Saturday, August 31, 2013

Color My World

By Heather

One of the best things--and most anxiety-filled--about moving to the new house is making it our own. Choosing new furniture, where to hang beloved pictures, and what color to paint the rooms. It's a lot of decisions (some pricey ones, too), and we worry if we're making the right choices.

Currently it's paint giving me palpitations. Our paint decision making consists of bringing a ton of swatches home and taping them to the walls. It works better than you might think.

This week I had to choose a color for my office. My office at the old house was yellow, and I was ready for a change. I brought home a couple of paint swatches and fell in love with "Plum Smoke." It's a deep grayish purple. But it was darker than I thought I wanted, so I kept trying to steer myself toward the spring greens. Yet I always went back to that purple. So I decided to give it a go.

Yes, it's a dark shade, but I absolutely love it and couldn't be happier with the decision. It's a color that speaks to me, and in a room where I need to be super creative, speaking to me is a good thing.

So, here's my office at the beginning of this week:


And here it is now, all purplish. And organized (thank goodness!).

Soon there will be shelves in that cubby to the right of the cabinet.

As you can see, there are still no pictures on the wall (or electrical covers--ha!). I have so many pics that I'm having trouble deciding which to hang where... Baby steps, right?