Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another Room Done....

Finally got to another room. I purchased these vinyl decals from Willow Creek Signs a few years ago for this bathroom. But my walls are really textured, and I have a Cricut and tested the walls out first. If I couldn't get my vinyl to stick I was afraid to mess up and use the good ones. I was walking by an art store though and saw these canvases and got an idea. So, I used the vinyls basically as a stencil instead. It worked! Who came up with texturing walls anyways?! Oh, probably the people that came up with popcorn ceilings.

I wanted a color that was bright and cheery, I think I accomplished that. This is Pampas by Kilz.

Sproost says I'm:

Your specific style combines three more general styles:
60% Cottage Chic
20% Modern Elegance
20% Hollywood Couture

Cottage Chic
Who says that cottages can't be modern and chic? Who says that they have to be floral and cheesy? Not you! You love the carefree spirit that the cottage interior inspires, but you are also serious about your appreciation for modern art and hip treasures. You love old and new alike, and love to highlight them all to expose the uniqueness of each. What better way to show off these treasures than with a light background?

You have a great sense of humor when it comes to design and even like to make fun of the style itself. Which means that you will throw in a toy boat or a vintage life preserver to keep the mood of the place just like the color: light! The fabrics are natural (cottons and linens) and are light in touch. Much of the furniture is wood or wood framed (the lighter the better, think driftwood!) and as long as it's used sparingly or with modern lines, you even throw in a wicker piece here and there.

Your true inspiration (whether you know it or not) is the sea... the colors found at your favorite beach: white and light beige of the sand, a variety of blues for the ocean and sky, and greens and pale grays of the sea glass... but the key is white! Your space should feel light and airy and give off the mood one has when at the beach: laid back! The key with Cottage Chic is balance; in one corner there could be a rustic wood table that looks like it could have been found rather than made, but it is offset with a modern vase while another corner is adorned with a modern Lucite piece.

Space Planning
The furniture is comfortable and the layout is cozy. The more it encourages intimate gatherings the better! Just watch out for the red wine spills on the new white sofa! The color throughout is light and airy - and though you love to accessorize with fun colors (the sky's the limit with a white background), the main color seen and felt throughout the house is white or very light versions of colors so that they feel almost white.


Angela said...

That is beautiful! I love the color and especially your wall tiles! You are so clever. It is giving me ideas....a friend of mine just bought a Cricut... ;o)

Jamie Pearson said...

I love it! do you want to come to my house and help me pick out colors =)

Denise said...

Ooh fun, I'm gonna go find out my style. Thanks for the link! P.S. the room looks great!

Jen said...

Thanks! What is funny, is white is TOTALLY my color! Todd was cracking up because I chose a paint color that wasn't a shade of beige for once. I told him it really looked more beigey-green to me when I slapped on the swatch, but yeah, it's definitely a color instead of a neutral now. LOL My carpet is the color of sand, even has specks in it like sand. I guess it's pretty true, what it says about my style. I love to mix antiques with modern elements, and go for clean bold statements. I wish I could just decide what I want to to do with the main area. Bathrooms and bedrooms, family room, all done, but the main room is just holding me back.