Gathering my thoughts on our bedroom and thinking about paint colors spurred me to gather up all of our colors and take a look where the house palette is headed. I sort of did this when we initially chose the colors, but since then we’ve painted the bathroom, guest room, and office and I never really did see where those colors fit into the scheme of the house. Or do we even have a scheme?
*these colors will vary depending on your monitor and all that tech stuff
All of our colors are Sherwin Williams and we splurge on Sherwin Williams SuperPaint for paint and primer in one. As you can see I have no sponsors, so am not sponsored by Sherwin Williams, I just happen to really love their paint. It goes on with great coverage and the color always always always looks precisely like the swatch I’ve chosen. Back to our house, though – Accessible Beige and Utterly Beige are the main colors in the living room and dining room. Utterly Beige is our darker accent wall in the living room and the lower portion of the dining room. I love these two colors. They read more grey than beige to me on the walls and have a modern feel to them. Are they “greige”? I’m not sure, but I love them. Smokey Blue is our guest room and Agreeable Gray is the upstairs bath and current master bedroom color. Lotus Pod is our main hallway and staircase. The smaller swatches are our “accents” (or will be in some cases). Copper Pot is the in the half bath down stairs on the upper portion and Thunder Gray will soon be the same sort of accent in our mudroom (plans still in the works). Alabaster is our “white” trim color is so is on everything from the bookcases, baseboard, crown molding, and window trim, etc. You can always refer to our house tour page for a peek at these colors. My room photography will hopefully get better! About the Lotus Pod hallway… I actually hate this color in the hall. It’s… drab. I have some definite plans for board and batten up the stairs and gallery walls full of family photos and things that are “us”. Agreeable Gray and Accessible Beige are actually contenders for this space since we have the colors on-hand, but I’m not sure if I want the same color everywhere in the house. Should I find something different? I do love to use what we have if I can since we do invest in paint that is a little expensive. It got me thinking that since I need something a little more on the beige side with the new duvet, would Lotus Pod work in the bedroom or will I just find that I hate it there too? What do you think? Should I try it?
I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! Or are enjoying Hanukkah too, for that matter! We had a wonderful holiday weekend and are still resurfacing from our turkey/too much food induced comas that we should actually be in. We did do some online black Friday shopping, though, and feel a bit ahead of the game.
We have started decorating for Christmas though, so the holiday transformation is occurring around here! Unavoidably when I start to work on one space and look and move things around, I start to think about what we could do differently. In particular right now, it’s our master bedroom that’s been on my mind.
I have been through more duvet covers than John Mayer has women. I just can’t decide what to do in here! The ceilings are low, there’s only one window so daylight is limited, the Berber rug is terrible (although I’m thankful that’s beige at least and not blue or pink) and I can’t seem to commit to anything on the walls.
So that leaves my wheels spinning on what to do. Since I’m a duvet-happy kind of girl I saw the opportunity to snatch one off of Pottery Barn during a clearance sale for $69 and I really liked the colors. We put it on the bed and do still really like the colors, so that’s good! There’s progress there. But now the curtains don’t look good. There’s a set that we put in here that I never posted about when I changed the bed once again earlier this year. Clearly that didn’t stick, so I never took any pictures to post about it. It was a very light white on light grey geometric pattern, but blended very closely to the wall color (which is the same as the bathroom color). But anyway, we picked up a set of new curtains at Homegoods in a soft beige with a little texture and shine and those work beautifully with the wood roman shade and the new duvet.
But now the wall color does not. *sigh*. Isn’t is always something?
Since we are breaking out the holiday decorations and winter is coming, though, it’s a good time to think about some of these inside projects I won’t mind tackling. Like this room! I’m really trying to pull the whole thing together this time, actually get some things on the walls and try to make it our little grown up sanctuary instead of this blank space that has no real identity. I’m thinking doing a mood board to figure it out…
Anyone else struggling with a space or a direction to go? How do you work it out?
This is a busy week with pies to bake and turkeys to roast (thanks, Mom!), so today’s post will be a simple one and then I think we are taking the rest of the week off to relax and spend time with our family and be thankful. You won’t find out us shopping on Thursday - we dedicate it to each other, eat, say grace, and play some games.
We’ve picked up a few new carpet runners for the house and after a few weeks are loving how the fit right in. I’ve been looking for a different runner for the front hallway that would be a little more plush and insulating against our frigid tile floors (that we can’t wait to get rid of), but also wouldn’t be a budget buster. I also wanted some pattern to hide any dirt that might get tracked in from the entry way.
It’s busy without being too busy to compete with the chair and rug I have in the living room to the left. And see how our floor tiles look beige here? Well, they’re not..they’re more pink. Gots to go. Anyway, the runner I got it off Joss and Main for a sale price of $82.95 which is quite good for a 100% wool rug.
The other runner we picked up was for the kitchen. We’ve got about an 8′ stretch of flooring from the sink all the way to the front of the stove which is the perfect length for a runner. I wanted something colorful and playful for this space. Kitchens are about fun after all, right? I mean, who doesn’t dance in their kitchen?
I love the oranges in this and the stripes, too! I know plush isn’t always the way to go in a kitchen, but already with some of the cold weather we’ve had here, we’re appreciating the extra cushion underfoot. Can anyone else see heated floors in my future?? This guy was a steal at $80.95 for 100% wool again.
Beige dogs go with everything – Birdie always matches our decor so perfectly!
Have a wonderful rest of the week and a fabulous Thanksgiving wherever you’ll be celebrating! Many blessing to you all! Xoxo