I think some of you may have been worried about me.
You’ve heard me go on and on and on about the new old house.
You’ve listened to the story of how we bought back the house I grew up in.
You’ve watched me decorate.
You’ve read about how I transformed the office with drop cloth drapes.
The rooms are pretty, you think to yourself. I can see where she’s going.
That is a lot of neutral.
Bless my heart.
Good thing I like to keep you on your toes.
Good thing I like to keep you guessing.
Because just when you think I’m all about neutral….
I go and do this.
I know, right?
Are you as surprised as I am?
The living room is about to go all blue and white with beautiful artwork with blue and red and vivid colors in it.
And this is phase one.
I’m starting where all really good rooms start…
…with a rug.
I ordered this rug from Overstock a while back and it just arrived today.
It’s a 10′ x 14′ rug to allow the furniture to fit on it.
The walls are going to be painted.
And there are some new pieces for the room.
And I’m repurposing some thrift store finds.
And the back of that beautiful carved built-in bookcase will be painted navy.
I don’t want to give it all away because I want to surprise you.
But do you want to see some of the textiles I’m looking at for the space?
The curtains are being replaced and there are chairs going under the window and fabrics that may or may not look like this.
I still love neutrals.
But every now and then I want to walk on the wild side.
Color made me do it.
Bless my heart. 🙂
PS Please ignore the wrinkles in the rug.
I literally JUST unrolled it and snapped these pictures.
My rug and I were so excited we couldn’t wait to be wrinkle free to share.