The planked walls were a nice surprise that we found beneath several layers of paneling and old wallpaper. I actually really liked them, so we white-washed the walls and then randomly brushed on a light blue for some color. Daniel hung the ceiling tiles and chandelier, and I painted the furniture, sewed the pillows, and made the little chalkboard piece above our bed. It was a team effort!
The varied textures lend a richness to room... the roughness of the walls in juxtaposition to the velvet bedspread, the tweed sitting chairs, and the light and airy curtains. It's a room that is filled with natural light, color, and love.
|p.s. Daniel wrote me the sweetest letter, then he burned the edges and sealed it with wax!|
Because my decorating style is all about subtlety and being understand, I decided to throw in a big-horn sheep with a bow tie. I mean, WHY NOT?! His name is Ferdinand. He was a gift from Daniel's grandpa.. Of course, he needed a bow-tie. The space seems so much more dignified now.
In all seriousness, I think the most important design aesthetic advice would be to not to take yourself or the process too seriously. I'm all for mixing it up, and adding in elements that are unexpected. If you love something, then go with it. Make it yours, and make it fun.
|Ferdinand wants to invite you to come visit us sometime :)|
Thanks for looking around, and I hope you are inspired to add a little bit of whimsy to your own space!
Lots of love,