if you've been following along the past year, you'll know i took full advantage of having a lady roommate and decorated accordingly. i added pink wherever i could (notably a graphic rug - which i am aware still has not been properly revealed, a new bar tray c/o mattie luxe, and i got a few pink throws from the joss and main sale i hosted). but the time has come to hang up my pink fairy wand, and view decorating through a new perspective.
the male perspective.
i've said it once and i'll say it again, i do not understand why boys spend their entire lives not caring about decorating - they'll tape a jim belushi poster to their wall, use the musty couch from their parents' basement, and sleep on a mattress on the floor. but when they move in with a lady, they all of a sudden have a very strong opinion about how things look. i don't get it. but whether it makes sense to me or not, this is what happens. c'est la vie.
so in an effort to make this new place our home and not my home (aka sprinkled with photos of paris (i recently counted - i have eight pieces of parisian-themed art hanging around my apartment), white lacquered furniture, and pink accessories), i've done a bit of recon and came up with some inspiration that i think would make the two of us very happy.
notes and inspiration below:
you can view ALL of my inspiration in my new appropriately named pinterest board: living with a boy.
i am also very excited to start working with farrow and ball with paint colors! have you heard of farrow and ball? i learned about them ages ago because my mom's favorite hgtv designer sarah richardson exclusively used their line of paint. and if you've ever seen sarah's work, you know that all of her rooms have this perfect calming serenity about them. calm, muted colors. have any of you used their paint and can recommend colors? here are a few swatches that caught our eyes:
you can view all their colors here. any others you think we should consider?