Phew, I am glad I got that off my chest. I am currently trying to create a plan for decorating my living room and kitchen and upstairs-tv-room-area. Now, most people do this as a process over time, (and I will, too, actually) but there's sort of a push to get all these rooms to be suitable spaces for entertaining before the hubby leaves for Afghanistan (in less than a week now. Yikes!), or at least to know what we need for it all before he leaves. They don't have to be perfected, just decent. So we can both feel comfortable with me having people over without having to say, "Hey, ignore that none of this furniture looks good together and that the wall color is really all wrong. Close your eyes and imagine that it's all well-decorated. No peeking - until you leave." But the thing is, I have no idea how to go about this. I want a similar color scheme throughout the house, or at least throughout these common areas, so they feel cohesive, but I have NO IDEA how to do that. And the stuff I have is giving me no clues.
Those of you who have done this, how do you choose your colors? How do you put things together? Similar design styles? Colors? I am totally at a loss. (That's a lot to ask, readers. Don't feel like you have to answer that.)
Okay, I feel ready for an outfit post now. Venting time over.
|There's my outfit! Oh, you can only see the top half?|
|How about now? Oh, no better? Hm.|
|Okay, this is just plain ridiculous.|
Flower: Anthropologie. Sweater: Calvin Klein. Button-up: New York & Co. Pants: Ann Taylor Loft. Shoes: Bandolino, via DSW.
|(Mystery solved: the pants are brown.)|
Note: usually my post titles are song-inspired, and I like to only choose songs I know and like. While there are songs named/including "lucky number thirteen", I don't know any of them. This is just my thirteenth outfit - boring. Sorry.