Happy New Year readers. Let’s start the 2012 posts off with a bang- congrats to Karen from California for winning the one room consult! Check out Karen’s dilemma…
There are just 6 hours left in 2011 (we live in California), and I swore that I would send you this email before 2012! I would REALLY appreciate your help!
What if you shift the wall and side panel brick to a warm gray. Then paint the mid fireplace panel brick (and wood mantel) a nice bone white color (relates to the dining area but lighter). Let me demonstrate with the use of my beloved Photoshop.
A totally different look! Oh-la-la?
The next step would be to rework the accessories a bit. I love your framed prints! Though I think they would be better suited in another location in the room, hung in a gallery wall type fashion. I would beef up the scale on the new objects placed near the fireplace. My ideas here- mirror by Crate and Barrel, tan print by West Elm, green print by Crate and Barrel, plant pot by Ikea. Keep a touch of red (and a little green) going to ensure flow between the living and dining room.
p.s. My husband also begins to sweat when I step foot in a Benjamin Moore store, poor men :)