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« on: May 31, 2010 05:59:46 AM »

So, due to being broke, I'm moving back in with my Mom. Sad But on the plus side, I'm getting a bigger room (complete with walk-in closet) and full decorating freedom. I've already painted the walls a pale purple using Ben Moore's Grape Ice (See here http://www.myperfectcolor.com/Benjamin-Moore-1395-Grape-Ice-p/mpc0005784.htm for a preview) and now I'm deciding what to do with my eclectic array of hand-me down furniture.

I have two desks, one of which is a great black drop-front desk with some red and gold Asian designs on it. I totally love the way it looks and was thinking of using it as a jump-off point for my other furniture. I have a second, less snazzy sewing desk and a ladder-style bookcase. My idea is to paint both of these a nice glossy black as well and maybe add a few decorative details (I was thinking of a nice Asian wallpaper for the book shelves since the case has no back). These three items would be the major items in the room next to the bed- would painting them black make the room feel too small and crowded against the Grape Ice paint?

The other option is to paint the desk and bookcase white so they don't stand out as much, but I'm not crazy about white.

Any and all ideas are welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010 09:18:23 PM »

I think you should go black. Your wall color seems light enough to support some dark furniture. I think it could give your room a very sophisticated feel. But if you are nervous about too much black closing in your room perhaps you could start by just painting one piece and living with it for a while before you decide whether to paint the rest black too.
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