Monday, August 27, 2012

To stripe or not to stripe

 Hey peeps. 

Today is Monday and it appears I have survived. 
It was touch & go there for a minute. 

As I reported on mah other bloggity-blog, M&I sold our house last night. [HOLLA!]

So, naturally, all I can do today is gather ideas on how to make our new place look bitchin'. 

I'm starting with paint.
The living room-slash-kitchen are this super-bland greenish color.

It's very neutral. It could do the trick. But it's not going to.
The walls need a fresh coat of paint anyway, so why not just pick a new color?


I think I'm going to go with a gray-ish tone in the living room/kitchen area.
Since my current living room is "New York" themed, and I adore NYC, I'm keeping it.
And the gray tones would really accent all the stuff I have. Most of it is black and/or silver. So that works out. 

I'm thinking on that wall that butts up to the kitchen
I'm going to do some wicked-awesome horizontal striping.
[Which may also require some circus-style maneuvers since it runs into the stairwell.
My ninja skills are going to need a refresher.]



I'd use just a hair-darker gray than the base coat. 
Perhaps a color such as this:


It's just a thought. I may or may not actually possess the patience to pull something like this off. 
I am a professional edger by now, though, so I feel pretty good about my odds of making this happen.

Anyway, I need some good ideas for decorating. 
As I've explained before, I'm terrible at it.
If you happen across a site or blog that you think I should look at for some awesome-sauce design ideas, by all means tell me.

 That's all I've got for today, kids.
 I've got tutus to make.
Farewell, and

3 comments:

  1. I think that could look great! And I love gray. It's very popular right now but it's a great neutral for that big open space. I would check out Emily Henderson's post about picking the right gray paint color. I linked to it in my post here
    http://blue11interiors.blogspot.com/2012/05/random-loves.html

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  2. love the stripe idea for sure, and adore the open concept of the new house, congrats on the sell!

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