Being a designer is a funny thing sometimes. Like I can help others with their homes all day long, but when it comes to my own home, forget it. I look at endless options and so the project just kind of lingers out there forever. I’ve heard this before and it’s painfully accurate: I’m my own worst client.
Okay, so the backstory: I’ve been thinking about painting my back door an accent color for about the last year. Well I’m finally going to do it, but need to make a decision on the color.
Graffiti. Some people love it and embrace its raw beauty and expressive nature. Others think it is a distasteful display of destruction or vandalism. But the question lies here: Is it an art form worthy of being displayed in the home?
Adore Home Magazine featured this bachelor pad with a graffiti accent wall.
Remember IKEA using graffiti to advertise the ability to customize their furniture?
Check out Houzz and you’ll find it in some high-end, custom residences.
Bold designer Kelly Wearstler used it in her home. Would you ever consider it in yours? Love it or leave it??
So I recently learned that Sherwin Williams entire numbering system is in the process of changing! Many of you familiar with the system know it was a 4 number system, and now they’re going to a 5 number system. And the numbers are not similar at all. For example, Pure White was SW 7005, and now is SW 30008.
Translation: I’m gonna have to relearn all of my most favorite numbers again! EEEKKK. Oh well. I GUESS I’ll adapt.
The silver lining? Word is there is about a 100 new colors in this new system.
Oh and these are what the new swatch cards look like:
They remind me of trading cards. I think I kinda like them.
How do you other designers/home renovator/Sherwin Williams paint lovers feel about this? Love it or hate it??
Hello my readers! Are you still out there? I know I fell off the face of the earth lately. Of course the new house has been consuming my life. I wish I had some other exciting stories or amazing revelations to share with you…but I don’t. So in that case I will now attempt to entertain you with the latest updates at the new casa.
Last week, wefinally finished painting! Okay that was a lie. We are not done thanks to the knotty pine bonus room from hell. I’m in one more coat denial so of course I believe this is the last coat. We shall see…
Our final paint palette ended up looking like this:
For our fun sized powder room, I decided to do an accent wall of wallpaper in the pattern below. My hope is that it will make it seem a little bigger. You know like maybe 4 x 5 feet instead of 3.5 x 4!
Perhaps the mack daddy news of all is that we just had the wood floors last week. For the first time I actually felt like this whole thing is finally starting to come together!
I love how they turned out! It’s crazy to think just the floors and paint can make this much of a difference!
PS. We just moved everything in on Saturday! I’m not going to lie – it’s a little strange. It doesn’t quite feel like it’s our home yet, but I’m sure that will come with time. Kinda hard to feel homey when there are boxes everywhere I guess. 🙂
PPS. I am the proud new owner of this new clearance mirror at target. $19.99 . Come into my lovely home!
That’s all for now! I promise to get back to the regular posts. I’ll be back sooner than later 🙂 xo.