Happy St. Patrick's Day, death to the Orangemen and all that. But I'm still thinking about British racing stripe green.
|via Coco + Kelley|
When I posted about the difficulty of finding the perfect green, Sarah left a comment reminding me that a picture is worth 1000 words. So what was I going for? I'm not normally a "green person"...it started b/c I wanted to use the yellow zebra wallpaper in the changing nook/closet...and I wanted something besides gray to go with the yellow.
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Then I saw my existing crib reconstructed and Audrey's dope craft project....I started to shift back towards making a room that, while crazy, is more in tune with the rest of the house and less of a "set". Sets are fun, but I bore of them quickly. And this kid is stuck here...no more bedrooms available.
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- So, it all started when I somehow found myself surfing vintage Adam Strange comics on ebay (I am wracking my brain but I have NO IDEA how or why I was looking)...I love old comic book graphics, and I would like to get my cover blown up into an enormous poster. This particular one (issue #53 of the American comic) is quite the collector's edition...but interestingly the Mexican version is reasonably affordable. And the pictured one above is (slowly) being shipped to my house from Argentina as we speak. And I mean slowly :(
- Next, keeping with a colorful modern vibe is Audrey's mobile (also pictured, the Themis mobile to the left) created from minieco templates.
- (We are sticking with green for the walls...it would be so nice if they were shiny, not sure its in the cards....photo from Elle Decor, found here).
- Of course, I'm contemplating some zany prints from Society 6 (astronaut and shark + giraffe). The Tottenham Hotspurs sign is from ebay...mostly b/c I've nicknamed the fetus "Hotspur" now that I've tired of telling people I'm naming him after LBJ (as in LBK).
- I like the Dwell fabric for the midcentury feel, but I think it would be nice to cut this midcentury-atomic-space-vibe with something a little organic and ethnic...hence the ikat and mudcloth. I need loads of fabric for floor to ceiling drapes, and then some more to slipcover the roll arm club chair. Crib linens are another matter....
- (And that is my old Dwell Studio for Target crib in walnut and white, no longer available).
So what about wallpaper? I'm sure a gambling man would say this ain't happening. But I'm still planning to hang wallpaper in the closet-turned-changing-nook, and what better first time wallpapering experience than a 4' square with no windows? Except that I'll have to hang wallpaper liner first (there is a quick patch job to the already amateur drywall). Both of the below options will be easier than the zebras--smaller repeat, neither need to be trimmed, and the Cole & Sons is paste-on-wall method (much, much easier).
|Cole & Sons Hicks Hexagon Ralph Lauren Northern Hemisphere (glow-in-the-dark)|
But the game time decision (and I think we all agree it is game time) will involve balancing the most cost effective combination of drapes, slipcover and wallpaper.
|Option #1: Dwell Drapery|
|Option #2: Ikat drapery|
|Option 3: Hicks wallpaper and drapes matching wall color....|
Samples continue to arrive....feel free to weigh in, especially while you are seeing green.