I haven't shown you much of the office/guest room.
It only has one tiny window which causes it to be very dark. I painted it Drizzle by Sherwin Williams back in 2005 when we had the big water leak.
It was supposed to be gray but wasn't. We had new flooring and repairs to do in almost every room downstairs so this color had to stay for a while.
Bill wanted to paint the room last year because he'd just inherited a Bluebonnet painting from his Granny Vi.
Bluebonnet paintings are highly prized by Texans. I have no earthly idea what the New York state flower even is.
Texans learn about the Bluebonnet in infancy.
(I am not kidding about this.)
Gorgeous isn't it?
Bill would love to have a dark and moody office but the room is just so small.
We painted it Urban Putty by Sherwin Williams.
Now, I've used this color in several of my rooms and loved it but it did nothing for me in here.
We did this last April and I never even did a reveal because I was underwhelmed.
Most of the other art didn't come back in the room so the painting could take center stage.
It did look beautiful with the wall color.
The problem wasn't with the wall color or the furnishings.
I think we were both a little over creams and golds.
All of our walls were some sort of creamy yellow or olive except our bathrooms.
I've been very attracted to white rooms.
Not pure white but white.
Painting the room white would fix the first of a few glaring problems.
The focal point needed to be the bed even though this is an office/guest room the bed in the back corner was just creepy.
I wouldn't have wanted to sleep with my back to the door. I'm afraid of Zombies.
It's a design principle that the bed should be seen when you first walk into a room. That literally isn't always possible but the bed is usually the prettiest element and I feel most at home with our beds as the focal point. I don't know why I didn't do that 9 years ago.
The breakfront was also not getting enough attention.
I love this piece and it wasn't being shown to its potential.
Yes, that is another little antique Bluebonnet painting.
I had intended to wait until I scraped the popcorn off of the ceiling to paint the walls.
My plan was only to rearrange the room but... as usual I got carried away.
This is only a sneak peak but already it feels so different and more us.
The shelf needs to be arranged and I need art for the back wall.
The reveal will have to wait until that is finished.
A collection of bird prints would look good with the Bluebonnet paintings.
Have a blessed weekend.