interiors || lacquered walls

September 15, 2011

yes. i'm talking about our house hunt. again. though we still haven't found a winner, hubs and i did check out a great 60s ranch last night that kind of stole my heart. it had great potential for expansion (the master bath was not impressive as-is, but totally liveable until we could afford to make changes down the road), and it featured the coziest wood paneled tv room in all of history. fireplace, great built-ins and giant windows along one whole wall. i, of course, suggested that it would be totally badass to paint the entire room in a rich blue lacquer. which scored me some sideways glances from hubs and our realtor, who was so intrigued that he requested photos.

which he liked.

of course.

if i liked red enough, the latest lonny mag would have had me dreaming of something like this:

even though the owners were crafty enough to bake an apple pie during our visit, this one was ultimately crossed off the list.* i have to say, i highly, highly recommend that trick if you're selling. the three of us wanted nothing more than to break out some silverware and stay awhile!

* great location for me, not so much for husband's commute. t'was also on a pretty high traffic street. and calling one of the rooms a bedroom was a bit of a stretch. but we're getting closer!

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Unknown said...

Yes I totally pointed out that red room's walls to my husband! They are super cool.

I think the navy/cobalt walls are really elegant in a high gloss. We don't have the kind of architecture that it would make sense out here. Too new. Well, maybe in a cool mid-century modern home it could work?

Michelle said...

I will keep that in mind with the apple pie.. I did cookies before our open house!! But with fall, the pie will be great!! I can't help but wonder what all of these houses look like since we are looking, too!!

Tobe | BIA said...

ooooh - sending you the mls now, michelle!

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Those navy walls looks so chic in the gloss. Erika is right though, the furniture will make it work. such a great look

marcy | a d's nest said...

You need to tell those boys that you are a designer and every idea you have will be fab and they aren't allowed to have any input. the end.

Nichole Loiacono said...

awww hang in there. We are in the same house-less place. Hopefully, we both will find the perfect one....and SOON!

p.s.- LOVE the lacquered walls. Definitely a do!

Gild and Grace said...

The lacquered walls are fab! Best of luck with the house hunting :)
Abbey x

mary said...

Holy apple pie! :) Those walls look delicious though, ssssseriously! I would want to swim to the television set every.single.time I walked thru that lacquered sleek and shiny deliciousness! xox!

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