Last week, I had a consultation with the instructor (Michele) who taught my interior design class this Fall. I have been thinking about painting some of the rooms in our home and wanted some professional advice before I began to get quotes from local painters. I knew the colors I wanted to use for each room but, because all of the rooms seem to flow into one another, it was hard for me to decide where to "end" a color. Michele was very familiar with the floor plan of my home and it really only took her a few minutes to tell me where to start and stop each color. I borrowed some of her paint sample "fans" and spent most of last Thursday deciding on the exact shade of each color I had in mind. Friday morning, I went to our local "Home Pro" (a VERY basic Home Depot-type of store) and was able to communicate well enough to come home with 1/4 gallon samples of each of the three colors I selected. Saturday morning, I painted swatches on different walls in different rooms so I could see how the paint looked as the light changed during the day. By the end of the day, I decided that the three colors I selected were PERFECT and just what I had in mind. So, without further adieu, for the dining room, I chose "earth henna".
I think the paint looks to be more red in these photos than it really is.
For the family room, I chose "pistachio".
Now, I just need to decide on a painter and a day for them to begin. The biggest expense will be the cost of the paint, which is comparable to the price of paint in the U.S. I expect to pay about 2,000 TB for the labor which is (depending on the exchange rate) about $60.00 USD. Labor is so incredibly cheap here.
I went downtown on Friday and just happened to walk into one of my favorite antique shops and fell in love with this piece...
The shop owner purchased this piece on her recent trip to Tibet. It is about 50 years old and was very well cared for. There is a lot of storage space and all of the drawers and doors are very solid and open smoothly. The photos make the green seem much brighter than it really is and the painted detailing on the front is very warm and colorful. I really like how it looks in the entry way.
Have a great Wednesday!