I’ve been blessed with some opportunities lately to combine my artistic skills and interior design interest. Casa Verde, an Aveda Salon and Spa, hired me to redesign the decor of their three rooms for spa treatments. The three rooms are themed individually: Earth, Water, and Fire. If you follow me on instagram, you’ve seen sneak peeks of the process throughout the last few weeks. I have just completed the Earth room this week, and am excited to share it with you! I hope there are ideas you can take away from this project that will inspire you in your own spaces at home!
I was given the freedom to create the color and concept of this room from start to finish…It was so fun! I chose paint colors: Behr “Squirrel”, Martha Stewart “Bedford Gray”, and Behr “Powdered Snow.” (If you’ve been following my kitchen remodel, you may recognize these paint colors!) I chose to go with a serene palette that would feel soothing, yet sophisticated. Aspens/Birch trees are a perfect choice for this palette. (You may remember that I painted similar ones two years ago for Number 5′s owl themed nursery.) The mural was completed first…
Then, the 3′x3′ acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped, stretched canvas. Here it is in progress…one of many many layers. I often painted in dim light to make sure the painting would look right in a dark room…
Because this room is always very dim while in use, I chose textures, lines, and colors that would hold their own even in dim, candlelit light. I wish I could capture how my painting looks in the dark…it’s eery and wonderful.
The natural twig/vine spheres hanging over the bed are hung on fishing line. They don’t photograph particularly well, but add a bit of whimsy, earthiness, and sightly distraction from the ceiling fixtures. Just take my word for it.
I picked up a linen-covered dressform to hold accessories and clothing during the spa treatment. I am currently making a sweetly framed sign that will hang from a chain around the dressform neck…to invite clients to drape the dressform while they are getting pampered.
Next up is the “Water Room.” The salon has asked for a painting of calla lilies, and I will be designing that room as well. I’m sure I’ll post pics on the GraceLaced Facebook page and instagram as I go along! I’m truly thankful for the opportunity to do a little creative work outside the home. It has been a great honor to be featured as an artist and designer! These creative giftings are from God, and it brings me great satisfaction and joy to reflect the beauty of His creation and creativity by using what gifts He’s entrusted to me.
Have a great weekend, friends…soak up God’s beautiful creation all around!