Let me tell you about my first world problems…
There are literally so many pretty things in this world that I could put into our room (things that are affordable even) that it is really hard to choose. I have been frantically thumb scrolling through furniture on my phone for days. Literally.
I am finally placing orders, but the room has to actually be *ready* first and that’s where moldings come in.
We are really lucky as One Room Challenge participants to work with some amazing brands. We have been using Metrie moldings for a long time now and we are so excited to work with them on this project. We actually met a lot of the amazing people from Metrie at the builders show in Vegas (hi, Mimi!) and they are all just incredible people who make beautiful things.
We are going with the French Curves line and will place a large 8″ crown, a picture moulding (more on that below) and a pencil mold on the actual ceiling.
Basically, the shiz of molding. Our little 1859 home is going to have all the trimmings that it wished it could have had when it was built. I genuinely think if I could choose 2 things to do to any room, old house or new, it would be killer moldings and a great lighting fixture.
We have also been going through our massive antique art collection. We don’t spend a lot of money on our art, but it really is priceless to us. Andy is writing a whole post on our methods, but let’s just say that we have certain phrases on notification in eBay. We rarely spend more than $40 for anything, but every peice is so special. It’s super important to us to be surrounded by beautiful things and I’m proud to say that Andy is even more of a collector than I am :)
This room is a major inspiration for me and is designed by the very talented Larry Hooke. His portfolio is stunning and you should check him out :)
Not only is this color pallet right up my alley, but that overscale art adds so much depth to the space.
Here’s another incredible example of layering with art that we are studying. This photo by Simon Upton of Avenue House (you should totally read all about this place, fascinating story) looks so full and rich. This can totally be achievable even though it looks like something we only see in (old lady) magazines.
Since we have adobe walls (and we love change) we are installing picture hanging rail. It’s one of our most favorite things because you install it once and then use hooks to hang photos wherever you want! Here is an example from our (very unfinished) home:
The moldings should arrive any day now and we are going to be installing and painting everything in a whirlwind 2 days. We can’t wait!!!
In the meantime I’m picking out drapes that I can’t really commit to until I chose the upholstery for the bed that should definitely go with the rug that should coordinate with the wall color that I can’t decide on.
I told you, first world problems.
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