When Dave and I first moved into our house here in McKinney, Texas, our bedroom was a blinding mustardy yellow that, I suppose if you are a lover of yellow would be fantastic. I however, am NOT a lover of yellow. Gold, yes. Cream, yep. Bright sunshine yellow, mustard, neon…not so much.
We were so strapped for cash when we first moved in. Thank goodness, paint is cheap and our amazing realtor, Terri gave us a gift card to Lowes as a closing gift so we headed immediately to the paint department. I’m guessing you would too, just saying…
We wanted something special for this space. It is, after all, our sanctuary so we decided on Sherwin Williams, Ancient Marble and, call us crazy, we decided to go tone on tone for a really subtle striped effect. Thank GOD Dave is handy and patient and above all, mathematically inclined because I am only two of the three (hint: not the latter of the two and questionable at best of the first).
And as you can imagine, it looked worse before it looked better
The light shone at the end of the tunnel and we ended up with success
Because this was the first of many projects we have tackled here at the Casa, it really hasn’t progressed beyond this until now – we are about to kick off another phase of the master bedroom transformation and I can’t wait to share it with you as we go along.
Check back for more soon!
If you’d like help transforming your house into a comfortable home, please shoot me an email. I’d love to help!
Have you ever looked at a beautiful photo of someone’s travels to exotic or unusual places and thought, “Yes, I could live there”?
Guess what, in a way you can!
We are finally gearing up to get our interior painted (I know, I’ve been talking about it forever but this time….) and I have found the colors I want to use…or have I?
Like a LOT of people getting ready to repaint, it’s a commitment, right? What do you choose that you can live with for the next 4-7 years?
I am transitioning from the blue/greens into the sultry grays and came up with these selections from Sherwin Williams:
(This just happens to be my favorite city in the entire world)
San Francisco Grays
I hadn’t even considered incorporating navy blue into my color scheme but, uh..hello!
This is so rich and moody, exactly what I’m trying to achieve!
That Gale Force is fantastic. I love the soft transitions from gray to gray/green. The combination is really nice.
Above the clouds
A little on the blue side for what I’m going for but I love this group together. I can see this in my parent’s house (hello Mom!)
Also more color than I’m looking for in my own home but I would LOVE to do this somewhere else!
(Robyn, are you reading? This is SO you!)
Then, this got me thinking…I absolutely love these colors together. I am obsessed with gold and gray together and I can promise you this, there will be gold!
(as in Golden Gate…did I mention SF my favorite place on the planet? Expect some 49er shout outs to come…sorry in advance)
At any rate, I know I’m getting closer to my ideal even if I do have too much to chose from. I find that in doing color consultations, most people KNOW what they want they’re just overwhelmed with the choices out there and thank goodness for choices, right? It’s not a horrible problem to have. My job is to listen carefully and translate the desired out come into reality and I’ve been told I’m pretty good at it so if you live in the DFW area and need help honing in on your color scheme, shoot me an email. I’d LOVE to help!
I also wanted to take a quick moment to thank you for the supportive emails many of you sent to me about home schooling. Today was day three and it was so encouraging. There have been little/major breakthroughs each day which are sheer magic for us and I’m really happy with our decision.
I am confident I can both teach him and work with you at the same time. This is all working out very nicely and we are in store for some very exciting stuff!