Monday, February 1, 2010

and then there were bricks

All the other blocks on our street are red bricked. While I like the red, it secretly excites me that ours is the ONLY orange-y coloured bricks on the street. Yay!

Bloomies and Blooms, my house has bricks. It has windows and doors too. And shingles. It's not finished my any means, but I'm very excited that I will have a space that the big bad wolf can't blow down. So here's a bit of my inspiration, and was wondering if you'd like to weigh in on some of the decisions? Craigger came home with a business card one day, and said "I like these colours". They were beautiful, and we thought, hey, I think they would be gorgeous in our house - especially throughout our bottom floor (aka dining room, kitchen and living room). So we went to the paint store, fell in love with Ralph Lauren paints (yes, I know expensive but I'm allowed to dream), and matched up some combinations. BUT THEN, we also fell in love with a pomegranate red in addition to the blue. But we don't want to use both. So we're deciding between the two for our bottom floor, and I think I might know which one I'll go with, but I want to hear your thoughts first!!

what is your favourite combo for our bottom floor?



...so, the piano could be blue, like my initial inspiration (remember my blog post?? pic from Snazzy Jazzy)...



...or, RED like this super awesome piano I saw in Martha Stewart Weddings mag...


My friend Tahlia, who luckily understands my desparate need for a coloured piano, found me this piano that's on sale for $40!! I am going to see it on Thursday with a piano tuner to see if it actually works (so my future kiddies can learn on it in addition to it looking pretty) or if it's actually garbage. If it works, I think it's a good candidate for painting either blue or red, no?! Cross your fingers for me...


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I vote teal all the way!
I love the red too but...

Congrats on your bricks!
No huffing and puffing will blow that house down.

xxx
Emily

Susan Terese said...

i'm a sucker for red :) but both combinations are great! it depends what you are going for since they will each give a completely different look!

aliya said...

I vote for the red!

Jennifer Cheslock said...

You could paint it any colour you want essentially and the bet part is that you can always pain it another colour down the road if you change your decor. Either way - you need the piano!:)