Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Master bedroom in pink, in progress

My master bedroom has been orange and navy for about a year; that's pretty long in Lisa Land.


When we moved into this rental, I found the rust-colored 10x13 rug on craigslist.  It was the right price and the right size, and I knew I could make it work with stuff I already owned.

Flash forward a year, and I am ready to be done with orange in my bedroom.  I don't hate it (it has a new life in the guest bedroom), but....I want pink.  And that rusty rug isn't matching anything pink.

Large rugs are not in my budget.  How can I rearrange something I already own?

Princess has an 8x10 pink and navy rug...and now it is in my bedroom.  (I moved a 5x8 rug into her room as a replacement.)


Here's the rug in the room, and all the orange pulled out.  It is somewhat boring. Lots of blue. My plan is to add in some pink accents, like lamps and some pillows.

Here is where we get into trouble, as apparently no one sells pink lamps, and I like Really Expensive Pillows.

I've mocked up a mood board with some pink lamps and pillows.


I love love love that stripe fabric. It is a Designer's Guild fabric called Cordellina in Ocean colorway.  You might have seen this fabric in this very popular studio apartment by designer Elizabeth Bauer:


I would love to do a sofa like that. Next house.

I have contacted some etsy sellers about getting a pillow made in the Cordellina fabric.  None of them will do it.  Why? It is to the trade fabric, which is not only expensive (think $200 to $400 a yard, most likely), but also has a 3 yard minimum order (so think $600 to $1200 for a minimum order of fabric, and I only want one bolster pillow. The etsy sellers have told me they cannot move the rest of the fabric, and thus it doesn't make sense for them to order it.)  I've also had my eye on ebay for remnants, but so far no remnant has been big enough for a pillow.

I think I will probably do these pink linen euro shams, and then this floral Pottery Barn standard sham.  And maybe, just maybe, if I can find someone on etsy to make a bolster out of the Cordellina, we shall see.

Every pink lamp that looks nice is either Christopher Spitzmiller or Robert Abbey and extremely expensive.   My current favorite place to look at lamps (which I do on a regular basis) is to shop the Safavieh line at Target, as they come in pairs for a reasonable price.  Unfortunately, Safavieh doesn't put out a pink lamp at all, sadly.

Lamps Plus has a line of lamps that are colormatched to Sherwin Williams colors.  I can't decide on which pink--perhaps I will order the pillow shams and see how they look in person and then order the lamps?\

Next house, ALL PINK EVERYWHERE.  




13 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa,

    just a thought, could you use existing white lamps and cover the shades in a pink fabric that you love . You still get the pop of colour you want.
    Kind Regards
    Cathy

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    1. that is a good idea! Would be cheaper than buying new lamps, that's for sure.

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  2. i love the room as is with just the little dose of pink, but can't wait to see what you add! love the bedding!

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  3. 1) Get a pair of inexpensive lamps (maybe the Target ones will do?) you like the shape of--and spray paint them.
    2) Build a pair of lamps (so easy!) and spray paint them
    3) Definitely get the shams first --before you pick any other pinks.
    cannot wait to see what you do.

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    1. you know, I have thought of spray painting some lamps, but I don't have any to spare, currently, and I haven't found any on CL lately. Its a good idea.

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  4. I have had a lot of luck with finding lamps at flea markets and spray painting them. Good luck! I love your ideas. Have you heard of Warehouse Fabrics Inc? They have a great selection and prices are good.

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    1. I had not heard of Warehouse Fabrics--you're right, I was on that site forever and they have great stuff!

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  5. Hi Lisa,
    Have a look at the hunter interior - her post today has a pair of pink lamps that would look perfect

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    1. Those lamps are pretty fab, especially against that green! I wonder if they are from Target. The only problem with the Target lamp is that it is only about 24 inches tall. Hmm.

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  6. Just saw something else you may love - it is on Danielle Oakey interiors blog - and it is also from target - I am so jealous . The headboard looks fabulous and like something you would love - not sure you need it though. have a look anyway as it's always nice to look at pretty things . I hope I haven't tempted you too much
    Kind Regards
    Cathy

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  7. Have you seen the blog makingitlovely? She loves all things pink and put pretty pink lights in her library recently.

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