Decor update

January 12, 2010 at 10:11 am | Posted in decor, Home inspiration | Leave a comment
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I am making good progress with the house, but, as you know, I am bad at taking pictures, so am remiss in not posting any updates. Little Bug has moved into her big-girl room, complete with a twin bed, new bookshelves, my sister’s former green-painted dresser, and a green-and-white striped chair from my aunt. Once the curtains come in, I’ll post a picture. The baby’s room has been painted a light gray-blue, a striped Dash & Albert rug, and new Pottery Barn Kids crib sheets have been installed (white with light blue piping).  I also bought this vintage poster:

Not that I want to enforce gender stereotypes, but not only does it feature two of his mother’s alma maters, but the baby has a cousin who actually is currently a member of the Columbia football team. Again, just waiting for my blue-and-white ticking striped curtains to go up before I post a picture.

The basement/playroom has been repainted a creamy white and a white-ish, yet commercial grade, fully cleanable carpet has taken the place of the old, brownish-red carpet. The dining room has been painted “Golden Gate” — I’m loathe to call it orange, as the connotations of “orange” are not good — but it is gorgeous. I know a lot of our visitors liked the former, strange yellow-green color it had been painted previously, and the color was nice, but it was too washed-out for the room (which is narrow but quite long). The orange now makes it feel warm and glowing. The living room has been painted “Coastal Fog” — a taupey-gray with green undertones in the lamplight. It’s a lovely but interesting neutral that ties in the yellow, pink, and green chintz couch inherited from my mother and my new pink mohair slipper chairs until I can afford to reupholster the couch.

Today: an impulse purchase! These botanical prints, from Art.com, which I saw on the wonderful design blog Little Green Notebook (if you want a good cry, go and read Jenny’s Christmas post!)

I just love the size of these. Not sure where they will go — maybe on either side of the fireplace in the family room (which has high, vaulted ceilings), or they could be very dramatic in the much lower-ceilinged living room, perhaps over the couch.

Pictures soon, though, I promise!

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