Next, we painted the whole darn room navy. If I'm being really honest, it wasn't a fun process. Dark navy is NOT a forgiving color and we had some issues with flashing (when certain areas of your paint are shiny and others are matte). Long story short, it took like 3-4 coats and more than one trip to Lowes depending on the wall.
Then it was time for the bottom. By that point, which was a few days later, we had the painting thing down so it went super quick. Again, we went with the darker color because we didn't want it to resemble black and white too much and frankly it just felt right.
Here is the view from the living room. You can see why we wanted to use only two grays from the same family. With all of those doors it really needed to flow well.
I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty obsessed with how it turned out. We already have plans to put some art on the walls with gorgeous gold frames. Sounds a little out there I know, but just look at my inspiration photo...
If that's not gorgeous, I don't know what is. We are also going to replace the chandelier because the silver light just isn't my jam. We are actually looking at two really similar fixtures, one in oil rubbed bronze and one in brass (that looks gold but without the heart attack-inducing price tag). Any thoughts? Can't wait to show you all the updates once they happen. Currently we are working on unpacking. It is fun to discover things I forgot about in the last month, but I hate newspaper. It gets my fingers dirty and I feel compelled to wash my hands every five minutes. Hopefully I will have skin left on my hands to hang art!