Well, I’m not really sure why I decided to paint the dinette and kitchen peachy pink. Maybe it was this picture:
Isn’t that rich and delicious and amazing? I want to steal everything here… and maybe I will. But before we start shopping, let’s see what I have to work with.
There she blows — Benjamin Moore Terra Bella. Many thanks to Sanders, who thinks that Karly and I are crazy for suddenly wanting to paint everything pink and peach and coral. He still went way above and beyond to help me pick a lovely shade.
I have to say that lucite and brass was not where I thought I would take this house, but Mr Sciolari was in the right place at the right time for the right price. Plus he reminds me of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, and that’s a good thing.
I still have a lot of work to do, but I think we’ve already improved the situation we moved into:
Have you ever seen so much brown in your life?!
Although the (TEMPORARY) table and chairs are clawing my eyes out, I’d still say it’s far less offensive than it was.
Now, all I need is a new table and chairs and window treatments and maybe a rug and some art… I’m liking indigo as an accent color, which I’m largely drawing from the front room scenario:
Dark Harbor and Terra Bella are so happy together.
Anyway, this calls for some mockups. I’m so predictable.
#1 has a dreamy Thom Filicia rug that costs way too much, integrates the navy chesterfield I already own, supposes that I will buy a new tulip dining table (and I am — really). Then I threw in schoolhouse chairs and country club art to give it some old skool flava.
#2 is a little more modern regency, with an affordable kilim rug and some very affordable cafe chairs. I took Chester out just to see how that would open up the space. Still buying the table. Awesome leopard painting will be available at Minty soon.
What elements do you prefer?
I really don’t know what to do about window treatments in any case… I was crushing on Naomi’s curtain idea, but now that the color is so fussy I’m thinking that simple and tailored is the way to go.
Tune in tomorrow to discuss ways in which my new paint and chandelier are making the shabby brown kitchen look even browner and shabbier.
Something must be done to rectify the situation.
Hint: paint will be involved.
Until then please help me buy cheap amazing things to finish out my dinette space.