Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Inspired By A Riot Of Color

One of the highlights of the trip to NYC was having the opportunity to visit the Kravet showroom, and the next day their offices in another part of town.



A riot of color and pattern in a new installation of Lilly Pulitzer at the showroom.


And the fabrics and trim seen at the Kravet offices.


 Not that I needed a push. But I've been craving more color in my home.

You don't even want to know the comments that ensued upon opening this can of paint, over the past weekend. But I figure if I don't get a raised eyebrow or two I'm not pushing myself hard enough. And don't worry, there is more to this plan than meets the eye.

And do you notice the mirror in the corner of the above picture?
That is a project I'll share more about tomorrow.


While I wait for more brass chain to arrive, to hang the fixture in the dining room, I'd thought I do a quick little update to the powder bathroom. This is a room which has not gotten one ounce of attention to date. I've decided to hang some of the artwork I recently acquired, redo the lighting, work with the existing mirror and do something happy and bright with the walls. It's a small space, I think I can get away with it.


I know, I sense you are as worried as my family. But trust me, something good will happen.

41 comments :

  1. Not worried at all (but you know me and my love of color) :) I have my thoughts on what you're doing with that mirror. Can't wait to see if I'm right!

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  2. the Kravet showroom looks fabulous and fresh with all that color!!!...
    and I love the paint color you're using...reminds me of some of the stucco exterior of homes in the Mediterranean and Italy...

    maureen

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  3. I am just loving all the color..so fresh and crisp and alive. Makes you feel so happy and uplifted. Really enjoying seeing it and the prints are gorgeous..Kravet is looking better than ever.

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  4. I am not worried at all - with you designing the space it will be beautiful!

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  5. Wow, I love it, Janell! What a great set up to brighten those basement redo's, especially when you have little or no light. Can't wait to see what your project looks like!

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  6. I love the first two pics! I think adding color is always a good idea! Best of luck!

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  7. Love the color you chose - can't wait to see it completed!! The color looks like a brighter color I decided to use to paint my rug!! Good luck!

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  8. I've been obsessed with orange lately. Never really liked it before? I'm in the middle of a makeover of my daughter's room. Turquoise walls with orange and apple green accents. Can't wait to see your room and the finished chandelier. Love the paint color!

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  9. I am sure something REALLY good is about to happen in the powder room..looking forward to more details..have a lovely day, janell..do visit my blog when you have a moment..xx meenal

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  10. I would never worry about your decisions. I know if it does not turn out you will do it over until it is perfection, that is just what you do. You have an amazing gift and talent. can't wait to see your new little jewel box of a powder room!! xo Kathysue

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  11. The Kravet showroom looks really pretty with splashes of colors and layers of patterns. The place just looks cheery!

    I am looking forward too see the transformation of your powder room. I am not worried about the color you picked at all because at the end of the day, I know you will rocked it!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  12. I love the color! I think it will be great.

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  13. WOW! I know its going to be awesome-everything you do is great. and how jealous I am!! Kravet!!! ahhhh

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  14. No worries here. You always seem to pull it off flawlessly. Can't wait to see.

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  15. Not worried at all! You have an amazing vision for designing… I can't wait to see the finished space!

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  16. I am in love with the LP fabrics/colors/furniture! Can't wait to see what you do with your powder room...love happy and bright! Take care, Caroline

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  17. LOVE this! Can't wait to updated pics!!

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  18. You are amazingly talented and I trust that whatever you do it will look gorg! Looking forward to seeing it.

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  19. not worried--in LOVE. Such a bright happy beckon down the hall, and lovely contrast to the green and neutrals. Can't wait to see the finished product!

    Heather
    loveyourspace.blogspot.com

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  20. So this amuses me, the only people to question my choices are my own family?! Too funny, I'm going to read them all these comments! Janell

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  21. Family always second guess you as they know you best! However, I fully doubt that your choice would be so heinous that it would cause the world to end.....

    On a side note, how tall are your ceilings? I have a similar light fixture as you do in your hallway and am curious....

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  22. I have no doubt you'll be able to transform the powder room into a cool space -- Me I'd be afraid of that color!! It looks salmon on my pc screen!

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  23. I have no doubt your space will look fabulous! Everything I have seen that you've done I have been in awe of. You amaze and inspire me with your transformations. Color is fun and I am liking that color you've chosen! Have fun with it!

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  24. YAY! Finally the powder room!! Can't wait to see what you have brewing!

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  25. Janell, you never disappoint, and make me look at things in a different way. Can't wait to see what's up your sleeve!

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  26. I love this! Those colors are amazing.. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  27. Love this idea- I think you have the best eye and anything you think is great, really is!!

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  28. I can't imagine raising an eyebrow to one of your ideas . . you never go wrong. Any chance it's a fabric inspired paint job??

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  29. Well, you don't have to convince me! Bring on the coral!! Glad you had an inspiring trip!

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  30. I have a can of coral paint on its way to me for free from last week's Glidden promo, and I can't wait to use it.

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  31. I'm embracing bursts of color lately too. My fav steal of a deal is the $75 lampshade that I scored for $5! I'll be blogging about that soon.

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  32. I can't say I would have chosen this colour but I trust your good taste implicitly so I am expecting to be blown away by the room. It's good bloggers like you that push me out of my comfort zone.

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  33. Those red ceilings are beautiful.

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  34. I'm not worried...I'm enamored! I'm dying to paint something pink, but haven't decided on the right shade. Yet.

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  35. wow! i think that salmon color is SUPER pretty against all the neutrals in your home. i am, as always VERY intrigued by what will come next!

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  36. I'm so not worried.... excited though! Keep pushing ;)

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  37. Your family shouldn't be worried. They know that you can create magic with any color. They are just used to the subdued greys and white and stuff. Looks like a fun project. Have fun!!! Katharine

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  38. Ohhh that Kravet showroom is an explosion of color and I LOVE it! Fantastic color choice...so excited to see what you come up with!

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  39. Lemme guess...is that color Coral Reef by Sherwin Williams? I used that color last year in a client's office. Looking forward to your colorful updates!

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  40. New to your blog, but I just have to say the bathroom looks great, but I am IN LOVE with the light fixture in the hall!!!!

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