About a year and a half ago, while still an apartment dweller, I went to the Pottery Barn outlet in San Marcos, Texas with my mom. While there I fell in love with this chair and it became MINE.
I walked into the store and immediately fell in love. I loved the shabby chic-ness to it, I loved the blue, I loved the girliness. It was originally a $300.00 chair (can anyone say ridiculous?) that was on sale for $20.00. I wanted it but I had nowhere for it in my little tiny apartment. However, that day, apartment be damned. It was mine. Even if it then became regulated to a corner while waiting over a year for our move.
Then a few months ago I came across this: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/12/my-home-office-before-and-after/.
And I fell in love again. I loved the blue, gray, white combo. Everything looked so chic and sophisticated. I decided that once we found a house that this room would serve inspiration for my new office.
Upon moving I plucked gray samples and attached them to the chair trying to find the just right gray to go with my blue beauty.
I thought I had found a winner in Behr’s French Champagne. I wheeled my chair into Home Depot to get blue paint custom matched. My plan was a blue ceiling with blue doors, gray walls and white furniture/shelves. Last week I put the paint up on one of the walls and I’m just not so sure. I’m not necessarily loving the gray. To me it is coming off a little lavender and it is not matching the blue so well.
My husband thinks it looks great, he thinks I need to paint the rest of the walls and move on. Me, I’m not so sure. I thinking of taking the gray back to Home Depot and having it darkened up just a smidge. I feel like the blue is popping too much and not complementing this shade of gray. Maybe a darkening would help? Anyone have any ideas/suggestions?