the room in transition.
The mirrored table moved.
The white table was temporary,
and nothing was on the walls.
To decorate the room, we started with the colors in the rug.
It came with the house, and Connie loved the colors so that's what we worked with.
It's a woven loop pile called a Wilton.
According to Bloomsburg Carpets
Because the yarn is buried on the back and only lifted when a specific color is needed, it gives the wilton product more body, resilience, and great quality.
now you know as much as I do about Wilton carpets.
We lucked out and found fabrics that matched the rug perfectly.
Can you believe it?????
How great is that!!!!!
The solid green linen is what we used to outline the draperies.
I still need to get new pillows for the chairs.
The ones that are being used now are from Connie's old bedroom color scheme.
(I just saw that we need to steam the skirts on the chairs.....)
This was her old bedroom.
I designed and made the needlepoint.
I won't make one for you, so don't ask.
The view out Connie's old bedroom was of the ocean.
I love the new view even more.
I find that looking out at lush green pretty things makes me feel all happy inside.
"A Happy Wife is a Happy Life"
should be changed to.....
"A Happy Decorator is a Happy Connie"
'cuz her new house makes me feel all happy inside,
even if she does have a white living room.
On that note,