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Monday, November 2, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday and Blue Monday – Color On the Walls! Part II

Metamorphosis Monday, is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to go there for a listing of more transformations this week.

Blue Monday is sponsored by our gracious Sally at Smiling Sally. Her listing will take you to others who love the color blue.

As promised, this week I will continue to describe how newly painted walls have transformed my living spaces. Ihad gone along with the idea of off-white walls being versatile, and even making the place seem more spacious. But the addition of soft colors to my walls has really enhanced the appearance of my home. Family and friends expressed that the soft hues have pulled the décor together. Here's hoping that the true colors will show up in my photos.!

All woodwork was painted in Benjamin Moore Satin Finish trim OC13 "Soft Chamois."
The living room and front hall stairway were painted in Benjamin Moore 1494 "Vale Mist". That is three walls were. The wall that continues from the center hall to the west wall in the living room is in Benjamin Moore 1562 "Quiet Moments," as was the dining room.

Here is the couch and paintings above with the soft blue on the west wall.

This shows the junction of the blue and the green behind the living room desk on the north wall. (Sorry about the reflection):

The dark wood furniture such as the desk and curio cabinet on either side of the fireplace are set off with the soft green second color in the room.

The dark blue draperies with its green leaves, and the pictures on the green walls is pleasing.

The dark furniture is also enhanced by the green of the walls:

The sofa and love seat have tiny squares of green thread, which is picked up by the green wall behind the love seat.

The bedroom wall color is Benjamin Moore HC-5 Weston Flax, a soft yellow. I like how it sets off the accessories in the room:

Note how the Wedgwood blue draperies look against the pale color.

The draperies pick up the Wedgwood jasperware pieces on top of the book shelf. and the blue flowers in the print.

The dark furniture also looks well with the yellow walls:

In the bathroom the walls were painted in Benjamin Moore kitchen and bath paint in 922 Antique Lace. This continues the yellow hue of the bedroom, but is more of a cream color.

To continue the blue from the draperies from the bedroom I plan to use this Waverly toile fabric for the window and shower curtains:

The previous curtains were a white and peach stripe for the window and a solid peach for the shower stall. As the painting was going on, I found these neutral color curtains at the thrift shop for $1.50 and a similar color shower curtain for $1.25. They have been standing in quite well until I get the toile sewed.

In the meantime, the cream color works well the wall accessories, as they are now; there will be more changes:

The painting of the walls came about because I had ceiling damage in the kitchen, living room and my bedroom. Outside I had the roof completely replaced to avoid any more rain seeping in. Well, while it was quite a lot of work to clear the rooms for the ceiling and wall painting, the end result is very pleasing an I have been really enjoying having color on the walls!.

I am also linking to Cielo’s "Show Off Your Cottage Monday." Visit her to enjoy more lovely homes.

Thank you for your lovely comments on Part I of "Color On My Walls" and for visiting today. Do come back again soon!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carrie, you have a lot of pretty blue! That Wedgwood collection is fabulous! I just saw some pieces in a shop in St. Augustine, and they were stunning, too. You are so blessed to have it.


Sheila :-)

Anne Fannie said...

You have done a beautiful job decorating your home.

Ok, I love all that Wedgwood! So pretty! You have a wonderful collection.
Happy Blue Monday...


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...


Very nice painting! that toile fabric is BEAUTIFUL!! Love it! Can't wait to see it all finished.

Have a great day!

marypoppins said...

Buona settimana Carrie!!
Mary from Italy

chubskulit said...

Hi Carrie, those are lovely collections of blue. I love the design and pattern of the curtain and pillow cases..

Thanks for your nice comment!

SmilingSally said...

Your soft walls allow your Wedgwood collection to stand out. I like it, Carrie! Happy Blue Monday.

Joops said...

I like your collection on top of those table with the lampshade!

Check out the Senior and Junior in our clan..

Marice said...

wow your living room looks nice and elegant! love it!

u may view mine if u have time

Mary said...

I know it was a lot of work but your home looks wonderful. The walls are perfect for displaying all your lovely blues. Have a great Blue Monday.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

So lovely is your home! I adore gentle colors on the walls of my home too! Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting me on Blue Monday. I hope you'll come visit again soon! Coralie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is just gorgeous and all the colors are so soft and compliment everything beautifully. Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Hi Carrie, I love all you rpretty blues and I really like your drapery too. Blue and orange together is so pretty. You have a beautiful home with beautiful accessories....Christine

Shy said...

Hi Miss Carrie, I love your lovely blues and your house in general. So neat, clean and very organized. Happy Blue Monday!


Shelia said...

Hi Carrie! I love all those gorgeous blues and your wall colors are so pretty! I adore toile and that fabric is just beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wanda said...

What great pics. Love the blue fabric. Thanks for the visit. TTFN

Kammy said...

My a new roof , ceiling and fresh paint on the walls - I bet you feel like a million bucks ! Your living areas look so rich and your choice of colors great !

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The soft colors are so pretty and draws everything together so nicely. I enjoyed seeing your house, furniture, and collections, just beautiful!


Ginger said...

I love your blue toile fabric, it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so beautiful. You did such a great job.


Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks so much for the house tour. I have a secretary desk like yours. I also love the blue and white toile and I can't wait to see it done.

NM said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks so much for inviting me to your blog. I have had a good look at your spoon collection and you have really inspired me to get organised and display them. I loved looking at all your beautiful treasures in this post too. I LOVE all your Wedgewood pieces and they look lovely against the yellow backdrop.
Thanks again for visiting-hope to see you again soon, NM.

Blondie's Journal said...


I love the soft colors of your walls and your commentary on how you pulled everything together. Just lovely. And I am envious of that beautiful Wedgwooed collection!!

Thanks for stopping by today, sweet lady. Have a wonderful week! :-)


Maggie B said...

How busy you've been redecorating your home.
I love the pale yellow in the bedroom is really sets off your Wedgwood pieces.
Thanks for visiting me in Normandy.


I want a cabinet just like yours for my new house! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It's nice to meet you!

Douce France..... said...

The Blue is one of my things too. You are doing a great job with it!
I just want to let you know that you have been tagged for the Honest Scrap Award. See my post for more details. Please feel free to respond. Thank you.

Douce France..... said...

The Blue is one of my things too. You are doing a great job with it!
I just want to let you know that you have been tagged for the Honest Scrap Award. See my post for more details. Please feel free to respond. Thank you.