Q: I'm moving into a new apartment and I'd like to create that creamy dreamy calm look in the master. I'd love some specific paint tips and any other ideas. Thank you!
Sent by Julie
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Julie, based on this photo, it looks as if you like pale colors like sand-dollar and blush and soft gold. Good place to start. You could choose an object like a conch shell that has these colors and design your whole room around that natural palette.Fabrics in the photo look like velvet, linen, and silk -- It's great to layer lots of fabrics and textures in a simple color palette.Looks like there is a glamourous light fixture. This is an opportunity to add some jewelry to the room. I personally like those new crystal chandeliers that are wrapped in a fabric shade for intimate spaces -- they are intimate themselves, wrapped up as they are.[As I respond to your question, I'm imagining a blush colored velvet and chiffon evening gown with some gold satin slippers and crystal drop earrings.]Maybe an upholstered headboard, gold-leaf bombe chest-of-drawers, and acrylic end-tables for contrast?Unfortunately, while they say a picture says 1000 words, I think we need a few more from you to understand your budget, the style you like, what you have to work with in your new home, etc etc.
The photo is really nice, I would take inspiration from that. But @urbancricket, I think apartment therapy picks those photos out! Very nice response though, I can certainly use the advice too!
I think Apartment Therapy needs a spam filter that automatically deletes any comment that contains the magic letters http. Wouldn't that do it? Lately, the spam seems to be omnipresent.I think urbancricket's comments are bang-on, by the way.
PS this website is great for discovering an inspired palette. I'd start there.
ooops, here's the link
Thank you everyone for the comments! And yes, that's correct, I didn't actually select that photo although it is gorgeous! And I agree about the chandy! If anyone knows of a great creamy white paint color, please let me know. There are so many my head is spinning.Julie
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