Last weekend was full of paint and future planning. Right now, at this very moment, and this whole week in fact, I’m at a work conference- which means I’ve lost several days of valuable ORC work time. So the boys and I spent the weekend painting. And contemplating.
You see, it’s been a few years since I’ve put a color other than white on our walls (except for the darling pink buffalo check fabric walls in the mudroom!) And while I was initially confident in my color choice, when it came time to actually put the color on the walls, I starting doubting myself.
But then I painted the doors a beautiful fern green (Cypress Point by Valspar)…then the walls (Deep Twilight Blue by Valspar).
I started thinking about color like I hadn’t in a long time.
These images are dark (I took them around 5 in the evening, after I had wrapped up painting for the day), but this room doesn’t get a ton of light anyway. But that’s okay. This is how the room will be, and when it will be used. Usually shadows in pictures bother me, but in these pictures, with the depth of the colors, they almost fascinate me! It’s like with the extra texture of the shiplap and the play of the different color, a different dimension is added to this room. I kind of like it!
This antique wingback has been in this room for awhile, and it honestly looked like nothing special next to the white…but next to this blue- so pretty!
I wasn’t even planning to keep this chair in the room, but I almost feel like it would be a crime not to now. I’ve never been one much for decorating with jewel tones, but there’s something about this…
And then…the chandelier. Part of my design plan was to paint it black. I’ve always loved the shape of this chandy, but I hated the finish. But it looks amazing next to the blue!
I still don’t like the bulbs. I’ll change them to round, and call it a day with the chandy.
By the way, have you read my post on the secret to painting perfect lines without tape? I painted this entire room without tape (including the trim you see at the top, 12 foot high ceilings, on a 6 foot high ladder) with just one brush- no tape! If you haven’t read it, check it out!
So, kind of a color awakening here at Avenue Laurel!
This weekend, Michael and I are starting on the library bookshelf built-ins- the biggest project in the room. I’ll be back next Thursday with an update! In the meantime, be sure to check out this week’s ORC guest designer room updates and the featured designer updates! So much inspiration!
PS- The library is done! Check out the full reveal here!