Monday, July 25, 2011

all over the place


I delivered the turquoise campaign dresser to my daughter in Dallas last night.

Seeing it in her home made me crave color.

Clear Colors.

Is there such a term?


I woke up this morning (at her home)

thinking I need raspberry in my living room.

(Yes, I really woke up thinking that.)

Yes, I said raspberry.




I’m all over the place folks, but this funky color speaks to me.

Aside from the fact that I haven’t finished the Nap Room.,

and the fact that…

after visiting the Wisteria Outlet,

I want to move this hutch to one of the bedrooms (after I paint it) and after I paint the bedroom Kilim Beige.


Then I thought I’d get the Rachel Ashwell burlap looking linen bedding from Target (that Daughter #2 found) and use mercury glass and hotel silver.

Then the entire house will be in chaos!

Would anyone like to invite my husband over for a week’s visit???


(Three pieces of my daughter’s black amethyst collection.)



Katie said...

First, I love the turquoise dresser. I want it! Secondly, I chose Raspberry carpet for my bedroom when I was 5 years old to match my tulip printed wallpaper. My family still teases me about "wasberry" as I said but I have to say I still LOVE the color, just not in carpet but instead paint! Can't wait to see what you do.

Unknown said...

So love the raspberry idea. Yummy! The turquoise is very pretty, love that chest. Hurry up, you have our attention now! Dying to see where you go with all of this. Now re hubby, if he's a 'picker upper', send him on over. Chuckle!

Have a great week.

Honey at 2805 said...

Laura, you can spend the weekend with me as long as you bring along that creativity of yours and spread it around my house! ;)

Love the turq and they rasberry sounds wonderful!

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! Hometalk has said if I get 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

Unknown said...'re so cute! I LOVE the turquoise piece too! I love color and think your raspberry idea is a wonderful one. I had a similar ephipany last week about painting something ORANGE in my house. Now mind you, I don't really have ANYTHING orange but I looked at the piece of furniture and that's what it "screamed" to me. Haven't done it yet, but probably will! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Raspberry...that sounds like a fresh new color to decorate with! Now...what are you going to paint? I love your hutch, by the way!


Lisa said...

I like raspberry, too! Don't have any, but I like it just the same.:) Have a great visit with your sweet daughter, Laura.

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I have toned everything in my house down, and I like it, but am really wondering how long I will be satisfied without color.

Love the turquoise dresser. Can't wait to see some raspberry.

oldgreymare said...

He can come to Vegas, but only if he'll do yard work : D

I am now craving color also..must be something in the water.

Deb said...

sounds like you need to send hubby on a little fishing trip....I love the way your mind works....

Sandra said...

I want you to come stay with me and help me do some redoing ;-). How about that when you're finished with your house? XOXO

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh that hutch is so pretty. I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!!

Theresa said...

Send the husband up here to Georgia, I will leave him a key to the poolhouse! Just let me know when you are finished! Then you will have to come get him and paint at my house:) hehe Enjoy your dreams of raspberry and clear color! HUGS!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love raspberry! That's the color I want in my dining room! I'm desperate for it!

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful job on the turquoise chest. I paint furniture for my daughter, too. Thank you for sharing your colorful quest. Cherry Kay

Gail Dixon said...

That turquoise chest is sublime. Great job!! You were in my neck of the woods. Hot as Hades, isn't it? Oy. :)

Olive said...

The chest is rocking my world. You are making me dizzy but in the best possible way♥♥♥

Patty Marker said...

Rasberry sounds wonderful. So fresh and fun. Your house sounds like mine right now. You crack me up! I love your daughters eclectic taste. So glad she is not afraid of color...kinda like her mama. said...

That dresser is TO DIE! I love raspberry too! I'm a color freak ~ cannot get enough!


Marguerite said...

Love that turquoise dresser! Gorgeous! And so are the black amethyst pieces! And raspberry sounds perfect! I am house hunting right now, and these colors sound dreamy! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Pondside said...

Go for it....and post lots of photos!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I drank raspberry lemonade today. Might be a sign.

Beth in NC said...

I love it! I want to see the new colors in your home. Be sure to share!


Pam @ Frippery said...

Yum raspberry. Sounds beautiful. I love the black glass against the turquoise. I sold my collection of black and now I am kicking myself!

Lynne said...

Hi Laura,
LOVE the turquoise piece, wow! Just a reminder about the mirror that your daughter found on the weekend. I'm still interested, thanks!!! Lynne

Karen said...

Suuuurrrreeee. He is more than welcome to enter into mayhem over here along with my husband!
You are daring - and I think your ideas are AWESOME! A load of work though - I am so tired right now, I can't even contemplate another project. It took all I had to finish up the first half of the last one - and I have a WAYS to go yet! Ugh. Sigh.
YOU GO GIRL! :) Karen

a peony princess said...

That dresser is gorgeous, just gorgeous! Such a pretty color!

I love the raspberry red idea. I am actually hoping to paint our front door a raspberry type red and am on the look-out for the perfect shade!

Unknown said...

The reason for beginning the project has been taken up in many ways by many different people but to me, it was by necessity. I had been going bigger and bigger with my own canvas paintings up to 2m x 1.2m and still feeling constricted in what I could do. As well as the financial side of producing paintings that size! car paint


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