Monday, March 11, 2013

roses are pink, violets are blue

Wow, I can't believe I didn't do a High Five for Friday post or a weekend recap post!  All my thoughts lately have been centered around one thing, and that's our potential new house!  Our realtor sent all the paperwork to the bank on Friday, but because the home is a short sale, it could be weeks before we find out if we get the house.  And I'm going to be pretty bummed out if they don't accept our (generous) offer!  I know more options will pop up during the spring and summer months, but I've already re-painted and decorated the entire house in my mind, and I really don't want to start again from scratch...in my mind.

Today's post is going to be a short one, but I just wanted to share the mood board I created for Chloe's new room.  I just love this color palette!  It's so sweet and girly.  She told me she wanted a "blue and pink" room (which immediately made me think of cotton candy), so I want to do soft aqua walls with coral accents.  To a kid, that is blue and pink.  Technically, she requested "blue and pink zebra-striped walls".  A girl can dream, right?

Top: Behr Cool Jazz / Ikea bed / Etsy throw pillow
Middle: Etsy print / vintage vanity / Etsy print
Bottom: cloud pillow / ombre dresser / striped curtains

How cute is that cloud pillow??  Adorbs!

So, what do you think?  Any other great recommendations for a wall color?

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27 comments:

  1. Love that color scheme!! Are you thinking white bedding for a kids room tho?! That might be dangerous! In my house it would be... those darn kids hide stainables in every crevice of their body! LMAO

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, she has white sheets now and she's never gotten anything on them, so I think we're safe. I can't think of anything in her room that would stain...she doesn't eat in her room and she actually doesn't have any markers (yet), just crayons. I do love that bedspread but it's almost $200 so if I can't find a cheaper version then we'll do something else. :)

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  2. i LOVE the BM icing on the cake paint! i keep trying to find an aqua for our nursery but just havent hit it dead on yet. i bet thatd be the perfect color if i could get the husband to splurge on benjamin moore's pricing. le sigh! i LOVE that coral dresser, and the bedspread too! so adorable. crossing my fingers for our house!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Is BM paint expensive?? I had no idea! Maybe you could have it color-matched to a different brand?

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  3. uhhh design my room too!!! love that color palette rachael! definitely girly and fun, maybe even some grey accents.. ahhh love it!

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    1. I totally agree with the gray accents! If I had my way, every room would have gray in it. My boyfriend makes fun of me because whenever we're trying to pick out colors for something, I'm always like "GRAY!" before I even consider another color. Half of my closet is probably made up of gray! I just love it.

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    2. (I actually have a pinterest board for just paint colors, and its 85% shades of gray.)

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  4. I love your ideas. Palladian blue is nice but Icing on the Cake is especially cute (maybe it's partially the name too). Oh Benjamin Moore, you get us on those names everytime! Also check out Forget Me Not (might be a litle too vibrant), Bird's Egg, and Barely Teal.

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    1. I just searched all three of those colors, love them! It's such a hard decision. I guess I'll need to bring home actual swatches to see how they look in our house instead of basing the decision off the computer screen. :) Thanks for the help!

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  5. Love the color pairing and the creative ideas! Good luck on the house... So exciting :)

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    1. Thanks, Andrea!! I can't wait for everything to come together!

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  6. I love the ruffled bedspread!! I love the Icing on the Cake color :D Good luck on the house!! So exciting!

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  7. Love the colors and design ideas...I need to start using my pinterest to do things like this! :)

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    1. Thanks, Betty! Yes, Pinterest is a total life-saver for me. I have to visually see everything together. Although it's not always 100% because sometimes things are different shades in real life so they don't end up matching.

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  8. love the colors, I always thought if I was pregnant and didn't know the sex of the baby I would start by decorating in light blue and if it was a girl add pink, i just love those two together. love the rug, and striped curtains and the way they painted that dresser,so cute!

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    1. I LOVE the dresser!! That would be a fun project.

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  9. I hope you get the house. We are on the hunt ourselves.
    Love the ruffled bedding.
    I like Icing on the Cake

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    1. Thanks, Hena!! Glad to see you are feeling better and back to the blogging world. :) Good luck on your house hunt!

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  10. How fun! I'd totally be distracted too! Love the pins, love the paint colors! Very refreshing!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I hope it all comes together as well in person.

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  11. i really like those paint colors! especially the darker one. That bedspread is to die for!!! Love your pins!

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    1. Thanks, Laura!! You are so sweet.

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  12. I am all about that bedspread! Just love the color choices for the wall with it too. That floor is also very cool!
    Can't wait to see it!
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    www.makeitrane.com

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    1. Thanks, Ashley!! I love the bedding so much. It's a little pricey, especially for a kid's room, but I'm hoping to find something cheaper with the same look.

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  13. Such a pretty color palette! I love the blue and white chevron rug and how cute is that cloud pillow!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. I know, I LOVE the cloud pillow! Even if it's a little "young" for her (she's 6), I think she will still love it.

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