Sunday, October 12, 2008

Building a room 4th installment

ok so originally I had this in mind for the room--- white wainscoting, elaborate chair rail and then a french blue for the wall color--- I've been searching for the french bed I have in my mind and haven't found one that quite fits the bill--- soooo in my search I came across this bed! it's an antique and absolutely beautiful.
It's so beautiful-- so we're going to use it in the room-- but this causes a problem because we don't want a blue bed with a french blue walls.--- so the new thought is this shabby chic french antique bed-- with "tea stained" colored walls above the white wainscoting now this solves our problem with the color of the dressers and floors-- we're going to go with the dark mahogany colored floors and the white dressers-- to make update this look we are going to utilize my favorite rug from anthropologie I have in a previous post (so you don't have to hung I'll include it).
See how great these colors are playing off each other-- it's updated french chic! Even the pattern in the rug plays really nicely off the pattern of the upholstry of the bed!

Now comes the really tricky part. We need a chandaleir-- crystal and preferably french inspired-- but the tricky part is that you are already making a beautiful room with a lot of statments-- you don't want to get too crazy with the light fixture or you'll outdo all the work with selecting items that pop to move your eye around the room-- in short we want interest but not too much interest!This is the Chandaleir I found. What I love about it is that it looks like it's dripping crystals-- the only thing that needs to be changed is the crystals need to clear and the base white!

Now on to the ceiling-- I'm having trouble finding what matches what's in my mind (what else is new)-- so I'm going to leave you with this post until I find it-- or something comprable!


Decorate the Diva said...
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Decorate the Diva said...

I love your Build a room idea. It's a constant state of mind for me, the "dream stage". There are no price or time limits!
I do love this chandelier!! I'll keep it black in my dream world, add some drama!
Great Idea!!!