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  • Fun post Marie! I love these design/decor related posts that you’ve been incorporating into your website, and really enjoyed seeing the photos you added of your home decor. There are only 3 rooms in our house that are painted in colors: (the master bedroom which I managed to coax the hubby into a lovely rust orange; my second studio – which used to be my cat’s room and is currently the color of raspberry ice cream; and our rec-room which is a dark khaki brown color) the rest of the rooms are all off-white. Why? because the hubby likes it that way and I’m very accommodating… plus, the main living space would be a tough one to tackle because the blue/brown living room color scheme shares walls with the green/cherry-stained wood kitchen/dining decor. Those walls are an off white, which helps because it’s not as stark as a bright white. But, one thing that I’ve found which has helped is that we have LOTS of greenery from houseplants; including big ones – some that are about 3 feet tall and almost as wide, others that are in the 2 foot range and still other smaller ones, and one meyer lemon tree that is a foot away from touching the ceiling (from my vantage point on the couch I can count about 24 plants), plus we have lots of pictures and varying height furniture to balance the wall space. Still… when I see those paint cards at the hardware store, I get the itch to paint some more walls… maybe someday! 😉

    September 13, 2013
    • I love the sound of the rust orange, raspberry ice cream, khaki!

      I know what you mean about the transition spaces and adjoining rooms. They are tough! I have a neutral color called sisal in the hallway and on the shared walls in my living room and dining room. The kitchen has a darker shade of that (creamsicle) and the living room has the lavender on the accent walls.

      Unfortunately we only have 1 plant. I got tired of trying to keep the cats out of them 🙁

      Rob is pretty good about wanting color. We lived in apartments for a while where we weren’t allowed to paint so we went a little crazy when we got our first house. We don’t always see eye-to-eye one the choice so that takes a little negotiation. Of course I steer clear of pinks, but teals and aquas are on his no list. We start by each of us grabbing a bunch of color chips. Usually we have something in common that we can use as our “compromise” color.

      September 14, 2013
  • Ah, yes.. I remember the days of sharing the entire house with cats…and unfortunately lots of house plants are toxic to our furry friends. :/ I like the sound of your colors too, sisal, creamsicle and lavender.. lovely! 🙂

    September 14, 2013

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