Saturday, July 21, 2007

Desiging a Room

That will probably never be built.
I keep thinking about dark polished wood -- deep mahogany with no gold but almost blue overtones. Most pieces almost stark in lack of ornamentation; only one or two pieces that are old Chippendale or Sheraton (no Queen Anne, no curves). Colors -- Robin's egg blue on the wall and for the accessories -- with a crystal bowl of seaglass. All white upholstery, curtains and bedding (with only a couple of green to blue pillows). Alternately, mint green instead of the Robin's egg blue, with riffs off the seaglass. I want a rhythm of squares -- I want the crystal bowl with the seaglass to be a Blenko, clear rectangular vase. Other elements: polished silver (not necessarily "dresser pieces" but other pieces used in a whimsical way) and calla lilies. Good paintings.

Curtains -- cotton, either plain sheeting, starched or a tone on tone woven pattern that incorporates squares or stripes. Bedding; ditto, as well as the upholstery.

I want it to look like a Peppermint Patty tastes.

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