The upstairs guest room has been on our project list since May. (I know what some of you are thinking but hang with me here…this is NOT a typical All Things Heart and Home project 🙂 )
Before I explain myself I want to talk a tiny bit about the process I use when planning a space.
Everyone has a process. Even if you just throw what you have in the room without much thought, that’s still a process! Real designers can tell you the right way to plan a room, but I’m not a real designer. This may not be the right way to plan but it’s the way I do things…
I start with inspiration.
Beautiful, creative, blissful inspiration.
It can be a photo, a place, a flower, the sand, sky or sea…I know it when I see it because something stirs on the inside of me. I carefully tuck the inspiration away and add to it over the coming days or months. Before I know what’s happened that inspiration has taken on a life of it’s own.
Here’s an example…
For years I used deep jewel tones in my home. Those colors were my way of living cozy. I wanted to walk in my home and feel cocooned, safe. In 2010 when I started the long process of lightening up our old house, the change on the inside of me had been stirring for a long time. Like opening wide all the windows and letting sunlight and fresh air fill the space. Do you remember the enormity of the change in the house on Willow Creek?
First this drastic color change…
Later we even changed the layout of the space opening it up to feel more airy…(posted: HERE)
Here are some of the things that inspired the original color change in 2010…
It wasn’t long before our entire house lightened up…
When we bought the new house on Stone House Lane, I changed the colors up…just a wee bit.
The color palette I used leaned toward silvery-gray-blues…
Now back to the Upstairs Guest Room. This color Silver Drop by Behr Paint, is the wall color I chose for that room.
I want the room to feel serene, calm and peaceful.
Know what makes me feel serene, calm and peaceful?
Hues of blue…
Scrumptious hues of blue.
So something in the room would need to be bathed in these colors…
But remember I told you this wasn’t a typical All Things Heart and Home project? Here’s why:
We painted this room 2 months ago, thinking that the next step would be for me to design a headboard and The Husband to build it…But if you’ve been dropping in this week you know that The Husband and I have declared a No-Project-Zone until January! (See…I told you)
This headboard was the inspiration for the one I wanted The Husband to build…
But in the spirit of our No-Projects-Zone we decided to just buy the headboard from Kirklands. Which is a GREAT price. ($299.00!)
But something still had to carry my hues of blue theme…the easy answer was the bed-clothes!
I got this matelasse (Coverlet) from Target. It’s oh-so-soft.
And this comforter…also from Target.
I’ve already made a quick and easy – NO SEW bed-skirt (so that doesn’t count as a project!) and reused some curtain panels from the old house…I’m left with only a few decorating details.
I can’t wait to show you the finished room.
Seeeee! I told you this wasn’t our typical project! It was easy and came together in no time AND it’ll be ready for the holidays in case anyone wants to have a sleep over!!!
~Have a restful weekend my friends~