The photographs of that wonderful trip served as my inspiration for the colors in my bedroom and bath.
Our first task was to find the perfect paint color! Too blue...too green...too gray...too dark...too light...you get the picture! My husband and I had a difficult time deciding. We finally landed on the perfect shades - Benjamin Moore Santorini Blue 1634 for the bathroom and Brittany Blue 1633 for the bedroom.
|Duralee 41938 Sky Blue|
In keeping with the tranquil theme, I decided to keep the comforter and curtains white, but I needed to add some color with pillows. Duralee 41938 in Sky Blue, a geometric patterned cotton blend, would be great for the large, main pillow on the bed.
However, Norway wasn't all that tranquil! Everywhere you looked, the Norway gnome was lurking! Sprightly little people (well, figurines actually!) with pointy hats and long beards. It is said they elevate practical jokes to an art form! If you see that twinkle in their eye, watch out!
The bedroom was a little too tranquil. I needed a "gnome" to liven things up a bit!
Duralee 20836 in Sea was the perfect "gnome"! Fun and playful! The blues matched the wall color and fabric from the other pillow. The browns brought in the color of the furniture and the whites went nicely with the comforter and curtains.
Our project wouldn't have been complete without framing the pictures of the fjords that inspired us. They now hang in our bathroom as a constant reminder of that wonderful trip we took!
(Yawn....) This bed looks so inviting. I feel a nap coming on....Until next time!
"Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true." Lyman Frank Baum