Day 5 was to create a floor plan. Me being the type of me I am, I made a floor plan from memory weeks ago -- probably the same evening we put down the deposit. Planning is my middle name.
I sure wish I had measurements, though. That would be a lot more useful.
Day 6: Color. Well, it's no news that I'm completely *obsessed* with color. Apartment Therapy explains the difference between cool and warm colors, which I already know, of course. What I did not know, however, is that black is classified as a warm color while white is cool. I would've thought the opposite! I guess that answers where the black and white bookshelves are going.
I'm trying (and failing) to remember the exact color of the living room walls. In the photo I took on my phone, they seem quite warm, but if I remember correctly they were more of a muted, cool brown. Something like the 4th shade in this:
or the brown in this:
|Thanks to Design Seeds for the photos.|
I had also never heard of the 80/20 idea, but I'm already a fan. The rule is that 80% of your space should be neutrally toned and 20% should offer a pop of color. I'm already noticing that some of my inspiration photos from earlier utilize this concept (except the Restoration Hardware ones, which seem to pride themselves on neutrals.) I think this practice offers a road map to finding that feminine/masculine balance in any given space.
So far, I'm loving this color harmony most of all:
But I have no idea how we'll work a maroon and navy oriental rug into that.