Side Story: I showed Friday's post to my husband that evening, so he would have an idea of what I hoped to accomplish over the weekend...this is kind of how it went:
Ben: (Seeing the Kathryn Ireland bedroom pic) Wow, looks like we'll be spending some serious cash this weekend.
Me: Why do you say that?
Ben: Well, we don't have a four-poster bed.
Me: What, you aren't going to buy me a fab piece of colorful art like that? - GEEZ, Ben! The picture is a reference, a guide to A Look - I'm not trying to replicate the room exactly, I know I can't.
Ben: OK, well, then what are you going to do?
Me: Guess you'll just have to wait and see!
Soooo....just a quick reminder/clarification - I used this and this picture as a reference - an ideal, if you will...but I never tried to attempt an exact copy. I'm certainly not to the point of calling the bedroom complete, but I did promise an "after" picture today...so, without any further ado...
Does it look welcoming? Can I just tell you how great it smelled in that room after I was done? What with crisp, line-dried linens...
Now that I'm going for color in this room, I'm thinking a bold, fun paint color - probably high-gloss to lacquered finish, but I'm stuck on a color. What should I do? There's a virtual rainbow of colors to go with in the coverlet, so how does a woman chose?