I held out on sharing the paint colors post on Friday because it was so rainy and dreary in Boston and the colors were not photographing right. But now they're looking slightly washed out because it's sunny........ color is hard to photograph! Anyways, I've been working on color choices for the first level and here's what I tested for the main living part of the house. I wanted something neutral but slightly gray/beige or as some refer to it, greige. From left to right the colors shown below are Edgecomb Gray, Balboa Mist, Sail Cloth, and Gray Mist (all Benjamin Moore). After looking at the colors for a while I've decided to go with the Balboa Mist. The far left and right we're both a little green once they went on the wall and Sail Cloth was just too tan. The more I look at the Balboa Mist the more I like it. In the picture it looks a little too gray but in real life it's a color that changes with the light and you can't exactly put your finger on what color it actually is. It definitely has a "misty" quality and I like that about it.
So, one down. In the nursery I tested two colors. The first color I tried was White Sand on the left but once it was up, again, it looked too kahki and a little green. I was going for something more of a light sand tone and definitely not green. So I tested the Sail Cloth from the living room swatches on the right and liked it much better. So I'll go with that. The nursery will be a combination of light blue, white, tan, and some orange accents.
Here are a few fabrics I am planning to use in the nursery. The blue and white ticking with the lobsters will be a cornice or valance (I haven't decided the exact style yet) and the cream, quatrefoil linen on the left will be the drapes. I loved the other cream fabric and plan to use it for some pillows. It's a knit and feels nice and soft.
And..... my rocking sheep arrived! I basically just saw him and had to have him and so I bought him. I know it won't get much use for a couple of years but it will look cute in the meantime sitting in the nursery!
So in other random news, I picked up this sideboard off the side of the road with my husband on Sunday. We were driving up our street and there it was with a big free sign so we checked it out and it's actually in pretty good shade! I'm thinking it will make a great entry piece in my "foyer". I'm planning to strip the paint and see what the condition of the wood is and then I'll either stain or repaint depending on what I find.
It appears to have it's original hardware.
This wood is gorgeous! Looks like tiger wood to me but I'm not totally sure. Any thoughts?
And finally I'll leave you with some pictures of the beautiful peonies that are blooming in my back yard. How pretty are these flowers?! So good for cutting and bringing inside!
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