Thursday, August 27, 2009

Old Decor - New Decor

As you know from my last post, I am planning to make some changes to my decor. The two pictures in that post have led me on a merry search for my "style". And I have to say that your comments were all very helpful! I am going to lighten things up, but try to take the elements that I love most from each room and use those ideas.

If I change to a more neutral background, then by using accessories in that dreamy blue and other cool colors in the spring & summer and the warmer rusts, golds, etc., in the fall, I should be all set! And Mary Ruth's suggestion about lighting...why didn't I think of that?

I am posting some pix of the room (living/dining combo) as it is now. These were taken as I was setting up for a Tupperware party, so you'll see boxes and bags and extra chairs that aren't normally there. At least, these will give you an idea of my current color scheme, window placement and layout.

Some furniture will stay, some will go. For sure the dining room table & chairs are staying. I'm also keeping the black occasional chairs & the gateleg table. I love the table that my husband made from the brass gong that I got from my parents. It is too small where it is, but I'd like to find a place for it, maybe in another room. The rest of the stuff can go or stay, depending on whether I can paint, repurpose, or move it.

The sofa is too fussy. I might have it recovered/reworked to have a neutral fabric & a tight back. Probably cheaper to buy a new one...

My girlfriend Patti the Painter is bringing moulding samples today; crown, window, baseboard & door. We'll be discussing color too. I should have some more to say about this in a few days!

I'm getting inspired! Chris


  1. OH Chris! I am so glad you are inspired! I love it when that happens! I love your furniture and am glad you are keeping most of it! Your collection is ecclectic and can really go in any direction! You have a great diverse set of chairs and accessories! I also love your walls and the light you get. So, the sky is the limit my friend!

    Your sofa looks good, just recover the plaid areas! This way you can go solid or whatever you want for texture there.

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. What a great space to work with! But I know what you mean about liking two totally different looks. I lean toward the warms but the cool crisp light colors are quite refreshing as well. Could sure use a button on the wall to switch the look for the seasons.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet message. Hope I am as light on my feet as your ballerina...Refining Life ;-)


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