Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hallways and other ramblings

While painting our house, Joe and I have definitely been sticking to the neutrals on the walls. It makes everything easier to decorate, and I think it looks pretty good.

However, I did want at least one statement colour in the house. I've been intrigued lately by images of darkly painted walls, like this:

I thought, why not just go for it? I had also seen an article in House & Home magazine about how a dark teal is a "new neutral". So, a couple of months ago, Joe and I went out and bought a can of "Plumage" paint by Martha Stewert.

From House & Home found here
Plumage by Martha Stewart

As soon as we got it home, I began to question my idea. Would it really be a good thing to paint the hallway such a dark colour??!

After some hesitation, we went for it. It was a seriously challenging feat considering the height of the walls over the stairway, but we managed. And I couldn't be happier! It looks amazing! Here are a few shots from a few different angles:

I'm pretty pleased at how well it seems to tie everything together. One more project down! Many, many more to go.

On a completely unrelated note, we have a mourning dove living in our front planter! It is very tame...I even touched it's tail feathers today. And I was in it's face taking pictures. It didn't budge! I'm worried it may be injured or ill?! Has anyone else ever experienced something like this?

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