Yeah, I gotta focus on the nursery. I don't know if the road block is that my studio is such a mess, or that it means getting rid of a bunch of art supplies, but I haven't made much headway with it. Here's what I do have: a second coat of navy paint (Yes! Sherwin Williams had no problem mixing up a batch of matte navy, and it goes on like a dream with absolutely no smell), roman shades in an off white canvas color, the rug (still all packaged up) from Crate and Barrel, and that red school chair that wasn't going to stay in there, but I think it needs to now. I love the way it looks against the navy wall.

The thing is, my choices are slow, and I'm attracted to "classic" design, but as I look at the choices as a whole, I wonder if the room would be too sterile and relatively uncreative to the design oriented population. I want to keep it inspiring and interesting for Mabel's new eyes on the world, and also for my own use as partial studio.
So what do you think, Playfully Modern or Painfully Cliche? Any suggestions for softening things up a bit?
{P.S. The colorful, modern inspiration pic is from Charlotte Sandberg via Malo Blogg.}


Erin Lang Norris said...

Well, if you didn't have a rug, I'd say a flokati (or something similar) could soften things up. I think the room could benefit from some textural pieces.

+A soft, fuzzy white or grey throw on the chair. Or maybe a linen pillow with a doily that you could dye blue and sew onto it? (like you don't have enough projects).
+Maybe something like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27580248
+This lamp is on sale at Pier One now...although, I'm probably just partial to it since I own it...http://www.flickr.com/photos/erinscissorhands/3208239428/
+Maybe a small succulent garden in a long white pot?

Just throwing ideas out there. I'm sure you've thought of all of them already!

Good to know about the Sherwin Williams paint. I might use their paint in our house when we move.

Jessie said...

I'm dying for one of those rockers.