Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's Yummy

Once the dining room direction changed it became clear that our recently painted living room & kitchen had to change too.  If you recall I originally painted the walls in the living, hallway and kitchen in Pumice a light gray by Restoration Hardware.  After living with the color for several months, I realized during the evening hours the color appeared blue causing a cold feeling.  Also, you know how one decorating edit can cause a domino effect! 

 During a recent visit to Jennie's home we spent our time reviewing colors.  She was looking for a true gray/beige.  Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore was a color that stood out above the others.  As we evaluated each color Jennie pointed out which colors had a green, pink, purple or blue hue to the base.  We agreed Revere Pewter was true neutral.  I have since researched the color further and found it's one of BM's most favorite colors.  It's also included on Candace Olson's go-to color among her selected color palette.
I immediately sampled the color on our walls, Gary's response was, "yummy".  I have decided to paint the living, kitchen, hallway and utility walls in Revere Pewter.

Here are examples of the yummy Revere Pewter.

We think you should try Revere Pewter too!
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dining Room Recap

If you remember once the first table was purchased it was returned. The experience provided us an opportunity to visualize a different design direction. Our transformation is now underway.  The slate paint will stay but the color palette will be filled with black, gray, gold, ivories with touches of blue.

This photograph was the inspiration for a new table we've ordered.
  Our table will be finished in black but the base is very similar in style. 

Also a mirror has been ordered finished in a pewter, silver with accents of gold. 
It will hang on the one full wall in our new dining room!
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Everythings Bigger in Texas

 As we were leaving our house last weekend to take a walk we see this furry fellow running down our driveway.  I'm not really sure what kind of spider (tarantula) this is...but it was pretty photogenic.  It was a good size maybe 2 inches across.  It ran down the driveway and turned up the sidewalk before disappearing into the yard.   It's my belief we wouldn't have seen this before installing our exterior lighting. 

YIKES!  What else is lurking in our yard!

I've finished repainting our living room and will be starting on the ceiling this weekend.
I can't wait to share the new direction with you! 
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