One of the scariest parts of helping others in their homes is the risk
of getting it 'wrong'…..Thankfully, I really don't think I have made
many mistakes in client homes - at least that the client would
describe as a mistake. Right clients?
But when I hired myself last year to design myself an office
in my own home, I made a mistake…..well sort of.
My mistake was to follow a trend, to base my choices on what
others were doing that was right for them, looked great in their space,
especially in photographs on Instagram and blogs…….I painted my
office white - GASP!!!!!! I know, right?
Now, if this is the biggest 'mistake' I ever make, I realize I am doing ok.
I could say a lot about the influence of social media on our design
choices - especially those of us who are in this business, but I should
have followed my own advice often doled out to my clients, "do what
is right for you". But sometimes, designers own homes turn
into our laboratory so I chalk up my white paint experiment to that.
I learned a lot…..
- I like the contrast of lights and darks in a space
- vintage art and objects look great against a dark background
- I prefer my white spaces as the main area color
- custom mixing paint is fun
- painting is NOT fun
- I still like white room, just not in this space
This room is not done (heck, are they ever?).
I am waiting for a vintage Turkish rug.
I would like a new desk chair, something more
'important' and comfortable.
The walls are generally BM Hale Navy - I had a custom
mixed done that basically removed some of the
white paint that went into the mix. The result is more
a darker, inky blue/black. I love it!
And on another note - I have really enjoyed being back in this
space - one of my goals for 2016 is to blog more
regularly. I love writing and sharing and having this relationship
with all of you. So thanks for sticking around!
Have a great weekend!