Thursday, January 28, 2010

Interior Design Ramblings



Our painter started working on the trim in our house yesterday, so I finally feel like the ball is rolling! It was so exciting to come home and see some progress being made on the house. I had to laugh because what I thought was an off-white color on the walls now looks down-right yellow compared to the crisp, new trim!

I can’t wait to finally tackle the awful wallpaper in our bedroom. We’ve not done much with this space since moving in six years ago. Maybe because I’ve given birth to two kids during that time. Kind of puts the skids on interior design, doesn’t it? Anyhoo, we’re finally at a point where we can start this project. I like the color of the rooms in the photos above. What do you think? Either would make for a nice, soothing color palette for a bedroom.

As far as the kitchen, the only thing hinging now is for the HVAC guy to come to the house (he’s turning out to be somewhat flakey and that makes me nervous). The plumber thought rerouting the plumbing would be possible in order to take down the wall between the kitchen and the den, but it’s now a matter of how much that will cost. I’m getting anxious to get this started. Progress, people; I want to see more progress!

So, in the meantime, I continue to browse through magazines for inspiration on paint color, furniture, etc. (because, you know, I have copious amounts of money just lying about). My February issue of Southern Living arrived yesterday and that always offers some great design ideas. In fact, there was a blogger connection in there. If you have the latest issue, check out the feature on the couple from Florida who worked with interior designer Erica McPherson Powell (the bedroom featured above is one that she did for a client). Her blog, Urban Grace Interiors, is one that I read often, as is that of her twin sister, Darby from Fly Through Our Window.

The week is almost over, folks; hang in there, I can’t wait for the UK game on Saturday and a getaway to Lexington. Yay!! We enjoyed our number one status for a whole two days (thanks, South Carolina), so I’m hoping we can eke out a win against Vandy. Go Cats!!
Images courtesy of Southern Living and Erika Powell, via My Home Ideas

14 comments:

James said...

I vote yes to the color choice. Good luck to your Wildcats. My Irish started out well, but seem to have fallen back to their usual poor play!

mise said...

Yes, my two children have slowed things down in exactly the same way, and our long-awaited bathroom makeover is languishing. Those rooms look promising - they have a nice soft freshness. Good look with keeping the progress going!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I love those color combinations! We used a similar combo in our living room. So soothing. We need to do our bedroom too. Why is the MB the last to get done??? I just really don't want to strip any more wallpaper! I LOVE that bed in the photo! Hopefully my SL magazine will arrive today...Since I am NOT in the South, perhaps it takes a few extra days??

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Love the color combinations. We have a nice calming blue in our bedroom and I Loooove it. Can't wait to see what you do!

Suburban Princess said...

Gorgeous! I love both looks!

A Refocused Life said...

Love the fresh, clean look of that bedroom inspiration. Anxiously awaiting the reveal photos.

Southern Aspirations said...

ooh both are great options. I think I may be a little more partial to the second but I could easily change my mind. ;-)

EntertainingMom said...

Stunning color choices and I cannot wait to see how it all comes out! This is such fun for me ;)

bevysblog said...

Where is MY Southern Living magazine? Hmmm... I need to investigate. Love the color ideas. My favorite blue is in my kitchen (and in my bedroom although it looks a little different due to the light!): Sherwin Williams "quietude".

And thanks for the truly heartfelt congrats to my Gamecocks! LOL I actually thought of you during the game and almost commented, but then thought that might be a little tacky! LOL

annechovie said...

Have a great getaway wknd to Lexington!

Jo said...

Love your color choices. I can't wait to see your new beautiful rooms! We went to the Home Show recently and I came home with some great{$} ideas!

Jo

Amy R. said...

I love the pics. I think I have them saved in my inspiration folder. We used Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter for our MB and throughout the house. I really like it. I think it is a relaxing neutral. I am really into grey for some reason.

I am glad you are seeing some progress with your house. Please share your pics when you are ready.

I really hope UK can win against Vandy this Saturday. I will be in Lex too, but for a hair appointment, we never get tickets for the basketball games. You are lucky! Have a great time!!

xo
Amy R.

CRICKET said...

I think blue is wonderful in bedrooms! Good luck with the wallpaper, my husband says we can never buy another house with it again...We ended up mudding over it because there were 3 layers.

Lisa said...

Saving the bedroom photo to show the MR. That's the layout of our master but our bed is on the opposite wall looking at the windows. Oh my gosh if I wasn't headed out the door to see It's Complicated I would be upstairs moving my world! Thanks for stopping by. Drive safely to Lex. tomorrow and GO CATS!