Laurie has a gorgeous house full of Saffron Marigold. Her life is moving in a new direction, and she wrote the following:
Hope you can help me. I’ve shopped with you a few times and I wouldn’t go anywhere else! I’m moving into a new house, new location, and I need some help!Laurie
She sent a detailed letter with her vision for each room of the house, and asked for fabric suggestions for curtains and bedding, and wall color ideas where repainting will be called for. She even linked us to the Zillow images of her new home so that we could envision what might work best in her space. Let’s take a look around!
The Living Room and Dining Room
Dining Room with Ruby Kilim
The living room and dining room in Laurie’s new home both have the same suede-gold walls, and one of the rooms will house her gorgeous black and burgundy floral rug. She envisions Ruby Kilim curtains in these spaces, and one can easily see why. The space will be rich and warm, but not overbearing.
Dining room with Pool of Tranquility
Another option for this space is our new Pool of Tranquility print. The lovely ochre in the print makes it almost irresistible to put it against Laurie’s golden walls. This print would lend a bit more overtly Indian look to her space, but because of the connection of colors, would fit in nicely with her existing pieces.
The Attic Bedroom
Bright Blues or Muted Yellow
I just love attic bedrooms. The unique wall and ceiling features, and the feel of a secret getaway lure me in every time. Laurie’s attic retreat has pale agave walls, and she’d like ideas for bedding and curtains. I love our fresh Moonlit Taj print in this room. They’ll let in a wonderfully diffused light, and the green scrolling vines will connect with her wall color beautifully.
Laurie likes the look of Waltz of the Vines in this space. This print would create a very understated, almost mono-tonal look. Laurie could bring together the feel of the space with natural fibers and found beachy materials.
Creamy Yellow Wall Colors from Sherwin-Williams
Morning Sun, Jonquil and Golden Rule
Laurie will be bringing the Red Poppy bedding and curtains from her current home. She wants to use them in a bedroom that is currently blue. (Think middle school boy blue. 🙂 ) Wisely, she’s repainting. I’ve chosen a spectrum of yellows from Sherwin-Williams that range from very pale to a statement color. To create a room that feels light, airy and fresh, she should choose palest Morning Sun or summery Jonquil. Golden Rule would absolutely change the dynamic of the bedroom and make it trend toward mysterious and exotic.
The Future Den
Deep Red and Warm Gray
Someday soon this richly red bedroom will be transformed into a den, dressed in our complementary Ruby Kilim curtains and warm gray furniture. The geometric print in this space will pick up on the red walls, but not compete at all. The creamy ground and bits of deep red and warm gray will hold visual interest, and elevate the already gloriously rich red walls.
The Blue Bath
Coordinating with Blue and White Tile
Those of us who have moved know that it is just so wonderful to find ways to make the existing space work without major renovations. Especially in a bathroom, where renovations are not simple nor inexpensive. I love Laurie’s idea of using Midnight Lotus in this bath. It instantly brings together the tile work and turns a slightly vintage-y look into something new and exciting. I would consider painting the window frame white, and possibly even painting the vanity. This would really remake the space, on the cheap.
Laurie, thanks so much for letting us in to your new place, and for giving us the opportunity to daydream with you about how Saffron Marigold can help make your house into a home. I love your vision, and can’t wait to see it become a reality! (Pictures, please! 🙂 )Heidi