apple Our Fifth House: Playing With Color

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Playing With Color

This little nook in my guest bedroom was just screaming for some attention.


I added a black and white patterned fabric to the bottom of the curtain panels and some nail head trim to the chair.  Then I layered in some abstract art (courtesy of my son when he was 2), a throw, and a pillow.


It's amazing what just a few small changes and accessories can make.


The pillow is from a local shop here in Lexington called Street Scene.  It's made from vintage fabrics.  I'm obsessed with the horse print!  I know you're not surprised.


The nail head trim is sort of hard to notice, but in person it really does add something special to this chair (that we've had for years).


The canvas painting was done by my son when he was 2 years old.  I'll never forget the day he painted this canvas as it's the last memory I have of being a mother to just one child.  I was 8 months pregnant at the time and 2 weeks later my daughter was born.

The fabric that I used here and here  I actually purchased because I wanted to add a little length and pattern to the curtain panels in this room.  I used no-sew tape and it took all of maybe 10 minutes per panel.


I love the way the patterns play together.


So, have you been playing with color?  Lately I seem to be drawn to mustard and red.  What colors are calling your name right now?

22 comments:

  1. This corner looks great Carmel. I just love the abstract art! Also the band on the curtains - a great detail.

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  2. i love the added color and love the pillow! i am so craving color these days- must be spring!

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  3. Everything looks great Carmel! I was planning to do the same treatment with a set of curtains and was dreading pulling out the sewing machine... never thought of no sew tape! Thanks for the tip!

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  4. It really does wake up that corner! I love the different patterns together and your son is quite the artist. Very nice!

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  5. Carmel - it does look so much more finished now - love the splash of color. Pillow is too fun!

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  6. It looks just like you! Great job creating a fresh and vibrant little corner!

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  7. The difference is amazing. The details really make the space come to life. I love that your son painted tha canvas when he was two. It is beautiful! I think children make the most beautiful artwork.

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  8. What a treasure to have your son's tiny fingermarks hanging in your house for years to come. Love it, Carmel!

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  9. it looks great- isnt it amazing what a little color will do to a space! LOVE your sons painting- how precious!

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  10. It is amazing what some color can do. LOVE the trim on the panels and the nailheads. {Thanks for your sweet message yesterday}!

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  11. Great color combo! I'm so impressed with the no-sew tape hem on the drapes, I might have to try that myself. I've been toying with the idea of changing out guest room up a bit, maybe green, white and gold.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  12. I'm so impressed with what you've done here. Love, love, love that pillow, too! Horsey without being "typical" horsey, if that makes sense. And your son is quite an inspired artist---very talented for so young. He must have his mom's natural affinity for colors and patterns. I really enjoy your blog, Carmel! :)

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  13. That is is fun mix of color! Love the pop of black and white!

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  14. Thanks everyone! I do treasure that painting!

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  15. Another great work of art by your son - it is stunning, Carmel! I love how these colors tie-in to the rest of your home. I am working with turquoise/teal and some tangerine in places.

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  16. Wow, WHAT A dIFFERENCe! THE FaBRIc on the bottoM of THE CURtains is fabuLOUs! the art WORK is peRVFECT ANd i lovE THAT YOur son MADE It. the piLLOW Is a GREAt toucH, Not somethiNG YOU CAn BUY AT YOUR Local targeT. :) (SOrry foR THe crazy typING, my keYBOARD hates ME.)

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  17. Lovely color combinations! And that painting looks professional!

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  18. That is awesome! Love the way those few touches made such a BIG impact. I look forward to cheering the CATS on along with ya tonight!! :)

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  19. Thank you for taking this step. It would be interesting to know how helpful it has been for you personally. I like the idea of do follow blogs Great post, I enjoyed reading it,

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  20. I love Street Scene! Even my son likes to go in there and look at all the vintage toys!

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