Today I wish I had two blogs.
One where we could drink coffee and talk about the super bowl commercials and what we thought and how we all agree that the puppy and the Budweiser horse commercial completely stole the show.
And how I love John Stamos and his hair and his yogurt and all his Full House Friends.
And what was up with that spray tan Go Daddy ad that was completely and utterly random.
And then we would need a thirty minute discussion on the Seinfeld commercial that was totally Seinfeld….
…..and totally awkward.
I mean….really…..I think George was wearing make-up.
And as scintillating and exciting and funny and over-the-top as the ads were and if you happen to tell me which ad you liked the best….
….I would be all ears.
But this is the decorating blog….and today is about color.
And wishing that we all had a purple room.
A purple room is a must if you have a yellow room with yellow flowers and beautiful gray damask curtains…
…and you have loved it.
Optimum word being loved.
As in past tense.
As in 2013.
It’s kind of like the Dorothy Hamill haircut that you begged your mom for when you were younger.
Fun and cute and perky…albeit a little bowl-like.
But then Christy Brinkly came along…..
….and you were so ready for a change.
It’s totally Christy Brinklyesk and the perfect transition room for almost spring.
Especially since there are about 5 inches of snow just outside the window.
It’s the perfect room for a fire and a warm throw and a good book and a cup of coffee and a little conversation….
….topped off with a side of purple.
More specifically…..Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Exclusive Plum.
Here’s all about the transformation.
1. I started with the paint color.
The base of the table was painted SW Exclusive Plum.
The top of the table was painted SW Down Home.
I had a brilliant, overwhelmingly creative idea to paint a wood grain table top.
Not my finest project hour.
2. Add fabric
I found this P. Kaufmann Hip Berry fabric from Online Fabric Store that matched perfectly.
Just a yard.
Just the perfect amount of purple.
I used it to make two pillows.
I took the gray iron piece off the wall and turned it sideways on the mantle.
The wood berries are left over from fall.
Then I just added a few more berries with some purple flowers in wicker urns and added a piece of architecture that came off one of the peaks of the roof in an attempt to find a purple room with a mantel.
4. A little color and texture
For a little unexpected pop of color….
…..I took another fabric….Waverly Luminary Lilac and just tucked it over the back of the chairs….behind the pillows.
It’s an easy way to add a little purple to a chair.
And the burlap curtains that make me wish I had a burlap curtain factory in my back yard…. so I could sell curtains to everyone who asks me about them and send my children to college one day….
….they found a new home in this room.
And I didn’t spend a lot of time to get a whole new look.
I mean….remember…..I’m a house shopper.
If it wasn’t snowing I would be shopping by the side of the road.
Everything else in the room came from somewhere else in the house.
It just decided to move up to a new purple zip code. 🙂
PS The Super Bowl is over and the game was….well….a disappointment.
Good thing I taped Downton Abbey for later. 🙂
full disclosure: I was compensated by Sherwin Williams and Online Fabric Store but all opinions
on the fabric and paint are completely my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.