Y'all are so helpful

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I am so happy that I posted my mistakes. I got such great support and advice. THANK YOU!!! I made a list of all the pinks you recommended and I hope to go get swatches today. I am also considering white or cream. I think I rushed my decisions (because of the Lenten~no shopping rule). So now I am going to slow down and really think it through. I know my husband is rolling his eyes now. He just wants it done.

This morning while I was brushing my teeth, I got a vision of the room painted in subtle cream and beige stripes. I saw white gauzy, flowing curtains too;) So, I googled some images and found this....

image via decor pad

Isn't this lovely? I think I would do slightly wider stripes and more subtle color variation...truly cream and light tan. More like the colors in this darling nursery or Layla's reading room....



I would do vertical stripes in Kate's room although I love the horizontal stripes in the rooms above. What do you think?

Oh and Sienna and family got their expedited Visa and plan to come home early. They depart China tomorrow. Thank you for your faithful prayers.


  1. Love those rooms with the stripes!

    I actually have white walls for the first time in my little girl's room. I've never done that before, but I think it looks peaceful. I posted pics on my blog today if you want to check it out:-)

    Isn't if fun to decorate little girl's rooms?

  2. I love stripes. Love love love love them! I have my DR shadow striped in blue. When we have the chance to reno our back hallway, vertical stripes are what I want!

    Gorgeous photos and fabulous taste!

    Hooray for Sienna and her family!

  3. From the pics of Kates room, I actually like the color, but understand your frustration. What about keeping the pink and doing stripes with cream?

  4. I have two rooms done with the wide verticals and LOVE them. I never tire of them and have to stop myself from over doing and doing another room ;)
    I do think sometimes we think of white as dull but with creams and just a dash of certain color white can come alive.

    Have fun decorating!!!!

  5. What about doing horizontal stripes only on one wall and then a solid on the other three?

  6. I'm so glad you posted these pictures. I have been waiting to do my basement/entertaining room in these light stripes. I have been thinking very subtle cream tones as well. However, my room back home at my parents house has the same color throughout, though the stripes alternate between matte and glossy, so I've contemplated doing that as well!

    These decisions (and my husband's reluctance to do anything other than a solid color) are why it is taking me forever to get this room done!

    I can't wait to see Kate's room once it is all finished!

  7. horizontal for a small room, vertical for a large. love this idea!

  8. I love love love the cream stripe combo. In my opinion that is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I personally think vertical! :)

  9. I think the horizontal is more appealing , I find the vertical a little dated.

  10. I love your idea of going with a more subtle cream/tan color combo. If the room is large enough, I say go vertical. Though I LOVE horizontal stripes in smaller spaces...keeps the eye moving around the room. And I am a HUGE fan of Layla's reading room (and her blog in general, for that matter!!) I remember that you won her 'fishy' drawing awhile back!

    YEAH for Diana and family...so glad to hear that their request was granted. Praying that the trip goes smooth and the bonding picks up pace as they arrive back home. We'll be pray'in for them!!


  11. Did vertical stripes in our daughters's nursery in the lightest shade of mint green with antique white and it instantly became my favorite room in our house!

    Getting ready to do my dining room in our new house. A decorator suggested to use the same color, but a different finish. So, my walls are flat and my stripes are going to be semi-gloss.

    PS They are super easy to do,too. Purchase a laser level at Lowe's and tape away.

  12. I love the stripes, but Kate is so proud of her pink room! I don't know if you're going to be able to get away with not painting it pink ;) Can't wait to see what you decide. One thing I'm sure of...it will be gorgeous.

  13. Those room pics are dreamy!!!! Love it!! Whatever you decide is no doubt gonna be great!

  14. I LOVE those stripes! Very, very pretty.

    I feel guilty asking this since you were seeking paint advice, but I hope you can share the shade of the gray paint. We painted one of our main rooms gray...numerous times. We can't get the right shade. The one you chose looks so soft and pretty!

  15. Love stripes and would definitely go with the vertical. Can't wait to see the finished product - just know it will be lovely!


  16. LOVE the stripes!! I agree with a larger room I like the horizontal stripes though and I like the more subtle color variation...

    Blessings and such wonderful news about Diana and her family!! Can't wait to see pics of all three girls together!


  17. I almost suggested adding cream stripes to the pink. I think that would be stunning. I like the cream and tan but not with the linens you chose. Plus, you only get to have a pink room for a short part of you life.

    I think adding cream stripes would be great.


    We recently painted our family room gray and I think it is the most-perfect gray ever. It's Benjamin Moore . I'll look up the color if you're interested.

  18. I had a friend who did this in her dining room and it was lovely. I can't wait to see Kate's room :)

  19. Those stripes are completely classy and might grow with her better than pink walls would. I have always loved Layla's reading room there in the third picture. Great idea!

  20. the stripes are great! this is something that i was picturing for ellie's room!! love it!

  21. I think horizontal. I am sure anything will be gorgeous! Enjoy following your family.:)

  22. I love the stripes...what about keeping the pink and doing white stripes or the stripes in a paler pink? The pink wall are so pretty with that bedding. I love the horizontal stripes best! I'm so glad Diana and family are coming home sooner. Such a praise!

  23. Nice colors for a room : really and original too ! I'm looking for ideas for mine so you're an inspiration for me ! It's always so difficult to choose the right tone no?

  24. So thankful Sienna is coming home....I have been praying for her.

    I love all of the colors. When we were remodeling our house, I was simply amazed at all of the different shades of pink! Oh my heavens!

    So sorry to hear about Kate getting into Dave's razor...I remember Elisabeth did something similar many years ago. At least the mouth heals so quickly.

    Love you!

  25. Kim,

    I did a little Googling around on your behalf and this is what I'm talking about: http://www.weedecor.com/2009/12/girls-room-wall-paint-ideas/


  26. I love it when something just comes to you like that after you have been crazy thinking about it!
    I am so happy you found the stripes--do it!! I might think about going different and do the horizontal?!?!?

  27. I did my son's nursery in cream and taupe wide vertical stripes but I actually used wallpaper. It went on so easy and everyone asks me how long it took to paint it! I always have to say "look close, it's wallpaper!" I also used light blue bedding and can't say enough about how much I love it. Now that he's 3, the wallpaper has grown with him continues to be timeless.

  28. try Serena and Lily, I like them


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