Proud as a….

Speaking of John Robshaw, (we were, Monday – do try to keep up) I’ve gone back to look at the paint color in his bedroom several times. (In Elle Decor, not in Mr. Robshaw’s actual bedroom, but I’m sure you got that.)  It’s not dissimilar to the color in his showroom the last time I was there.  (And, perhaps, now, though I can’t say for sure.)

I’ve been looking for a peacocky concoction.  I keep kicking it around for my powder room, which is ridiculously large at a staggering 7’x7′.  It could be a bedroom if you don’t reach your hands over your head when you stretch.  I first spied the image that the paint is atop on Little Augury and have carried it around in both mental and paper form since.  I truly do, in every way, want to paint a Greek key dado somewhere, someway, somehow.

So that below, rich summer night sky above (ceiling, too.)  Originally, I was a little worried about a color that deep in a space that large.  Then there was Robshaw and his bedroom (see, I brought it back around) which seem quite happily clad.

I’d jump right in, but that pattern is going to require a little math.  You know how I am about math.  It may have to wait until after the holiday.

Image, Vogue, May, 2007; photography by Steven Meisel, produced by Grace Coddington, set design Mary Howard and panels by Sarah Oliphant, whom I wish I knew so she could help me measure.

Robshaw’s bedroom is Benjamin Moore Kensington Blue.  The paint, above, is highly evolved Benjamin Moore Galapagos Turquoise.

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7 thoughts on “Proud as a….

  1. I adore the color and have a version in my entry and study! Love it!

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  2. I think turquoise and green are having a moment right now. I'm seeing it everywhere and loving it. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  3. I'm visiting John Robshaw's bedroom right now. It seems that his lair has a bit more gray to the peacock–but it could be my monitor. I think a huge greek key in your paint tone would be amazing. Since I'm moving the shop and putting up walls, etc. I've decided to go with purple–a soft rosy purple. Wish me luck–I never knew I was a purple person until yesterday.

  4. This post is emblematic of why I love your posts so much; your conversational tone, your sparse but succinct choice of image in relation to the text and the conjure of a "story", a fantasy that I can play out in my own mind to enjoy. Thank you, Mrs. Blandings.


  5. I painted my bedroom a bright peacock blue when I still lived at home a million years ago. It was heavenly and I loved it. I still can't believe my dad let me do it. But it was worth it.

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