Thursday, January 30, 2014

This 'n That Thursdays: Thinking Spring -- Turquoise and Lime Green Bedroom


This has been a winter of extremes for us.  Extremely frigid and windy days alternate all too frequently with milder but grey and rainy ones, and we are all getting very tired of it.  We just had our first snow storm of the season, and while we were not hit as badly as Atlanta, it is bitterly cold again.  To take my mind off of the weather, I really felt the need to think about more pleasant topics, such as the hopefully imminent arrival of spring (come on, Gus the Groundhog, work with me here!).  One way to anticipate spring would be to decorate a room in bright colors suitable for the season, which is why I created not one but two bedroom style boards based on the colors turquoise and lime green.  The inspiration piece for these designs was actually a garden table with a colorful ceramic base, and since I could not decide if I preferred the green or the blue base I decided to use both!

This style board features the turquoise garden table:

Clockwise from top left: Bright Turquoise Ceramic Based Table from Mecox; Company C Spring Duvet and Sham from Wayfair; Cape Cod White Four Poster Bed from Flamant; Turquoise Abstract Acrylic Painting by Ora Birenbaum on Etsy (no longer available); Aqua Base Table Lamp from Little Crown Interiors; Cape Cod White Night Table from Flamant; Aqua Damask Print Voile Curtains from World Market (no longer available); Napoli Lime Green Leather Chair from Hayneedle; Center background: Mohawk Becker Turquoise Area Rug from The Home Depot.

The lime green garden table was the basis for this style board:

Clockwise from top left: Lime Green Ceramic Based Table from Mecox; Company C Spring Duvet and Sham from Wayfair; Cape Cod White Four Poster Bed from Flamant; Impasto Bird of Paradise Flower Painting by Regina Art on Etsy; Aqua Base Table Lamp from Little Crown Interiors; Cape Cod White Night Table from Flamant; Anokhi Turquoise Curtain Panel with Gold Paisley print from; Rebecca Leather Swivel Chair in Textured Ivory from Grandin Road; Center background: nuLOOM Turquoise Overdyed Rug from Wayfair.

I really can't decide which look I like better, but what does it matter?  At least I was able to get my mind off of the miserable winter weather we have been having for at least a little while!

From Michael Dossett

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