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A Few More Pictures

Realizing the photos I posted earlier really didn't show much, I snapped a few more.  Carol and I had do a little putting away…..renovation is so messy.  I didn't paint the back wall of my home which is brick.  I left that white.  I'm not sure about it yet, although I don't think painting it the same color as the walls would have been a good option.  Perhaps a lighter shade or warmer?  Jill–I did think about changing the ceiling, however that is totally new territory for me–and suggestions?  

Not sure about the white with the grey….


I love how the Platner chair looks against the grey…..I'm a huge fan of Warren Platner.

I'm going to mop with Shelly later….Window

Feel free to give any comments or criticisms..I always love to hear what you all think…..
  • flutter
    February 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I love the white with the gray. It looks clean and fresh. Maybe you could consider stamped tin for your ceiling?

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    February 21, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    beautiful. i like how soothing it is.

  • C
    February 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I LOVE the white wall. Your renovation looks great so far. The arches are really fabulous, and Shelly’s not bad either 🙂

  • Karoline
    February 21, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    wow, your house looks beautiful!

  • chris
    February 21, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Keep the wall white, it looks great!! I like the contrast between the grey and the white!
    Your home should be featured in an interiors magazine, it is just beautiful! However, I cannot image you walking around in sweats in such an environment ;-).
    When did you purchase the Platner chair?

  • caroline
    February 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    i absoutely love the green tint! we are thinking about doing a slightly lighter version in our grand room. i suggest keeping the ceiling white (it is, right?). it really keeps the room bright and cheery.

  • Hilary
    February 21, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I love the contrast of the white brick with the grey wall but on this set of pics I wonder if maybe a warmer grey would be better or maybe adding a wash for some color texture on top of the actual wall texture. Maybe a subtle colorwashing like this: http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/rlhome/products/paint/items.asp?haid=162
    or a lighter version of the wall in this image you posted:

  • Dei
    February 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Keep the white. It’s a pop of interest and works well as a backdrop for all the wood textures and contrast to the grey. I love houses that venture from cookie cutter. Yours is lovely!

  • KimB
    February 21, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I like the contrast of the gray with the white…I think it’s important to keep that contrast so the gray doesn’t look too drab. Your house is beautiful and I love your style! The only suggestion I have is related to how beautifully the shimmer of the pottery behind the Platner chair really set off all the other pieces. I think a mirrored piece or something in brushed metal would add to the texture of the room. But it’s fab the way it is!!

  • bluejayintokyo
    February 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Such a relaxing room. It’s gorgeous Judy! 🙂

  • sd
    February 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    wow i love the color!

    February 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    i love a white brick wall. i would keep it. things photograph so well against it.
    i love all of your furniture. everything.
    how do you keep the white upholstery clean with all of your dogs? i have a little yorkie, and she makes a mess of any color. even my charcoal sofa.

  • enna.
    February 22, 2009 at 12:13 am

    I like the white with the grey. It’s still clean, but a little more visually interesting. And I love the chair with the black & white upholstery.

  • Jet Guer
    February 22, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I say keep the brick white, it goes well with your laid back style. I think you should upload a wide shot of the entire room.
    Also, how about a jute rug?
    The whole room goes together really well, quite tasteful.

  • Cary James
    February 22, 2009 at 1:12 am

    definitely keep the wall white…it could be fun to find something odd…like a weird old sculpture…or a really beautiful branch…and paint it the color of the gray/green walls and put it above the fireplace or to the sides of it. :]

  • Josephine
    February 22, 2009 at 2:16 am

    i love the renovation. the texture of the plaster looks really lovely as does the grey colour. as a few others have said, i do like the white, but if you wanted to change it have you considered diluting the same grey colour with white so it’s the same tone just lighter? i think that could look quite nice too.
    also, i should take this opportunity to say that i have been admiring your home for a long time – even before you had a blog via jane’s – the combination of colours and textures is just stunning!

  • Elly
    February 22, 2009 at 2:56 am

    The combination is great! But I absolutely love the texture and the Platner chair! Oh and your Shelly matches the new colour too =) Do people sometimes think that she’s part of the furniture? Very Cute! And thank you for your comment. Really appreciate it! See you around!

