Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bold Green Color for a Guest Room!!!!!

Before I get started on today's post, 
let me share with you guys what just happened.
I was sitting at my computer, happily editing the photos for today's blog, when the phone rang.
It's an old phone....
No caller ID.....
so I answered it's summons, 
whereupon a strongly accented Indian voice said he was calling from the 
"US Medical Department"
And started asking me about a recent procedure I had had.
I sweetly.......
explained to him that I was having trouble understanding him, and could he repeat what he had just said.
Where upon he again asked me if I had recently had an "operation".
I was highly suspicious, as I had had a procedure, but no operation.
Besides, anyone with legitimate access to my records would know that.
I asked him what the "US Medical Department" was, as I had never heard of it.
(my father, two brothers and sister are all doctors.)
Where upon he said "Don't you live in the US?"
I was feeling more and more suspicious.
I asked to speak to his supervisor, as I was having trouble understanding him.
He told me he was the supervisor.
I again asked him to explain to me what the US Medical Department was, where upon he told me to
 "Go to hell."
I answered....
"Well, I understood THAT!"
But by now he had hung up on me.
I called the hospital and told them that their records had been hacked.
I'll let them deal with it.
If these people call me again, I'll sick my father on them.

In retrospect.....
I love talking about my aches and pains.....
and this guy had called me out of the blue, and was willing to listen!!!!!
Everyone else just tunes me out......
back to decoratin'......

In Chris and Connie's Vermont home, they need a lot of guestrooms as they have a lot of chillin's and granchillin's.
On the second floor off the hall sitting room
 (pic's to come in the future....) 
are two guest rooms, a pink one and a green one.
Today, since this post is titled, "Bold Green Color for a Guest Room", I will show off the green one.
Once again, we used twin beds for the flexibility that they provide in the guest department.
Connie had found the quilts (which I love) and we styled the room around them.
I don't remember where I got the beds, but we were going for a cottage vibe.
The crisp green of the walls acts as a good foil for the white shape of the headboards.
I had some furn prints framed and then I hung them all over the walls.
This repeated the white against the green theme I used throughout the space.
Since the beds were tucked under the eve line of the roof, I had a double swing arm lamp hung on the wall which gave light to both beds.
I found a gingham check that I had made into dust ruffles which I edged with white rick rack trim.
In my last post, Mimi asked how the bedskirts are made, as no white shows at the top, like ready made bedskirts are wont to do.
The way to make a nice custom bedskirt is to add 4 to 6 inches of the fabric to the deck's perimeter, this way you don't see anything but the bedskirt fabric if the mattress slips.

For the floor of this bedroom, I found a wonderful sisal with a woven green diamond pattern.
Between the beds, I placed a white Fiddlehead end table from Main Cottage Furniture.
I was choosing furniture with interesting shapes that would stand out against the green of the walls.

For just a touch of accent pattern, I had toss pillows made that were whimsical and fun, for any grand children visiting the old folks.
Just a touch more color for the beds.
A simple green and white room for weekend company.

It's snowing here in Massachusetts.
I get to do more complaining!!!!!
On that note,
Latah, Gatah


Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Love it!

Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design said...

The bedroom is adorable and I love that table between the beds - so original. Happy Holidays!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Squeak said...

There are so many scammers around at this time of year. My best friend was contacted by someone wanting to talk about his various accounts at his bank. I'm on an online dating site and I get contacted at least a dozen times a day by scammers. And I've had someone from "Microsoft Technical Support" contact me two or three times in the last two months to tell me my PC had been hacked.

Oh, if only these people would put as much effort into doing something good ....

Donnamae said...

Lovely, lovely room! We've basically stopped answering our phone...it's much easier that way...nobody to tell me where to go! ;)

Divine Theatre said...

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha! It looks as if Obama has outsourced healthcare! Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
In the meantime, I LOVE that color! I just bought taffeta drapes that color for the Music Room!


Anonymous said...

This looks fantastic! I love the contrast of green and white!! Keep 'um comin'!!!

Anonymous said...

Is that Maine Cottage furniture's fiddlehead end table between the beds?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the ricrac on the dust ruffle and those marvelous graphic quilts! Green is such a fun, fresh color, and it looks so snappy with white.

How do you spell ricrac? Rickrack?



Anonymous said...

Darling room. That shade of green is so cheerful.

My husband and I kept getting calls from "Automotive Care" even though we are on the Do Not Call list. It was a man with a heavy accent. When my husband kept pressing him for more information he also got the "Go to hell" and was hung up on. I turned in the phone number to a complaint section of the Do Not Call list and I haven't heard from them since. Knock on wood.

Di said...

I love the various shades of green it is fresh. All the little touches makes you and your rooms perfect.

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Betsy, another beautiful room you've put together. I love your attention to detail. I pretty much am a sucker for any two color room with white as one of the colors. It always looks fresh!

Gail said...

Ew. Uh-uh uh-uh uh-uh. That green does not work for me.

bmayer said...

Furn prints? Well they are purty ;-) Love, love, love, green and white! Not a fan of the little table though...I'd probably break my knuckles reaching for a glass of water in the middle of the night, and then break the glass on those funky leg extensions. I'd add a larger thick glass table top, and use the current top as a shelf. I have that exact little vase I bought at Goodwill....gee, I have the taste of a famous designer! (well except for the table....)

Mary said...

Love the green and white! What a happy room!

I hate phone calls like the one you described. I get a daily call from a recording where the man 'John' sounds as if he is really speaking to me. He lets me know that my medical supplies that I ordered are on their way. I have stayed on the line and opted out TWICE but I still get a call from him around 4 in the afternoon. It is so nice to be loved by the con artists.

From Virginia

Skye @ Planet Jinxatron said...

What a bizarre phone call! And what a pretty green in that room, I love it.

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