I love peacock feathers! The colors are so striking. Although the Hard Rockin’ Homemaker logo used at the top of the website features shades of pink and yellow, I considered a couple of alternatives combining rich purples, blues, and greens.
Heck, even the music notes in my “Everlong” tattoo are purple, blue, and green! And yep, that’s “Everlong,” as in the Foo Fighters’ song. I found the score on sheetmusicplus.com; on my wrist I have the notes corresponding to “I’ve waited here,” and right above my bikini line I finish out the lyrics with the notes for “for you.”
What’s that? More crappy cell phone images with distorted colors, you say?
Notwithstanding my love of the look, however, I think it’s pretty easy to go overboard. Some folks with the right space and the right attitude can pull it off a bolder look, but generally I think that although elegant in moderation, in excess the peacock motif can quickly drift into campy and tacky. Thus, rather than decorating my entire house in peacock style, I decided to limit the look to decorative accents my master bedroom and bathroom.
I’m still on the road, so a post with my own stuff will have to wait until I’m back in the A. In the meantime, I couldn’t resist collecting some additional peacock-themed inspiration, focusing more on the peacock color palette, rather than the bird itself.
These chaise lounges are stunning. My own house is heavy on black leather furniture; I would love to have one of these pieces to act as the striking center point of the room! I’m partial to the purple version (the bed sheets in my master bedroom are the same royal purple, so it would conform to my overall upstairs design theme), but the green one is incredible as well.
The source is a combination blog/retailer of designer furniture that appears to be based in England; for folks based in the US, I’m not sure if they deliver across the pond.
Along the same line, check out the bright blue velvet-upholstered couch with magenta piping in antique style, to the right. Alas, I have no idea where it can be purchased, but at least it serves a great style inspiration.
And for those who prefer the green part of the spectrum, the deep, rich shade of the uniquely shaped chaise lounge to the left makes for a simple but sophisticated accent piece. I think this would look fantastic at the foot of my bed!
I think furniture this bright and beautiful should be allowed to shine on its own, rather than forcing it to compete with a bunch of other, similarly bold pieces. Some folks like browns and beiges for their neutrals; I’m very much partial to black & white instead. This peacock feather wallpaper would be in keeping with both themes (B&W and peacock) while adding just a little kick of coordinated color.
Bathrooms are a great place to go wild with color on the walls. I painted the majority of my house in beautiful silver/grey tones, but the downstairs bathroom is a painted a deep red. This bathroom features a stunning peacock blue. The peacock art aligns with the theme.
By the way, the bathroom picture above was shared as part of a post relating to a weekend mini-remodeling project, so it’s worth clicking through!
A similarly low-volume but high impact alternative to (or an addition to?) bright wall paint in the bathroom (or elsewhere) is this gorgeous peacock-colored tile! It would look amazing patterned into white tile in a large bathroom, or perhaps as kitchen backsplash. (Below, left.)
If an entire wall is too much commitment, a peacock-colored door, especially in a black & white room, gives a great kick of color. This purple looks fantastic, especially when set off with the flowers in the vase, but this look would work with any of the colors in the peacock palette. (Above, right.)
The neutral base of this awesome living room (wood, beiges, matte silver/greys) kept the designer’s use of bold greens and blues, and even a peacock feather rug, from being garish.
Compare with the image below. Actually, I can’t make up my mind with this one! My initial reaction was that it goes overboard; the striped wallpaper is fun, but with those crazy curtains and all the bright green? And yet… the interior decorator did such a good job coordinating the colors and keeping the big pieces of furniture more muted that it all comes together in a coherent way. I suppose the structure of the house – not to mention the temperament of the homeowner – needs to have the right “personality” for it to fit.
And if you really can’t get enough of the peacock trend, a peacock seat cover for your car will bring it into your vehicle as well! Black + peacock screams “rockstar” to me. Alas, I don’t think this would really fly in my Jeep (and I like my nice leather seats anyway). But if I ever downsized my vehicle and ended up with cloth seats…