24 Oct I’m wracked with Indecision
Honestly, I normally know what I want…it’s not often that I feel really and truly torn.
When I’m looking for something, what usually happens is that I either spot it and know it’s meant to be mine, or I source and source until I hit upon just the perfect thing.
When I was working on the downstairs bathroom, for example, I knew from the start what I wanted the finished room to look like…faucets, tile, sink, shower…that was all easy.
Accessories, mirror and art…saw them, and bought them…easy.
Sconces…a bit trickier…I flipped and flopped a little but when I found the IKEA dudes for literally $15 a pop, that made that decision for me.
And in the end, it’s come together exactly as I had hoped…
The living room, on the other hand, not going so smoothly.
I loved the way it was before, when I did it.
But like any decorator, I felt like it just wasn’t resonating with me all that much anymore.
I made a few purchases, painted the walls…things were good.
BUT…progress has come to a crashing halt because of my indecision over what to do with my channel chairs.
If you recall, my first plan was black embossed leather.
I still like this one but after my painting arrived, I thought some pattern and/or colour had to happen.
I thought about KW faux bois for a while…
…but I just don’t think the pattern will translate well over the channel bumps of the chair…would make for brilliant pillows though…too bad I don’t need any of those.
Same thoughts about this…
…though it does a real good job of tying colours together.
But is it too much animal with the tiger (see below).
After that, I thought I had decided on burgundy velvet…
…and am actually still leaning towards it…especially after holding it up in front of ‘Sway‘ and seeing this magic happen…
Trouble is, this colour REALLY freaks me out- I loathe red and black together…like in a mucho large way…I could end up hating this.
What I’d really like is more of an oxblood but I’m having trouble finding it- Schumacher’s Bordeaux might be close…
…it appears to have a touch more brown in it so I might order up a sample of this for comparison sake.
Of course, there’s a few abstract b/w lovelies that are also occupying some of my brain parts…Pierre Frey Leo would hold title on that front…
…trouble is, I think it might be a bit much with the b/w striped rug, large painting and this stuff (in pillow form.)
This whole minimalism thing is tough- I find it way easier to max things out…editing is NOT my forte.
My other issue is with what the hell to do over the fireplace.
With such a statement painting on one side of the room, I have to tone down ideas over there…any thoughts?
Seriously, I need help here people.