Thursday, August 9, 2007

Sneak Peak


Today is two weeks since we've moved into this new house.
We've worked hard to get settled and to get it functional and (somewhat) enjoyable. I do like the house a lot, and there is something hard about it. I think I've figured it out though. It's the color. Basically there is black (the dark woodwork) and white. I'm finding that I'm unable to just live with the white of the walls, and as much as I'd like to relax and ignore it, I'm thinking a lot about color. So I'm painting the living room and dining room. I know the burnt pumpkin color is very bold... and yet I'm going forward. What do you think? The mustard color in the living room is very similar to the color I had in the May Avenue house and I know we like it and it works with most of our furniture and belongings.
I've also written a few surprise love notes on the walls to Annie for her to read before I paint them over. So, I'm down off of my ladder for these few moments to load these pictures and write this post, partly because LaLa is curious to see how it's coming along.




8 comments:

capello said...

LOVE the orange. and the browny-mustard-color too.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding!!! Love the dog, too. Did you get him to go with the house?

Dawn said...

The colors are great and I FREAKING LOVE those umbrellas hanging from the ceiling...I guess they are called something other than umbrellas but what I don't know. Gorgeous place.

Moriah said...

Hi Patrice..it has been awhile since I tuned in and your new home looks lovely....
I love the burnt pumpkin and the mustard color...and I would have to agree with Dawn and also say I love the freaking parasols hanging from the ceiling...such dimension and sense of playfulness it brings to the room...I know in my heart you could turn any house into one of joy and comfort..it is your nature to nurture...may this post find you all well and happy...
Hugs,
Moriah

Mariposa said...

I love the whimsical parasols on the ceiling. The effect is magical!

I love the khaki paint behind the bookcases. I find that color calming and have it through much of my home except my daughter's bedroom.

Everything looks fantastic!

Cher Mere said...

I had the same idea with the umbrellas but I think our ceilings are too low. Maybe I can get mini-parasols...

btw, I love the pumpkin color.

Yolanda said...

I love thos umbrellas from the ceiling. You have a lovely house

Kate in NJ said...

You have made such a nice home in such a short period of time.
The color and parasols are lovely!