Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Color Inspiration

So I have finally gotten a solid plan for one room in my house, Brooke's. As with every other room, I was having trouble figuring out what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted it to be her retreat and something a little larger than life. I want her to enjoy playing in her room so that our living room doesn't become the toy room. Right after Tammy's shower mom mentioned having a quilt made for Brooke out of the left over fabric from the sugar and spice table cloths, this gave me the colors for her room. Although I love pink and I love chocolate brown I couldn't figure out how I was going to paint the walls without either color overpowering the room... Tammy took the chair rail idea and I am not a copy cat, lol! So this is what I ended up with...

The pink chair was one of her Christmas presents that we will put in her reading corner.


I found these two pillows at Home Goods today in the clearance aisle. I had already decided on green for the wall color but needed a way to bring it in, I think these will work nicely. The big green pillow has piping similar to the front pillow. These will probably lay on the floor with a few others that have not been found yet.

These are two HUGE baskets we will be using as toy boxes. I was a little worried about it being overkill on the patterns since the quilt will have several different ones, but I am hoping these stay nice and organized in the closet so it shouldn't matter anyway.


This is a REALLY rough draft of a wall mural for her back wall, the background color will be green and the pink blooms will be a lighter pink (I didn't have the right color pencil). Now I need to find a projector to shoot it up on the wall, I don't think I can draw free hand. The tree also won't look so sparse, my hand got tired by the time I got to the bottom branches. I think I will get creamy white sheets and silky curtains. I am still debating if I will keep her doll house book shelf or put a low one under her window to make use of the space. Here is my big question, I really want to put one of those round tree swings hanging from the ceiling like it is hanging from the tree (we won't have any trees big enough for a swing until Brooke is too big for them), what do you think? I would put those big pillows under it to keep her from falling and hang it really low to the ground, but this is where the bigger than life part would come in. Thanks in advance for your input, I am sure some of you are thinking I am crazy.

2 comments:

Tammy said...

I LOVE the swing idea! If for some reason it didn't work, you could always do a bench and make it look like a park bench under the tree. just an idea! Girl, if you like the chair rail idea go for it! I will not be offended! Plus, we are moving and the kids will be sharing a room and have plain walls! By the time we are living a house again, Tayler will be a toddler! We will be living in an apartment for the next few years. I really like the colors though! I liked the pink and green as well for Tayler but then decided to just to a hint of green.

Anonymous said...

I posted a comment yesterday,but for some reason it didn't come through so here it is again. As long as the swing isn't too heavy I don't see why you couldn't have one. Just make sure it doesn't bump the walls when Brooke swings on it. You don't want holes in the wall of your brand new house.

The colore scheme will be wonderful. I wished I had 1/2 the talent you have. I just picked out some paintable wallpaper the other day so I could redo my bedroom. I have paneling throughout the whole house. I'm nervous about painting techniques, much less tackling something as big as a cherry blossom tree.

Good luck with everything.

Love ya bunches,
Rita