Michele's "Happy Daze in Austin" Room
Happy Daze in Austin
My entire house, with the exception of the bath, is painted with Behr's Patio Gray - a soft, pale greenish-gray. Everyone, but everyone asks me what the wall color is. It's clean and cool, but also cozy and warm at the same time. Because all of the wall color is so cohesive, I can add lots of other colors without them being overwhelming. I have a lot of orange, yellow, red and even lime green paired with it. We're a happy, fun family and the colors really reflect that vibe.
The fabulous Evelyn Ackerman tapestries that I inherited from my Dad! (As well as a gorgeous and now defunct Crate and Barrel rug that got trashed in about 13 seconds.) They were the first things I put in this room after the floors were done and the paint was dry. Also, I was determined to use the Patio Gray on all the walls because I love it so. I was afraid that the pale green of the paint was not going to work with the tapestry colors, but they sure pulled together beautifully.
Oh, just what everyone else has said. There are no rules other than to decorate with colors and things YOU love. The most wonderful homes to me are those that are happy, comfortable and reflect the personalities of the dwellers within. Make yourself and your family happy; everything else is just for show.
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