It’s been about 9 months since we’ve moved into our dream home and you’d think that I would’ve had enough time to decide how I want things to look but I don’t. When it comes to making decisions about decorating I am the worst! Scratch that when it comes to making decisions about anything I am the worst. I struggle deciding what color nail polish I want EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to the salon. I promise you this has to be some sort of disorder, living like this takes up way too much brain space and way too much time.
So me and this undiagnosed disorder are stuck with the task of deciding paint colors, color schemes, furniture, and flooring?!
Now that you know my dilemma hopefully you can help me out. Yep, You! Help me out girl, this is serious. This blog series “Decorate this Space” allows you to assist me in making decisions about this renovation/decoration project.
This is how it works, I’ll show you pictures of a particular space and I’ll tell you the idea (or many ideas) that I have and you either help me decide or give me some better ideas, either way, we “Get ‘er done” and my place transforms into a swanky, grown-up place that we created together whoop whoop! Also, if you have some specific ideas such as paint swatches or flooring pictures feel free to email them to me at email@example.com so that I can post them and get others to vote on the idea. Sounds fun right?!
Decorate this Space
Exhibit A: The Foyer-Pronounced –For-Yaay – For when I want to feel important.
Now I love my foyer I feel like this entrance speaks to who I truly am and I’d like people to feel that when they enter my home.
The foyer has 20-foot ceilings and leads to a number of different rooms which include:
The hallway to the theater room
The formal Living Room
The Family Room/Kitchen
The Master Wing
What I love about it:
I love the massive size of my foyer when we first moved here we slept on air mattresses in the living room until our furniture got here and every time I walked through the foyer to the bathroom I felt like I was walking through a museum and I loved it.
I also love the 5 octagon/boat windows that give a sneak peek of thunderstorms.
I LOVE the two arch entries, who doesn’t love arch entryways?
Things I Don’t like
Flooring-Time for some new floors, these floors have seen better days.
Baseboards-The baseboards are old and they have to go, I want some new shiny baseboards.
Molding/trim-Same thing-Got’s to go!
Paint-You see the uh “paint situation” behind the foyer mirror? Yea that has got to go. We tried multiple times to match the paint up and finally I just said forget it because it’s being changed anyway.
My Ideas for this space
I want this space to exude sophistication but to still be very practical for my family. Ideally, I’d love white marble floors greeting people when they enter to set the tone for sophistication. I’d love a fancy chaise or settee for people to sit on in the “For-Yaay” while they wait for me to make my exit from the master wing (I know this sounds ridiculously dramatic but let me live).
When it comes to color I want something that is not typical, no eggshell whites and no tacky taupe’s over here. I want something unexpected but chic! I was thinking about a very vibrant blue or maybe a gray/lavender mix? What do you think? I do know one thing, though, this throw-up color I have now has got to go!
As far a furniture I really love the mirror and the table under it so both are probably staying. Brown Sugar wants to change the mirror to a larger rectangle mirror but it ain’t happening. Oh, and before you ask-Yes those are tiny child handprints on the mirror, somebody touched it before we hung it up and we didn’t realize it until after it was hung I’ll climb up there and wipe it off one day.
The table in the center has got to go! When I bought it I thought I loved it but like a shady ex-boyfriend now that I’ve had my way with it, I no longer want it. It has got to go. The rug under the table is in the same situation. I thought I wanted him but he wasn’t who he said he was so his time is up too.
Here are a few more angles.
What do you think I should do with this space?
Don’t forget to leave your suggestions in the comments or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org