Wooden Painting in interior designing and decoration

The wood is unstained, a good choice when you want to keep the look light. The real key to making any room with strong visual elements work is restraint. In Colleen’s bedroom that meant letting the flower photos and the carved bedroom set be the main attractions by keeping everything else in the room simple. There are, for instance, no rugs on the floor and, save for a few flowers throw pillows, no other patterns in the room. The bedding-including the fabric encircling the head of the bed-is solid so that it doesn’t compete with the other patterns in the room and lets the pure joy of those flowers shine through. To this day, Colleen sends me emails telling me how much she loves the room. She’s finally accepted the idea that she can take a moment to enjoy herself without having to feel guilty. While I kept patterns to a minimum in Colleen’s room, I’m all for mixing them when the time is right.
The room I did for breast cancer survivor Shawna Farina is the perfect example of a wild mix that works. Combining different patterns is always tricky, and sometimes you just have to rely on your eye. What makes for harmony in this particular instance is that the patterns are of varying size and in the same colors. Mixed motifs don’t always have to be in the ABOVE A piece of glass fitted over the bedside table protects the wood from sloshing cups of coffee and other possible stain perpetrators. OPPOSITE PAGE Pictures can have as much impact propped as hung.
FOLLOWING SPREAD One reason the mix of patterns in this room works is that the patterns are of varying sizes. Another distinctive feature of this room is the use of pendant fixtures on either side of the bed instead of table lamps. Sudden Impact 53 same shades (though they usually work best if they share one or two colors), but it is a good idea to team up patterns of different sizes. If all the patterns are big, you could be in for a big crazy mess; if all the patterns are small, you risk the room looking fussy and overdone. The reason I chose to create such a bold room for Shawna and her husband is because Shawna herself is so bold and strong.
When her mom was twenty-nine, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, so Shawna grew up knowing all about this dreadful disease. But her mom survived and Shawna was so inspired that she created a walk/run called Relay for Life to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the fundraiser only takes place in the small Indiana town where Shawna lives, she has raised close to half a million dollars in five years. One year when she was getting dressed for the relay she found a lump in her own breast. At twenty-six with three young kids it seemed insane that something like this could happen. She had to go through chemotherapy, radiation, a mastectomy, and hysterectomy, all the while still participating in Relay for Life and working part time, not to mention leading her daughters’ Brownie troop! But like her mom, Shawna beat back the cancer. By the time we showed up, Shawna’s family was in pretty dire financial straits; all their money had gone toward hospital bills.
They barely even had any furniture. But-and this is just one measure of Shawna’s can-do spirit-she took old Christmas wrapping paper and framed it so that her kids would have something bright and colorful on the walls to look at. I loved that idea so much that I used it to inspire the room’s accent wall and bedding, both of which have wrapping paper patterns. Red is a dynamic color not everyone would want to live with it, but for Shawna it was a good fit. She and her husband is young and very hip, so I kept the look modern with a steel-framed bed, globe lights, and a buttery leather Eames chair. Yet it’s not stark modern; the chrysanthemum mural and “flocked” bedding give the room a sense of humor.
To me, though, the room’s crowning glory is the wrapping paper art above the Eames chair. It’s a reminder of Shawn a’s ingenuity, appreciation for beauty, and fortitude.