What a weekend. I had scheduled to write & publish a post about mixing pattern and color in a room but we instead took our thick ball of fluff to our local animal hospital. Luckily she’s fine, but she scared us for a hot sec.
Now she’s just high as a kite on sedatives
The pattern/color post should be live in a few days, but until then, I thought I could share some plans and inspiration for the room I never STFU about.
You may or may not be aware that I’ve been struggling with our 24′ long wall to Narnia since we moved in. I speak about this issue ad nauseam via IG stories and it’s become apparent that without a One Room Challenge, I could spin on plans and decisions for months at a time before actually executing while driving myself and everyone else crazy in the process.
So I recently brought up an idea to Angelo regarding this Narnia wall:
What if we add walls so the living and dining room can be treated as two separate rooms?
To my surprise, he was on board with the idea.
I nearly fell off my granny-chic rocker when he added (without me previously mentioning) “I really want to do built-ins in the living room too”
Whaaaa? Do you need medical assistance?
I think he recently realized he has a true talent for woodworking. Let’s not forget, he’s responsible for executing this hidden gem in our bathroom:
So now, the plan is to separate the living and dining room and add built-ins over next few months. I can’t wait to show this bitch of a wall who’s boss.
I’ve been teaching myself SketchUp and as frustrating as it’s been to learn, I am glad I didn’t give up because the capabilities of this program do not disappoint.
Here’s the 2D plan I created of our entry, living, dining, and kitchen:
INSPIRATION & IDEAS
First things first, the plans for the Narnia wall. This photo was taken the day we closed and I couldn’t even capture all 24 ft in one shot:
I realllllllly like the idea of having a case piece along the center wall but also love the idea of built-ins, so this design via Gideon Mendelson is really inspiring the built-in layout in the living room.
The warm, taupe-ish white paint color is also the color I have been swatching for the living/entry too (very close to F&B Dimity or F&B White Tie).
So overall, this photo is offering some 10/10 inspo:
Miles Redd can never do wrong. I could stare at this photo for hours:
The juxtaposition between Lee Jofa Althea and green velvet with the brass and wood legs. Lord have mercy.
Ready for this?! I have very clear direction (at least right now) for the dining room, which is not a common theme for me. It could change, but I keep going back to a pastoral mural for the walls, chartreuse dining chairs, and green ticking stripe curtains. I feel like I should throw some blue in here, but TBD.
I rarely share concepts that are so incomplete, but here’s what I’m thinking:
My obsession with muted pastoral landscape art runs far and deep, so why not blow that obsession up and install a gorgeous landscape throughout the dining room?! Charlotte Terrell paints the most stunning landscapes – this is a snapshot of her work in mural form:
And that’s about it for now. I plan to share updates and officially kick off this project in a few weeks but until then, you can find me playing around with sketchup and fabric samples.
Have a lovely rest of your weekend!