We have been busy with Max's birthday party prep and getting the house in order for guests! My Aunt Kathy is coming tomorrow from NY and my brother and sister (and their spouses & Hadley) will be coming Friday. It seems I haven't posted anything substantial in a while, but that's because I can't show you yet or I'd spoil the party! If you follow me on instagram (jens871) then you got a few sneak peeks. Since I don't have a lot to say in my personal life right now I thought I'd link up with The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday!
We have a small space in our entry foyer area opposite our stairway that I haven't decided if I'd like to make a little mud room type space. We do have a small closet close by where I throw my shoes, but this might be nice for a little extra storage. I love the bead board and hardware.
If you've never heard of The Creativity Exchange then you must go now (well after you finish reading my post). I found her through pinterest as she pins a lot of paint colors. She has a great pinterest board that she shows painted rooms and names the exact paint color that is used. This is awesome because you don't just see a paint swatch you can see it utilized in a space. She recently did a post on finishes for a wall. I am loving the strie treatment (the blues above) and textured looking walls. It really looks like wall paper but its not!
Cyndy from the creativity exchange also told me about Jeff Lewis Paint colors coming out. I am not sure if you are fans of Flipping Out (his show on Bravo) but if you haven't seen it, you need to. He is a brilliant designer, but his direct and blunt personality is what makes the show. He is selling them through Dunn Edwards paint and as of right now it's only available in a few states (GA not included). I love the earthy deep and calming tones. Cyndy tells me that the price per gallon will be comparable to Sherwin Williams and the other name brands.
Last, but not least I really love this gallery wall. Maybe it's because of all the unique pieces they have displayed, but I also like the paint color. It goes really well with the linen mats they've used. I foresee a navy/blueish wall somewhere in my house one day!