Friday, June 24, 2011

I'm Feeling (Navy) Blue

Remember my inspiration room?


We made a little forward progress this week in making that picture a reality!

John has been wanting to get a grill for quite some time, so we pulled the trigger and bought a Weber charcoal grill at Lowes. Using our "welcome to the neighborhood" 10% discount, of course. While there, I picked up a "few" navy blue paint chips. We're also trying to decide how to paint the kitchen, so I threw a few gray ones in there too.

We also made a little progress in the furniture department. Jess sent me some before/after pictures of a living room designed by Kirsten Krason Interiors with a pretty snazzy chair.

From 6th Street Design School

This baby could be mine (or yours) for $328 from Urban Outfitters.

Or....I found its twin for $230 from Target!

We would get a pair of chairs and either have them in front of the window or float them in the middle of the room, facing the couch. I'm still not 100% sure. Is that too much blue if the walls are going to be blue? At first, John thought the pattern was too busy, but might be coming around. I'm OK with the pattern since the couch and drapes will be neutral.

Then I saw this when looking at rugs. Blue walls. White trim. Hardwood floors. Neutral rug.

West Elm

Now I'm thinking, what if the accent chairs were gray? Or maybe upholster an ottoman like that for a coffee table? We also plan on bringing in an antique trunk as a bench/side table/accent table. Of course pillows and art will add a pop of color. Here's how my inspiration board looks right now:

Paint: Benjamin Moore Champion Cobalt
Sectional sofa: West Elm
Ottoman: West Elm
Lamp: West Elm
Rug: West Elm
Planter: Home Depot (bought years ago, personal photo)
Pillows: DIY

Nothing is set in stone and some of these items are place holders. (i.e. I don't think I'll be getting everything from West Elm.) There are also more things to add to the mix: artwork (framed blueprints?), possible bookshelves, end tables, drapes, etc. Overall, I think it's a pretty good start. John talked about painting the room over 4th of July weekend.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. John will definitely be grilling and I'll probably be scouring Craigslist for all sorts of things. What do you have planned?

PS - This is a late addition to Friday's Fancies. Don't forget to check out the rest of the gang!

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1 comment:

  1. I am adoring everything about that living room with the fireplace!!


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