  • b-chic
    February 22, 2009 at 5:39 am

    excellent choice of color for the walls, even in my house I have only one colored wall with a nuace very similar to yours, I have recently posted pictures of my house that have been published in an Italian magazine of interior design. With the touch of this earth/green color is all much more sophisticated. I love the vintage pieces of design you have, and how you have mixed ultra modern design with shabby chic elements… I would like to invite you to see my last post, you have inspired me, with your red plaid jacket of some posts ago, I’d pretty much like to receive a comment of yours!thank you so much for sharing the beauty and serenity of your lifestyle

  • louise
    February 22, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Looks like the ceilings are ‘popcorn’. You should scrape it off and for continuity, paint the same or shade lighter than walls.

  • Nicole
    February 22, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I love the color! I might have to consider painting my apartment that shade. Its hard to find a good light neutral that doesn’t look like builders paint or a dental office, but that seems to be it!
    I love the white brick- it could only be better if it were a natural grey stone wall. My only criticism is that it isn’t still natural brick- I love the warmth and contrast of a rust toned brick.
    For the ceilings I think some exposed wood beams wood look great. Kind of rustic yet polished- either recycled weathered wood with that silvery-outside for 10 years sheen, a soft white wash, or natural cedar to add warmth.
    I saw some sculptural wood pieces (candle holders, mirrors, room dividers) made by a local artisan out of white washed driftwood- I will see if I can find a website- they make great inspiration for home projects regardless of getting them or not!

  • m
    February 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

    your house is so beautiful and unique…when i grow up i want my house to be just like yours.
    an idea: perhaps rather than having the WHOLE room be full of neturals, you could have the gray wall be the one point that isn’t a matte color. perhaps paint it red or brown, something brick-esque to warm the room up.

  • Veronique
    February 22, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I love the white brick wall next to the grey.
    However, if you permit me, I really hope that you chose a flat finish for the grey paint (it looks a bit glossy, on the pictures). The contrast in between the flat grey and the glossy white would be stunning.

  • liza t
    February 22, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Ceiling needs work. I agree with another blogger, you need rough beams. I would also suggest using a pop of color on a table, a whimsical murano candlestick, or a piece of art. The house is too matchy matchy in beige, black and creams.

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    February 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    looks lovely, Judy! It must be exciting to get your space back! I agree with the comment about exposed beams, that may be a nice touch and an opportunity to hang a gorgeous light fixture. (although this can happen without beams) Perhaps a candelabra…one of my favorites was in a Chateau we stayed in while in France…here’s a pic we took:
    A nice,natural linen color may be an alternative to the gray if you are finding it too cold…but I just love your place. I want to sit with a magazine, Jasmine tea and relax! Very beautiful space 🙂

  • Don't Be A Hero
    February 22, 2009 at 11:55 am

    you have the best taste in decor, this is completely epic, I want all of it

  • Alice
    February 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    This looks frikkin great Judy! Cant imagine the brick being anything but white actually, I like it alot.
    Have always loved those blk/white paintings too!
    Also the leather jacket in the last post is a great find. nice one. Gorgeous work Judy, hugs x

  • Chloe
    February 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    This Looks amazing. You really have an eye for interior decorating.

  • k604bc
    February 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I LOVE SHELLY♥ and of course your house! It’s beautiful and artsy and nice and gorgeous… but Shelly, she is precious.

  • Maryann
    February 23, 2009 at 8:11 am

    you manage to may the cool gray/green look so warm, i’ve always wanted to use grays or some deep color, but i’m afraid that it would make the house look so dreary.

  • ldorr
    February 23, 2009 at 8:19 am

    looks great, very clean, cote sud.

  • Katerina
    February 23, 2009 at 8:57 am

    what type of floor do you have? another option to blend it could be to change the floor from beige to grey (if it’s painted).
    I generally like two colours blending in one space! Grey is very modern, if you don’t like the white wall you could change it into linen as it was said above!

  • Lola
    February 24, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    The grey looks amazing with the white! And PLEASE, don’t paint the brick wall, is perfect like it is now!! I love your blog, it’s an inspiration to me, as i’m moving to my new house 🙂

  • Johanna
    February 25, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Your home is beautiful! The grey is refreshing with the green.
    I’m a little uneasy with the white, as well. I think warmer and/or a flatter/matter white might be what you’re looking for.
    Have you considered French doors for the arches? It’ll give you more acoustic privacy and further establish your entryway.
    Your furnishings are great. Can’t wait to see your basement! Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Jill
    February 25, 2009 at 5:37 am

    I would paint the ceiling the same color as the walls. It’s a beautiful color to be surrounded in. I like the pop of white on the brick wall, but I think I would pick a warmer shade of white…the platner chair would be a perfect starting point for you…or your precious dog. Her coat is beautiful. Your home fits you to a T…a beautifully sewn vintage T-shirt jacket!

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