You all remember the client with la fiorentina drapes? She needed some help with some finishing touches to her room and having it all make sense. There were a lot of items in the room that needed to stay and we needed to find a way to link these items together.
Here is the board I put together to address these issues.
The color palette was already there in the room, coral drapes, blue bedding and her furniture a very light gray. Now to make it all work together.
Her existing bedding was an beautiful blue with a traditional damask pattern on it. We needed to somehow link this to the existing drapes and roman shade behind her bed. I found this graphic pillow from zgallerie that referenced the curves found in the damask but the extra large scale made it more modern and graphic, like the pattern in the drapes.
The paint color I suggested is Tundra by Benjamin Moore. It is a soft light gray with a hint of blue.
Trimming the drapes and roman shade in a ribbon that coordinated with the color in the bedding would help connect these items. I also suggested trimming some of her pillows in the ribbon as well.
The etched decal on the side is to cover some existing mirrored closet doors. It repeats the molding pattern she has on two closets in the space. This was an inexpensive alternative to completely replacing the door.
Finally, since everything else in in the room is rather light and airy, we have a rug in the same olive brown shade as the graphic pattern in the drapes to ground the room.
It seems like she loved the ideas because look at this sweet email I got from her!
Annie, you have some fabulous ideas for this room. I am so happy to be working with you. I realize this is a challenging project because of all the existing constraints. It's a lesson learned for me--how finding just the perfect piece of whatever can be the turning point in a complicated job--in this case, the graphic pillow that brought it all together.
J. if you are reading THANK YOU for allowing me to help you with your room, it was a pleasure!Pin It
Here is the ceiling fan that came with our family room.
As much as I would love to replace it with an pendant or other light fixture it gets HOT here in the summer and these fans are a must. So I had to figure out a way to "make it work".
Enter lamp shade.
How your lights are attached on the fan will determine how you will attach your lampshade. Our fan has a single bulb in the center so I got a shade with an uno attachment.
I tried my best to find a drum shade but couldn't so I found one with a slight taper, because you will be hanging it upside-down.
The lightbulb holds it on.
And voila! Ugly light banished. Pretty good for $10 dollars right?
Someday I would love to replace it with just a fan, without a light kit. We get a good amount of light in this room during the day and in the evening I would rather have our lighting come from a floor lamp and table lamps. It's less harsh than just one over head light and creates more atmosphere in the room, don't you think?