One of the biggest (and easiest to implement) decisions that I made early on was that I wanted to bring more color into the room. That was difficult to do with the boldness of the salmon accent wall, which pretty much took over as the main splash of color in a room with lots of black and white. So in a somewhat counter-intuitive move, my first step to adding more color was to take it away.
Emerald is the Pantone color of the year, but as of late, I've been interested in foresty shades that are a bit deeper. When we were looking at greens for the kitchen sideboard, I fell in love with a Martha color called avocado peel, probably mostly because I really like eating avocados. So when we talked about replacing the Ikea Expedit we'd been using as a tv console, I knew that was a paint color I'd like to use on the furniture we found to replace it. Furniture which, I might add, Kevin HATED in the store. It was one of those trust me man, I have a vision! purchases. So with $40 in our pocket from reselling the Expedit, I insisted upon this $35 two-piecer with bamboo accents. They were meant to be stacked upon each other as a bar, but I saw a console. And a console it became.
This is about two months ago, and the accent wall is still evolving as of this week. We also need to find a new hinge to reattach the pull down door on the left side. But it's coming along. I'm also slowly working in some swapped out lighting options, lighter and airier window treatments, a coffee table switch up and a round of musical chairs in the seating and dining areas...
P.S. Spot the brass unicorn for +10 bonus points.