Blue and White Monday -- Jim Thompson Bedroom

9.10.2012



A designer contacted me this summer from Scott Snyder Inc. about creating eight custom prints that would coordinate with Jim Thompson's fabric Qinglong for a blue and white bedroom.  I've posted about this fabric before, but for readers who are at all familiar with me, you'd know that I'd be crazy for this fabric whether or not you saw that feature.  It's blue and white, it's Chinoiserie, and it has dragons.  What's not to love?  Of course I was ecstatic to get this commission.  






 I love the way the room was done.  This fabric makes spectacular curtains, don't you think?  And pillows, and upholstered beds.  The stripe fabric on the chair is fantastic with the Qinglong.  I'm definitely going to copy the way the prints were framed.  I'm redoing my breakfast room during the next 6 months or so and will use these eight prints there.

Did you notice that I added a watermark to the photos?  I kind of hated to do that.  The photo without the text is so much more appealing.  Maria Barros was very thoughtful to send me customer photos recently of a couple of incredible rooms where she'd used my prints.  Her work was in a color palette that I knew Erin, from House of Turquoise, would enjoy and appreciate.  I sent her an email, and she posted the images and credited the prints in the photos to me.  I was thrilled.  However, almost immediately, the photos were used on other blogs with no mention of the source or my prints, and I learned a lesson.  I have two objectives in sharing these images.  One, they're beautiful and I want to share.  Two, I want people to know the prints are mine and where to find them.  Hence, the distracting text.  What are your thoughts?  Would you add the watermark?  And what do you think about this blue and white bedroom?




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13 comments :

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Heck yes, I would add a watermark. People will steal your work and not think a minute while printing off on a computer for their own free print!
Gorgeous prints, Jennifer, as always, and I love the bedroom. The fabric is fabulous.
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

Kim said...

Beautifully Done!! ANd YES! I totally agree you should watermark your prints. Honestly I almost didn't even notice the watermark ... you might make it a little stronger! Yes, we would rather "see" the print without it. But they are YOUR images and it needs to be noted!!! xo

A Toile Tale said...

Is it wrong that I was just a little bit excited when I got up this morning because it was Blue and White Monday at The Pink Pagoda?????????
Seriously, the watermark issue has been bugging me for a while, too. I hate to do it, but preparing a post is time consuming and for a while, I was just flattered to get a comment, let alone a copy or re-post or a pin. Now, I'm feeling a little more propitiatory about my work.
Since you have your beautiful product to sell, you have every reason to use a watermark. It's your advertising tool, and I'm feeling like my design work needs it for the same reason. Hmmmmmm.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

StagerLinda said...

I think absolutely watermark you wonderful work! Your prints are you signature and everyone needs to know it. As a fairly new blogger, I am sure I am guilty of not digging deep enough to credit the source. NOW I realize the harm in my laziness!

The enchanted home said...

OMG!!!!!!! I am in love with this bedroom. Its perfect!!! And your prints are so the crowning touch for this splendid room. Beautiful!

My Crafty Home Life said...

SHUT UP!! I think this is your best work, yet. I want this bedroom. Of course you should be watermarking your images! Everyone is stealing everything. I ran across one of your Etsy images without a watermark, and yelled at you...in my head.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

This is such a great bedroom! I love blue and white and have just designed my blog logo with the B&W color combo. - Fresh!

I would like to wake up in this room sometime!

Albertina@Mimosa Lane said...

These are FAB!!!! they look so beautiful in the space! And I have been toying with the idea of adding the watermark...because it has happened to me as well with no credit or anything. ANd when I wrote to the blogger she never responded my email. I hate doing it too because the photos are not as pretty....but I think its necessary. You need to protect your work!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Jennifer -
I think your prints really bring this room together! Congrats!! And no worries on the watermark. Totally cool.....I might start doing that too.
Have a great week,
Loi

Kathleen said...

Your prints are beautiful. I'm trying to find room in my house for your dragon in possibly pink. Love it! I think you have to watermark your work. It was hardly noticeable. As for the bedroom, I love it. I'd add a green plant or two though.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love your prints in this room. They add so much to the design.

Junell said...

Watermark is fine. I never even noticed it. Great pictures!

Linda Pakravan said...

Yes, watermark. It's your original work and your business. Plus your watermark is tastefully done. There are one or two I've seen that are ghastly and detract from the subject. Your's doesn't.

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