I can't talk much about homeschool right now but I can share the current quests I have been on. In our master bedroom, we have the standard beige walls that comes with new construction and I've dressed the bed with ice blue sheets with a natural/ecru blanket bedspread. Our bed is a mahogany sleigh bed sort of like the one pictured.
As soon as I figure out how to connect my camera correctly to the computer, I'll provide pictures because the furniture is actually very pretty and provides the chocolate brown color I wanted for the bedroom which is why I went with just blue and a natural color on the bed. Here's the accent rugs I've put on both sides of the bed.
And the one accent pillow on the bed as you can see matches the rugs wonderfully. I have hung cream drapes on the windows to keep the space feeling light and airy. The only thing left in this room is to find artwork for the walls.
When I was pulling all these color combinations together, the blue, creams and browns...dh mentioned that it reminded him of the beach. I thought that was a great thing, the beach is a relaxing place, which is exactly the feeling I wanted for the bedroom. Somehow that conversation sealed it in dh's mind that we should have beach themed art in our bedroom. Specifically the marsh since we have a lot of local marshland.
In a way to escape the unpacking of the house, Camille and I went out Saturday to look for new bookcases and I searched for bedroom art at all the major department stores in the Savannah area. We went to Linens and Things, The World Market, JC Penney, Sears, Michael's Art, Home Goods, Belk, Macy's and many more looking at all the art pieces that were available. I'll tell you one thing, if you want artwork of shells- go to Home Goods or a store like it, stay away from the big department stores. Similar prints had a difference of $50 between the stores.
I didn't find anything that captured the essence of relaxation I wanted for our room without making it look kitschy. At one time I would have decorated a nautical themed room with obvious items but now that I've matured in my tastes, I do not want a "Welcome to the Beach" sign hanging in my room. Lol, oh if I could just show you the things that dh has pointed out to me that have made me cringe! He thinks that we need a ship wheel clock and oars on the wall. At one time I would have agreed but not now, thankfully.
I have finally found the prints I want to add to the bedroom, by a favorite local artist so that is a bonus in my book. These will satisfy dh's desire for marsh and my desire for a relaxed but elegant room.
Dusk at Tower Hill by Ray Ellis
I'm going to visit the Ray Ellis Gallery in downtown Savannah to find out if they are the right colors before buying them. Which is sort of laughable, I may have to save for these if I want them professionally framed.