Everyone needs a project in the middle of a pandemic if for no better reason than to distract from the apocalypse. As an aside, is anyone besides me thinking this time is a bad mix of reality tv and dystopian fiction, the worst of each form you can find? Thus, my need to do something to occupy myself.
Paint and Color Scheme
Before this all started, I’d started to redesign my master suite. Now I’m full tilt into the project. First up was to paint. I’m using Farrow and Ball pointing in estate eggshell. I’ve used it throughout my house in different finishes. It is my favorite creamy white. I first saw it used in one of the Kips Bay decorator homes and it’s been my go to ever since.
Next up is the color scheme. I went back and forth between blue, black, and white and green, black, and white before selecting the green combo. For me green is restful and relaxing. I’ve done a black and white room and a green room before. This room combines both in a combination I’ve not previously used but am loving. Even better, in selecting the green combo I can use things I already have at the house.
Working with Second Yard in Charlottesville (they are amazing), I selected Thibaut’s Oriental Toil in green for an upholstered headboard. Alice helped me design the shape and suggested a contrasting black cording. The result is amazing. I’m pairing the custom headboard with black and white sheets and a duvet from my linen closet. I love white bedding so I tend to grab sheet sets from Rue Lala when they go on sale. Added benefit is that I tend to go with sheets with either green or black embroidery in all my bedrooms so laundry is easy. For the duvet insert and pillows, my go to is the Yves Delorme outlet in Charlottesville. They have an annual sale on bedding which is the time to stock up.
The bed skirt was inspired by a lace skirt I found on Pinterest. I wanted something that contrasted with the headboard. I selected a sheer fabric and used a box pleat design. The creamy white color of the fabric ties in with the white in the headboard and furthers that green and white combo.
For the finishing touch I’m considering a monogrammed bolster pillow from Leontine Lines. They’ve done pillows for another bed that are to die for. I’m also contemplating a quilt in either green or black.
So far I’ve selected one lamp for the space. I will need another but I’m still working on furniture and placement so more to come. The one lamp I settled on is brass with a green and white shade by Fermoie. The Shade Shop in Charlottesville has an amazing selection.
I’m still selecting furniture. At a minimum, I’m going to be searching for a night stand and chest. My plan is to take my time and find pieces I love. I am repurposing a vanity bench that I already have. I also found an antique love seat at the local antique barn. I’m having both the bench and the love seat painted with a black mirror finish using Fine Paints of Europe paint for that mirror finish. Palette Home out of Richmond/Charlottesville is my go to for paint. I’m using a Thibaut green and white print to upholster the love seat and make a pillow for the bench.
Stay tuned . . .