We’re not happy with the paint color in the parlor. Not to mention – it really doesn’t even look like a parlor at all.
Here are some images from the old parlor post. These are the “afters”, so definitely check out the original blog post if you haven’t already.
We didn’t buy this furniture for this house, this is our furniture from our old home.
Current state: Note, the color has changed to what I would call a “prison gray” by day, but once lit by the ceiling fan, which is a warm, yellow light – it makes for a weird tint – pea green.
Here is a more accurate representation of the wall color. Pea Green – along with some primer and alternative colors – neither of which we are considering at this point. Please, do not ask me what I was thinking with the wall color. I don’t have an answer for that question. I have no idea whey I’m so color challenged with this room. I think large in part it has to do with rushing and the fact that the house is so LARGE that quite a few decisions need to be made immediately – and we rushed the parlor both times.
UGH, it’s absolutely awful. Put aside that the furniture doesn’t really give me what I’m looking for. The couch is Bernhardt, Henri with custom fabric – along with the ottoman. Fit nicely in our old home, but here, I’m not sure. I do know that I will not compromise the Henri’s deep seating – that is an absolute MUST!
There is a reason for this post right now. Macy’s owes us a new couch. That is a very long story, but basically we have one month to decide what we’re going to do with this room and choose our new couch. Of course, for people that take (apparently) 3 wall revisions – not good news. I’m now on an expeditious hunt to find what will work in this room. No worries, I already know what doesn’t (everything – including that rug – see how hilariously small it is for this room?). I’m thinking – wainscoting & wallpaper maybe?
Suggestions are welcome if you have them. Despite the photographs the room does not have great lighting. It is very dark during the day and I need something that POPS when I walk into it. This color needs to work with the foyer as they open into each other.