Change is good!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

As we settle back into the house we lived in a few years ago, everyone expects that all of our things will go back to their original "place", and the house will look just as it did when we lived here before.  (This was never my plan.)  They question why the chairs that were in front of the fireplace are now near the sofa.  Weird.  I plan to keep pushing them out of their comfort zone by reinventing my house with most of the things I already have.  That means that paint will be the theme of this makeover, with a few new accessories and art pieces mixed in.

The first choice I made in  my family room was to bring in this vintage oriental rug that used to be in the guest bedroom.

I love the cozy feel it brings to the room but more importantly, this rug is bulletproof. This is our family room, where my kids will eat cheetos while watching tv and the the dogs will continue to debate who is boss.  This rug forgives it all!


Another plus for Oriental rugs - you can pull so many colors from them.  Normally I am drawn to light, muted colors, and I had planned to  paint the walls a soft, bluish-grayish green. I have reconsidered and  instead want my family room to be a cozy departure from the rest of my house, so my thought is to pull the rich peacock blue from the rug and put it on my walls.  This is a real departure for me - I usually go with something light and/or something green.  Is it weird to "cheat" on your favorite color?





Gorgeous peacock blue dining room from Suzanne Kasler (on a side-note, I had a dream last night that I met her at my mom's friend's house).  She was cool.


Peacock blue really shines with a lacquered finish (pun intended).


Looks so great with lots of white and a few accents of  hot pink...

and lemon yellow.



Toe-curling great!  Love the pink & yellow with it!



Have you cheated on any of your favorites lately?


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18 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

Love that deep blue. I cheat all the time and it FEELS GOOD!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Peacock is my new favorite color! (along with orange, of course). You might be happy with a color that has a little gray or brown in it to mute it a bit. That peacock can be a bit "in your face" if you know what I mean! It's a great color, and I can't wait to see what you do with the room.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I really like this color when paired with orange. Green is usually my go to color and we painted our new house a different color because I wanted to "stretch" myself. A few months later we redid the entire thing green. Same with my clothes, I don't wear much color and even when I buy something bright, I usually reach for black, white or tan anyway.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE the rug!! And the peacock blue will be stunning!! Can't wait to see it!

Lou Cinda :)

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

I say go for it! Can't wait to see ite when you have finished.

Ebony said...

These are amazing inspiration rooms. You should jump into it.

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Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

It's good to mix it up a little...get away from your comfort zone! I say do the Peacock Blue!!

Debby said...

I don't cheat because I never commit... I am too fickle and like change! I can't wait to see how your walls turn out, they are going to be amazing!! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

hahaha....cheat too and I love that blue:) Kisses my dear

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A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love it!! Can't wait to see it! Take care, Caroline

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The Zhush said...

Loving the deep blue, so inspirational!

Dovecote Decor said...

I like it, I think, in smaller spaces, and I agree, the pink and the yellow play off of it beautifully. I can't wait to see how it looks in your house.
Best,
Liz

SHERRY HART said...

Those blue rooms are stunning! Since I can't do it....you should do it!!! Hurry, we wanna see!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i'm with you on the neutral and green, but i know you'll be happy with this beautiful blue. i think i need to do some cheating to spark things up a bit.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Too funny - I always feel like I'm cheating to when I get away from my usual colors. :) I love this post for that photo of the dogs!!

Jen said...

Serioulsy, that blue dining room is gorgeous!! It would look stunning with orange chairs!

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Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love this room!
How creative!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia