Thursday, November 17, 2011

~ Pink, Pattern, Perplexing ~

Something weird has happened to me over the last week ... I mean seriously strange.  If you know me at all, you know that I'm a blue and white kind of gal.  With a lot of white and a smidge of green thrown in.  I work with a lot of color in my quilting, and want more restful colors in my home.
Or so I thought.
About a week ago I picked up the December issue of Romantic Homes. There was an article in there about a woman who decks her halls with vivacious candy colors ... abundantly.

I don't have the space or the energy to put that much decor into Christmas, but I could NOT for the life of me get those colors out of my head.  Since I did have Christmas on the brain, I thought I would test out some brighter colors with my Christmas decor.
But ... something in me didn't want to stop there.

I have a file of room pictures and admittedly, most of them are ... white. Except for this tiny bathroom from Country Living that intrigued me the moment I saw it and saved it.  I thought it was the landscape pictures (I'm a sucker for landscape pictures) but then I realized that it was the contrast between the greens in the art and the pink on the wall. And the pattern. I was shocked to realize how attracted I was to that pink on the wall. And that pattern.

Tonight I stopped in at Home Fabrics to browse and was astounded to see this fabric ... a pretty close resemblance to the wallpaper in the bathroom photo, if I do say so myself.
Oh, I bought it all right.  And it will become pillow slipcovers before the weekend is out.

What is happening to me??


  1. Oh gosh, I haven't been to home fabrics in ages, but now I feel like I must get there. Thanks, I think.

  2. I can relate to all you've said! I love that sweet little bathroom and I agree I think it's the contrast between the framed art and the wallpaper. They're so at odds that they work!