I'm so fickle! Just recently (about 9 months ago) I updated my Master Bed and Bath with a blue, brown and gold color scheme. It had been years since I had used blue in my personal decor. Blue was just not a color that I was naturally drawn too. Mr. Panache on the other hand LOVES blue. It's his favorite color so I decided to update our Bedroom and Bath and add blue. Now I'm blue...it's just not getting it for me. Back in May my BFF, Bella~Mella, came for a visit and we attended a conference together. In her bag she had packed a copy of Home Depot's "Connect with Color - Design and Color Trends by BEHR". As we flipped through the booklet we talked about colors, design, personal style and what we liked and didn't like. Now, I'm not a trendy decorator but every now and again a trend will actually get it right and go from trendy to classic in a flash. I knew when I saw their "New Glamour" palette, it would eventually work its way into my house. NEW GLAMOUR is tradition with a twist, a look that's relaxing and unabashedly luxurious. Living with a house full of guys I try not to decorate or furnish our home with too much "fem" appeal but luxury isn't necessarily feminine so off I go to pull together a NEW GLAMOUR look without spend more than $100! Think I can do it? I do! Let's look at the Color Story: Here's BEHR's tips for New Glamour:
- Popular colors for this style include natural yellow-infused greens.
- Accents are expressive browns, soft yellows and color-touched whites.
- New Glamour lends itself to mixing and matching traditional design elements with metallic embroidered fabric and eye popping accents.
- Natural motifs such as flowers and leafs are popular.
- Strong accents are added in ceramics of all shapes and sizes.
- Walls should be clean and netural.
- Luxury should be added through accessories and high-end, quality fabrics such as damask and brocade.
- Subtle contrasting tones can be introduced through fabric, wallpapers and accessories.
Here's my plan:
- I plan to start in the Master Bath and work into the Bedroom.
- I am going to re-stain the maple vanities in a rich Espresso polystain.
- Replace the cabinet hardware with Brushed Nickle.
- Replace the blue and beige fabric curtain with a pair of green, silk taffeta panels.
- Refinish my Mother's antique chandy in Hammered Silver and hang it over my garden tub.
- Shop the house and add a few accessories to glam it up.
- Stay within a $100 budget.
Here are a couple pics from the former bathroom re-do.
Tomorrow I will start working on the vanities using some great tips from Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality. Next, I will refinish that old chandelier and get Mr. Pananche to hang it up. I'll finish up with painting those walls and accessorizing the space. If all goes well I will have the reveal posted next Monday. Until I see you again,