Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I'm Torn

Ryan and I are looking at moving in together after the new year.  Let's not even talk about how scared I am to take such a big step.

I'm SO sick of looking at Craigslist and realty websites.  I've been stalking streets with Google Maps, trying to discern if the neighborhood is "sketchy," and whether or not the house in question has a fenced back yard.

Of course, not being the most practical of people, I'm already dreaming of how I'm going to decorate our new place.  Let's keep in mind that Ryan is way more opinionated about decor than any sane man has a right to be.

So, here's my dilemma: Do I go colorful or neutral?  Because I am drawn to both!  I know, I know, keep big things like furniture neutral and then you can change it up with accessories, but who really has an extra closet for things like throw pillow covers?  Also, Ryan is drawn to what he dubs modern, while I like a mix of old and new.  So, some inspiration photos from both sides of the color argument.

Colorful:

Kristen F. Davis Designs




Danielle Oakey Interiors



Neutral:

Haute Indoor Couture

For the Love of a House

There's so much to love about all of these rooms!  I'm instantly drawn to bold colors and pattern, but neutral rooms are the ones I find myself thinking about again and again.  I also have a mild obsession for anything old.  The more falling-apart, the better.  I also have a dog who makes keeping anything clean impossible.

Help!  Where do I begin!?


6 comments:

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

Thanks for including picture of my home! I say you go neutral for all of the big pieces (sofa, chairs, drapery) and then add some color in with your accessories ( pillows, decor, art) that way you can get the best of both worlds. I can't wait to see what you do :)

for the love of a house said...

hi Casey! Thank you for letting me know that you included a photo of the living room, I'm honored!

I say combine the two. Do classics for the large pieces and add in modern to the mix. A vintage, modern Barcelona chair in a room of antiques makes me melt!

Best of luck... with the move and the decorating!!


joan

DecorandtheDog said...

I'm going with the group...mix the two! You can always change your mind...multiple times. It's part of the fun.

Haute Indoor Couture said...

Thanks for featuring my living room today! Since I took those pictures a few months ago I have already mixed it up the living room with a smig of color. If your main items like the sofa are solid, you can always recover pillows or add pops of color with drapes and other accessories. Good luck and enjoy the move!

Lacie Josephine said...

I'm having this dilemma now in our place. I am good at picking neutral things I love but not good at finding colorful accessories at all!

Casey @ {My Semi-Grownup Life} said...

Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

Lacie, I'm just the opposite - I have a really hard time picking neutrals and not making things look either too cluttered or boring.