We had a different project scheduled for this week, but the weather is so crappy (spoiler alert: it was an outdoor project) that we couldn’t carry it out. But I was so excited to check something off the list that I told Chris I’M DOING SOMETHING THIS WEEK. I HAVE to do something creative.
To be honest, there have been so many large projects since moving in and I have been really missing the projects where I can put in some headphones and DIY myself. This space has always been a creative outlet for me and while it’s been heavy on the design side, the DIY is what always fuels me. I need something small with a big impact that I can do by myself in a day or a couple days. Painting checks off all of that. And so I’m going to paint the music room this week. Today. I’m doing it today, or at least start!
The music room is a central space between the living room, dining room and entry. While there’s a lot of natural light pouring in the adjacent rooms, the music room itself is “landlocked” with 3 large arches connecting it to the other rooms.
We painted all the main spaces in our home Alabaster by Sherwin Williams and the trim Accessible Beige and it works beautifully in spaces with lots of natural light (almost everywhere!) but in here, it falls flat. Which goes back to my rule: Rooms with no windows don’t look best in white. White can be so dynamic with light, but in the music room, I think we need some color.
I’d love for this room to feel more like a jewel box. A box of color in the midst of a sea of white and neutrals. Although I’m definitely mindful about it still fitting into our modern cottage vibe we’re going for in this house. I’ve gone back and forth between something super dark to more of a mid tone. Warm rusts to a navy. A charcoal with jewel-toned furnishings! My mind is spinning in the best possible way.
Here are a few inspiration pics I’ve gathered:
I’m determined to pick a paint color today and I’ll share it in real time on Instagram! So if you aren’t following along, head over to @chrislovesjulia and I’ll be sure to share an after here later this week, too!
Ps…paint the ceiling, too??