August 22, 2014
The color trend everyone is thinking will be the next big thing is OliveGreen, but I have my sights set on a current hot color… Dark inky blue, deep marine, sapphire blue. I’ve been thinking about the little bedroom at the cottage, and was contemplating an all white room – which you know I adore – but the longer I live in that tiny space, late in the evening and early mornings (and the dogs make sure it’s EARLY) and I think I really like being held by a deeper color. currently the walls and ceiling are “previous owner grey” and the sad carpeting is a dark brown synthetic industrial berber… it’s as awful as it sounds. I’m surprised I haven’t called my therapist yet, but plans to make the change early fall are helping me get through this design dilemma.
Anyway, the plan is for Simply White – my go to white – on the ceiling and Simply White floors. I think the deep color will look rich and evoke a marine vibe without being overtly beachy. I also like the idea of mixing high and low, glam but easy like a sisal rug mixed with an old gold mirror leaning on the floor. The old gold is important i think, a dark room needs the pop or luster of a metal… I could go polished nickel but thats really just not my look. I always advocate for white cotton sheeting so thats a given and maybe in the colder months I’ll mix in some navy sheets (Ralph Lauren, love them) to add depth and amp up the cozy factor.
The room is pretty much together in my head – now to find that mirror and call the painter – with the exception of window treatments. I LOVE a shutter, but I am not so sure I’ll like a white shutter on a dark blue wall and with the trim painted out to match the walls (that was the plan anyway). Do I paint the trim white and go with white shutters? that feels safe and too traditional doesn’t it? Stay with the plan to paint trim blue and use a inside mount roman shade? match stick? Split bamboo? Offer up a vote in the comments if you want to vote or come back and check for an up-date once I’ve had the painter in!