So she has changed her mind…I had a blush, pink, dessert princess room all set. Samples ordered. But now she loooooves purple. Ok, truth be told, I wasn’t totally committed to the last look. She gave me an out and I jumped all over it. I found this terrific toile fabric: P Kaufmann Scenic Toile Twill in Crayon. And I had a starting point. I love the mix of mod and trad (and abbreviating words obnoxiously–second glass of wine). But really, the mix of a really classic print in a colorway called “crayon” was exactly what I was looking for. Though pairing it with anything has proven to be a challenge. At first glance, easy, its purple and green… 5 returned throw pillows later and I have discovered it is more of a combination of plums, orchid, and aubergine (that’s french for eggplant) and lime green, maybe even chartreuse. I should have know, IKEA would have my solution. I needed a counter point to the toile pattern, the MALIN FIGUR pillow cover is the perfect color match in a clean geometric–$7–that’s a bingo! I also ordered Serena and Lily’s Frame Stripe Pillow Cover, and paid $10 on just the shipping… and a week later it still hasn’t arrived… hope it blows my socks off.
But to sum it up, things are really coming together. I have an antique secretary desk that belonged to my husbands great grand parents (wedding gift) in this gorg dark brown, planing on mixing it with a mod lamp and chair, throw in a fun colonial dog bust and we are almost there… more pics to come. I’m kind of annoying when I drink.