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Monday, May 31, 2010

No Pink Please

When you think of a little girls’ room you instantly think of all shades of pink. I wanted to design a room with no pink. Starting with a duvet of black daisies with yellow centers, my inspiration began. I have wanted to try a paint technique where a stripe is applied with the same hue of color, but with two different sheens to create a faux moirĂ© effect. We applied it to the walls and ceiling drawing the eyes upward to our petite glass chandelier. I reupholstered a chair that I salvaged from the garbage years ago with black and white houndstooth and yellow welt. Yellow legs are the finishing touch that makes this chair a real charmer. The metal daybed is from IKEA. Trying to find an affordable Bombay chest was easier than I thought. I searched several antique stores, but lucked out when I found this one on Overstock.com. Adding yellow paint and glass knobs makes it fabulous. An inexpensive picture frame is transformed with a mirror. The whole room is summed up with a shaggy yellow carpet. Viola – a little girls’ room with no pink – gotta love it!!