So. Yes. I have this lovely new house that will be in my possession in just about 5 weeks. It needs absolutely no work. Seriously, when I say this, I really mean it. It doesn’t. Which, I’m guessing, is one of the main reasons why we bought it. The husband and I are not big on MAKING WORK HAPPEN.
We had a room in our old house that was carpeted in a lovely shade of Â GREEN and we lived with it for 8 years. We hated it. Hated it. And yet. There it sat, ugly as sin, untouched.
We had a million reasons why that exact moment was a bad one to replace it. It was too hard to match the hardwood. We should wait until the babies are no longer spitting up on it. We don’t want to have to take out all the surround sound wiring. Eventually, we entered the world of…it makes no sense to replace the carpeting for the new owners. So, it stayed. Also fitting into this category: our horrific white-bricked, golden-and-black napoleon fireplace. Now THAT was a winner.
There is nothing offensive in the new house. Each room is a lovely shade of brandspankingnewlypainted beige. There is molding and oh my god there is wainscoting, which is second on the “things in Ali’s dream home” list; second only to the wrap-around porch. So, while beige is lovely and the whole house kind of flows together nicely, I now have to make some decisions.
Which, you know, is where I need YOU.
Should we paint the kitchen? I really always had dreams of having a kitchen with a COLOR – some shade ofÂ red (wine, maybe?) or blue (light? dark?) or green. Will a dark color make the room look smaller? Will a light color look weird with the coloring of the wood? Is it better to just leave the walls as they are, even though it might be slightly, um, unexciting?
The counters are a black/grey/beige-ish granite-y mix, and the cabinets looks like a cherry? Possibly? There’s definitely some redness to them. And the appliances are stainless steel? What do you think? HELP!
Stay tuned design challenge #2…please to furnish my dining room.