Some Things New, Some Old, Others Borrowed, Nothing in Blue!
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Lounge (Family Room) - Additional color to serve as Accent Wall and Created an Asian Contemporary Look using our old Apartment decors and loveseat. Inset : Peach and Orange Walls were re-painted with Hemp Green and Spice Rhum to create a feel of Filipino provincial houses to match nipa, rattan and wood accessories. Previous Blue carpet were replaced by hardwood.
Kitchen and Breakfast Bar: maintained the cupboards but neutralized the color by adding copper ornaments and copper doorknobs for rustic semi copper-kitchen effect. Note the Asian look and feel of the bar as well as Copper colored earthenware to transition to and from the lounge (see above) which is, if standing by the bar directly in front or 45 degrees from the kitchen
The Dining Area: Note the old dining set we had from 1.5 years ago and continued with the Wood motif with a floating shelf on the wall. Accessorized the dining with a Last Supper bought from Greenhills carved from Sandalwood and DIY-mounted on a stand. It replaced the giant Venetian mask. Pendant lights add more warmth and were the stark change from our old dining to the new house. Light-colored accessories such as the lighthouse-shaped Salt and Pepper shakers bought from our recent trip from Cape Cod for $ 1 added some contrast.
Our Receiving Room / Grand Room : Comfy Sectional sofa diverts from the old formal grand room sofas. With its frumpy look, people can raise their socked-feet and be as comfortable as they want to be. A Canadian art acrylic painting (won from Ebay, 2 days ago) brings out a punch in colors, as well as an area rug that mimics the shape of the Coffee Table. All other things were from our old apartment. Bruce (Armstrong) Hardwood replaced the old carpets. This continued to have the look-and-feel of Filipino houses made of tabla. The hardwood runs from the entry staircase to the lounge, with the "Tuscany-ish" tiles maintained for the kitchen and dining area.
23 Days and Nights
Design : Mitzi
Implementation : Mitzi and Junnie
Project Duration: 23 days and nights and still ongoing
Painting: Benjamin Moore Paints, budget $ 500
Accessories: some are from our friendly neighbors IKEA, Homesense and Pier One Imports, budget : $ 500
Painters: Friends, budget: $0, Dinner and kwento
Everything else : Priceless.
Pictures of the House Painting Parties and House Blessing are up.
Next Up: Multi-Purpose Rec Room/Basement and the 2nd Floor Bedrooms.