Monday, October 23, 2006


I was ambling around the house the other day and felt an urge to capture all the colors the spousal unit and I have painted our house recently. So...sit back and enjoy the splash of color that follows. First, the master bedroom. Like the curtains we use to separate the master bath?

Next, the guest bathroom. I LOOOOVE pink. Unfortunately since I don't have any kids, I can't paint a daughter's room rosy. Enter the guest bathroom. I picked out the colors to match the knobs on the cabinets. The colors provide a lovely environment in which to apply your makeup, and I think the green rugs give a nice botanic feel.

Next we move into the guest bedroom. This is definitely a love-it or hate-it color. A friend who saw the room for the first time on Saturday deemed it hideous. The original color was too bright for even my taste, which is how it ended up with the cloudy faux finish. I'm pleased with the end result, and think it will make a lovely bedroom color for a baby boy or a girl. The painting on the right is precious as it was painted by my mother when she was in high school. The girl's got talent!

Finally, we go downstairs and see four colors at once. On the left we have the chestnut color I used to sponge off of the dijon in our art niches. Centered in the frame is our powder room. I chose this color, named Fresh Olive, as a neutral that would set off all our tchatchkes the spousal unit and I have acquired on our travels that provide the decorative theme for the room (the painting peeking out into the door frame is from Jamaica). On the right we see my home office. This color choice was inspired by a pumpkin-colored home I used to drive by on my commute as well as by my reading that orange stirs creativity. I remember how depressed I was when I took my current job where I sit in a cubicle instead of being able to work from this lovely room. And framing these three colors is the dijon that covers all the common areas of the house.


Uncle Jim said...

A pink toilet? Now that is hideous.

Slave to the dogs said...

Hey now!!!! ;)

Actually the toilet is white. The lovely pink from the walls must just be reflecting off the surface.

chelene said...

Pink is not my color. My childhood bedroom was a pink explosion and I've never recovered. But I'm especially fond of the curtains in the bedroom/bathroom, Slave.

Slave to the dogs said...

Chel, my rooms as a kid were always brown of some form. Perhaps that explains my affinity for pink now.

The Prophet said...

Actually, my childhood bedroom was pink with roses across the ceiling. It was a girl's room when we moved in, and my parents never got around to having it painted, so it just stuck.

I'm scarred mentally forever by the color pink!


justacoolcat said...

I'm with the rest on the pink, but I love the Master Bedroom's arch and the other colors.

hubs said...

rainbow house!

Slave to the dogs said...

Wow prophet, that explains a lot! ;) I think I'd be scarred too.

Cat - thank you - we love the arch too, though in retrospect we might have preferred an actual door between the bedroom and bathroom.

Hubs - rainbow indeed! :) I like it that way.