Monday, July 16, 2007
Paris Princess Bedroom
These are the rooms I worked on Thursday and Friday. The first one is a bedroom for a little girl and her soon to arrive sister. It turned out sooo cute, yet quite sophisticated with the color palette and clean, playful design. The swirls and borders are actually a deep chocolate brown with a nice pink as a base and a softer pink above within the borders. Above all that is a gorgeous cream that flows up to the ceiling. I think of a few different things when I stare at the swirls - racetracks, lassos, meandering thoughts...I think it's so fun :o)
The other room will be used as a playroom for the girls. This design is a harlequin pattern that I painted more as squares on their points rather than long diamonds. It's not yet finished as there will eventually be a picture rail molding applied at the top of the diamonds and then a very pale purple will be painted above the molding all the up and on to the ceiling. This pattern looks so simple and pretty but don't fall for it! It takes quite a bit of time to figure out how to make all these diamonds the same size and have them all line up perfectly around the room (the pattern covers all 4 walls). I used lots of careful measuring, a 36" ruler, a 4' level, a pencil & eraser. It was also helpful to have the deep purple paint for touch up after I was all finished.
Next up for tomorrow...race car bedroom!
Posted by My Mid-Afternoon Daydream at 9:48 AM