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Display Name: AnnaPLW
Member Since: 10/16/08

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What a lovely home. What is the name of the color in the blue bathroom?

Alex & Wendy's Evolving Victorian
House Tour

11/29/11 10:21 PM

I dusted off the old Etsy site just for you all. On the site you can view, or order one for yourself, the fabric wall art seen above the kitchen table.

Here is the link:

Thank you for your interest.

Anna's "Whimsical Color" Room
11/17/11 08:38 AM

Lucky! It's an old house (circa 1895) so it comes with plenty of character, and plenty of necessary TLC.

Anna's "Whimsical Color" Room
11/17/11 08:33 AM

Love the bold use of a gorgeous color. I want to try a green like this on my toddler son's room.

Lisa's "Sycamore Tree" Room
11/14/11 09:39 PM

Thank you bruns for the interest in the quilts. I can post some photos of them next week. I will pass along that link as well once the pictures are up.

Anna's "Whimsical Color" Room
11/12/11 10:33 AM

Hello and thank you for the comments. I will post the fabric art ob my Etst site on Monday, then provide you with a link. Thank you for the request, lindalinda. I am glad you are all finding inspiration from these pieces since they were so fun to make.

Anna's "Whimsical Color" Room
11/11/11 08:50 PM

Thank you for the sweet comments.
Yes, it's Orla Kiely wallpaper. I had extra so put some at the back of the cabinets from which I had removed the doors. This really cheered up the room.
So glad you enjoy the artwork too. I have only finished one of the quilts so far (middle) for my daughter. The quilt study on the right is Orion, for my son's middle name. Working on this one next.

Anna's "Whimsical Color" Room
11/10/11 07:31 PM

The framed art at the table is made by me. They are color studies for three quilts I am planning for each of my kids. The fabrics in the art are remnants from their out grown, worn out clothing and serves as the inspiration for the quilts.

Anna's "Whimsical Color" Room
11/10/11 03:13 PM

Love this room, so airy and cheerful. Where is the "Good Morning Sunshine" print from?

My Room: Finn
Indio, CA

2/15/11 05:44 PM

Super fun kid's room. I love the mix of colors and textures, old and new. Can you tell me the name of the paint color? I am painting a nursery for a undetermined sex baby I like how that blue looks with the bright girl-y colors or would be great with reds and oranges for a boy. Thanks.

Isabelle and Juliette's Monde de Filles Kids Room Tour | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/22/10 05:55 PM

Thank you again for the comments.
To answer a few questions...
The letters in Poppy's room are from Paper Source. They come in kraft paper brown. I covered them myself from Paper Source papers.
The desk and chair was a garage sale find. I actually bought two sets of them when my son (now 6) was a baby, totalling about $15. They were all beat up with the metal painted a drab brown. I sanded them and coated them with shellac. I painted the metal Candy Apple Red, along with my son's dresser and bookshelves.
The crib quilt is a Denyse Schmidt design. I bought it at our local baby store on sale, since it was alone, rather than part of the crib set. Denyse Schmidt's work is amazing. Check it out. The quilt on the rocking chair is a work in progress. It is also a Denyse Schmidt design, however this one I am making from her "Single Girl" pattern. I am making it in the twin size for Poppy's transition to a "big girl" bed. The colorful fabrics are scraps from Poppy's outgrown clothes as well as handmade dresses and other projects I have sewn for her. Sewing projects are my total passion so having a little girl to sew for is a lot of fun.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest Entry #35: Poppy's Room: Goodness and Light
11/6/08 04:02 PM

Thank you for your comments.
Responding to herz9160, I made the mobile by wrapping ribbons over an old lampshade. I just cut a whole bunch of ribbons to provide a feel for the room. Then I used one long thread to sew each ribbon onto the lampshade. I made the mobile before anything else in the room so it set the tone for the rest of the room. The mobile hangs from a long ribbon attached to a rubber hook on the ceiling. When I spin the mobile, it flares out as it unwinds itself. This is a simple project, it only took about an hour to make. Try it!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest Entry #35: Poppy's Room: Goodness and Light
11/5/08 05:40 PM

I like the hanging birds. Did you make them? Also, where did you get the white lanterns?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest Entry #36: Aubrianna's Joy Joy Joy Room
11/5/08 10:57 AM

Thank you for all the kind words about our home. We love coming home to color. I can answer some questions.

The paint colors for kid's rooms are:
hers... Divine, "Saffron"
his...Sherwin Williams, "Serape"

The orange bench in the living room came from our local reclaimed-funky-antiqu(ish) store, "Hunt and Gather" on Xerxes at 50th in Minneapolis. It was maybe $12. There are all sorts of amazing treasures there. Check it out.

The sofa is from Room and Board, based in Minneapolis. Very comfy for weekend naps.

The ribbon mobile is handmade by me. The base is an old lampshade, also from Hunt and Gather. The ribbons are just hand sewn over the top of the shade. It hangs by another ribbon from a little hook in the ceiling. I spin it over my daughter's bed when it's time for sleep and she loves to watch the colors twirl. My mom was a weaver. The mobile (and this was an after thought) reminds me of when I was a little girl and I used to climb around under her looms and see the light coming through the colorful ribbons woven above me.

Thank you again for you comments.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #34: Anna's Inspired Family Home
10/16/08 05:52 PM