Like I’ve said before, a homeowner’s work is never complete. I have the luxury of being a double threat – designer AND super indecisive? I’m doomed. My co-worker and I share the same sickness: designer-itis. We spend hours, no wait, DAYS, discussing our curtain selections (that we’ve no doubt bought and returned 5 times) and constantly changing wall colors. I’m sure our ever-changing moods will continue to flourish for decades, much to the chagrin of our dotting husbands…who unfortunately don’t share our sickness. So, last weekend, I got a fever… a fever to repaint the guest bedroom.
Above is the happy little guest room, stripped down and ready for its neurotic owner to once again dress it up. Now mind you, Scott and I painted this bedroom a nice cheery yellow about 6 months ago. I was happy with the color choice, but felt like it wasn’t so cohesive with the rest of the house. The more I think about it, our bright green den isn’t quite on par either, but that’s another day. I wanted my guests to feel more relaxed in this bedroom, not invigorated, so I decided to tone it down with a nice gray toned beige.
Notice the more soothing beige coming to life, sans painters tape? Scott and I are self proclaimed non-tappers and proud of it. My sporadic heart is starting to feel a little more at ease with the new color. And now for the after shots.
Beige is not one of my favorite words. I’m normally not a fan of beige because I see it as “commonplace” or “boring”, but I think in my wise old age I’ve come to appreciate the power of beige. As long as the beige has some weight to it and adds a bit of contrast to the space, it’s something I can get on board with. This beige was a nice selection for the space because it worked off of the existing paisley bedding and also tied in nicely with the gray walls in our adjacent living room.
Here’s another view of my new beige paradise that probably hasn’t been shown on the blog before. Ooo I’m revealing so much – watch out! Next post I’ll be showcasing my medicine cabinet and underwear drawer. Our guest bedroom is far from complete (which is apparently my new mantra) but I think the more soothing color is the perfect jumping off point to future alterations down the road. Possibly some new, funky pulls on the old school dresser, or a girly new side table/lamp combo? What are your thoughts on the new beige-tastic wall color?