Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Living in the 50s

Before

Have you ever walked into a room and felt you had entered a different time zone? Well, our main bathroom was like that—green and black tile half way up the wall, all the way around the bathroom.

While the tile makes it very practical and easy to clean I still wanted to bring the look into this century. So I had to find a way to draw the attention away from the 50's look and give it some character.

So I started by choosing evergreen, black and royal purple—yes, I said purple.

After

I had purchased some peacock masks many years ago and had them mounted and framed. I thought that they would be perfect in this room. I rag-rolled the entire top part of the walls, used purple towels and a purple mat.

The final touch was a floral arrangement of peacock feathers in a back vase. Presto! Everyone who enters the room comments on how much they love the walls. I love that it has a bit of whimsy and fun and we could all use a little of that in our lives.

1 comment:

Mrs. Wilt said...

I remember being amazed at your creativity when you took me on a "home tour" a while back. The pictures are lovely, but don't do the room justice! It is a beautiful room (and lots of fun- love those peacock masks!) :o)