Guys I’m on some crazy redecorating kick and I just can’t seem to stop. My brain keeps bouncing from one project to the next, which it normally tends to do, except I haven’t finished anything. So now our whole house is sort of torn apart and nothing is done, but that’s ok, or ok-ish…
cuz I have a plan. And as the Mr. has learned there is no stopping a woman with a plan in her head, even if said head is filled with 2,036 ideas all pinging around at once!
Since I don’t have any finished projects to share (although check out my bathroom I posted earlier this week!) I’ll give you a sneak peek at my living room plans.
You already know that I started painting my living room on a whim… and I finally decided on a color. Benjamin Moore Brittany Blue, after painting a million different swatches over my walls I decided to just go one up on the paint chip from the Santorini Blue that I had. Here I’ll show you the difference -
I love that it has the same tone, but it is so much more neutral and a bit warmer in my house. I can’t wait to show you all, but for now just trust me that it is so much lighter and airier. Which brings me to the next part of my plan – more color!
Somewhere along the way my living room started to take itself too seriously, it became all white and blue and felt a little too stuffy and untouchable. Now that’s not the case, trust me (and my chocolate milk stains), it is lived in, but I wanted to bring it down a notch and make it more casual and fun.
The big thing holding me back in here seems to be the fireplace tile. I know it is only 3 years old, but it just feels too busy all of a sudden. And too modern, and I swear it is looking at me all the time just begging to be swapped out for something more casual and cozy. I know it’s kind of crazy to retile something so new (just ask the Mr., he’ll tell you just how crazy he thinks it is…), but there is not a lot of square footage to be covered here, so it’s going to be pretty inexpensive to switch it out.
Here’s a crappy phone pic of the new stone we are going with.
I love the more natural stone look and it will be so much more neutral, so I can really have fun switching up my mantel decor. Here is my hilarious attempt at photo shopping a little mock up, clearly it will look much better than this – assuming the tile guy isn’t going to hit copy and paste over and over…and yes we are hiring this one out. I have a done a lot of tiling myself, but never with a ledge stone like this so I’m going to leave this one to the pros.
but you get the idea…
You can check out what it looks like now here…
More mediocre photo shopping coming your way, but here is the direction I’m going. I’ve been wanting to add more of a navy/brighter blue in my house ever since I painted the playroom dark navy. Now that my walls are more neutral, the darker blues fit right in, and a few pops of (gasp!) red are making their way in too. I know, my all white everything loving self, is just getting wild and crazy over here with color.
Pillows Pottery Barn
Lantern Pier 1
Planter – IKEA
The tile is supposed to come in next week, so let’s all cross our fingers together and hope I can share this room soon!
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