August 27, 2012
It also doesn't have any specific style of it's own. Its not farmhouse or mid century modern or loft or bungalow. Or maybe it's a little bit of everything with a lot of knotty pine thrown into the mix. So we are rolling with that. The mix look. Minus most of the knotty pine. And we've been taking a lot of hints from Swedish design because they know life with snow and short winter days, which means there is a lot of white.
We are not remotely done. There are still a few panels of ceiling to paint. And yes, that is patched plywood on the floor. The carpet had to go. We couldn't wait. Eventually (soon!) that will get painted and sanded as a temporary/somewhat permanent fix until we can put in radiant heat and new flooring way down the road. Right now it looks like it had a bad case of the chicken pox and is covered in calamine lotion. And the big wall, the curved wall, at some point that will have wallpaper instead of just the big panel of Orla Kiely print. If we can find a print we like. Which is proving harder than we thought. So there is still much to do. But it is better. Closer. And so much brighter. We still debate about the trim. Some days we like the wood with white look, some days we aren't so sure. It sort of walks the line between cool and dated. But painting all that trim.... I don't think I'm up for that, at least not at the moment.
Now we just have to choose a floor paint. I'd love to go with dark grey but I think it will show dirt too much. So maybe lighter grey. Or maybe I'll just mop a lot.