I was so excited to go back to the house last weekend. The paint job came out great. At first they questioned using the same color for the walls and ceiling in the bedroom and the open living/dining area but totally get it now. There’s no reason to automatically use white on a ceiling. An important tip when using painters; use blue painters tape or sticky notes on the walls to show what color goes where so there’s no confusion. Believe me, mistakes happen and painters can use the wrong paint in the wrong area.
The dresser in the dining area was originally meant for the other side to use for entry storage but it looked and felt better on the opposite wall. The top smaller drawers hold dog stuff (lease, poop bags, brush), keys, etc and the lower larger drawers have serving pieces; napkins, utensils, and table cloths.
They were thinking of painting the fan in the bedroom black which is why is wasn’t installed, but we leaving it white so it doesn’t stand out too much. I’m designing a headboard and nightstands and am suggesting a dark rug for the room to finish.
We talked about the final touches; mirror and new rug for the living room (the white one was temporary), window treatments including new curtains for the dining area and decorative pillows. We also mapped out where art should go and what sizes would be best to make buying easier. For most people, it’s easier to decorate in stages to see how it evolves; how the furniture actually fits, and how you actually live in the space. It helps to give confidence in the choices you’re making, it also helps space out how much you’re spending!