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.|