Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Evolution of a painting or how to accessorize when you can't find things in a specific color scheme


We had a fantastic time vicariously reinventing our teenage years when executing the little girls room recently.  Lime green and purple weren't exactly our first choices in palettes, but no matter what the girls chose, we were up to the task of pulling it together.  So Nancy got out her brushes and got to work watercoloring a tryptic for their walls.  There were a few evolutions, but in the end, it hit home with the color scheme and the white walls.










And while we're at it, we were on a very strict budget when finishing this room.  So we were vexed by the window treatment for a good long while, until we decided to zhush up some store-bought drapes.  We added a lime green zebra ribbon trim first.  Followed by a fuchsia chevron trim to bring it all together.  



We used Liquid Stitch to get the job done.


Please excuse the poor photo quality!  It's so hard to take a photo of a white drape on a sunny day! We are having the room photographed professionally soon. Still some minor tweaking and a light fixture to install in these children's rooms! The fun never ends around here!

Isn't Nancy's painting the best?  I loved what she came up with.  I thought she did a great job channeling David Bromstad and adding a touch of [her] original art to the space.  Apparently David liked it too!!



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15 comments:

  1. Love the artwork! That is my kind if project.

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  2. I love the art! I so wish I had the gift of painting. I've seen some amazing blogger's abstract art lately and It has me swooning over the idea of creating my own. Ladies you did a great job on the room. Those chairs are so fab!

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  3. The triptych is fantastic! I would have done the same with the trim. Love it.

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  4. I'm in awe of your clever creations. Gorgeous triptych, Nancy! The drapes are so perfect and smart. Can't wait to see the final project. Lucky girls.

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  5. You crazy talented artist!! It's absolutely perfect, reminds me of the mountains! :)

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  6. The art is over the top!!!
    The colors are beautiful.....
    Lovely room...can "grow" with them.

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  7. I was wondering about that painting! It is gorgeous!!!!! and the window treatment - sweet and perfect for the space, I'm dying to see the whole room all together!

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  8. The art is so great! I'd pay for that! Also realllllly loving the double ribbon trim on the drapes. Very clever.

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  9. This looks fab!!! Love it all especially the paintings!!!!

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  10. Oh wow, Nancy, GREAT job with the painting! I'm glad you ladies will be having this room professionally photographed -- it deserves it! GORGEOUS!

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  11. Very fun girls!!!!
    Love it, Karolyn

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  12. Wahoo! David always knows what's up. :) Great work ladies. I love the artwork and the drapes!

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  13. Bright, fun and approved by a celebrity designer...you girls rock!

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  14. I can't even deal with how cute this is! I'm doing the same color scheme for a playroom and it is a challenge! But so bright and cheery in the end no? great job ladies and way to go, to the artist now known as Nancy!

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