Ok, I’m needing a little help here from all you designers and those who have an eye for design. I’m still fixing up a few things around the house.. re-inventing a little, if you will. I like, white and am trying to brighten up my house and un-decorate a few things, rather than decorate around what I don’t care for. However, this kind of means living a little mix matched because well you just can’t do everything at once.
The fireplace. I really wanted it white…and now that I’ve done that, the wall color seems a little too dark (wouldn’t you know) or maybe I should of done a not so bright white? But I do like white…. What do you think? Also would you paint the mantle white or leave it?
(this is just a rough picture of the unfinished room.. but also keep in mind that my connected kitchen has cherry cabinets and granite countertops.. a lot of brown going on..so I’m trying to balance while lightening up...added some pictures of my kitchen so you can see the flow– still need window treatments ,etc).
The Lamp. This is an old lamp I found around the house and though hmmmm…. this might be cool but then it might not (I know the plastic on the shade is not, but since I’m just trying it out I thought I’d leave it on). I’m not sure I’ll leave it on the granite but was just trying it out.
I’d have to say my biggest dilemma is I’m totally torn between all white and bright colors mixed with old things or more of a french, neutral, old look? I keep thinking of it as London verses Paris (which in itself is a tough one for me). Can these two styles be mixed?
Please chime in and share you thoughts and opinions!!!