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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Painting has been done

For those of you have been following along with me on my Little Sweeties Project here. I thought you might like to see the Fun and Bright colors she chose. As I shared with you she found this room as her inspiration
This room was designed by the talented, Judith Balis of Nest Interiors. I was very excited to see her inspiration picture because it has a black and white stripe on the sofa and that is one of my all time favorite patterns. I was equally excited that she wanted my guidance along the way.  After talking to her at length I came up with a color story.  The living room was going to be a very bright fresh turquoise . Off of the living room is the dining room which will be a darker value of the same turquoise used in the living room.  She wanted a bright yellow in her kitchen so we are going to introduce the yellow by using 3 art glass vases on the dining room table. You can read more about it here. The hallways and two of the bedrooms are in a white, one will be an office and the other will be a guest room. She wanted her bedroom to be romantic so I suggested a dusty lavender.

She did her homework, got her swatches and sample paints. She painted the sample colors on poster board and then she and her darling hubby made their choices.  I only guided her along the way she made the final decision.  I can not tell you how perfect these colors are for her. She is young, fun and full of life and so are her color choices.  This has been so fun for me to work with her. So without further ado here are my Little Sweeties final choices ……………

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The living room will have the IKEA Ektorp white slip covered sofa with the striped rug from IKEA in black and white. All end tables are going to be a shiny black finish. The coffee table will be painted in shiny white to make it look lacquered. In the bay window these two chairs will sit next to a round black table……
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The legs will be painted a shiny black. She and her sweet Hubby did this together.  It is the first time that they covered a chair. I think they did a great job. I am very proud of them. She got each chair for $10 on Craig's list. The total project cost them $30. Now that is what I call ingenuity and working on a budget!!
This room has amazing light coming from the bay window and two side windows flanking a fireplace. Aren’t the old fir wood floors wonderful. Nothing has patina like older wooden floors. Next is the dining room….

Dining Room
The dining room is done in a darker value of the living room color. It is almost a peacock blue.  I love the richness of this color.  In this room they will have their dining room table which I have not seen, but she explained it to me as having a somewhat silverish finish, (Is that a word, silverish, it is now, I guess).  She had a large mirror that I have suggested painting a bright silver and a low storage piece that was a wood tone that I suggested painting white. I have not seen any of this yet. All of this has been done via emails and cell phones. On the dining room table they will have 3 bright yellow vases as shown in this picture to introduce the bright yellow in the kitchen……….
I even like the print behind the vases. These will introduce you too this……
The kitchen is a bright light filled room. Most of it has white cupboards so the pop of the bright yellow is fun!
Now we will go down the hallway and enter into the romantic Master bedroom with its dusty lavender walls…………
In this room they have a dark brown sleigh bed and they will use this bedding…………
Contempo 300TC Cotton Sateen Duvet Set: online bargain shopping from SmartBargains.com
Won’t this look amazing. I have suggested Hotel sheets with the black stitching. She would like a pop of turquoise so I suggested maybe the night stands would be fun in that color.
Now you have seen what my Little Sweetie and her hubby have been doing.
I  hope you have: “Enjoyed seeing the Process unfold.”