Often, when I’m mid-project and the pieces don’t seem to come together exactly right, I turn into the human form of Eeyore – mopey, gloomy, and discouraged. Our living room project has been slow going, and the pieces that I originally loved – including the Etsy pillow that inspired this whole switcheroo – just haven’t worked in the space. A few weeks ago, I tentatively asked the hubby if he would be open to using a berry pink as an accent color in the living room. Much to my surprise, he was totally open to it. So that put a little pep back in my step. This weekend I snagged some shocking pink acrylic paint and got a piece of PureBond formaldehyde-free plywood trimmed to size, ready to take on the challenge of creating a David-Bromstad-esque piece of abstract art. Time ran away from me, so I didn’t knock it out last weekend, but I did gather some inspiration images from the ever-helpful Pinterest.
Pinned from here
Pinned from here
Plus this superfun painting by David Bromstad (yes, it’s even better because David AND Nate are posing in the forefront – love!).
With my accent color picked out, it’s time to choose some fabric for my pillows. Last time I stopped by my favorite fabric website (Premier Prints), I was thrilled to see their new designer section – ripe with lots of navy and berry-colored prints. A few options I am loving:
Then, last night, I was peeping one of my favorite blogs – Conspicuous Style – and came across an amazing space (designed by Mary McDonald) that totally reaffirmed my pink & navy passion.
It literally felt like this image had been pulled right out of my daydreams – right down to the navy blue wall & carrara marble surrounding the fireplace, which I’ve been dying to do, and the pink abstract art.
So, thanks to a little blog surfing, I’ve shaken off the Eeyore and I’m back on track.