Monday, August 20, 2007

Be Bold, Not Beige

I love IKEA's new slogan -- Be Bold, Not Beige. That sums up my decorating theory exactly. Though I love the community we've chosen here in the ATL, it is very very beige. Walls. Carpet. More walls & carpet. Tres monochromatic in that sterile kind of way. Kind of that "I need to wrap myself in a straitjacket" type of feeling. I actually considered padding a room. When that thought crossed my mind, I knew I needed an IV of paint, stat. To Lowe's we go. This weekend was spent completing various apartment improvement projects to make our place feel a bit more like home. Coming down off our house in KC which was saturated in color, I needed at least a little soemthing to make me feel as if I weren't living in an asylum. Here are the results: Front door, adorned with a cherry blossom wreath:

Entryway. I wanted a funky green, and that's what I got!

Entryway View #2: Living room with "Tropical Nut" accent wall:

Living room view from loft:

Dining Room with hanging fabric panels:

Notice the coordinating tablescape! My favorite, the guest bedroom: Guest Bedroom view #2:

Any and all comments welcome! :-)

6 Say It Loud & Proud:

Mrs. STL Sarah said...

Cute cute cute. I want to see more!

lisagh said...

Holy Crow! That guest bedroom is absolutely gorgeous! I love all your large graphic prints. Beautiful.

atlanta social said...

I love the guest room. Very chic.

MUKDlady said...

Les, I LOVE, Love , LOVE the apt! The windows in the living room rock! Thanks for sharing.
-H

Emma Sue said...

Oooh, you guys did an awesome job! Love the tropical nut wall. And the guest room. And the fabric panels. I bet your place feels so much homier now! Love it!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

I love the *Blue and Green* guest room.