Our house is mostly in shades of black, white, cream, gray and natural woods. So it may seem a little out of character for me to paint a wall pink sky. It was inspired by gorgeous bedding from Garnet Hill. The warm colors remind me of Tuscany and Sedona. Two places we love. I have been drawn to use more of these colors after seeing what Sara and Rich Combs have created in Joshua Tree. Nature has always been an inspiration for us, but only recently have I wanted to use warmer colors. I can see a pattern coming on…who knows where these colors will end up next in our home.
inspiration: Warm mix of colors, brass and a piece of pottery made in middle school.
We started with the Eileen Fisher tumbled-percale sheets in the color curry. These sheets are as soft as they sound and the color is warm and cozy. We added Eileen Fisher washed linen sheets in golden umber and pillow cases in russet and a lumbar pillow in adobe chambray. The bedding is made from pure French linen with a raw edge trim detail. The colors contrast and blend all at the same time. We used the alpaca throw in russet for an extra layer of cozy and created two separate beds. We mixed and matched the linens at our home where our daughter still has a room and also in Madeline’s New York City apartment. We have Garnet Hill bedding on every bed in the house. We love the linen and soon we’ll go back to our cozy flannel sheets.
It’s all in the details . . .
We used what we already had in the room which included the west elm headboard that we sort of “slipcovered” using a piece of African Mudcloth found on Etsy. I was not convinced the black would work, but we already had the black lamp so we moved on and in the end, I think it’s the black that makes this room work with the rest of the house. I used a vintage painting that we found last fall in Tuscany for 10 euros and hung beads on the lamp that we found at flea markets in California. The table was once in our living room, but keeps finding its way into Madeline’s room.