This week has been the first week back to work/school, and it was a doozy. My hallway still looks like this…
Baseboards sanded, cleaned, and primed, but that’s about it. (Side note, this is our dog Nash. He’s a boxer who we absolutely adore.) I have had zero time to finish the baseboards. My husband and I made the executive decision to buy new door kits, the paint is so bad that I can’t sand it without taking off all the brown paint, and it does’t come off evenly, so we are just starting from scratch on those. I am relieved and annoyed. That was a cost I was hoping to avoid, but new doors! Wahoo!
I have been so second guessing my paint choice, I am going with Dunn Edwards White on walls and trim. I painted the office and I love it. There is a blog post coming next week about that. Painting white in a hallway with kids seems like a bad idea, but I feel like it needs it. The hallway is long, with no natural light expect what comes through the rooms it leads too. There are also these weird lights at the bottom of the wall, which I am hoping to be able to move to sconces or recessed lighting when we have the electrician come out to fix some things. Anyway. Here are some images that are giving me courage to plow full steam ahead with my modern Spanish all white everywhere vibe.
Source Studio McGee
We are doing something very similar down the hallway with symmetrical frames from Pottery Barn. We have twenty of the square 8×10 large mat frames from our last house and I think it is going to be amazing. I love this image from Studio McGee, so clean and fresh, the windows, the lights, everything!
source STUDIO SEIDERS
White wall courage right here. Contrast and texture come from wood, rugs and that subtle brick wall. This feels so right it can’t be wrong!
Trying new things is so scary sometimes, even for a person who helps people pick out paint colors for a living. I usually go with a safe color, and this is so outside my comfort zone. If you haven’t read Nate Berkus’s book, you really should. This quote is my go to when I have self doubt in my design abilities.
Here’s to a New Year, Trying things that scare us a little bit, and approaching life with a sense of wonder and discovery!
Have a great weekend.