Let's say you just bought a house. Let's say the current decor in the house is no where near anything you would like to live in. Let's say you have a painter on retainer and you can have the entire house painted - the inside at least. Would you just go neutral and pick a nice color to go just about everywhere? or would you mix it up?
The first house we bought (our last home in Mobile) we painted the bedrooms when we moved in and that was it. The living/dining area and hall were really fine. We later painted two bathrooms and the kitchen - after removing all the old wallpaper.
Now at first, I thought, let's just do a nice medium brown that will look great in the kitchen/den and also in the living room. Hey, bonus - the same shade of brown will look fine with your current bedspread. So - play it safe right? A classic shade throughout.
Well, what if you live in a house that is NOT girlie at all because you are the minority? What you really long for a girlie room somewhere in the mix? Seems like the logical thing to do would be pick a room like the bathroom, something that won't make your hubby cringe when he walks in (like an all pink master bedroom would do) - well, Cole always thinks the bathroom is an extension of his room. So that's out!
So that leads me to the guest room which has always been a little girlie since my furniture is my granny's antique stuff, which I love. I also have a great quilt that my great grandmother made - it's sage and purple - it's pretty. I've used it in the past, but then worried something would happen to it so I put it up. I think I want to get it back out. I think I would like to paint the room a sage green and maybe do a cute scallop around the top of the room, in the perfect shade of purple. My 'painter on retainer' would not want to paint the scallops - but I could do that. This wouldn't be a big change, since the furniture is the same and the color scheme is the same one I had on that furniture for about 10 years.
So here's where I need the help?
Would you do scallops? Would you just girlie-fy one room to save your womanhood? Even if it's a room that's rarely used? And what are your thoughts on a kitchen with pink counter tops??
Would you stick with the neutral or try to use a little more color?
I can't decide (and yes, this is a way to stall the packing I should be doing)!!