Inspiration

SUPER BOWL STYLE

On Sunday afternoon, an estimated 152 million people will be tuning in to the game of the season: the Green Bay Packers vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. About 20 million Americans will attend a Super Bowl party.Β Over 1 billion chicken wings and enough guacamole to cover an entire football field 11.8 feet deep will be consumed — that’s about 53.5 million pounds of avocados and a whole lot of chickens!

For those of us who aren’t serious sports fanatics, as are the two well groomed gentleman above, we thought we’d celebrate this occasion a little differently… shelter blog style!

First up, we have the Green Bay Packers. In 1919, Earl “Curly” Lambeau (one of the team’s founders) was given $500 by his employer, the Indian Packing Company, to purchase the team’s uniforms. On one condition… that the team be named after the company. It was then that the Green Bay Packers were born. Today, the Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States. How’s that for team spirit?

The team’s colors are green and gold. Though these two colors look good on the field, it’s not a common color combination when it comes to your home (that is unless your husband has a man cave decked out in Packer memorabilia, yikes!). But rest assured, it can be done and done well. Here’s our round up…

Beaux Arts Mansion in St. Louis

Brandon Barre


Sherrill Canet

Decor Pad

Next up, we have the Pittsburgh Steelers. Originally founded as the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1933, their team colors are black, gold and white. In 1940, the team held a contest to generate some much needed fan support. Many people in the community suggested “Steelers” based on the city’s primary industry at the time. The winners were given season tickets. Not too shabby!

Every game, the Steelers grace the field with their black and gold uniforms. This color combination is widely used in modern interior design. Here are some of our favorite rooms that will hopefully give you inspiration to use them in your home — even if you aren’t a Steelers fan ; )

Sherrill Canet

David Jimenez

David Jimenez

Kevin Levenson

So there is our creative take on Super Bowl XLV. Hopefully you will be able to use some of this inspiration if you are itching for a unique color scheme. As for the Super Bowl, may the best team win!

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For more Super Bowl numbers, click here. Team history lessons found here and here. Football fanatic photos found here and here.

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19 Comments

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    ALLISON
    February 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I love the first room you showed, the green and yellow kids room. It’s so eclectic and elegant at the same time. GO GREEN BAY!

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    Suki&Trev
    February 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I would never have thought Greenbay’s green and gold could make a pretty room! LOL My favs are the Brandon Barre living room and the Decor Pad bedroom. I like all the Pittsburg black and gold rooms. I’m not a big football fan but Trevor is a huge Pittsburg fan so I guess I’ll be rooting for Pittsburg too:) Fun post!

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    Angela Wilson
    February 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    excellent blog idea!

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      Rachael M
      February 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Ditto!

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    Linda b
    February 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I love this! Very creative, 7HL!

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    Michelle
    February 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    GO PACKERS!

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    Molly
    February 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I’m loving the black and yellow bedroom. But my bf is a Packers fan (shhh)!

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    Michelle Brant
    February 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Where’s the Pittsburg love? Sweet post 7th. And I really like the black and yellow rooms whether they were Pitts colors or not:-) Stealers, take it all the way!

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    Molly
    February 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Hi 7th House!
    I am not a huge NFL fan, but I am such a fan of yours! I just recently found your blog and have thus consumed the whole thing in it’s entirity! Love your style & love you guys.
    xo
    Molly

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    Holleigh
    February 5, 2011 at 12:35 am

    What a unique blog post! David Jimemez is such a remarkable artist & designer!

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    Lydia
    February 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I too love the kid’s (Packers) bedroom. It’s very unique. Just like this post!

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    Claire
    February 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I can’t get over the look on the Steeler’s fan face. That’s hilarious. Great post by the way. Definitely a unique way to take on some Super Bowl content.

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    Bree
    February 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I love your blog and style! Saw the link on YoungHouseLove. So glad we found you!!

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    Krissy
    February 6, 2011 at 12:24 am

    love the post!
    now breaking the tie –

    GO PACK GO!

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    Katie*Belle
    February 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    What a cute idea.

    Go Pack!

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    Elizabeth Horn
    February 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    What a creative idea. Love this post!

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    Christin
    February 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I just came across your blog for the first time via Young House Love. It’s great! I’m really excited to keep checking back and see all the project “afters” in your new casa! πŸ™‚

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    Lindsey
    February 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Ashley, I had no IDEA I was so into football until these rooms. You’ve completely changed my perspective on athletic inspirations!

    And speaking of your love for Cary Grant… I was recently blogging about mine! (Tell me you love An Affair to Remember???)
    http://theadventuresofculinarylin.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/thanks-for-reading/

    I’ll be sending your blog along, it’s fantastic!

    Lindsey

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      Ashley
      February 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Oh my goodness, yes! I love An Affair to Remember!! It’s a classic! Off to check out your blog now. Thanks for the heads up! πŸ™‚

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