Since my daughter has moved out for college and taken all her furniture with her I have an empty slate of a guest room to re-do. Yep, and that means I get to have some fun re-creating a new look there. Yea! (Ahem…..not that I don’t miss you, daughter – I do! It’s just….well….you know what I mean…right?!)
So after hem-hawing around about which direction I wanted to go for the last six months - which was either shabby chic with burlap and cream, or an opulent theme with mirrored furniture and silver and purple – I decided on the more opulent look with the mirrored furniture and silver and purple.
I did what most people do now….surfed the web looking at all the various social media sites, and of course perused through magazines, etc. But, as a designer, I also had the added bonus of wandering through showrooms at the World Trade Center and other markets for inspiration…..
And, find it I did, in all different themes from transitional…
To a little of both…..
And, of course with these colors, there’s a lot over the top opulence…..
And, I gotta say…..I love it all. At least bits and pieces from all of these looks. So I think mine will be a bit of a mix.
But, the one thing that really inspires me is all the fabulous wallpaper I keep seeing with these colors. Scroll back up and take a look at all the pictures again. Most of them have wallpaper on at least one wall. I love that. So much so that it may be something I end up doing to my own guest room.
I’m just getting started, but I’ll keep you “posted” on my progress – no pun intended.