I decided that I would like to give my oldest daughter DC my dollhouse that my grandfather Craig built for me when I was a kid.
A dollhouse was actually on DC’s list in addition to the hideous hunk of fuchsia plastic the Dream Castle. But I can’t complain because I wanted a Barbie dream house so badly as a child, Kristin you know what I’m talking about here.
After sitting in the my parent’s garage for almost 20 years, whaaatttt! It actually emerged from the depths in great shape. I guess I’d call it a Southern Colonial.
The tan and brown aren’t exactly happening and it I thought it would be a pretty quick and easy task to give it a paint job. After some consideration I decided that I would paint it the original exterior color scheme for the Indiana project.
Ben Moore’s Iron Mountain and a light blue accent like Wythe Blue,
Now finding a dollhouse family that is the right size and not creepy looking was a whole other challenge. I opted for this one but I think they will be a little on the big side but I don’t think DC will mind.
Green is everywhere– accents, wall color, wearable green and so good in different tones like British racing green, emerald, lime and softer mint greens. My personal favorite right now is a deep, rich green.
Are you noticing any patterns with the use of green?
All images via Pinterest
Sometimes when I’m looking at the shingled homesÂ of the Hamptons or a white beach cottage in the low country, I slowly realizeÂ that my mouth is usually agape and I’m a little starry eyed.
I don’t really want to live at the coast but I looovve to look at beachy, cottage design.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that one day my friend Amanda and her husband will stop this renting business and build a house on the South Carolina coast. I’m hoping she will let me help her plan and decorate. Amanda I know you’re reading, please say yes. You have my solemn oath to nail it—within the confines of your budget of course.
I saw this home featuredÂ on the always lovely House of Turquoise. While most of the interior design is not my cup of tea, the exterior color scheme is really great, not neccessarily innovative but right up Amanda’s alley. Subtle gray stain, aqua blue front doorÂ and white trim…likey.
Does this make you want to go to the beach or what?
How many examples do I need before I will commit to painting the tiny office upstairs aÂ dark blue?
Exhibits 1-100, well not quite 100 but this is enough,
Although this room appears slate or almost black it is still a compelling argument for dark rooms
and the most convincing for me is,
a little brighter blue but I had to include itÂ because it is such a handsome room,
Blue is my favorite color, specifically a watery, aqua blue. But recently the richness of navy has caught my attention.
Navy everywhere! Wall color, clothing, fabric, accessories, you name it. Shelter mags, show houses and bloggies alike are using navy. Illustration of point,
Amber blogged about the union of navy and coral, she put this board together, Amber Interiors
Bryn is doing a March giveaway right now that’s filled with navy colored goodies
Kristen Panitch, House Beautiful
Mandarin tee, J Crew
ikat pillow, Calypso Home
Simon Upton photography
Chevron tray, Jill Rosenwald
The tiny upstairs room/office/guest room in my house that will be navy blue very soon, sampled is Ben Moore’s palladian blue and midnight dream. I was trying to decide if I wanted to go aqua or step out and go dark and bold?