Ann's Happy Place
January 22, 2009
Oh my it's that time of the year again here in Atlanta. Gray skies, cold temperatures and bare trees... Personally I hate it. Give me warmth and flowers! Obviously I have no control over Mother Nature so I figured it was time to quit moaning and create my own sunshine. And I did. It all started with a much needed makeover of one of my guest rooms. My husband and I call this Ann's room because she is usually the one who sleeps here. Ann is like a sister and you know how you can neglect the ones you love the most. In other words if she didn't complain I wasn't motivated. Well I decided it was time to get my head out of the sand and bring a sunny disposition to Ann's room.
I started with Amy Butler's nature inspired fabric and one of my favorites of her collections, Nigella. What could be a happier fabric than BA-497 Primrose Lime? I wanted this to be my statement fabric. I hate to admit that I do not have a head board on this bed so I thought why not create the illusion that I do. I made two drapery panels and hung them in front of the windows. Because there is not a great view I choose to close the panels and move the bed in front of my new fabric wall. Love it! I then made two large 24" square pillows out of lime green striped dupioni silk DPSR-101. From here I made a long rectangular pillow out of Nigella BA-749 Water Lotus Ivory. On the bed they went! Of course I had to make a couple of Amy Butler's Gum Drop pillows and I also decided to cover my lamp shades.
It all came together so nicely, it was like Spring had just arrived to this once dreary room! I forgot (on purpose) to take before pictures. Let me just say it is a new room with a brand new attitude...A very happy place!
Now our room reveal:
If you like what Nancy has done, you might also be interested in other Amy Butler collections.
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