Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Tula Pink Inspired Room - Part 1

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wow it was almost a month ago when I said I'd be painting over the weekend.  I did start painting that weekend... but the whole project took longer than planned.  My room is 100% painted & now I'm working on getting the right layout, furniture and accessories.  

So here is a peek at where I'm at...

The paint colors were inspired by Tula Pink's fabric collection Neptune.  I took a quilt I made from Neptune with me to Home Depot and picked out a bunch of paint chips until I found the ones I liked best.  Most of the room is a pale blue.

The fabric wreath I made from Rachel's tutorial looks perfect by my door. {Thank you rachel for reminding me that I made it... I had yet to unpack it and forgotten!}

My room isn't square and has one corner that bumps out in two directions.  I decided to take advantage of this and make the long wall a focal point by painting it dark blue.  I didn't paint the wall as dark as the Storm fabric since that paint chip looked almost black.  I went a bit lighter and I'm quite happy with the result.  This wall is going to have tall white bookcases.


Since the photo above was taken a few days ago I did get one of the tall bookcases built.  I love the contrast of the white furniture with the blue paints.




I couldn't decide between two nightstands so I got one of each.  This one doesn't have as much storage but I love the open look.  {My new mug rug was a present from Susan!}

 ...and then this one has a bunch of storage. {I changed my mind on which was going where so now I need to flip the door hinges!}

The colors in Prince Charming are brighter and bolder than Neptune.  Nevertheless my new Jawbreaker pillow looks great on my bed.  {Side note: Jawbreaker & Radio Way just arrived from the printer and are being shipped to shops & distributors today... woo hoo!} 

I'm still using my original Neptune quilt as a curtain in one of my windows.  It is a bit short but the perfect width for this window.  I have a plan for making curtains... that I'll get to eventually. {The tall boxes are the white bookcases still in boxes... gotta love ikea!}


It is no secret to anyone who has been reading my blog that not only am I a big Tula Pink fan, but that specifically Neptune is favorite fabric line... ever.  I own more of it than I can keep track and treat it like gold since once it's gone... it's gone.

So when Rachel showed a Neptune sneak peek on her blog a while back... I of course quickly shot her an e-mail to ask what it was... and she wouldn't provide any more info.  Fast forward to now... and what she had made was a mini-quilt for me!!  She gave me the present at market!  {love you rachel... but you knew that!}

My new mini!  Made from Neptune and assorted Bella Solids.  I think I'm going to add a sleeve and hang it on the wall. 

...a detail shot

I also have acquired quite a new other accessories over the year that fit into my Neptune theme.  Once I have the rest of the furniture built & room finished I'll show you more photos.


My room has also inspired me to finish my Bee Beautiful quilt from 2010.  I have 21 of the 25 blocks I need made already from my bee.  The plan is to finish four more blocks and sash the quilt in Kona Crush.




© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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26 comments:

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Your room looks fabulous and I love the mini Rachel made for you. So cute!!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Beautiful room! Love the cool colors, and the white looks fabulous against that blue. A great backdrop for your colorful handmade touches!

Becky said...

You know I love it! it's fantastic. The colors are great. What's the story on the quilt on your bed? I'm seeing a lot of quilted circles, did you do that??

Quilter in the Gap said...

Your bedroom is coming along quite nicely. I couldn't help to notice the book on your bedside table - a Nicholas Sparks novel. I have read all his books. Are you enjoying it? I couldn't make out the title...which one are you reading?

Janine said...

It's all looking lovely!

A.J. Dub. said...

It is looking so great! It is fun to see it come together.

rachel griffith said...

loving the room.
and you're welcome. again.
:P

Terriaw said...

Very nicely done! I love that dark wall with the contrasting white bookshelves too. What a great idea to use your favorite fabrics for color inspiration to paint and decorate a room.

VickiT said...

Great room. I LOVE the M&M Lamp. Super cute.

Sandy said...

I also love Neptune and have some in pre-cuts in my stash. I have made Rachel's wreath and love how they turn out. Your room is lovely...very cool and relaxing looking.

Patty said...

Looks like a nice room,

Quiltjane said...

A very cool and elegant room. It looks lovely.

Debbie said...

I just love your room!!!! Hope you still have the little zipper bag I made you from the "Neptune" fabric as it will match your room. (You know it was hard to even part with my scraps of that fabric.) Hope to see you soon! Miss you.....

Patti said...

I love your room. Especially the Channukah wreath, the curtains, the quilt,the cushions. Oh heck I just love it all.

Sandy said...

The room looks even more awesome in person! Living with such talent is a real treat!!

Jill@northstarquilting said...

I love your paint colours. I'm a new quilter so missed out on the Neptune line but I can see why you fell in love with it.

Paula said...

Ahhhh Neptune. I lovr it so and cherish my stash as you do! The room looks FABULOUS!

Nita said...

I love the idea of hanging a quilt in the window for a window covering! Wouldn't a cathedral window quilt look great, all back lit like that!

Rose M. said...

Oh Julie, I love your room! How calming - I could live in your bedroom. Can I come to visit?LOL Can't wait to see it all finished. I knew it would be fantastic - look what you do with fabric!

mascanlon said...

Love the room! Especially the dark wall with the white furniture. ikea always mixes and matches so well.How about taking a sheer and hanging it behind that quilt? it would kind of frame it a bit, protect the back and let you have a little sheer coverage to the windowsill. Try it with a tension rod and see if you like it. before committing.

quiltytherapy said...

Wonderful idea for a room. Neptune is my favorite line as well. I have been hoarding it as much as possible. I may actually start a quilt for myself very soon using it.

Can't wait to see the entire room.

Teje said...

Hi Julie! Your room is beautiful! Those blue walls are fantastic and the quilt on the window just perfect! I think you could have that kind of curtain there! I have some Ikea fabrics with houses and yesterday 'in my sleep' I got the idea for curtains - I'll make squares like the wooden windows and perhaps I add some 'garden', too.
Merry Christmas! x Teje

ladmquilter said...

Love your room neptune is my favorite fabric line too.

Queenie Believe said...

Your room is really coming together. I love the color choices!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Tina in Boston said...

Love your room! Do you have a pattern for the hexie curtain? :)

Quilting Mom said...

very cool room! I love the wreath and the Bee Quilt in progress!