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


  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

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

  3. Stripe! All for it!

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