April is off to a productive and cheerful start for Aaron and I. Aside from filling orders, and planning some new designs, we took some time to start chipping away at the livingroom. In our last apt. the walls had lots of texture...plaster from the 40s or 50s. So Aaron and I went with an antique-y, parchment-y type of wall treatment aka color wash/glaze. (photo above) I liked it a bunch. It was bright, yet added instant age to the room and it's furnishings. Being that the new house is larger and more of an open floorplan we decided to go with bright, bold, pattern, and color...yet keeping with our trademark color palette of vintagey aquas, pinks, creams, tan, mocha, and black...with hints of gold and and pastel metallics.
We started with a little nook under a window just as you enter from the kitchen. It is a tiny little area just big enough for an oversized chair and a small table and lamp. We thought it would be fun to do a solid aqua accent wall. We loved it! ...and before you knew it we were measuring and penciling, and mixing up a perfect pink to add stripes to start the adjoining wall!
Here is that same little nook, but on the opposite side of the window, and on this side it leads into yet another fun wall. The living room is kinda spacious, so we thought a great look would be to go with a different pattern or color for each individual wall, with a common thread tying them all together. I mentioned a few posts back that we were working on a vintage wallpaper inspired project...well here it is...it's still in progress. We took a favorite vintage wallpaper pattern from the late 40s early 50s and pretty much blew it up to almost cartoon like proportions! We painted the background a light tan....tea with cream. :) Aaron drew up a template/tracing for each of the patterns in the repeat and we traced them on one by one. As soon as we finish up I'll be blogging a tutorial! :)
Some happy lil bits...
Vintage cameras are a favorite around here...these are just a couple in our wide ranging collection. Along with vintage plush bunnies, old doll heads, and toy pianos....etc :)
I hope you guys like this itty bitty peek into our new home. I promise some more peeks soon...and a full home tour one day soon. :)
Enjoy your week!