Monday, May 2, 2011

Guest Blogger: Annette Tatum



I have always been a big fan of the color turquoise which is why I was so excited to guest blog for Erin of The House of Turquoise. I love that this site is devoted entirely to one of my favorite colors. The variations of what exactly the color turquoise is, is what makes this color so fun. Aqua, sea foam blue, teal..there are endless possibilities. Which is why I find that turquoise is almost as neutral of a color as it is an accent color.



The guest room in my house is off the garden and pool so several years ago I decided that a complimentary theme for the indoor/ outdoor feeling would be a room with turquoise accents.



Inspiration from textiles and embroideries helped me choose the decor palette.



I wanted the room to feel restful but also evoke the idea of vacation. I had some old vintage wallpaper that I hung inside the panel molding and then realized that I must like this look.. I had this vintage lace dress that reminded me once again how close fashion and home decor are. The color of both the paper and the dress were perfect.



I then added more to the turquoise theme with an old vanity.. love this color blue as a stronger accent in the room.



The bedding and textiles are from a collection I designed and fit perfectly into the overall look. Everyone who stays here always wants to stay longer. There is something about the color and its smooth relationship to the outside elements that makes the room dreamy and comforting.

More of Annette Tatum's inspirations can be found on her design blog, and in her book, The Well-Dressed Home. Browse Annette's Home Decor Collections at AnnetteTatum.com. This week only, use code "turquoise" at check-out for 10% off your orders (until Friday 5/6).

25 comments:

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

LOVE that bed! The bedding is so cozy! Lovely photos!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Everything is exquisite in this bedroom. I won't forget this one. Gorgeous!

Have a blessed week!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

bmayer said...

My sister had that same dress in pink for Easter, one year. Its one of those dresses you remember......wish it was still in the family, but I'm sure it went to Goodwill, YEARS ago.

hooper Patterson said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful photos and post!
xoxo
hooper patterson
www.birdsofafeatherdesign.com

FanSea said...

What a lovely room! I love it's elegance yet undone feel. The well dressed home is on my list of books to get---and this looks like a lovely dress to me!
Today might be the day!
xo

Bohemian said...

The beautiful images of this bold Southwestern favored color are magnificent. I'm especially being drawn to the fabrics and trims... such a lovely Bohemian Bag they would make!

My Dad was Native American and Turquoise is a favored color in many Native American Artistic creations. I love the color and am fortunate that in our State you can often find natural semi-precious Turquoise stone.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Hellohello baby said...

Fab photos. I specialy love the turqouise framed rose drawing i picture no. 4.

The enchanted home said...

What a dreamy bed! Love the paper and all the fabulous fabric. The dress is also so beautiful.

Merlin said...

Oh, my! That vanity...and lovely setee at the foot of the bed...franki

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Everything is superb - especially the chest!!

Mona Thompson said...

So beautiful. Thanks for the introduction Erin, a new blog to check out!!

Sheer Serendipity said...

Wow, everything in this room is spectacular! The bedding looks so comfortable and room looks so cozy, no wonder your guest wants to stay longer!

Michelle {Adore Cherie} said...

This is such a stunningly beautiful room! Nothing too fussy, but all so feminine and charming.

Pearl said...

awww..so country, so french chic. loving it!!

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Sizzle and Zoom said...

Love the bedroom and the dress.

The Sterling Cherub said...

OMG, I want to live in that room forever! I can't decide which element I like best, it is all so perfect. But I think you had me at French-style settee *swoon*!

Best,

Kimberly

eclecticrevisited said...

pretty little vintage-y room...love the vanity...and the turquoise color on it is perfection..
maureen

Raquel said...

Oooo those photos are so dreamy, I would love, love, love to sleep there!!!

Allison Egan said...

Adore the netting over the bed!!!! so fantastic! beautiful!
xo allison

Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

The dresser and bed are especially stunning! Loved everything about this post! Stacy @ www.conspicuousstyle.com

Breighl said...

I love how the different textile patterns meld so seamlessly. definitely getting some inspiration for my next bedroom. except it will be in pastel pink,green, and cream....ohh maybe a little turquoise too.

SchoolhouseKat said...

Gorgeous - love the mix of different shades!

Sing said...

So pretty and cozy.

http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

Kids Wallpapers said...

Good and very nice all wallpaper. Thanks for sharing these wallpapers. You can also find more nice wallpapers on our websites.

The Window Scene said...

love this room.

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