Bowie's Brooklyn Bedroom

Bowie's Brooklyn Bedroom

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Janel Laban
Nov 6, 2009

Name: Bowie
Age: 3
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Color Inspiration: A few things really, one we live in a railroad apartment where every room can be seen at once, so to unify all the rooms I painted the entire apt the same warm neutral with a blue ceiling and have used vintage wallpaper...

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Color Inspiration continued: ...in strategic areas to give pops of color; second, the toys already provide a lot of color, mostly in the primary and secondary range, so I didn't want to compete with that by locking into a specific scheme, though I did want to unify the room. To do this I kept the main items of furniture white, and took a cue from the yellow and green in the vintage wallpaper for the other items (curtains, accessories, etc)

Tip For Using Color: Don't try too hard. Almost everything you can get for your kids has color, so take a cue from their stuff and let it flow naturally.

Colors Used: Walls: Safecoat, mixed to match B-M color, Pale Almond
Ceiling: Safecoat, custom mixed color
Wallpaper on wall: vintage trees 1960s, eBay
Wallpaper on drawers: vintage spacemen 1960s, eBay
Pattern under windows are IKEA napkins that I applied using a mixture of white glue and water

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