A Close Shave

A Close Shave
This before picture was from Rita’s first walk-through of what is now her home.  Obviously, she was able to see past that pukey mint color on the walls and the perversely unattractive valences.  They’re like mustaches for the windows!  She de-creepstered them by hanging bamboo shades instead, and gave the whole room a neutral palette to serve as a backdrop for her colorful accessories.  Would you believe the yellow windows haven’t changed?  I think the color of the walls isn’t such a jarring contrast anymore that you hardly notice them. Pretty cool! See more on her blog This (Sorta) Old Life.



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  1. Anonymous
    April 12, 2012 / 10:27 PM

    OMG, you hit the nail on the head with “mustaches for valances.” I could never pinpoint why I disliked valances so much, but you are so right – they do look like mustaches!

  2. April 12, 2012 / 11:00 PM

    I can hardly believe it’s the same room! The new look is terrific!

  3. April 14, 2012 / 4:15 PM

    Thanks so much Lindsey for the feature, and thanks for the comments. You guys made my day in an otherwise crummy week! To answer Jillian–the floors are cork, and the mustaches got a new home in the trash the day we moved in. They were not only ugly, but filthy!

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