Friday, January 23, 2009

Decorating Help Needed...again!

Ok, the time has come to make some serious decisions about the house. Here is latest. They are moving out the last little bit of furniture today (or so we are told) and demolition should start sometime next week (we hope). I have to pick my paint colors and hardwood by the time we are ready to start the rebuild (within a week of the demolition starting), and that could be within the next two weeks. I am still looking at the following paint schemes and I need very honest opinions.
Living room/foyer/hallway: light olive green with chocolate brown accessories and accents.
Kitchen/dining room: red with black granite countertops, light brown floor (because we have to keep our current tile), and a brown stone colored tile backsplash and red accessories and accents (I have a red stand mixer, can opener, salt and pepper mills, and French Chef decor). Chocolate brown valances in the dining room with gold or dark brown placemats and any accents.
Master Bedroom: light blue with chocolate brown in our tray ceiling (I know it is a little out there, but Michael insists!) with a light fixture instead of a fan. I have chocolate brown curtains with blue and green circles on them that I will use again (if they come clean) with a white coverlet.
Master Bathroom: Chocolate brown from the ceiling with bright white trim.
Guest Bedrooms and Bathrooms: Chocolate brown with various accessories.
Bonus Room: stairwell will be a light brown and the room will be a dark chocolate color because it will serve as a media room and we want it to be dark. This is where we will spend all of our extra time watching tv.

Ok, now I want honest opinions! What do you really think? :-)


Ashley said...

Sounds good to me. You can never go wrong with brown!! Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

I love all of it. I love deep rich tones and I think you will be very pleased with your selections. Can't wait to see pics!

Kristi said...

Sounds pretty. I have chocolate brown in my girls room, master bedroom, living room,and main bathroom. I have a friend that has a red kitchen, and I LOVE it.

Guy and Julie said...

LOVE IT!!!! I especially love all the brown. And the kitchen sounds fantastic. I really love dark colors on walls--I have a very dark gray on the walls in my living room--so the bonus room sounds extra special to me! You will have fun watching this all come together. I'm glad that something fun and positive came out of such a horrible experience.

Lauren said...

You know I love the brown in the bonus room!

I think the red will look great in the kitchen.