You may recall that before I left for Paris, I was in the process of having my entire house painted (here). Yes, every room. I gave the painters a key and said Bon Voyage.
We are in Week 5 and are beginning to wind down. They will probably be finished next week. I’m not even sure what room I’ll start in for the “after” shots. Seriously, EVERY room in my house is affected. This will be a very liberating process. Everything I own is getting cleaned out.
Yes, it was nice to return from France and have the “Ahhh” moment of walking back into freshly painted rooms. And then there was the immediate frown of “Whoa” what a mess.
O.K. I can only put so much back together again quickly. This is not a story of Humpty Dumpty. Of course, I don’t want to put it back quickly.
This is my opportunity to re-think everything from a decorating stand point. And, boy, do I have lots to think about. You will not see me rushing to put things back where they’ve always been. I will not be throwing things back upon the walls in haste.
It’s time for a change. A re-defining of my style, if you will.
Oh, how I love the new neutral paint colors.
I’m gonna have fun.
For now, here’s the master bedroom with the mattress set on the floor. The Ethan Allen Alessandra upholstered bed is scheduled for delivery in a couple weeks and the antique armoire is still having it’s shelves covered in toile. (I’m kinda digging this less –is -more concept in décor)
In the meantime, just give me an espresso and a fresh croissant, s’l vous plaît! Whoops, I’m not in France anymore….. but I think I left my heart in Paris!