So as predicted, Jo-Jo shot down the color selection I so carefully made with a NO! Not even a kind, no, no et non. Just NO! I don’t want gray and Nantucket Red is too muted. The only other hint of a direction she’s given me is she wants the navy blue whale wallpaper I found on Instagram over a year ago, and I can no longer track down. Of course, she is adamant about that paper. It was very cute. She has a playful side – she likes a little tongue in cheek whimsy. I’m not trying to deny it to her. The Manse should be an expression of her personality…but for the life of me I can’t locate it. I keep presenting alternatives, to which she responds…NO…I want the whale paper. This may require divine intervention, or at the very least inspiration. Help!
The plastering is complete and now I really need to pick the colors. I’ve turned to Instagram thinking I would find a clear direction, but while I many primary colors my natural inclination is to move toward softer hues. I fear if I mix it up too much, it will be a hot mess. Some of the colors should remain in the rainbow, don’t you think?
Cory Connor Designs right – gets an A+ for painting the baseboard and the molding in hot pink. One Kings Lane displays an array of colors that look beautiful together.
Left: Schumacher wall covering is the color palette I typically gravitate toward. Right: Is Christopher Farr’s wall covering that I am dying for.
While I I still really love the kelly green, I have a feeling that it’s just a trend and my affection for it will pass. While paint is the least expensive, and most impactful of your styling options, it still costs money and requires a fair amount of disruption to change it. With that in mind, I’d like to get it right the first time.
In my search for that dang whale wallpaper, I came across quite a lot of inspiration. I only hope that one, or a combination of several of these will illicit a resounding YES – see, just like I told you…..