First, I want to say thank you for all the love on yesterday’s birthday recap post. You are the best!
Secondly, I want to share this space with you today. I’m not apologizing for it, but I am warning you – it’s not completely styled or looking its best yet. However, I did want to give you a quick update because I was excited about the change. (Please don’t judge me too harshly and I’m totally okay if you don’t pin anything. Ha!)
Are we cool? Good! Let’s do it!
So, as I mentioned yesterday, I decided to paint the wall surrounding the fireplace in my guest bedroom. In case you don’t remember, this is what it looked like.
Now it looks like this.
As much as I liked that deep blue / teal color, something about it was preventing me from bringing this room together. It just wasn’t right. I’d been trying to work with it for months, and last week I gave up and opted for something new and different. A triangle!
I actually got this idea from a catalog. I threw the catalog away, but I’m pretty sure it was The Land of Nod.
Though I’m sure you can figure it out, I painted the Worldy Gray first, then with painter’s tape, taped off the triangle and filled it with Shoji White. Painfully simple.
While I just threw things on the mantel and neighboring shelves to make it look somewhat finished, I’m already finding this space much easier to decorate. I think I’m going to stick mostly with neutrals and pops of my accent colors: coral, teal, green. (And yes, I did buy all the gold frames I could fit in my cart at T.J. Maxx and have yet to remove the prices tags.)
Fun fact: if all the colors of your book covers are throwing of your styling, just turn them around for a splash of neutral and bonus texture! (More bookshelf styling tips HERE.)
I really need to do something with that big black hole of a fireplace. It drives me bananas! I have a few ideas I’m tossing around in my head.
Well, that’s a little IBC Headquarters update for you.
What do you think of the change? Are you digging my Love Triangle or missing the teal?