Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Best Laid Plans

I got moving on this plan for the girls room, ordering the rug from rugsusa while they had a 50% off sale.

Only guess what?  The rug is not a sunny golden yellow at all.  It is more of a pale/bright citron.  Total green undertones.  And while I LOVE all forms of citron and chartreuse, the yellows I was planning to bring in are distinctly golden/orangey yellows.


Here it is a bit more pulled back:

It doesn't look TOO terrible in these pictures, but it really doesn't work.

My original plan for a makeover in this room involved using this fabric that I have had for more than a decade:

And bringing up the orange rug from the living room (with the intention of buying a natural/ jute rug down there.)  I would use some blue linen velvet that I got at an estate sale to re-do the headboards.  Kind of like this.

 (Ignore the fabric on the cornice--it's really just to hide the strong floral going on underneath.)

Pretty, right?  I love orange and pink together.

But then of course I also got to thinking that the citron rug was awfully pretty with the chinoiserie curtains.

But of course this means that I don't get to buy a rug for the living room.  And it is a little softer than I intended.  And look how GREAT those other floral curtains look with the existing headboards.


So now I'm confused.  Love it all.  If I am returning the rug I need to do it lickety split, so I would love your opinions.  Keep in mind that the brass chandelier comes in here either way, so it will spice up the softness of the chinoiserie, and the campaign chest can be painted any color.

(I will also mention that I have a terrible cold and have been very fuzzy headed.  This is how I spent my "sick" day on Tuesday: carrying hugely heavy wool rugs up and down a very tall staircase!)

Please, help me decide!


  1. hey babe - I like the orange better in there - crazy good with the pink...return the yellow - the citron color and texture of the raised pattern doesn't look as high end as the orange...just my humble opinion!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

    1. Thanks, lady, that's all I needed! So funny, seeing the pictures again when I posted them made me start to see the orange as the best option again--but your humble (and expert!) opinion totally seals the deal!

  2. I absolutely loved the original idea, but I agree the orange is better.


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