Remember when I mentioned how I like to have a “spirit picture” when I’m decorating? This is my spirit picture for Winter’s room. Last post, I told you about how I want to have a black accent wall in Winter’s room. Now that I have a spirit picture, I’m able to hone in on some of the other things I want to do based on what we already have and the new direction I want to take.
This room is bright, colourful, and full of clashing patterns. I love the look of mixed patterns, but every time I try to do it, it ends up being a really safe take on it. It probably sounds silly, but whenever I sit down to make a mix-matched look, I get scared and start thinking “this is too crazy,” and dumb it down until it’s safe. Or sometimes I don’t even realise that I’ve made matching choices until the end when I step back and look it. It’s an acquired skill that takes practice, and I really envy people who are good at it in their fashion and decor.
This is my mockup for Winter’s room– I’m only going to have one black wall (I’m leaning towards Farrow and Ball’s “Blue Black), with the others remaining white. Finding good cot sheets is hard! So hard that I’m actually going to make Winter’s. I ordered the the plaid fabric you see in the mockup to make a fitted sheet. Hopefully it’s not difficult! The rug, throw, and mobile are already part of his room, and the print is actually an Andy Warhol that I think would work well. The patterns all clash, but some of the colours are carried throughout all of the pieces– I’m hoping that will help to tie everything together.
Is this crazy? Does it actually match and I can’t tell? Am I nuts? I’m clearly seeking validation because this is out of my usual territory.