Thursday

Feeling Blue...

I always get so excited when my pottery barn catalog comes in the mail, not because I'm going to buy anything but because I know I will be inspired!  As usual, I was again this time.  As I was flipping through, this room caught my eye...


I love this shade of blue, so pretty and the contrast with the black, brown, and caramel tones is just perfect.  My husband doesn't know this yet, but I would love to paint our office this color!  I love that pottery barn lists the colors of the rooms in their catalog because sometimes it's hard to tell what a color will look like on the wall.  This one is called Newburyport Blue, by benjamin moore. 

So, let's pretend we are in a dream world and I could recreate this room with no particular budget in mind.  Here are some pieces I think would work great!

some nice lanterns.


or maybe a nice big lantern chandelier like this.  I have plans to DIY this one day.  To be continued...



maybe a nice jute rug for some added texture and interest




or maybe one like this


maybe some nice wall letters like they have in the pottery barn pic.  I actually have a few of these from Hobby Lobby.  You can get them for $5 when they go on sale.



probably would paint this a different color to tone down the bright gold, maybe a nice bronze or cream color. 


and this desk and chair would look pretty great in there too...




and this lovely Ikat chair from Urban Outfitters would tie the blue in nicely...



maybe some mirrored frames mixed in with some wooden and metal frames for some texture and interest on the wall....



and of course you need a great mirror to break up all that blue...



and you always need some extra lamps...




Hope you all have a great Thursday, it's almost Friday, woo hoo!


14 comments:

Dharma said...

OMGoodness, you have inspired me beyond words this morning....I cannot wait to do what I have in mind and send you the pics as a result. Whee! Thanks :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

I would love to see the pictures when you are done! :) Glad I could inspire you!

Vanilla Bean said...

Too funny! Was looking at that PB pic last night and thinking about incorporating the letters I have in the house into our pic display!

kimma said...

It's nice to have a plan - drat that pesky budget! I'd like the ikat chair and the mirrored frames too.

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Just found your blog today and became your newest follower. Now I can see why. I got my catalog yesterday and this room caught my eye more than any of the others as well. It just stands out. And I love that its dark but not too dark...it makes a statement!
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com said...

Hey Bethany, I featured you over at All Things Thrifty today! Feel free to grab a "featured button" and wear it proud. I LOVED your dresser redo. I'm sure that readers are going to ask what color you painted it. Do you mind letting me know so I can post the color? Thank you for sending it to me! Love your style!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

I am so glad you were featured!! I love love love love love your blog and you've really opened my eyes as to what I can do to transform my back patio!!! I have been afraid to use an outdoor rug but you have made it work! I can't wait to take on some projects!

Dharma said...

Check it out....couldn't for the life of me decide on colour.....I told you that you had inspired me :)

http://dharmainthefalls.blogspot.com/2010/07/from-ewwwww-to-ooooooohhhhhhhhh.html

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi bethany! just found you through all things thrifty and am a new subscriber! i have been perusing your blog and love it- the work you did on tucker's playroom, and dresser, and those play kitchens... outstanding!

Bee and Rose said...

This color combo looks fab in "real life" too! My best friend just did this in her home (using Benjamin Moore paint recommended from PB) and it is FABULOUS!

Lindsey said...

just saw your blog on thrifty design chick! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you thank you! You are all very sweet!

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