To kick off my little - bitty break for Thanksgiving I meet up with some neighborhood friends to celebrate their new baby-to-come. I loved the idea of this party. It was reveal night at the Wine Palette. Shaun and Erin, my new friends, are a husband / wife team who have joined me at Lucy and Company with their upholstery and carpentry skills and have been great to work with! I wanted to be there to see the surprise when they opened the ultrasound envelope !
At the Wine Palette here in Charlotte you can paint a little and drink a little. I knew it was time for a cocktail, but slap a brush in my hand with a drink and you have quite the combination. The idea was for all their friends and family to help create a piece of art for the future nursery!
Shaun, looking stunned at the news he's having a son !
Nine of us took brush in hand and each painted a square in the overall art piece for the nursery. A large tree grouping with soft bubble like leaves. I love the thought and idea they chose.
So of course when I got home after a long week I starting playing around with a nursery idea or two, as the Atkinson's are coming down to the showroom on Friday with their family to see what we can create ! Yeah I know - it sounds like more work, but not really, I love it . . playing around with design boards while watching a movie with the kids calms me down and I am more than happy to help those two!
With the style of their house, a cutesy - theme room is not their look or personality. I would go graphic overall. With the new tree painting and tree shelf Erin loves, I would mix in strong and multiple patterns. Maybe a cornice covered in an old rug, a pouf rather than matching ottoman. A small metal top table. Mixing all wood types and contrasting wainscoting to lighten it all up.
Option Two . . . something a little brighter ?
With this direction, I would paint the wainscoting one shade darker than the walls and find that one killer fabric for the window. Fill the room with interesting finds old and new, a real eclectic mix.
. . . Let's see what they think!
Now it's the back deck I go to take a whiff of the "smoke'n" turkey that Keith has going !
Happy Thanksgiving !