So funny that no sooner did the clock strike
midnight last Hallow'eve (writing this Thursday night),
that all those retailers were fast and furious
sending out their virtual holiday cheer -
guess the season is now "officially" upon us!!
In the meantime, I have some serious work
to get done on my main floor and here
is some of what is on the mind:
You may recall I had posted a wee while back about my
longish hallway and my plans for a little makeover.
New builds have their advantages,
but architectural interest and detailing
is not one of them!
So this space is in dire need of a little
character infusion, and I've got me a plan!!
Step 1: Paint
Top pick as of now = P and L's Obsidian.
It's one of those colours that you just can't
pin down - my favourite kind!! It has depth - it's
definitely black - but not stark - and subtle,
if that's possible for a black.
In any case, painters booked, and we're ready to go!!
Step 2: Moulding
Am thinking substantial, period and high gloss.
Step 3: Out with the old
Step 4: Add
In with the new...
Still figuring out the rest of the details
- very excited!!
Of course one thing leads to another, and in this
case literally, as my hallway is adjacent to the
front entrance and wee little powder room -
and I need to figure something out!
I've been contemplating this wall covering
for a while, but looking at this picture again,
and I think the deal is sealed!
Good golly but this paper is exquisite,
and I think I know a wee little powder room
that would be happy to give it a home!
I've had the samples taped to the
powder room walls for far too long now -
it's time to make a move!!
And somewhere in my basement is a pair
of these two babies in gold:
|via Circa Who|
Not wanting to o.d. on the pineapple
in the powder room but am thinking of using
one of them in the entrance way (right adjacent
to the wee powder room).
And for the rest of the entrance way, thinking
of a light-tone grasscloth as a reprieve from
the two black spaces flanking it.
So thank you!! Feeling like this has
been an entirely design-cathartic
and productive session!
And lastly, before I leave you to your
respective weekends, a little preview
from the 219 Boutique.
As we've mentioned, 219 will be featuring some
custom pieces unique to us,
and we wanted to give you a sneak peak at one
of the pieces we're working on.
We are totally loving reference to Art Nouveau...
(I would walk through open flames for that mirror!!!)
... and will be featuring this mirror
in two custom colours exclusive to 219!
Won't do the full reveal now, but little hint, here
were a couple of sources of colour inspiration:
|via Elle Decor|
We're getting closer and closer to the official
launch and are crazy kid at Christmas excited!!
Happiest of weekends all you design lovelies!!