Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peacock Personality

Every since I was a wee little Mandy I have loved peacocks.  I love their colors, their presence, and everything about them.  Everyone who knows me well always tells me "I have a peacock personality"  Finally I googled it.

SOURCE The peacock is a showy bird, with its bright colors and beautiful tail feathers. It struts around, flashing those feathers to attract the females. Thus, it's not hard to imagine that a person with the personality traits of a peacock is someone who adores attention. A peacock loves to be noticed. He or she is gregarious and talkative. A peacock sparkles and is the life of the party. However, the peacock can come across as cocky and irresponsible. A peacock is generally not great with time management or dealing with details.

I guess you could say I am a peacock :)  

I've always wanted one as a pet but that was a HUGE no go.  After talking to my husband he also said no to a peacock.  What he doesn't know is that as soon as we get some land I am totally getting a peacock and a Mini Sicilian Donkey.  TAKE THAT!

My husband knows me sssooooo well.  After pouting for abit he told me "You love inspiration!  Why don't you re-do the laundry room and use a peacock as inspiration" DONE!!!  Pouting over.  I have been on for almost an hour this morning looking for some inspiration for my laundry room.

My laundry room is about 7x7.  No windows. Just a washer. dryer and FERRETS!!!  Random ferret picture...

Ok... my laundry... as I was saying 7x7, no windows, no natural light.  Just pure function!  
I want ALOT of fun color in this space!  My house for the most part is punchy but not colorful.  I want a room that screams my apparent peacock personality.  

I am thinking about painting the walls the soft tan above for the sake of our house is a starter home and I don't want to repaint the laundry room :)  

I have a front loading washer and dryer.  Hubby will build me a counter top and I am thinking about tiling it with this tile.  HOW PEACOCK IS THIS!?!?!?!

Above my washer and dryer I could use more storage.  I like the idea of adding cabinets and shelving.  
My heart tells me to paint the cabinet a fun color but my brain says "do you really want to paint the cabinets back to white if you move?" This will depend on how much color the glass tile counter brings into the space.  

We also need to rip up our current linoleum.  My kitchen has slate tile and the rest of my house has oak laminate floors.  I am thinking a lighter tile on the floor as the room is not huge.  

Here are some more peacock inspiration that I love!!
Love the punchy purple flowers with the feather.

A piece of art like this would be perfect to tie everything together   


Meggan of Lila Grace said...

That will be such a happy laundry room! Love those colors :-)

Erin of said...

I love peacocks too! That is going to be one fabulous laundry room! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday... and so quick! :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love peacocks, and the ferret pic is adorable! can't wait to see the finished laundry room.

Jill said...

Some great inspriration there - and I LOVE those tiles! They would look fabulous! Have fun decorating and make sure you post pictures when you're done of all the peacock glory!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Oh I love peacocks and peacock colors! That tile is awesome. And your ferret is so stinkin cute!!

shopannies said...

love the beautiful picture of the peacock they are to me the most beautiful bird

Mandy said...

Thanks for all the great comments. I think this will be a fun project :)

Take Care!

Emily said...

That peacock blue is my favorite color. It will look awesome. Thanks for linking up!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Go for it! I'm obsessing over everything peacock right now! I think I want to add in some of those awesome blue's for my fall decor! It would look really awesome in your laundry room!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Go for it! I'm obsessing over everything peacock right now! I think I want to add in some of those awesome blue's for my fall decor! It would look really awesome in your laundry room!

Suzy said...

That is such a pretty color palette.

DeAnna said...

Love the color pallete and some of your inspiration photos! It's always easier to dream than to clean - good luck!

Adrianne said...

I have a thing for peacocks too! I would love to see you link this post up at Freestyle Friday, going on now through Sunday night.

Hope to see you there ~

Becky @ Buzzy Bee Creations said...

You can do it! I am re-doing our master bedroom in peacock colors. So far it's slow going but so worth it. This is kinda random but the neighborhood I grew up in had wild peacocks that escaped from a local game farm. They roamed free...wherever they wanted to...on top of people's roofs, in the road, etc. But they were so gorgeous!!

Jami said...

I understand your dilemma...paint it what you love or paint it what will sell! Your ideas are lovely! Thanks so much for sharing them at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!