Augie's Artful Abode
Carrie McBride
Nov 16, 2010

Name: August (9 months)
Location: Austin, TX
Color Inspiration: We knew we wanted the room to be a bold statement in a home full of otherwise grey walls. As soon as we found out that we were expecting a boy, we felt that a blue tone was in order. However, we didn't want to go with the predictable pastel tones of a baby boy blue as we wanted it to be a room that our son could grow up with. We ended up settling on a blue that complimented our two inspiration pieces for the room, the bird fabric from Urban Outfitters, and the George Rodrigue Blue Dog print, which was a wedding gift to my husband.

Tip for Using Color: We originally only wanted to paint one impact wall, but the room felt lopsided, so we decided to paint the opposite wall as well. We have always believed in using pops of color as accents to all of our neutrals. This time around we went a little bolder with the colors, as we hope it will be a space full of stimulation and imagination without overwhelming the senses.

Colors Used: Once the blue was selected, we returned to the bird fabric for inspiration for the rest of the room. We already had the orange West Elm Rug, and we knew we wanted to add another sentimental piece of art to the space with a Ghostland Observatory concert poster from our first wedding anniversary. Since we already chose a bold blue and orange, we decided that the rest of the accessories needed to be a bit more neutral and understated. The grid of Remington prints handed down from my husband's father worked to tone down the spance of blue over the guest bed. We tied all of the artwork together with birch colored frames from Ikea, which matched all of the existing furniture we brought into the room. Finally, the clean lines of the Gulliver crib not only matched the existing light pieces of furniture, but fit nicely into our budget!

Thanks for your colorful entry Laura and good luck!

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