TWO THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE:
1. I need to learn how to take better interior pictures
2. I need to get a new camera
Other than that, I’m feeling pretty good about the work I’ve been doing at the house lately.
See, we’re trying to prep (quickly) for some possible changes ’round these parts, so I decided to paint our guest room white.
I know that sometimes there’s a stigma against white walls (boring, sterile, cold) – which I’ve never really understood. I think that white walls are elegant, chic, and modern. It’s all about the design within them.
For me, I just needed a break from color. White was refreshing and (what I need most right now…) soothing. The existing color left much to be desired… creamy… yellowey… beigey… dull… YUCK. It was time for a change anyway.
But, picking a white isn’t always as easy as it sounds (…picking paint isn’t ever as easy as it sounds! Am I right?!). I’ve said it before, there are a ridiculous number of “whites” out there.
After testing a few (…only three – which is really amazing in and of itself!), we settled on Benjamin Moore’s White Dove – which, as a side note, is a great, soft (and almost universal) white. It was the tint that best matched our trim (since I wasn’t even going to think about repainting that).
We also spent some time purging the room of all the “storage” that seemed to find its way in there (…anyone else have a room like this? Ugh. It drives me nuts!).
Now, we have just the basics in there. Ready for a quick turnaround if we need it to.
How it looks now:
I wanted to keep things simple with minimal styling, using things that I already had (…hence the sad, sad looking plant…).
Because there’s a possibility this room will be changing fairly soon,
I’m not planning on putting any artwork or window treatments…
I know, I know. You’re asking yourself, “why did she leave that blanket on the floor?”
I didn’t have the heart to disturb her.
What do you think?
Could you live with white walls?