Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Work in Progress

I heard on the news today that 49 out of our 50 states currently have snow on the ground. Crazy, huh? Even crazier? My daughter will be out of school again tomorrow for the 4th day in a row. Apparently, the few patches of ice left on the road make it too treacherous for the buses to run. My husband sent me this photo he found yesterday that aptly describes what happens when snow hits the South:
And in other news, my daughter's room got painted today. The color? Ironically, we chose Arctic Blue by Benjamin Moore. 
We are slowly but surely eradicating any signs of pink in the room. As I mentioned before, Meg now detests pink and chose aqua and green as her color scheme. I really like the blue we decided on, but the green on the PB Teen bedding is giving me fits. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice enough color. But it doesn't match any other green in the known universe. You never know what you're going to get when you order online. Of course, we can't return it because I had the shams monogrammed. Plus, Meg really likes it (green is her favorite color). So, I'm forging ahead. We need a dust ruffle, chair and curtain fabric. Here are some options . . . 
This Robert Allen fabric might work as a dust ruffle.
And I love this Robert Allen Khanjali fabric in Glacier as a possibility for the curtains. The only problem? The !#$@% green doesn't really match but maybe it wouldn't matter.
Of course, I could just go with white curtains. But would that be too boring?
These curtains are also from PB Teen. I'm not one of these people who likes to buy everything from the same catalog, but I saw these on Milk and Honey Home yesterday and immediately liked them.

Next, my grandmother's chair. This one has been with me since childhood (with the same raspberry gingham plaid check I might add). Now, she needs some new upholstery and possibly a paint job (I don't think I want to go with white but maybe).
Since there is so much blue in the room, I thought the chair should be predominantly green but I still haven't found the perfect fabric. Still on the hunt . . .

And some more photos of the room . . . 
Yes, those are PB Teen sheets too. I'm pathetic aren't I?
Just as a reminder, here's what it looked like before . . . 
Of course, I still need to address the lighting, lampshades, etc. But as I wrote, it's a work in progress. Are you a fan of the aqua and green palette? Any fabric, accessory, lighting, etc. suggestions for me?

15 comments:

jandjhome said...

I love the color. I think that first fabric is super cute! I'm loving the blue for a girl's room.

SHERRY HART said...

Love the RA fabric for the DR. Love the white curtains and love the dark blue for the chair. My 2 cents!
I totally love the color on the walls and I think you can pull those greens and blues together nicely!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!! Snowday #4!!! I love that Atlanta only has 11 snowplows :)

bluehydrangea said...

Kathy, it is looking great!!! Loving the Khanjali fabric!! Can't wait to see more!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

The Khanjali fabric looks great up against the wall color, I used white pleated curtain throughout my house just because I re-decorate a lot and the curtains is one thing I never have to replace since white goes with everything. Not sure if you follow her blog but Janell did her daughters room in a similar color, some inspiration.

http://isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com/search/label/Decorating%20Roller%20Shades

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

That sign is too funny and too true! I love the new colors and the fabric choices too. You just have to keep reminding yourself that it doesn't have to match it has to go. I even think it makes it more interesting that everything doesn't match perfectly. I really do love those white curtains too, especially for a girls room. Actually if you look at the pic of the white curtains you can see that they have a patterned sheer panel (?) with it. Doing something like that might give you the best of both?? I can't wait to see what you decide!

Gretchen O. said...

This is too funny, because I have been thinking about the color scheme for my master, and love the green on the bedpread....In love with the Serena and lily. You have one lucky little girl!

Ashley said...

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As part of accepting the award, you'll...
+ Thank and link back to the person that awarded them {me}
+ Share seven things about themselves.
+ Pay it forward to some recently discovered bloggers.
+ Contact those bloggers about the award!

Happy Weekend!

Nancy Kim said...

It looks great! I love the white curtains. I love the Robert Allen fabric, too, but it looks more master bedroom-ish to me. Land of Nod has some cute, inexpensive curtains, too. Can't wait to see the finished room!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Aqua and green is my absolute favourite colour scheme! I have a lot of it in my home and am currently working on a guest room with a painted vintage metal bed. I adore those white fluffy curtains!! definitely a must-do!

congrats on your blogiversary! I just found you and I'm glad I did! :)

CRICKET said...

Its looking fun! A website I have been going to for inspiration is http://www.pineconehill.com/. They have bedskirts and window treatments.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Not to rub it in and all....But WE were that one state. Of course it has been so cold that all of my bananas are a crinkled mass of crisp.

Love the redo possibilities. I LOVE re-doing kids rooms!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Oh, the Robert Allen fabric would make an amazing dust ruffle! The room's already made a beautiful transformation. Your daughter is a lucky, lucky girl!

Loretta

My Interior Life said...

Thank you SO much for all your great suggestions and feedback. As an update on the curtains: Meg REALLY likes the white ruffled ones, so I think we're going with that. We also have an improvised hanging light fixture and something other updates I will share later.

Thanks again!

Julie said...

girl, just go with your gut--looks amazing! So what if the greens don't match I say! Aren't those ruffled curtains fun? I want some, too.

We're ready to thaw out here too!

i suwannee said...

i've used those two robert allen fabrics together and it worked out great!