Bay window situation before curtains and paint

Some weeks are more inspiring than others. That's obvious. When it comes to designing my own space, I'm telling you, I take FOREVER to make a decision. That's why I love the One Room Challenge that much, because it obliges me to think fast, to stop looking for "a better option", to pull the trigger and buy the fabric! With a limited amount of time, I have no option but trusting my gut. And it works!

That said, I'm not doing the #ORC challenge this time (I should have, though!!) Go take a look if you want to go INSANE with design inspiration, even mi favorita de la vida, Christine Dovey, is working her magic again!

Anyways, THE POINT IS I'm trying to put a little pressure into my own design process and I've decided that I will share much more of it in here with you. That's right. It might not sound like a lot, but it is. I'm SO scared! Why? Because this means I commit to myself - and to you - on finding a time to work on big changes around my house. Because I will share the ugly, the mistakes, the dreams and the glorious accomplishments in here. Because I'm tired of playing music chairs and I will now focus on wall trim. And this post is sort of the beginning :) (I AM feeling dramatic today! JAJA!)

So, this is what started it all. I woke up on a Saturday morning, went to the living room and BAM! I was done with the white canvas that my bay windows were at that point. I knew I wanted some dark curtains both to block the light a bit and to frame that little seating nook. So, this happened. Hi curtains! :)

Great! I'm happy with them and so is S! Pheeewwww! I knew I needed to change almost everything in this area. We brought all our furniture from our old apartment and even though I found a way to make it work in this space, it was not convincing me at all.

I needed to change something with my own hands

And because I can't design/create couches of my own yet (hello, deep secret of mine!), I decided to paint. And, just like that - next morning - these chips were on my ceiling :) :) :)

...and S goes... so, I guess you think you are painting the ceiling gold?!

I said: Yes.

What do I do on Saturday evenings? I GO WILD! I frame my ceiling with painters tape and paint with the shiniest shade of gold I could found. It was craziness. A happy and fabulous crazy moment. I had to take the curtains DOWN, and adjust screws and curtain rods again but you know what? It was worth it. I'm so happy with it :)

I don't have proper pictures of how the space looks now but here's a - very shiny - sneak peek of how it ended up. Curtains are up again and I'm in the process of... changing everything! wohooooooo!! 

So, this was a big first step and now I can't stop. Do you like it?! Are you mortified by its beauty?? jaja! Let me know what you think! I would love to read your first impressions because remember, this is going to be a journey! :) :)

Thanks so much for reading!!! You are THE BEST.xx.


Hello there!

I'm back! It's been very very busy in here, but I finally feel like things are somehow under control - even though most of our things are in boxes around us. I wanted to share some little progress in our new space. Actually, a big step to start building a new atmosphere at home: DARK WALLS!

I know, I'm obviously very excited about the new paint. It marks the beginning of our decor and the whole dining area design. Can't hide it, I just love it! As you can see, we have an open kitchen with a tall bar; and the plan is to set up the dining area next to it. Here are some pictures of how this wall looked before we moved in. It had a red layer of paint that...mmm... I truly disliked. These are my initial thoughts: 

Instead, I decided to go with a black and white palette. You can see more details on the paint I used in my previous post. I love this dark color, it's kind of purple but not. It has some nice shades of brown that compliments the granite in the kitchen bar, and I just adore how it looks together with the white walls.

So, here it is! Baby steps / happy steps :) I have an idea of the whole design, but you never knows where it takes you in the end. Anyways, I'm very excited to share all the process with you and get your comments and impressions! All ideas are welcome, we can give them a try ;)

Thanks for passing by, you beautiful people. Have a fantastic weekend! xx.