I wanted to go with a Palm Beach feel to the room, and Royal Design Studio was kind enough to send me a stencil to help me accomplish that! I chose the Camel Bone Weave Stencil because it reminded me of lattice or bamboo. I painted an accent wall and left the room pretty bare since I wasn't sure what our plans were. Since I'm not decorating a whole bedroom, I just set up a vignette on the few pieces of furniture that I was planning to use in this room instead!
Please pardon the quality of the first few photos; my 18-55mm lens had been dropped too many times to count. The photo quality greatly improves when I switch lenses about halfway through the post!
I bought the green dresser from the lovely Emily A. Clark. I responded to a post on her FB page about getting rid of it, and the next day I was at her house with a baby in my arms and we were chatting like old friends.
Ok, about the details: the lamp was a $12 Habitat purchase, and I added blue ribbon to the shade. The Matisse lithograph print was another Habitat find (for $10!). I painted the black and white abstract myself, and the palm candlesticks and blue and white jar were thrift store finds.
I found this large Foo Dog at Ross (of all places) for $6 on clearance. He was black and silver, but there's nothing a little gloss white spray paint can't fix!
He's much more Jonathan Adler now, no?
The palm candlesticks combined with the color scheme really give the space that Palm Beach vibe I was going for.
It's finally hydrangea season!
When I bought the dresser from Emily, she said that someone had spray painted the hardware silver before she bought it (who would do that?) I stripped off the paint and polished the brass back to its original finish with some Brasso. It was quite a task, but it was worth it!
Looking at these photos makes me a little sad that I cannot finish this room. At least I got to enjoy the stencil for a little while!
I big thanks to Royal Design Studio for sending me this stencil. I'm really loving the bright and colorful vibe of this room! And PS- it's staying when we rent our house. Not painting over this baby!