Monday, November 11, 2013

Shades of Gray. . .

On Crooked Creektt. . .
inspiration may come from a variety of places!
However, most recently inspiration has come from shades of gray.

Over the past twenty~five years, 
our Guest Room has been in restful shades of blue.

At the "Dream Home" it was affectionately called The Blue Room.
Updated here on this side of the Prairie, it has been called The Heirloom Room, 
as it houses various christening gowns, infant dresses, vintage furniture 
and photos from our families past.

Our Guest Room is a multifunctional room, as well.
It not only serves as another bedroom when we have out~of~town guests,

a space for corresponding with my pen~pals,

a place for housing Seasonal clothing 
and additional storage for home decor accessories. . .
it is also the much needed respite when I'm recovering from illness or surgery.

Recently, I've spent a considerable amount of time 
resting within the peaceful confides of our Guest Room.
But as the nights turned to weeks,
and weeks turned to months, 
the Sherwin~Williams Dockside Blue began to encompass me 
and I knew a much needed update was  l o n g  overdue.

The inspiration for this over~due 
make~over came from this garden themed plaque.

For many months, 
while visiting our local Roadhouse Antiques and Gifts Shop,
I would gaze upon this detailed piece of artwork trying to visualize 
where I could place it into my Traditional decor.
Once I received my September 2013 edition of Ballad Designs catalog,
it became crystal clear!

Featured is Grande Bouquet Plaque BD Exclusive Design.
Lightweight urethane with an aged look.
Zinc designed for outdoor use featured in Antique Gray.

Thinking the one I had seen was made of wood, 
I knew it was the inspirational piece for
the updating of our Guest Room On Crooked Creektt.

And so~o~o. . .it began!
I am continually blessed to have my very own Michael Angelo. . .
er, "Mr. Ed" to do the interior painting,
hang new Roman Shades and Brushed Pewter drapery rods,

install new switch plate and outlet covers,
and build a box to properly hang the concrete plaque. . .
then allowing me at my leisure to dress the bed and hang the artwork.

I kept the design streamlined and tranquil 
within the confides of this petite 10' X 9' bedroom.
The full size bed, heirloom antique secretary and night stand
are the only pieces of furniture that remain.

Still seeking respite,
my vintage 1950's turquoise vases provided the single accent hue.

Creamy ivory and touches of silver 
continues the cohesiveness of the serene atmosphere within the petite space.

Grouping artwork and keeping similar hues throughout
 allows the eye to easily drift into much needed sleep at days end.

On Crooked Creektt these peaceful shades of gray
are definitely providing a much needed respite
and giving me daily inspiration to regain my strength.

Until next time. . .

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An important reminder to shop locally,
as we did during our updating of the Guest Room!

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On Crooked Creekttwill be joining 

And. . .

Be sure to visit often
for inspiration abounds daily 
at the blogs of Debra and Marty!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely room and I love the soft color pallet. So inviting. Your accessories are perfect, not too much or too little. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

bj said...

I am becoming attached to the soft grays being used right now. Your room looks very inviting....
Rest and regain your strength, dear friend.
xo bj

podso said...

Thinking I commented on this before but I must be "losing it." :-) I do like the room, and I'm loving the softness of gray. This is the color I did for our guest room. It has many moods, doesn't it? It all looks lovely Pat!

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