Okay so the 50 shades dilemma is over, color is on the wall!
aly25son
March 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm afraid it's a tad too light but wouldn't dare tell the hubby after all the time and money I spent finding the perfect one lol. The previous color was a very light grayish green and I just know he's gonna say it looks exactly the same lol. On the plus side, it's a very calming, subtle shade of gray..for those looking for a light gray with no undertones then stonington gray is for you..let me know what u think..if u can even make out the color with the sun shining in lol...and would love window treatment recommendations PLEASE! thanks for all ur time and patience;))))
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aly25son
Better pic of window wall
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decoenthusiaste
Due to the cranks on the side windows, I'd do a fabric or woven roman blind with stationary panels floor to ceiling at each site of the entire trio. Paint looks great!
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aly25son
We are trying to get new locks so they don't jut out...do u have any pic of what u mean? Sorry I'm not very decorating savvy;) (as u can tell if u c my past posts lol)
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Carole Westgaard
I'm with decoenthusiaste - you have a very sophisticated and classic color scheme going - white paint, black furntiure, and the grey is beautiful. I'd do blinds. Romans are great. Maybe with a black grosgrain ribbon trim on the edges? You have so many possibilities with Romans.
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aly25son
Furniture is dark brown..was thnkg roman blinds but afraid will wind up w like white boring roman..anyone have images for me to get better idea? Thx!!!!
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baggie2
Aly,

We have casement windows in our house and wanted some all-day privacy, but not total seclusion. Because we have dogs that like to look out the windows, I wanted something practical. We had sheers gathered top and bottom on tension rods on each window and have Roman shades to close at night. We can easily wash the sheers, but I really do not like the Roman shades. The look lovely when raised to any level, but are truly ugly when they are down. Ours match the wallpaper, but still just look like a flat piece of cloth. I am so disappointed and the fabric has been discontinued or I would have draperies made. Maybe the textured (wood look) Roman shades look better. Good luck. Tough decisions.
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aly25son
Very interesting! Can u post a pic? I see what u r saying about roman, hadn't thought of that..great point!
0 Likes   March 26, 2013 at 5:47PM
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aly25son
Here is a pic w the two windows shown and prob better idea of color without the sunlight..help lol!
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baggie2
Aly, here are pictures of the two windows. I didn't open the one on the larger window. Also forgot to mention with my fabric shades that they need to be straightened each time we open them. Big ugh! Dudley agreed to pose on his sofa. : )
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libradesigneye
That is a relaxed roman, rather than a classic roman shade.
A classic roman is simple when open but stacks up nicely on top - usually you would have three - one for each windows. They are simple when open which is why they are often combined with panels. Look at the smith and noble catalog for good combinations. use a great print at the larger scale appropriate to panels, and use this opportunity to add color and pattern. Perfect wall color - looks amazing with your wood furniture - bravo! What colors are you leaning towards for accents?
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aly25son
Good question, I'm just realizing That I don't have any accents! My comforter is below in pic..I'd thik some sort of light green would b nice and safe? What do u guys think..I've also attached my carpet..
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libradesigneye
I don't see green and not sure you want to be safe here. take one of your pillowcases and one of your wall paint cards to an upholstery fabric store and see what you LOVE that could upholster a chair (print) and what you LOVE that goes with that that could be drapery (print) and what you LOVE that could add to the bedding - pillows, etc. Find 4 -5 fabrics that work with what you already have. Ignore your neutral carpet.
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libradesigneye
Look at calicocorners.com or beautifulfabrics.com
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Bonnie
I saw your post on 50 shades of grey etc... but there were so many responses I didn't go into your dilemma. I am wondering though.... did anyone tell you that sampling paint on the wall is the wrong way to do it? For future reference always sample paint on a large 24x36" foam board (you can buy at office supply store). Paint entire board one color to be sampled. For every color to be sampled, paint a separate board. You can not evaluate a thin strip of color side by side with many other colors. For one thing, having a row of samples like that will influence how each color appears. On its own...the color will be different. Another advantage of using sample boards is that you can move them around the room and look at them in different light and against different pieces of furniture plus the obvious that a much bigger sample will get you closer to the actual impact in the room. Hope everything works out for you! If the paint came out lighter than you hoped you may be able to ramp up the impact with accessories in a darker shade of grey.
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Bonnie
Your furniture is beautiful! The room is going to look great!
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Helga Simmons Interior Design LLC
I would do natural grass roman shades - not too rough, but a finer weave. They filter the light. The top of the line are Conrad Shades, but many companies make cheaper knock-offs. - And then I would put some silky, taffeta-like (comes in 100% polyester) very light weight draperies from floor to ceiling, slightly sitting on the floor. I would put those to the left and right of the window, not covering it during the day. At night, for complete privacy, you can close them.
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Helga Simmons Interior Design LLC
PS. No swag, nothing across the top. Use a slender brushed nickel rod. You don't want any frills in there.
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aly25son
Helga thanks, do u have any pics to show me? I don't know what those blinds look like..thx!
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Helga Simmons Interior Design LLC
aly25son, please go to conradimports.com, you will see the whole line.
1 Like   March 27, 2013 at 9:37AM
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flwrhead
That's so funny, Stonington Gray is what I'm painting my entry and hallways! I've followed your 50 shades dilemma and am glad you found a color you like!
1 Like   March 27, 2013 at 9:41AM
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aly25son
What about this art work? I know I'm super matchy but ?!?! http://m.gilt.com/mobile/sale/home/bluepurple/product/1006174084
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aly25son
Or this? If its even showing up...http://m.gilt.com/mobile/sale/home/bluepurple/product/1005025975
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