I wish I had a drum roll.
I tried to type drum roll….but it came out something like this…..brrrrrrrrrruuuuuummmmmm.
Can you just tap your pencil really fast for me?
Because……here is…..get ready for it…..the first stop in the one room three ways world tour.
Simple black and white.
With typography….and graphic fabrics….
…..and all the boxwood clippings from the yard.
I wanted to name the room.
Something sophisticated and downtown that just drove in from the city for a weekend in the country in a vintage convertible with a scarf wrapped around a pixie haircut……wearing enormously over-sized glasses and the most incredible shade of red lipstick.
That kind of name.
Spelled with an e.
Want the details?
Here’s how I did it.
Mostly I shopped the house.
1. Table from front library room.
Seagrass rug from front library room (it may have found a new home).
2. My one splurge for the room. Board cut from scrap lumber in the workshop and decorated with family rules.
Vinyl family rules: Hobby Lobby $12.99.
You could also paint your own.
Love using the board as a valence.
3. Dice side table
Scrap lumber cut out and attached together to form a square.
Painted black and white circles cut out of white vinyl from Hobby Lobby: $7.99.
4. Pillows from back porch
1. Sign from my mother’s attic.
2. Plates from back porch.
Lamp has the same shade with black ribbon wrapped around for a little graphic interest.
1. Wreath made from attaching book page flowers from dining room to a basic wreath frame.
2. Old painter’s tray from kitchen table.
3. Box wood greenery clippings from the yard.
Here’s a close-up of the dice side table styled with the broken weather vane from the back porch.
And the boxes from the office.
Behind the sofa….I attached marquee letters to the garden gate leftover from the fall mantel with clothespins.
This gate made me smile.
Actually….the whole room made me smile.
I think Blaire and I would be BFFs.
She’s sophisticated and witty and red-lipstick wearing….just like me.
That’s how we roll.
Nothing but sophistication here at Thistlewood.