Every room starts with an inspiration
whether it's a piece of art,
a rug, or a swatch of drapery fabric.
In this case it was a chandelier.
This unique beauty is new, but looks old,
--and it inspired the vintage look
we wanted to bring to this Guest Room.
Though the room wan't furnished yet,
the soft sage walls and shell-pink ceiling
suggested a muted, romatic palette.
An aged wallpaper effect would be a perfect for this room:
a pale pink strie over the green walls
with a subtle pattern on top.
The trim would be painted antique gold
to mimic the chandelier.
Here's how the project developed:
Wide panels were marked off on the wall,
then painted with a sheer pink glaze.
A large damask design was painted on top,
using pearl white paint.
No need to worry about perfect coverage,
we wanted a faded effect.
This was the fun part!
And because every room needs a little surprise,
a mouse was painted just outside the closet door.
A Romantic Mood is especially nice in a bedroom because it is inviting and peaceful. Use colors that are soft and mellow without a lot of contrast between them. Not sure what colors to use? Take your cue from Nature --think about the colors of hydrangeas as they fade from summer into autumn.