I’ve seen your living room, yours too, plastered all over pinterest. You know how to decorate, things match! Your home with some fresh flowers could be featured in a magazine (oh yes it could!), all modesty aside you know I am right.
For the record, I am NOT a home decorator person. I come from a line of “you-like-it-you-buy-it” and “bohemian-eclectic”. I married into a family who knows what it really means to “make a home”. If my mother-in-law let more people into her home I have no doubt all the ladies would be begging her for a photo shoot for some local WY home dec magazine. Country Living should be knocking on her door!
Anyway, I pretend that I know what I am doing when I “decorate” my home. I know what I like I just sometimes have a hard time translating that into reality and convincing my husband to go along with me. Years ago I painted my kitchen yellow (so novel, eh?) I still love the soft yellow but I decided it just is not conducive to the feel I want my home to have. And, it gets a lot of sunlight, which translates into the room feeling warm…which I get enough of here thank you very much. I want my rooms to feel cool.
We painted the living room a lovely shade of aqua-y blue in December and I love it, just love it.
It is Blue Whisper by Valspar mixed in Olympic. I love it so much i decided I want to do the kitchen/dining room in the same color. I had my husband on my side, I have a gallon of paint and then I chickened out.
You see, my kitchen has ugly yellow/brown 80′s tile. When we redid the counters we chose a yellow/creamy marble so that it didn’t clash with the floors. I am now panicking that yellow and blue will not a happy kitchen make.
This shot helps you to see what the counters and floors look like. The counters are more neutral than the floor. The cupboards are all a marshmallow-y white, which I love (and loathe to clean).
I want very much to paint the walls blue, but I need you to tell me that it will NOT look horrible with the floors/counters. Am I deluding myself here? What do you think. You can go here to see what the Valspar color really looks like, just search for number 5005-9A.