TWO TONE part two

I went with black and  white.  AND. I love it. 

When we grow up and own a house I will use Benjamin Moore paint, but Alex reminds me quite often this is a rental and we shouldn’t be putting a ton of money into it so I went with the next best paint, Behr.  The top is flat matte Ultra Pure White and the bottom is satin finish called Broadway.







I also painted the doors and the mouldings with the white (if it wasn’t clear in the before photos, but they were previously coffee-teeth off-white, EW! YUCK!)

I am so happy with it.  What do you think?

TWO TONE part one

Finished painting the bedroom last night.. here are some (not-so-subtle) hints until I am able to take some photos:

via Poppytalk

via As de Trèfle & 7 de Coeur

via Farrow & Ball via Simply Grove

via Design Sponge

via Style by Emily Henderson


Look what eBay sent me a couple days ago:

It’s a cute little turkish pillow!  Note to self:  When ordering something on ebay, pay closer attention to where the package will be coming from to get an idea of how long it would take to arrive (in this case it took 20 days or so, which meant I was checking my mailbox with more and more frustration for 20 days.)

I like the little guy, although he could stand to eat a sandwich or two and get a little bigger, but he is still a more than welcome bit of color on my grey, light grey, slate grey, white, and black bedding.

I suppose I haven’t explained my thoughts behind the drab bedding choice.  My thought was that the neutral background would provide a blank slate to decorate the bedroom around.  We can now simply change our little throw pillow friend or add/switch up the rug situation for a whole new color scheme.  I really wanted all white bedding, however, we tried that with our first set of sheets and I learned quickly that it is very challenging to keep white sheets the same bright white forever.  I assume black would be just as bad, if not worse – simply think about a black car, it shows everything – so grey it was.

We don’t have a rug in the room now and honestly it might be a little while before we do much more furniture purchasing, well, because, we gave our notice and will be moving out of Unit B at the end of July.  DUN DUN DUUUUH.

I promise I will still have plenty to blog about, don’t go running away!  Plus it also means we will have a entirely new place to arrange and decorate -YAY!  Oh, and we might have a garage sale coming up… which will be fascinating since I have never tried to throw one of those together on my own, please feel free (translation: please, I am begging you) leave me a comment with any advice.

I know you need a little more bloggy meat than this, I do apologize for the brief posts lately.  More to come my hungry little turkish pillows.


I haven’t forgot about you, my dear, dear bloggy-friends.  It has just been one of those rough n’ tough, thank-god-for-two-buck-chuck kinda weeks, and therefore I have not been able to give this blog the tender love it deserves.

This also means that this has to be a super quick post — ugh sorry, I know it’s still really early in this blog’s lifetime to be having a short abandonment period, but I promise I will return shortly and with goodies!  Goodies=posts in this situation, in the case that it wasn’t obvious.

So in support of being real quick-like with this whole thing, let’s talk about someone else’s amazing project, shall we?

I am sure you are all familiar with The Brick House.  If you aren’t, I don’t know what is wrong with you, but you have a lot of catching up to do because it ranks up there with Manhattan Nest and Door Sixteen as far as amazing, kick-ass home improvement and interior design blogs go.  And if you don’t know who those other two are, you better just cancel all your plans for the weekend, because you MUST read them all, from like original post to most recent.  They represent everything that my cute little baby blog would like to be someday.  Anyway, The Brick House, who is like my idol when it comes to design and style, had a friend of hers sew this amazing cushy headboard thing, inspired by the dreamy Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.  (I haven’t ever been but would love to go — wink, wink, handsome husband of mine)

photo by The Brick House

Anyway, read her post, read her whole blog, and stay-tuned for when I become a slimy copy cat that is totally going to make one of these myself.  Or at least attempt to.


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