I love a room with a mixture of furniture finishes, painted, distressed, wood grains, all of them. I find that if a room has all the same wood finishes, I get bored to death, and it’s impossible at that point to bring in something different, because it’s the only thing that is different, so it’ll stick out like a sore thumb!
So instead, I constantly mix it up. The key is to figure out how to balance those different finishes within the room. And to balance it with what the room itself has going on.
So for example in our master bedroom, the walls, ceiling, doors and trim are all painted wood. So if all my furniture finishes were painted wood it’d be just as boring to me as those rooms where people have all wood grain finished trim, doors, floors and all their furnishings are wood… (I have friends that have that, and I have a confession to make, when I go to visit them sometimes I get lost imagining painting their trim and some of their furniture!) click here to read the rest of the story…
The past few weeks I’ve introduced you to a young couple’s first house and their creative decorating touches to it.
Their house is a vintage craftsman style bungalow style. It has almost all the original trim throughout, (except the bathroom and kitchen)
The trim on the main level is the original dark oak finish… gorgeous!
The upstairs is all painted white… beautiful and fresh!
So that leaves the stairway as the segue between dark oak trim on the main level and painted white trim on the 2nd level.
Before they started any work on this house, both landings and stairway totally click here to read the rest of the story