And I've also delayed the project because I have managed to do everything I would never do for a client project: move furniture without preparing a floor plan, start painting without testing color, begin project without determining installation timeline, and trying to make finishing detail decisions without completing the beginning phases of the project---in fact, I've been impulisive, unorganized, and indecisive----exactly the kind of client that I find a pain in the ass.
Any way, since I'm painting the walls in one of my favorite colors, Sherwin Williams's Rainwashed, I was reminded of my favorite room ever published in Elle Decor, way back in 2001. I lost the magazine in post-Katrina flooding, so I don't remember the designer, except that he was an ex-model named Ren who had just moved to L.A.. Luckily, I had removed the cover and it happened to be with some paperwork I took with me one the evacutaion. You can tell by all the folds and wrinkles in the scan how often I've studied it.
The room just encapsulated everything I personally love in a space: the blue/gray/green walls, the plain offwhite slipcovers, the touch of asian, the accents of dark brown/black, cream and camel. It's a palette and look I've loved as long as I remember. Periodically, I get the urge to try something new and incorporate bolder colour (i'm looking at you orange), more pattern, and different materials into my decor. But eventually, I always end up back with elements similar to the one in the Elle cover. After the painting is finished, my living/dining room and office/stairwell will have this same creamy white, pale robin's egg blue palette, with carmel and dark accents---I can hardly wait.
Until then, here are a couple of rooms via Erin at House of Turquoise featuring Rainwashed (www.houseofturquoise.com : keyword: rainwashed) :
|Abbe at Studio ten 25|