16 October 2015

Room with a View

It's not often that I share my interior design projects here, but this year my muse turned eleven and it was time to transform his sweet little boy bedroom so I thought that I would invite you in for a view.


Earlier this year - in the Spring - I repainted our front door a lovely shade of pale blue.  It had been a buttercream yellow for twelve years and I was in need of a change.


'Loved that blue so much that I used it inside for our boy bedroom, which had been periwinkle for a decade...or more.


"Blue Hydrangea" by Benjamin Moore.  However, I did not use Benjamin Moore paint.  I had it mixed and used Pratt and Lambert {just because I do so much business with them and love their product...but, love BM's paint colours and specify those colours often!}


This was one of my summer projects...and it took almost all summer to paint!  It felt like summer in this room, as I painted every inch...


...I counted the hours and they were well over thirty, with all the details...trim, ceiling, walls, closets, etc...now I know why the estimate I got to paint this room was nearly $1,000!  Cost me just about $175 and a lot of time.


My son says that it feels as though he is at the beach when he's in his room, which is exactly the feeling I was trying to achieve.


The mix of the pale sky blue walls with cottage style white furnishings and linens, wicker, dark, antique case goods, a sisal rug and a nubby blue wool rug, natural woven paper shades, and other accents in that palette truly do give the feeling of a beach cottage.


Before my son was born, I used this room as my studio...


...and you can see why.  The light is so beautiful.


This home was my husband's Grandfather's home and his mother grew up here.  This room was her sister's room.  I will be showing you her room soon...it has been transformed from our guest bedroom to my new office/studio recently...until we get the pool house remodeled into my office/studio.

Hope you enjoyed the mini tour.  As always, thank you for your visit.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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