It has been very dark and gray around here the last two days, a lot of rain has been falling. Virtually impossible conditions to get decent house photos, and I really wanted to show the progress on the Home Office Redesign. I managed to get at least a few that will do for now.
Despite the busy season I did find a moment to run to the paint store. Afterwards, I quickly brought in my Gorilla Ladder, painting part of one wall and mocking up a bit of a drapery panel with the Turkestan fabric header. I decided to move quickly while "the client" was in agreement with me.
(A side note: my ladder is a rock star. Nearly literally. Before it came into my possession it belonged to Brent DeBoer of the Dandy Warhols. Isn't that "So Bohemian"? Until recently he lived next to my parents, but a move downtown rendered having a ladder unnecessary and across the driveway it came to my Dad's house. Ha, not for long. When I needed a ladder and this one showed up at my house I knew it wasn't leaving. Sorry Dad...)
But back to decorating. It proved very helpful to have some paint sampled on the wall along with the bit of fabric hanging beside the window. Now my husband was able to visualize these selections clearly.
In another post I mentioned SW 6153 Protege Bronze might be the wall color. After studying the fabric with various colors, however, I selected SW 7026 Griffin, a paint on the gray end of the spectrum. Moody, I love it. The paint color picks up on a trace background color in the Turkestan fabric, so the two coordinate but do not match. More interesting that way, I think. Both the paint and the fabric look striking with the grass roman shades, already hanging in the room, which are tan but have a fleck of smoky blue gray in them.
Having this little "mock up" also showed showed me the ceiling color can stay. That is a relief! It was painted SW 6150 Universal Khaki awhile back, as the original white ceiling was just so stark against the dark chocolate walls (painted by the builder) and creamy trim. I can't express how happy I am that this task is being crossed off the to-do list, painting a ceiling is a pain! Seriously, I could paint two rooms in the time it takes to paint one ceiling. If I ever need a ceiling painted again I'm calling in my favorite paint crew to do the job!
I don't know how much more will be accomplished in the next couple of weeks, but the fabric has been ordered, the paint is sitting there if I find time and next I'll look for drapery hardware.