As an interior designer you are always working, even when you're not actually working. Vanessa and I both experience this, it is difficult to "turn it off"...even if you are out to dinner or at a store you're constantly looking at the lighting, some detail in the flooring, or the paint color. This weekend was no different, I helped my parents with some updates in their home as they prepare for house guests from Germany. They finally succumbed to my requests for fresh paint and new furniture! Last year they had painted their kitchen/family room a color I can best describe as "pumpkin spice latte" and it was time tone it down a bit. We went far beyond the kitchen and painted almost the whole interior, with the exception of the bedrooms. Color selection was simple and they went with two of my favorites: "London Fog" and "Classic Gray" by Benjamin Moore. "London Fog" for the Kitchen/Family Room, Dining Room and Living Room. The "Classic Gray" for the Entry, Upstairs Hallway and Downstairs Hallway. I found this picture on Houzz that happened to show the two colors together:
|Photo via Houzz, designed by 2 Design Group|
Besides painting we also purchased some much needed new furniture. My parents have had the same white leather sofa for 10-15+ years and it is definitely time for something new! My mom and I took a fun little trip to Crate & Barrel to try out some sofas and look at rugs. She ordered the Davis Leather Sofa in "Cashew" and the Lynx Natural Rug. We also ventured to Ikea for some new matching picture frames and a small Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree for a touch of greenery.
Happy Tuesday! And cheers to a 4-day work week!!!