I found this delightful picture on MidcenturyJo's Flickr set "Color Scheme Ideas". She describes it as her "latest color passion" and I have to agree. This pale blue with the bold red makes me drool. I would love to do this somewhere in my house but where?? My bedroom maybe?? What would you think of a bedcover in my favorite Urban Outfitter's spread: Flowering Branch or a plain white Matelasse with pale blue sheets. Mmmm. Like sleeping in the sky!
Well, since one of my favorite things to do is copy a look on the cheap, here is a super-budget-friendly way to get a similar look to the picture above.
1. A simple Ikea Tullsta chair in bright red would look sweet in a pale blue room.It isn't quite as bright as the original but at $99.00 it would be hard to find too much fault.
I would pair it with this fantastic red coral pillow from Amazon.com which is adorable and a steal at $20.99. Too pretty! (and for some reason I can't upload the photo so click the link and enjoy!)
Then again if you prefer a shinier, bolder chair, you can pick up this cute slipper chair for $180.00 although it is a bit 'orange' toned for me. (and not all that cheap for an occassional chair, IMO) Again UO.
For the walls, Ikea will sell you the Fjallasta black, matted picture frame for $19.99 which will nicely contain (with perhaps a bit of creative trimming) the Red Coral 1, 2, 3 and 4 prints from AllPosters.com, each are only $17.99 unframed.
I have to admit, even if it is trendy or "so last year" I just love the look of red coral. I love trees and branches so coral gives you the same look but in red. So sparse and lovely.
Now the blue vase on the floor of the picture turns out to be the trickiest bit of all. To find a pale blue glass vase of that size you are going to pay some big bucks unless you find one at a thrift store, ebay (like the 25" example to the right) or someplace like TJMaxx. I can't see spending 200 bucks on a vase that one of the dogs or one of the kids will knock over. I mean, come ON!!
Anyone have any suggestions? What could take the place of that gorgeous vase for people who have REAL LIVES?? Let's here it.