Sunday, May 15, 2011

Inspiration - green and yellow

I'm finally getting around to making the plan on how we are going to redo our house, I was totally lost for EVER! I had no clue in the world what to do.... until Lowe's sent me their Creative Ideas magazine 2 days ago. As I was looking through it, I saw one page that totally got me. I have no clue why! There were greens (olive-ish) and some yellows and tans and black and white. LOVE! So I looked around on Decorpad and found these inspiration rooms:

I especially like this one:

So I pulled out my paint deck and started looking for some colors I like....

I did finally pick a yellow I like and I'm working on the greens... But with the browns I don't know what to do... How to you pick a brown?? They are all so simaliar! Any help would be appreciated (VERY MUCH!!!!) I was thinking yellow based because we have honey oak cabinets and trim and my dad isn't going to let me repaint them :'( I guess I don't blame him. But I'm still not lovin' the honey oak. Alright I still H.A.T.E. it. But for him I'm working with it.... well, trying to! But people, trust me, I will vanquish the brass. I swear it!
The red-ish is our couch... not a paint color. I will update you on my plans in the future! Is a green living room too much? Would a pale green hallway be better? What other colors could I incorperate into decorating? I really like color! Haha, sorry dad...

This was one of the inspiration pics.... I somehow managed to lose the other one. :( I'll find it later... maybe :)

I'm thinking black and white for all of the curtains/valences so if I want to change the colors in the future... I can just repaint and decorate... and not have to worry about finding the *perfect* window treatments. I'm also thinking maybe bamboo rollup blinds in the dining room and office... is it weird for a dining room to have bamboo shades?

I might end up making my own valences and drapes because i haven't found anything that fits our budget and is cute. If you have any suggestions let me know! I'd love to hear!

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