I’m fully aware that, if I don’t keep you entertained, you will leave me. It’s in our contract. The one that says you will keep visiting my blog as long as I keep posting stuff about my crappy house. I know I promised you I was working on my door and base moldings, but I haven’t made much progress. The project is stuck in Deliberation. That’s the part of the process where I stare at the project extensively and contemplate doing it. I know. I suck.
It’s possible for a project to be caught up in Deliberation for weeks. Or even months. I know this delay is grounds for dissolution of contract. I realize it’s been almost two weeks since my last post! So, if my lazy ass hasn’t gotten any work done (and I can confirm, it has not), then the least I can do is offer you this
bribe incentive to stick around. I give to you my design plan.
Well, one of them anyway. This is a mood board I made for the living & dining rooms. I was inspired by… okay, you just saw a talking peacock, so why don’t you take a wild guess? A peacock, you say? You’re so smart. (Of course you are. You’re reading my blog.)
I’m a big believer in the inspiration piece as a design aid. Wtf is an inspiration piece? Well, it’s something that… um… inspires you. (Come on, now. Weren’t we just talking about how smart you are?) It can be anything; not just decor stuff. A rug, a vase, a photograph, your favorite shirt, your turkey on rye, or even the
painful pretty bruise from where you cracked your foot on the (@#$%&!) vacuum. The idea is, if you are drawn to it, then those colors are working for you. Now you just need to figure out how to transfer them to a room.
But what if you suck at picking colors? One way to “cheat” (I won’t tell anyone…) is to use a color palette generator. This one from Big Huge Labs is pretty cool. You just upload a photo, like this one:
Then the website chooses a color palette for you, like this one:
Just stick within that palette and you’re good to go. You can’t get much more simple than that! And if you need more simple than that, then you’ll have to just find some money and hire someone to do it for you. (And if you figure out a way to ‘just find some money’, please let me know.)
My palette includes a teal/turquoise blue, olive green, brown and gray. I may introduce other accent colors down the line, but this is my starting point. Peacock feathers are pretty. Just look at all the colors in there…
It’s very important to me that I find the perfect shade of blue. You might even say it’s vital. Because, to me, it is. Vital. Here’s every teal/turquoise paint swatch within a 25 mile radius of my crappy house:
I’m not really in any rush to choose. If you’re familiar with my reality, then you know that painting my dining room would be a bit of a challenge right now. And if you’re familiar with me, then you know I can’t resist making a rendering. Here’s a rough idea of what’s going to happen. Someday…
I’m really sorry that all of my current projects are stuck in Deliberation (I’m contemplating as fast as I can…), but reading this post to the end constitutes your acceptance of my incentive offering and our contract remains binding.
I know we only talked about the color part of my plan, but I have lots to tell you about the design aspect as well so we’ll get to that in a future post. That’s a reason to come back. Well, that and this legally binding contract of ours… You don’t want to mess around with that. Breach of fake contract is serious. Best to be on the safe side and subscribe.